2007 Mazda Mazda 5
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Happy with our 5

by from Riverdale, NY on January 27, 2011

I bought a used 5 Touring model two years ago. My wife uses it to haul my 4 & 6 yo boys and to go to work. I drive it occasionally on weekends. The odo marks close to 49k now. The smart layout captiva...
I bought a used 5 Touring model two years ago. My wife uses it to haul my 4 & 6 yo boys and to go to work. I drive it occasionally on weekends. The odo marks close to 49k now. The smart layout captivated our attention, it's a bold work of design in & out. Add to that the plenty features for the money. I feared a bit at first the value consequences to the vehicle, only to be pleasantly surprised, though the lack of AC vents for back rows is a major flaw. Great build quality, quality of materials ok and engine all smooth. It's a low rider and custom tires aren't fit for icy/snow areas. Road noise is a problem and since tires are due for replacement I'm trying to find the right winter tire type/psi ratio to minimize the noise. Love the unosbructed visibility, a major problem in today's cars, and the air of exclusivity granted to the Mazda 5s best kept secret deal in the auto market. Wished Mazda 5s could offered a 7th retractable seat in between the 2nd row seats as Ford will be offering in their upcoming C-Max model.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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A unique van

by from S.W. Iowa on April 30, 2012

We found a 2007 Mazda 5 Sport using more than one website that had been sitting on a rural car dealership for months. It was a one owner 5 speed with 50,000, and previously had 2 price reductions so t...
We found a 2007 Mazda 5 Sport using more than one website that had been sitting on a rural car dealership for months. It was a one owner 5 speed with 50,000, and previously had 2 price reductions so the dealer would sell this one for $10,300 cash out the door. We traded an older Dodge van in on the Mazda for $8400.00 and so far we have no complaints. The dealer allowed me to talk with the first owner by phone and she gave it a good report saying she regretted trading it in on a large pickup. The Mazda 5 has more cargo room than you would think, has a great cruise control unit, good lumbar seating, and so far has bullet proof reliability.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Superb vehicle, BUT,.....

by from Central Florida on January 14, 2009

My wife and I picked up a used Mazda5 a week ago and are both in love with it. We traded out of an MPV which we really liked but, with only one child, seemed a bot of overkill. What a difference! It p...
My wife and I picked up a used Mazda5 a week ago and are both in love with it. We traded out of an MPV which we really liked but, with only one child, seemed a bot of overkill. What a difference! It performs about the same but gets much better mpg and handles like a sports car. It actually has more storage than we can fill and the ride is comfortable. The only complaint stems from the fact that we had to repace the tires which are really expensive due to their size and it didn't come with a remote keyless entry fob so we had to go to the dealer to get one. Sit down for this,....$400+!?!? So make sure if you get one used it already has one because that is an asinine price to pay and Mazda should really be ashamed of itself for designing such an inefficient product. Other than that, we are truly in love with this vehicle.
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Slightly disappointed

by from Abilene, Tx on April 18, 2010

We've owned our Mazda5 for 7 months now and were happy with it until we drove it cross country. That's when we realized just how NOT roomy it is. The seats were very uncomfortable for a lengthy drive ...
We've owned our Mazda5 for 7 months now and were happy with it until we drove it cross country. That's when we realized just how NOT roomy it is. The seats were very uncomfortable for a lengthy drive and the lack of a passenger side arm rest was annoying to say the least. The cargo space was very limited for a family on vacation. We also had some sort of problem at high elevations that caused the car to stall out and idol extremely low while the check engine light remained on, and of course the dealership could find nothing wrong by the time we were able to take it in...For around town it's great. It handles well, and drives with a little zip while getting great gas mileage, but for longer drives, I really miss my old full size van.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Great Family car!

by from Jacksonville, Florida on March 27, 2007

I rented this vehicle to drive from Florida to Pennsylvania (and back!) and just loved it! My kids are 9 & 10 & loved being able to have their own seats, not having to share! We have a large SUV right...
I rented this vehicle to drive from Florida to Pennsylvania (and back!) and just loved it! My kids are 9 & 10 & loved being able to have their own seats, not having to share! We have a large SUV right now that seats 8, but I have been thinking of getting a smaller 2nd vehicle to save on gas. This one seats 6, and is roomy enough for my family of 5. This is DEFINATELY a front-runner in my search for a new vehicle! My only complaint is that I did hear lots of road noise while on the highway...that can be overlooked for the price & how much I saved on gas for this trip!!
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Exceeded my expectations

