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Check your manual again. For "severe" driving conditions ("schedule 2": stop and go traffic, cold weather, hot weather, basically "normal driving") Mazda recommends 5,000 mile service intervals. Most shops that do oil changes typically do a general check up to inspect all fluid levels, the undercarriage, steering linkages, CV boots, etc... Locks & hinges should be lubed periodically.
For the first 60,000 miles it's pretty much oil/filter changes and tire rotation. Inspect the engine air filter and cabin filter regularly and change as needed (I changed them about every 20,000 miles). Keep an eye on all fluid levels (brake/clutch, coolant, power steering and top off as needed). The 2.5L 4cyl should have the valve clearance "inspected audibly and adjusted" as needed ever 30,000 miles).
At 60,000: spark plugs and engine coolant. IMO brake fluid and transmission fluid should be changed out also at this point.
$50 sounds about right for dealership prices for the oil and tire service.
2009 Sangria Red 6 iGT, 6MT
Last edited by Trippp; 04-07-2010 at 09:24 PM.