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2006 Mazda MAZDA5

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Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.

Fuel Economy:
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:

2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 252 Ratings for the 2006 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

best car I ever purchased with no recalls

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,655

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive and dependable"

Cons: "no arm rest for the passenger"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"never owned a Mazda before but I am thrilled with the car only had one minor problem and the battery lasted 6 years fun to drive and I love the sunroof and the room inside to carry all kinds of items I don't like the design of the new Mazda wagons or I would buy another one great car to own and dependable"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

This car saved my life!

By on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: car accident

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable, Roomy, Gas Efficient, Safe!"

Cons: "Transmission not reliable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I owned this for two years. I used it for work and drove a lot around town for almost two years. It had all the comfortable features necessary for long driving. It was great on gas and very reliable. The only problem I had was with the transmission. After driving for too long the automatic transmission would start acting up and had a hard time shifting to second gear. Besides that, no other complaints specially when I had a major car accident in it and it was totaled. I almost did not feel a thing at moment of impact but just a minor neck pain. This car for me is definitely safe. I would buy it again just for that!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

AWESOME MINIVAN FOR THOSE IN MINIVAN DENIAL

By on Friday, June 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "FUN, ECONOMICAL, STYLISH AND PLENTY OF SPACE"

Cons: "TRANSMISSION AND PERFORMANCE IN THE SNOW"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"THIS WAS THE MOST FUN VEHICLE TO DRIVE. WHILE IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A SOCCER MOM CAR. IT REALLY DID SERVE THE SAME PURPOSE. I HAD REFUSED TO BUY A MINIVAN UNTIL I EXPERIENCED THE MAZDA 5. IT'S ONLY DOWN SIDE IS LOSS OF POWER ON HILLS AND IT IS NOT VERY GOOD IN THE SNOW. OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE SURELY BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE. ALSO, THE TRANSMISSION MUST BE MAINTAINED AS PER FACTORY GUIDELINES OR IT WILL GO RIGHT AROUND 75000 MILES."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Would buy again

By on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great value"

Cons: "None"

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 !!"

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great vehicle - fit exactly what we needed

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

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...."

19 people out of 29 found this review helpful

noisy car

By on Sunday, October 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "price"

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."

13 people out of 22 found this review helpful

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