Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.
City 19/Hwy 24/Comb 21 MPG
|Max Seating: 6|
|Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.3 Liter||Transmission: Automatic|
|Country of Origin: Japan||Country of Assembly:|
By Mugoo on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great value"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I CAN'T DRIVE ANY MORE DUE TO POOR EYE SIGHT....WOULD NOT BE SELLING IF IT WEREN'T FOR THIS SITUATION...GREAT TRANSPORTATION !!"
By Ganu on Sunday, November 23, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great value and fuel economy."
Cons: "Ride - great if the roads weren't like a war zone"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Great style and fuel economy for what you get. We rarely have everyone in the car at this point but when everyone is home we can still go in one car or haul a bunch of stuff in the back - not both at the same time but we knew that. Where else can you carry 6 people and get over 30mpg on the highway? I would buy this car again and, in fact have bought a Mazda 3 now, but there are a couple little quirks: 1) The ride is very confident but getting to be quite stiff for the torn up Michigan roads. Luckily we've had tire "insurance" because we blistered 3 tires last winter in pot holes. The 17" wheels are great looking but are not resilient to winters. Maybe 16" and snow tires this year?? 2) Rear shocks and struts have been "blown out". Another victim of the stiff but "zoom-zoom" confident ride is the amount of jarring the struts / shocks have taken. Good thing I can replace this stuff myself so it doesn't break the bank but replacing is a little premature in my opinion. 3) Rust - very common issue with the Mazda 3's but the 5 is starting to show a bit of rust in the rear wheel well lip already. This is annoying and I'm not sure what to do about it. Seems to be a common platform issue with 5s and 3s. 4) Missing options? - Europe got power sliding doors and stability control. Not sure I need the former but having traction control/stability control would have been nice. I like the Bose option in this vintage Grand Touring Mazda 3's. Would have been an easy add to this vehicle, I'm guessing. 5) Of course the Mazdaspeed engine would have been a blast and one of the magazines did that conversion but...."
16 people out of 26 found this review helpful
By scotty on Sunday, October 26, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Cons: "quality lacking"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"had some minor squeaks in the suspension when bought used, got much worse over time and needs full suspension work. is a common problem as these cars age, i never ever had a car do this before."
10 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By Paul on Saturday, October 25, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Only 8 years old and totally rusted through in the rear wheel wells and the rest of the paint is pitted with numerous chips & rust spots. On my 3rd suspension (struts & shocks) and 5th set of brakes. And to top it off, the sliding doors freeze shut in the winter which in upstate NY is a real issue. I'm very disappointed in the build quality. I'll never buy a Mazda again."
8 people out of 17 found this review helpful
By Bonnie on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Cons: "easier access to the third row seating."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"Great for getting the grandchildren around town. Average leg room and ample head room. would purchase another one."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By csmith1093 on Friday, August 15, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Plenty of interior space"
Cons: "Lots of road noise, especially on freeway"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"For driving around town or even for short weekend trips, this car is great! More space than a regular sedan without being huge like an SUV or minivan. Would NOT suggest for a weeklong road trip with 4 adults, however. Sometimes driving can be jerky, especially turns and stops, so not suggested for people that can get carsick. Handles fine in rain, slush, ice, and a little snow, but tends to drift and slide in deep snow."
5 people out of 7 found this review helpful