2008 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
In our opinion there is no better car for a family with young kids and realistic size needs. This is a fun, well thought out and economical car. We love having a manual which is just not an option with most minivans/small SUVs. Also fun to have a car that turns people's heads! We consider this a station wagon with the added bonuses of seating for six and sliding doors versus thinking of it as a mini-minivan. We have the base model with no added options and it is amazing how much Mazda has packed into this car for such a good price. It is a hard to beat combination.
Intelligent layout, room for six when needed, sliding doors, manual transmission, quality materials, easy to park!!
Maybe slightly larger armrests for front passengers