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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

    H Bowes , Durham . Date: 15/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My car

    sorry just checking my previous email back in oct 07 i think it was. my dvd was fixed and yet again the dvd has stuck in. mazda dealer now trying to get me sorted with the head rest type dvd's and a new roof liner becuase they will be a hole when the take the other out. my driver seats stills squeaks,s till not sure if thats my fat tush oh and i've had a lot of gear grinding recently. i'm sorry if i'm repeating what other people have said, it's just i as going bog eyes reading the reports with the white back ground

  • 2.0D 143 Sport 5dr

    Ian Alefounder , Merseyside . Date: 25/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    The vehicle in general is ok, the sliding doors are great, space not bad, yet to find all the supposed storage areas, middle seat is a waste of time, but driving position is good. There are faults that seem to be beyond the dealers ability to fix (One touch window lift keeps failing, Seat belt alarm goes off for no reason, has been in to dealer three times), and of course the tyre wear, which according to the dealer is down to the drivers, and not a fault with the car.

    When I informed them of the same problem being noted within these reviews, even giving them copies, they dismissed them. When I insisted they check tracking etc., they said I would have to pay. I then took it to a local test centre, and had it checked out, they said everything was in spec, but did say they suspect that a mixture of a powerful PAS system and low profile tyres would be enough to badly scrub the tyres, causing the heavy outer and inner tyre wear that many of us are seeing.

    Have been in touch with Mazda and had no response. Needless to say will not be getting another Mazda.

  • 1.8 TS 2 5dr

    Are Haram Date: 01/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    My previous post has been edited (= changed): What I wrote was that I manage from 0,65 to 0,75 litres/10 km on long distances. That equals 43,4 to 37,7 mpg. On the present tank I'm doing 39,9 mpg so far on a mix of long and short distance trips.

  • 1.8 TS2 5dr

    Are Haram Date: 24/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Overall, I'm very pleased with my Mazda 5 1,8. I've not suffered from excessive tyre wear (but I can't wait to get rid of the noisy Toyo-rubber that went with the car!).

    The dealer had to change some front suspension bearings to eliminate squeaky sounds when passing speed bumps in cold conditions, but now it's good.

    On long distances, I manage 0.75 litres/10 km (37.66mpg), depending on the speed. In the city, and during the winter, consumption is closer to 1 litre/10 km (28.25mpg), which is too much.

    Best: feedback to driver, inspiring set-up, general comfort.

    Worst: tyre noise, low gear ratio.

    It's highly recommended.

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