by from Honolulu, HI on April 20, 2007

With a growing family, my wife and I finally had to face the facts and get a mini-van. Although we liked the features and room the mini-vans offered, we were intimidated by the large size of these veh...
With a growing family, my wife and I finally had to face the facts and get a mini-van. Although we liked the features and room the mini-vans offered, we were intimidated by the large size of these vehicles, and the driving, parking, visibility concerns we would have to deal with. My wife discovered the MAZDA5 and suggested we take a look, I immediately dismissed it as a compact station wagon that would be too small for our needs, but I agreed to go down to the dealership for a test drive. I expected the MAZDA5 to be small and cramped and I thought we would be in and out of the dealership quickly after proclaiming the car to be unsuitable. What a pleasant surprise, The MAZDA5 has plenty of room in all three rows of seats, sliding doors give great access, the size of the vehicle is not intimidating in fact it is very manageable and fun to drive, visibility is excellent. Needless to say we bought the MAZDA5 as it met or exceeded all of our needs and it did it in a much smaller maneuverable package than a mini van would have afforded. We have had the vehicle for 6 weeks and it still surprises us, example the tight turning radius, with this vehicle, making a u-turn on a neighborhood street is a breeze, in contrast to a mini-van that would require backing up and a three point turn. Car-seats, children, strollers, groceries and mother-in-laws all fit comfortably in this vehicle; it does not crowd the garage and most of all it fits in tight parking spaces that would probably be passed up by larger mini vans. I somewhat dreaded the emasculating aspect of driving a mini van, but I feel none of that with this vehicle, I enjoy driving it and it looks great, I am proud to be seen washing this car in my driveway.
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Great fun to drive car

by from Pittsburgh, PA on May 21, 2008

What a great car for roominess and not sacrificing the gas mileage. I downsized from a minivan getting 15-18 mpg to this great versatile car that is unique and different from the ordinary and now gett...
What a great car for roominess and not sacrificing the gas mileage. I downsized from a minivan getting 15-18 mpg to this great versatile car that is unique and different from the ordinary and now getting 24-26 mpg. What a difference in this time of gas costing an arm and leg.
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Good Value for the Money

by from Jacksonville, FL on November 16, 2006

I bought the 2006 Mazda5 Sport basic package. This car has lots of standard features without the normal huge markup. Front and rear seats are comfortable for full sized adults, third row seats are g...
I bought the 2006 Mazda5 Sport basic package. This car has lots of standard features without the normal huge markup. Front and rear seats are comfortable for full sized adults, third row seats are good for children. The 5 speed responds nicely, this car just misses being really fun to drive due to lack of power. It handles well and gets good gas mileage, I average 22-24 around town. Good car with adequate space and plenty of features for the money. I've only had it for 2 month's so I can't comment on reliability.
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Lots of room, good performance

by from Austin, TX on June 15, 2007

Went to my local Mazda dealership intending to test drive a Mazda3, and ended up test driving a Mazda5 as well. For just a couple thousand bucks more, the Mazda5 was a much better deal, so I went with...
Went to my local Mazda dealership intending to test drive a Mazda3, and ended up test driving a Mazda5 as well. For just a couple thousand bucks more, the Mazda5 was a much better deal, so I went with it. I test drove the manual and automatic. Manual has a lot more pep and you feel like you have more control over the vehicle. Pros - Great maneuverability and driving experience, lots of cargo space with the third seat folded up, decent gas mileage, good acceleration, generally quiet ride. Cons - I could never get comfortable with the angle of the head rest, so I had to take it out and flip it around. The A/C in my car isn't as quite as cool as I'd like, but not a major issue. Third row seat is pretty useless for adults, at least on long distance trips. Best advantage is the value for the money. Best and most most practical vehicle I could find for my under-17k budget. Everyone who rides in this vehicle has positive things to say about it.
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Suspension nightmare

by from Austin, TX on December 30, 2013

We purchased with 20k miles on it, and it was a decent vehicle during the non summer months. There is no rear AC and the AC it does have is awful. Once we hit 90k miles, we've had nothing but expensiv...
We purchased with 20k miles on it, and it was a decent vehicle during the non summer months. There is no rear AC and the AC it does have is awful. Once we hit 90k miles, we've had nothing but expensive repairs done to the front end suspension. The Dealership, ie the EXPERTS, can't seem to fix it. Getting rid of it.
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Purchased a used car

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Does not recommend this car

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