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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

    Barrie Burns , Wilts . Date: 04/01/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Oh My God!!! Tyre issues again. My last report (below) was that the entire set of tyres were replaced. I paid for 1 tyre, MMUK paid the rest. The alignment was carried out and a rear shock was replaced. This took place in Jan 08 with 16k miles.

    Taken my vehicle in to Mazda Salisbury again yesterday for a check on the front tyres. Verdict: Geometric alignment and 2 new front tyres (6k miles use so far). Mazda said this was not a known issue and I am to pay for the complete work. The other rear shock was also replaced.

    I have removed the car for an independent inspection. I have driven 23k miles and am ready for the 3rd set of front tyres. Let battle start again!!

  • 2.0 Sport 5dr

    m brookes Date: 01/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i had my mazda 5 sport for now 24 months,i would like to say that as for perfomance,road handleing ,practability and looks the car is 5*,but thats as far as it goes,it eats front tyres (2 sets in 25,000 miles),lots of wind noise,noisey on the road (knocking noises),alarm goes off frequently,both my local dealer and mazda are both are not forthcoming with any solutions

  • 2.0 Sport 5dr

    Mark Taylor-O'Brien Date: 20/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Ok how to start? Well, firstly I will say this is a car for drivers. I have owned a Zaffy, and test driven the rivals and this seven-seater drives more like a proper car. It certainly has that sporty feel. Looks wise I like it, though I'd say the Grand Picasso and Zaffy have a more futuristic look. However the way the cars been designed makes it look more streamlined than the rivals (it looks like the rear is lower than the front, even to it isn't) and it isn't boxy like the Scenic or Touran.

    Equipment wise this is the one. I've got the 2.0 Sport in which you get climate control, 6 CD changer with steering control, electric windows all-round, fog lights, privacy glass, alloys, under seat storage and auto wipers and lights. All something you'd be paying thousands more for on the Zaffy or Touran. It has plenty of storage space, too.

    The one downer though is the fuel. The 2.0 petrol does like to drink,but then you make your choice, performance or economy. This car is for the family guy/girl who wants to keep a bit of their individuality and excitment. The sliding doors are a godsend (no more scratches from the kids opening doors too wide) and contrary to other expert reveiws, the 3rd row seats are more than comfy.

    However with them up, you have virtually no luggage space. Only negative I can say about this wonderful car is that it doesn't come with cruise control and you have to have your key in the igniton to listen to the radio/CD.

  • 1.8 TS 5dr

    Jon Brooks , lancs . Date: 10/12/2007
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It may be that the 1.8Ltr is a better car than the 2.oD as I seem to have no problems at all with my vehicle over the last 10,000 miles. In fact the only suggestion that I have is that Mazda fit a 6 speed box as the 5 speed seems to work hard at a fast cruise and can be thirsty.

    I am 6ft 4 and find the drivers position comfortable, the kids love the sliding doors and the little cubby hole between the second row of seats. The luggage room with the rear seats folded is impressive and even better with the second row folded as well.

    After 10,000 miles I have yet to see any major tyre wear as others have reported, maybe this problem is now fixed. My local Mazda dealer is very helpful on the occasions I have visited and I realy cannot complain.

    I purchased this car after an exhaustive comparison of different MPV's due to the price and versatility (mainly the sliding doors). I have even had a full 7 people including 4 adults in the car with a comfortable ride.

    In all I would reccomend the Mazda 5 to others.

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