2006 Mazda Mazda5 Sport 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I wanted to upgrade to a bigger car than our Honda civic, which was getting a little small for our two kids and their friends. I was very interested in the Odyssey, but learned from friends that the gas mileage in NYC was under 15 mpg. I found out about the mazda5 and am hooked. It's really easy to park (it's only a foot or so longer than the civic) my kids love bringing their friends along for a ride, and quite spacious when all the seats are folded down.
Lots of room in a small car.
Better gas mileage. I hope that this car will continue to be sold in the us market. I read in the New York Times that mazda was considering not selling the 5 in the US because sales were not strong.
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