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My 2015 Mazda 6 has 140,000 miles on it now. It has required one set of brakes, a couple of sets of tires, a battery, and regular oil and filter changes.
I have also replaced the plugs (twice, preventative; both times they looked ok when removed and were within spec on gap) and both serpentine and water pump drive belts (at 100k, they were arguably serviceable but starting to show signs of cracking -- and they take 15 minutes to change on ramps, but would be a BEAR to do on the side of the road!) I also (on ALL my vehicles, whether on the schedule or not) flush and replace the brake fluid every 2 years irrespective of mileage.
I have had zero unscheduled maintenance issues with the car since new and the required maintenance, compared against other brands and models I've owned, has been light. There is no (very time consuming) timing belt, for example, on the scheduled maintenance list.
Nobody has turned a wrench on it other than myself, other than for recall service (twice, one for the door seals and the second for the rear caliper E-brake recall) since new. It's one of the easiest cars to work on I've owned. While I'm sure I will eventually find the "swear box fix" -- all cars have one or more -- I've yet to find it on THIS car. Contrast that with my Jetta and Suburban, both of which long ago managed to cause me to hit the swear box for at least *something.*
Last edited by tickerguy; 07-21-2018 at 06:47 PM.