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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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95 reader reviews for Mazda 5 MPV.
  • 2.0D 143 Sport 5dr

    Stuart Mckenzie , Angus . Date: 13/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I bought this car new in Feb '07. Since then, I have covered 27,000 miles and during that time, this car has suffered from more problems than any other car I have ever owned. There have been recalls for engine mountings, crankshaft problems, intercooler problems and electrical faults. This car also devours tyres! I am on my third set of new tyres with this vehicle, mainly because of uneven tyre wear. Mazda refuse to acknowledge there is a problem witrh this yet readers forums about this car suggest otherwise! Fuel economy is also very poor, nothing like stated in the brochure. If you have a family and are considering this vehicle - DON'T! You will spend more time having it repaired at dealers which don't care, (Barnetts, Dundee!). It handles poorly in the wet and due to the uneven tyre wear, is a danger to drive. Interior quality is also not great, plastics are cheap and easily marked. Don't let the sliding rear doors fool you into buying this car for 'ease of access', they stick and don't always work properly. Mazda Customer Services are a joke and fail to respond to any queries about this car. To sum up, don't waste your money on a Mazda5, Toyota Verso, (or walking!) is the better choice!

  • 2.0 Sport 5dr

    Lindsay Daws , Suffolk . Date: 03/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35.4

    My car

    Owned from new, now 18 months old. Been a great family car, none of the problems (so far) of other reports. Servicing good value and helful at Ipswich Mazda, & these have been the only costs (so far). Somewhat disappointed in high co2 output; costs too much to tax!! Overall, great value for money & we like it!!

  • 2.0 Sport 5dr

    Lieann Legon , Hertfordshire . Date: 29/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    On 1st name terms with Service Centre staff - they joke about how bad the car is! The car is great to drive, mpg good, sliding doors fantastic and generally a good looking car. Back seats difficult to access with little foot room.

    Problems encountered are long - tyre wear being the main one. On 3rd set of tyres in 28k miles. Last set lasted 8k. Tracking, geometry, done several times. Tyre centre think Mazda supplied wrong spec/gauges for them. Key fobs have been reprogrammed 6 times before finally replaced. Passenger/rear windows stopped working. Passenger door not open from outside handle. CD player packed up. Reversing and moving off clunk which cannot be identified. Burning smell from suspension cannot be idenitfied. Seat belt indicator sounding for no reason. Security indicator light malfunction. The list goes on...

    Mazda Aftersales and Customer Care Support is in mild terms, poor. Took 6 weeks to reply to with less than satisfactory offer of 40% toward the cost of 2 tyres instead of the 4 bald ones! Still waiting for a response to a call 2 months ago.

    The warranty is up next year but the car will be long gone by then!

  • 1.8 TS 5dr

    sally-ann Clayton-Bartlett , u k . Date: 28/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING THIS CAR DON'T

    My car is coming up to 3 years old now its been in the garage more time's than its been on my drive!! It is due for its once over before the 3 years are up. Iwas told when i bought this care that the after sales were second to none, I was also told that the garage would always come and pick it up and then bring it back!(this is not the case as the garage will not pick up the car as it is not viable for them to do this aparently). Because of the amount of times this car has been at the garage (Nunns of Cleethorpes)they have branded me a difficult customer, so i'm told by the sevice centre at Nunns!!!(Its not my fault the car is always there!!!! If you know anyone that wants this car give me a call. I can't wait to be rid.

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