By saftgek on
2006 Mazda 5 Touring 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
My wife & I took a '05 Ford Focus to dealership for taillight replacement. Ended up trading for an '06 Mazda 5. Very impressed w/design, detail, delightful appearance (inside & out). Many creature comforts, lots of glass (for great visibility). Audio system very pleasing for our preferences of music. Easily seats 6 adults comfortably. With seats folded down, excellent cargo capacity. Nice hidden storage under seats. Sliding side doors (both sides) are great. Easy access to 2nd & 3rd row seats, without banging shins as in some vehicles. Pretty car.
Visibility; comfortable seats; audio system; cargo capacity; quality; turning radius; get-up-and-go; comfort; fun to drive; non-metallic body components (running boards, tailgate) means reduced risk of rust; 2-position tailgate.
Upgrade automatic transaxle to 5 speed (overdrive) for economy; passenger armrest.