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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 254 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

Not as Happy as I would like to be

By on Sunday, January 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "6 pass., not a mini van"

Cons: "electrical issues, one key hole, road noise"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"We have owned our Mazda5 for 5 years and bought it from the Mazda dealership. From day one one or the other sliding door lock mechanisms has not worked. The key fobs have never worked right or consistantely, now they don't work at all. The switch for the passenger window on the driver side door doesn't work. All of these things are minimal and doesn't affect how the car drives, but they are a annoying. Our '96 Volvo 850 that the Mazda5 replaced as our daily driver is still going with 250,000 miles and doesn't have any of these issues. Also something that is not mentioned but should be is the fact that the entire designing of all Mazda's is for performance. That being said if you load up the car with a lot of weight (gear for a family of 5 with three teenagers) you will severally shorten the life of your tires. They are set flat for performance and when you put more weight on them they go out of camber. We ruined both of the rear tires when we took a couple of trips in it. One of the associates at Les Schwab used to have a Mazda 3 and experienced the same thing. He showed us an aftermarket leveler that made it so that didn't happen again. We lost the expensive tires that we had just put on there the year before. The road noise is sometimes unbearable. Do I like the concept of the "micro van"? Yes Would I buy another because it is well thought out? No"

Great small utilty vehicle. Excellent value.

By on Sunday, July 19, 2015

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

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great mult purpose compact utility vehicle."

Cons: "gas pedal too small, too sensative, poorly located"

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

"It's amazing how much cargo it can hold. Myriad ways to arrange seating and pack cargo. Seats 4 very comfortably, 6 in a pinch. Superior handling. Economical and dependable. Instruments and controls easily accessible and convenient. Get the tan interior. The black is HOT. Front end cover or "bra" is recommended as nose is subject to mega road dings. Interior can be noisy on rough roads. Accelerator pedal poorly designed with restricted accessibility. Routine maintenance difficult for home mechanics."

17 people out of 32 found this review helpful

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"

9 people out of 14 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!"

7 people out of 14 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."

8 people out of 15 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 !!"

7 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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