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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.
  • 2.0 Sport 5dr

    Neil Fraser , Scotland . Date: 24/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have the Mazda5 And since buying this car it has been in the garage more than once. I have had the drivers window switch and the motor changed.I have an ongoing problem with a rasping or squicking sound comming from the front end every time i go over speed bumps.My car pulls to the left and both these problems i am told these are characteristics of the Mazda5 yeh right as if (now lets make a amazing car and make it rasp or squick every time it moves )i think not.

    My dealer says its safe well uhhuh it doesnt sound it.I also have a vibration going around corners.And for myself but not the wife as she has small feet i get a popping sound comming from just below the accelerater where my heal sits.It also doesn't always catch when starting, and when you change to second on occasions it seems to act like there is a fuel shortage if anyone else has these problems mail me please Antfraser3@aol.com

  • 1.8 TS 2 5dr

    catherine page , herts . Date: 01/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a Mazda 5 three weeks ago, and it has been back to the garage three times for three different problems.

    The first time was for refitting the front airbag, after it became loose from the DVD fitting. This was effciently done, and I had no complaints. The second was after two weeks, when it started squeaking going over speed bumps - this, I'm told, is a known problem, and hopefully it can be sorted soon.

    The third problem is another suspension problem - possibly due to the anti-roll bars. I wish I had never bought one, the dealer just says it was never tested in this country and Japan does not have speed bumps, but this is little consolation to me - we just have to wait for Mazda to come up with solutions to the problems

    The salesmen were dishonest, because we asked if there were any known problems and were told 'no', but when the car was taken for repair of the two suspension problems, they admitted they have files of people waiting for these two problems to have a solution.

    I'm not a complainer and have never written a review before, but I want others to know about our experience, because I would have been more cautious if i had known. It is a practical car, but you are better to wait for a year until all the problems have been rectified.

  • 1.8 TS 2 5dr

    jack pries Date: 05/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have only had this MPV for a short while, but I have had many different cars over the years and this is the most practical one ever. It drives and handles faultlessly and the fuel economy is a lot better than I expected

    My wife and I are both retired and we can get our bikes in the rear by just flipping down the seats and in they go no problem. As for shopping, the sliding side doors are easy for access if the parking space is a bit tight.

    It is as easy about town as it is on a longer run, the driving position and controls are all about right. At present I have no complaints at all.

  • 2.0 Sport 5dr

    john wells Date: 25/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    I've owned this car for a couple of weeks now - I find it very good to drive with great handling(for an MPV) and very practical. However, when I got it home I could not believe my eyes: the right-hand interior door panels were a different colour to the left. I notified the dealer who was very apologetic - they ordered the parts and fitted very promptly, and by way of compensation they fitted a sat-nav system free of charge. I cannot really fault the car: it does about 35 to the gallon, it's very comfortable, the suspension and steering are outstanding, it's great on A or B roads and the sliding doors make so easy for passengers to get in and out - I strongly recommend this car. Oh, and it's cheap to insure as well.

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