2007 Mazda Mazda5 Sport 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I've owned my Mazda5 for almost 18 months and it has been flawless. The combination of a 5-speed manual, small size, cavernous interior, and incredible driving character make it an all-around perfect car. Some call it a minivan, others a hatchback, some a station wagon. I always call it an outstanding combination of space, performance, economy and yes, style. (My teenage nephews think this car is awesome. Minivan? What minivan?) What more could anyone ask for?
Performance, economy, availability of manual transmission, handling and roadholding, space, comfort, features, price. Did I miss any?
A teensy bit more power for when the car carries more than two passengers. A lighter interior color. More exterior color choices.