2008 Mazda 5 Consumer Review: very good car for small family

2008 Mazda 5 - Consumer Review

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Grand Touring Passenger Minivan (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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very good car for small family
By dandepriest on


2008 Mazda 5 Grand Touring 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


To be honest, at my age, I kind of miss the roominess and lush comfort of the Chrysler Town and Country we once had. But for value, fuel economy, utility, and reliability I can't say I've ever owned or even known of a better car than our Mazda 5 Grand Touring van. We've put 50K miles on it over two years. A lot of long trips. It's a bit compact for a van but it does seat six comfortably, although two adults in the rear-most bench seat would eventually feel a bit cramped on a long trip. And with six people on an over-night trip there won't be much room for luggage so pack light. The manual indicates that the Mazda 5 is not designed for towing and that it should never be used for that. Howeve

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fuel economy, utility, reliability, reasonable comfort

Worst Features

Perhaps more adjustability for the driver's seat and powered adjustment would be great for us old guys.
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