2008 Mazda Mazda5 Sport 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
Bought new in '08 and initially really liked the sporty handling and versatility. But, tires got really loud before 10,000 miles. Dealership was useless; said we should rotate more often, even though we always rotate at 5-6K. Disappointed in Edmunds and other car sites for not warning about design flaw that eats tires, and has been doing so for years. A Google search will turn up hundreds of complaints about excessive tire wear. Looking at another car mag, it appears that Mazda may have fixed the suspension problem in the 09's. To bad for us that we bought the 08. Anyone looking to buy a sharp looking, tire eating, used micro van?
exterior styling, sliding doors, handling, good cargo space for small car.
Recall all the 5's and fix the suspension problems. Otherwise, provide free tires annually to suckers who bought this vehicle (but, please not those lousy stock Toyo's)