'06 Mazda 5/Great Concept
By Kelly on
Vehicle2006 Mazda 5 Touring 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewPurchased Touring 5 new in'06. 4sp ATM. Have 86,000 mix of city and hwy miles. Dealer serviced since new. Overall a great car to drive, very responsive. Great on gas at avg 26 mpg. Tire wear has been a problem, even with reg interval rotations, balance and alignments. Will be needing a third set of tires soon, and they are expensive. Not much traction in snow. Easy to get in and out of. Seats are not very comfortable for long drives. Sub par interior fit and trim. Great sound system...drowns out noise from "cupped" tire rumble. Overall a great little van, but more suited for tooling around town than for taking road trips. Would buy again if the tire wear issue were addressed.
Best FeaturesGreat handling and turning radius. Great looking little car. Great gas mileage. 6' of interior space for hauling with 2nd and 3rd row seats folded down. Good dealer service.
Worst FeaturesCorrect problems causing premature tire wear. Design front seats to accommodate adults over 5'5" a little more comfortably.
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