2008 Mazda Mazda5 Grand Touring 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
This van is nice for a short person (under 5'2")
Even with the front seat all the way back a 6' person is crunched up. I get the recommended oil changes and every time I go there is a problem that ends up costing $$$. I even with warranty on it.
I have replaced the tires. We bought this in mid 08. with in 6 months the 1 of the brakes had a problem.
In the past 6 mo. there is a sorta squeaking sound. Coming from underneath every little bump/turn. Banging from underneath in back last year was fixed. Now another banging coming from front. Mechanic tightened up everything-But still there.
Windshield wiper rarely work as supposed to-usually need to adjust manually.
I love the sliding back door (easy to get the kids out when close to cars).
Turning corners -still takes corners smoothly.
I like the turning radius (very small)
I like the hiding area under middle row seats.
The extra row of seats/storage depending on my needs.
Love the arm rest in the front and the middle row seats.
Cup holders need to be in a better place, and more of them up front.
Higher arm rest.
Automatic headlight Turn On/off when car turns on/off.
Front bumper needs to be higher-they are to low to ground for when the snow on the roads gets high.
Better quality driver side floor mat.
Don't use leather from pigs-when it is damp the car smells a little like a pig farm.
Heat to the middle row seats- thankfully it has air conditioning but really needs heat also.
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