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Most 5qu. "jugs" of full synthetic, 0W-20 or 5W-30 cost around $22-25. Add a genuine Mazda filter you're into it around $30 doing an oil change yourself which really couldn't be any easier. Each oil change is at 7.5K miles or sooner if you prefer. Now times 30 by how many times you think your oil will need changed over the three years.
Only other real expense is for an air filter and a cabin air filter around 30K miles. you can buy both for approx. $25. Add the cost of the oil and filter along with the engine and cabin air filter and you have what it would cost you to do your own maintenance. For me, I'll spend close to $215 over the three years. No brainer. Now you just need to determine what's the best for you. If you have a problem you still have your warranty. Just be sure and keep your receipts of your oil and filter purchases.
Don't forget you'll want to rotate your tires.
Up to 30K miles there is no other service required other than inspecting the car, changing the oil and rotating the tires. If they tell you there's more to it than that, run, don't walk to a different dealer or indy.
My dealer offers FREE lifetime oil changes when you buy from them. You might want to ask them about that or even negotiate it into the sale. Sadly I won't be taking advantage of those as they are 300 miles away.
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