Mazda5 is a good car for the price. We are family of three + a small dog. This car is the only one practical choice for us as a family car. Good compromise between convenience of a minivan and sporty ride. Mazda5 is a replacement for our Honda Civic EX 4 door 2001. I find interior materials are good enough for the price of this car. I would be happy if it lasts 5-6 years without serious issues. We will see.
Dual sliding doors; steering response; seats; visibility from the car, cargo space, quiet engine/good motor department sound proofing.
This car needs more rigid body structure to eliminate low frequency noise coming from suspension on rough roads; better mileage.