2009 Mazda Mazda5 Grand Touring 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
The Mazda 5 is the MINI Van everyone wants to love, my wife and were shopping for a MINI van and we test drove the Mazda 5 3 times plus borrowed my mothers Mazda 5 for a week and found that the Van wobbles at highway speed causing motion sickness problems for the passengers. The Mazda 3 has the same backend wobble as the Mazda 5 except it is more pronounced in the 5. We found that the wobble is only noticeable at highway speeds, however 90% of our driving is highway, in short this wasnt the van for us.
Sliding doors and price. You get a lot of van for the money.
Fix the backend wobble, cheap interior and low gas mileage. For a MINI van the mileage is better then average but for a car of its size and weight the mileage is low. But if Mazda fixes anything please fix the wobble. A van should not make a passenger motion sick.