2006 Mazda MAZDA5
There are 46 user reviews for the Touring trim shown below
- 5spd very peppy, Navigation a great feature, third row seats, very economical
- driver's side not very wide (not good for big guys)
Fun to drive car for a very reasonable price. Was looking at mini-vans, but couldn't get myself to pull trigger. Drives like a car, but very roomy. Six disc cd changer in the dash, navigation system, and controls on the steering wheel are all done very well. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I always said I would not buy a new car, but for this value I couldn't pass it up....read morehide
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- Nav, air bags, sliding rear doors, fold flat 3rd row, comfortable, lots of extras!
- Hard to find the vehicle you want - dealers don't have many on the lots.
I wasn't sure about this car until I drove it. I refuse to be a "mini-van mom", so the Mazda5 is much cooler for young moms-to-be like me. I loved the way it handled and merging into traffic on the 4cyl auto was better than my 6cyl standard right now! I was so impressed I purchased the Touring edition - fully loaded and still only spent in the low $20s. I encourage anyone considering a mini-van to test drive the Mazda5 FIRST!
This is our second Mazda and we're so happy to add another Mazda to our family! Thanks Mazda!...read morehide
28 out of 31 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Very practical,3rd row, ABS Brakes, handling, many cup holders, comfortable seats, good sound
- No air in rear, tiny moon-roof, cheap headliner, ratting wiper, ShiftTronics(down shift to push up?)
Good Job mazda Team, I would have never guessed that I would buy one until I saw this car/van/cross-over!!!! Purchased touring version with Navigation. So far, it has been great. Mazda put their acts together to create this niche product (cross over) finding minivan-hesitant young couples. Very well-thought out product design for cost reductions i.e. manual seat adjustments. Mazda5 is the perfect example that safety, styling and price can come together without too much price bubbles in other luxury minivans with the hefty price tag of $30k competitions. Very nice job!!
Now, things to improve: Wiper (rattles when it action), headliner, ShiftTronics (Up shift is UP, not DOWN!), roof rack to improve cosmetics, no green dash light (white would be perfect), rear air. These are all cost issues, not technical issues, I do not mind paying $500 more to get these essential items above.
Other than these, I am very happy with Mazda 5....read morehide
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- voice activated NAV, sunroof, lots of zoom-zoom w/ 5 spd
- A/C a little anemic
I don't think that there's another 6 passenger wagon/minivan that can compete with the mazda5 for fun factor. Like other reviewers I agree that driving the 5 speed is a blast - I have to remind myself that the kids are in the back seat!
I have 2 children (6 and 3 years old) and we occasionally need to fit another adult or child -but in our subaru wagon we couldn't fit comfortably. We looked at some SUV's with a 3rd row but found the 3rd rows difficult to really access. We looked at the Toyota and Honda mini-vans but found the styling -ugh - and the price tag - ouch! Also, with only 2 children - we didn't feel the need for the all out mini-van approach.
The mazda5 is the best of all worlds for us. We can fold the 3rd row down and we have the wagon sized cargo space. We can fold the 2nd and 3rd rows down for trips to home depot. The kids have a luxurious amount of space in the 2nd row and the 3rd row is large enough for an average sized adult to fit comfortably. We've taken short trips with 5 adults and plenty of room.
Even "fully loaded" the MSRP is in the very low 20's - we consider it to have big bang for the buck value compared to other vans or wagons comparably equipped.
I never thought that I would be this excited about a family hauler - but I'm hooked!!...read morehide
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- Awesome looks & exterior/interior design, GREAT handling & interior packaging, sporty & comfortable.
- With the automatic, it feels a bit slow at times and the headliner is somewhat flimsy.
I fell in LOVE with this car as SOON as I spotted it on the internet! And when I saw it in person and actually test drove it, I further fell in love with it! It meets my needs PERFECTLY!
I'm a married father with twin boys. So, us four are perfectly comfortable in this mini-minivan. If by any chance I have to take one or two passengers more, all I gotta do is flip up the rearmost seats, put the kids there and the two extra passengers ride like Kings or Queens in the second row. LOVE the under the seat storage in the second row, too. VERY comfortable car and I LOVE the fabric on the seats, too, since it looks durable and easy to clean (perfect with kids) yet firm and comfortable.
I LOVE the styling of the Mazda5 - very Eurochic, sporty, modern and cool. LOVE the ride and handling - rides surprisingly smooth and responds INSTANTLY to your commands. Braking is very responsive and I love the automanual transmission - smooth and responsive, as well. The only thing is that the car can be a tad too slow for my taste (after all, it is a four cylinder engine for a 4,500lb. vehicle), but it's still responsive enough and very smooth for a four banger.
I love the sunroof, the 6 CD Stereo system (looks AND sounds good), love the stereo controls on the leather wrapped steering wheel (on he touring model), love the green interior lighting and the way the radio display says "Hello!" everytime you turn the car on. I LOVE this car and can't believe it only costs in the very low twenties - it feels MUCH more expensive than what it is! I also love the fact that I seem to be only person in NYC with this car!...read morehide
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- Roomy, Good looking. Descent value
- Pathetic fuel economy. Poor highway passing power. Noisy.
Very roomy second row, third row is a joke. Very noisy over rough roads. Not many available options. Engine is snappy around town but falls flat at higher speeds. Very poor fuel economy, my Taurus station wagon with a 200hp v-6 gets better!
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