I just sold my 2011 Mazda 3 with 182k miles, no engine issues, and no transmission issues. The only part that went bad was a wheel bearing at ~160k miles. That’s it. They won me over with that vehicle. Great product and their powertrain is very reliable. So after seeing what was out there I didn’t hesitate at all when I bought my second and current Mazda. Like you said they don’t get the recognition, but they put out a great product. I’m interested to see how their in-line 6 does.