2009 Mazda Mazda 5
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nice small van

by from Wrentham on August 14, 2017

fun to drive but not much room quite small mini van but not enough room for my dogs good van for running around
fun to drive but not much room quite small mini van but not enough room for my dogs good van for running around
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Most reliable car I've owned

by from Minnetonka on May 24, 2017

This car is a perfect vehicle to transport my, growing kids, along with all of their friends. It has enough trunk space for both soccer bags and groceries, and I can rely on it in all weather conditio...
This car is a perfect vehicle to transport my, growing kids, along with all of their friends. It has enough trunk space for both soccer bags and groceries, and I can rely on it in all weather conditions.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Surprisingly comfortable

by from Austin, Tx on May 17, 2017

I was a little reluctant at first, but love the car. I use it for ride sharing, calling it, the "almost" minivan
I was a little reluctant at first, but love the car. I use it for ride sharing, calling it, the "almost" minivan
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Does recommend this car!!

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capable suv but quirky too

by from san jose, california on May 7, 2017

I bought a 2009 mazda 5 a couple years back. Well, .....tires 17 inch are hard to find at a good price and wear easily. Ive popped tires just nicking a curb wrong on a turn. Headlights are a nightm...
I bought a 2009 mazda 5 a couple years back. Well, .....tires 17 inch are hard to find at a good price and wear easily. Ive popped tires just nicking a curb wrong on a turn. Headlights are a nightmare to change though fairly cheap. Bad suspension is well known feature, but tolerable. Front bumper grill rides too low and scrapes curbs when parking which eventually messed up my whole bumper....try to replace this at 1000$ a pop! Inside lighting is not good, you stop in a dark alley and in seconds the cabin lights go out leaving you groping for vision. Annoying bell sounds if you dont put on seatbelts. Otherwise good car and reliable. they should have made it with only one row of back seats which could easily be popped out for hauling items, overall satisfied but a little miffed.
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Great

by from Houston, Tx on March 31, 2017

All I needed was an control arm.. now the engine light is on. Overall, the car is great.. It gets up 140 miles per hr.. It fits all 5 of my kids. I'm satisfied for now.. :)
All I needed was an control arm.. now the engine light is on. Overall, the car is great.. It gets up 140 miles per hr.. It fits all 5 of my kids. I'm satisfied for now.. :)
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Perfect for growing families

by from Irving,Tx on April 28, 2013

We bought the 2009 Mazda 5 and so far it is a win for us! The price for the car and the mileage was exactly what we were looking for. The concept of a mini-minivan was pretty genius I think because yo...
We bought the 2009 Mazda 5 and so far it is a win for us! The price for the car and the mileage was exactly what we were looking for. The concept of a mini-minivan was pretty genius I think because you get the third row of seats without all the extra space and much better gas mileage and overall cost of a standard minivan. Per previous reviews, yes you can fit 6 "in a pinch" as the third row really would not be suitable for a adults. We have 2 little ones and an even littler one on the way so this was a very good match for our families needs,
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Didn't seem reliable

by from New York, NY on September 7, 2012

I didn't feel like this car would last me through inclement weather. Felt too low to the ground and I was always forgetting to put on the headlights on at night since the dash is constantly lit up. Th...
I didn't feel like this car would last me through inclement weather. Felt too low to the ground and I was always forgetting to put on the headlights on at night since the dash is constantly lit up. This is a great vehicle if you do not do a lot of driving and wear out the cheap tires and tow a lot of weight. Suitable more for grocery shopping in good weather climates.
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Does not recommend this car

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Efficient vans

by from Chicago il on September 2, 2012

I love efficient vehicles - small on the outside, roomy on the inside. I like luxury features. The Mazda5 has them all. I loved my Nissan Axxess Van - possibly the most perfect mini-van ever made - ex...
I love efficient vehicles - small on the outside, roomy on the inside. I like luxury features. The Mazda5 has them all. I loved my Nissan Axxess Van - possibly the most perfect mini-van ever made - extremely easy for elderly and infirmed to get in and out of - they should have made them forever! The Mazda5 is its successor.
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Does not recommend this car

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Most Bang For Your Buck

by from Peoria on August 20, 2012

Purchased on 09 with 50,000 miles on it. Has treated us very well. Very practical and good gas mileage. PROS:Handling and Style Plus a lot of toys for your buck. Xenon Headlights, Nav, Leather, Blue t...
Purchased on 09 with 50,000 miles on it. Has treated us very well. Very practical and good gas mileage. PROS:Handling and Style Plus a lot of toys for your buck. Xenon Headlights, Nav, Leather, Blue tooth for under 15k. WOW. CONS: Suspension can be problematic. A common plague with these cars has been the bushings/struts/arms of the suspension. The "5" is basically a "3" with 1,000 extra pounds -- put 6 people ain there and youre gonna put some stress on the suspension -- for some reason Mazda never thought about this... DONT let it spook you though, swap out the struts (i did), fix the bushings if you need to and you will have a very nice ride. Get a model below a 2012, you can tell Mazda cheapened a few things. Just look at the wheels...
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Mini Minivan

by from Minneapolis, MN on July 30, 2012

Love the concept of a mini minivan. With two growing boys (literally, one son grew 4 inches in 5 months!) and a dog and trips to grandparents who are a few hours away, I can't say that there is any ca...
Love the concept of a mini minivan. With two growing boys (literally, one son grew 4 inches in 5 months!) and a dog and trips to grandparents who are a few hours away, I can't say that there is any car like this with feul economy, three rows of seats (granted the last row is narrow but for small kids or animals is perfect). Third row seats fold flat easy, some troubles with operating captain seats in second row. Tires wear fast as a tire tech stated they put a van on a car chassie that sits low so they see tire wear. So get good tire with mileage waranty and you'll be fine.
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Does recommend this car!!

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