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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: 03/06/2008
    • 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

    My car

    This vehicle has been without doubt, one of the worst cars I have ever owned. I bought it new and as the miles have piled on, (22,000), so have the problems, the worst of which is exceedingly poor tyre wear. Expect no more than 10,000 miles from a full set! Interior trim is flimsy and marks easily, fuel economy is nothing like claimed in the brochure as I average less than 36 mpg! Problems persist with the sliding rear doors, the aircon unit, the cd autochanger, the rain sensor wipers and the electric front windows. Not to mention the driveshaft failing leaving a family of five, including a 9 month old baby, stranded for 3 hours on a country road! We should have been sent a recall notice about the driveshaft but we were 'overlooked'! The car also pulls very much to the left and handles worse than it did prior to having had the tracking and the whole geometry of the vehicle adjusted in an attempt to cure the horrific rate of tyre wear which is unsafe. The dealer tries their best but forget Mazda Customer Services, which can best be described as woeful and inept. This car is one of the worst MPV's on the market - take my advice, look elsewhere and 'ZOOM - ZOOM' to another dealership!!

  • 2.0D 143 Sport Nav 5dr

    ian hopps Date: 23/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I believe there are a few things to clear up here. Some 5's have experienced excessive tyre wear. My car experienced the same problem this problem was sorted and I had the FULL cost refunded and was told that the problem was caused by the tracking being out on some of the cars and this was sorted. I currently am averaging 49mpg (by my own calculations) the trip computer gives the same results as well. If you drive any car in a traffic jam the economy will fall after all in traffic jams is where you get bad economy. Also if you have a roof box and are not using it, I had one on for 7 months with nothing in it and I was only getting 41mpg. road noise is almost not existent but there is a quite a bit when you sit in the 3rd row. I am 6'6" and the driving position is perfect. Overall this is the best car I have ever owned ,the running costs are low considering the power of the engine, it tows effortlessly, It grips to the road very well. overall brilliant and don't let any reviews of bad tyre wear put you off this only happened on earlier 5’s and they obviously haven’t had the tracking sorted. Also to anyone who suffers from tyre wear and doesn't get a refund they have to give you a full refund as it is an official fault that mazda recognise on earlier 5's, there are a few dodgy dealers out there but the majority have excellent customer services. I would highly recommend buying from mazda in perth as they worked very hard to get the car before the holidays.

  • 2.0D 143 Sport 5dr

    Barrie Burns , Wilts . Date: 09/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    How do I get the car serviced by a local garage using genuine parts without a service logbook?

    I have been quoted £300 for a Mazda5 first service and the same is only £140 at my local garage that I have used for 4 years until now. The Mazda5 has this Digital Servicing Record, for added security (so they say). Can I just buy a service logbook and have it done by a normal garage and not the 'main stealer'?

  • 2.0D 143 Sport 5dr

    Paul Larter , Essex . Date: 27/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have now had my Mazda 5 for 19 months and have covered 42,000 miles. Like everyone else the first set of tyres wore quickly having to all be changed at 18,000 miles. The second set I had Michelins put on and they have been very good having now covered 24,000 miles, front near side starting to show outer wear. After changing to the Michelins, which were also quieter I had all four wheels tracked and camber checked at my local dealer. I am pleased with the car as it does everything I needed from it, being able to have a big load in the back with seats down like my Mazda 5 estate, carrying the family and parents, camping holidays. It is giving me on average 40 - 43 mpg and on a trip to France last summer covering 1,400 miles averaged 42 mpg with 6 up, 4 adults and 2 children with a roof box on top. The best average has been 48 mpg on a 600 miles round trip last week, mainly motorway driving and just me in the car. Do not believe the trip computer for mpg, I use the full tank method and see how much I put back in after a trip. The looks, equipment and sliding doors were my main reasons for getting this car over other MPV's and I will get another in June next year. Especially now they have put the cruise control, blue tooth and other little extras in. This is a company car so the running costs apart from Diesel are not a factor.

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