2006 Mazda MAZDA5 User Reviews

2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Stevelovescars writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Touring Review
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The Most Practical Car On The Market For Small Families — I bought a Mazda5 Touring last year. I found a rare Touring-level model with a manual transmission. I loved the perfect size of the car, the peppy performance, the economy, and the flexible interior. We had one child who was 2 when we bought this car. Thus, we didn't need a "full-sized" mini-van or SUV... have you noticed that these things are getting huge? But, we did want the flexibility of a third-row and the ease of use of a minivan for day to day driving. So far my wife and I have been very happy with this car. It's easy to drive and very easy to park. It's extremely roomy and can carry real people in the third row (though cargo space becomes pretty limited when the back row is up). Downsides - Not as much cargo capacity as real minivans when the third row is used, but this is definitely the exception for us. It's normally used as a four-seater with a huge cargo area. It's not the quietest car on the open road but it isn't noticeably bad, either. Fuel economy is decent but not THAT much greater than if we had a V-6 powered van like a Mazda MPV. Positives - Easy to drive, easy access to the interior with the sliding doors. 5-speed manual gives peppy acceleration and it's surprisingly fun to drive. Very nice handling. Lots of standard features for the money. Our touring had a 6-cd changer, moonroof, power everything and we paid under $18k brand new. I think it looks good as well. Fit and finish in the interior is very nice. We've experienced no warranty issues in a year save for a remote control key fob that stopped working.

Owner for 1 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:14,000

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Chris writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Touring Review
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Pretty much everything.

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I wish it had more horsepower.

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Zoom Zoom. — I love this car. Love it, love it, love it. It's the perfect blend of small car economy, great fuel mileage, fantastic handling, and great for a small family. I would gladly buy another one without a second thought. Zoom Zoom.

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Alejandro writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Review
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comfort, cost of ownership, build quality

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AC cooling time takes long

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Mazda 5 — Excellent cost of ownership, no squeaks, no rattles, practical, comfortable for long travels over 8 hours. Not so good on AC, it takes some time to cool down in a hot sunny day.

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Jack writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport Review
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it`s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow!!!,this MAZDA does have the zoom-zoom character.

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no factory performance options!!!

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Has Been What I Hoped It Would Be...fun,reliable And Cheap To Own!!! — after 6 years this 5 has been and continues to be a car I still love to drive and can find some good accessories to add to it.It`s been dependable,has not had any major issues.I use it more like a 4 seater than a people carrier and even have had some fun with it out on some well known racetracks...just wish it came with the turbo option!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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btzntm23 writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport Review
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Lots of space in a micro minivan package.fun to drive.unique look.great color.

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No 4w drive.

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Memorable. Navigation System Is Great.handling Too. — All in all a solid form follows function ride . efficient and fun.wish I could keep it but the winter snows are too brutal on washington island.I need 4w drive and higher ground clearance.had a subaru but it was no fun to drive so got this mazda a year ago just in time for the worst winter of the century.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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amylee writes:
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four captain chair sets, two front two back with arm rest plus third row hide away seat

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no air vents in back

amylee
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Great Car!!!! — I loved everything!! Small, Sporty looking yet still great family vehicle with lots of room! Has navigation system, sunroof/ moon roof with guard. Privacy tented windows on back side and back windows. Like SUV but still drives and feels like a car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Charlene writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport Review
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Rommy

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Rust

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Comfortable, Quick And Reliable — All around good little car. Quick. Gas efficient. Awsome size truck. Good handling. They suck in the winter with all season tires. Buy winters for sure. Maintenace is cheap. Fun to drive, sunroof helps. Nice interior and exterior. Hardly any repairs

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brendon writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Touring Review
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size, economy, space, dynamics

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noise, power

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Practicle — good family car

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Masato writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport Review
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confortable ride

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interior color sucks

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Great For Long Drive — If you travel a lot driving then this is the definitely the one of the best cars. The engine is powerful enough for most occasions. Enough space for 5 passengers. What else do you want for this car??

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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Mazda MAZDA5 Reviews

Great For Children By crberry

love the sliding doors on both sides...makes for very easy access to the rear seats when buckling the little ones in. There is not much room in the third row, it really doesn't work well if you're us... Read More

Mazda5...wish I Had Two Of Them. By javaman78

The Mazda5 is fun to drive, responsive and looks good. It hauls the five of us with comfort. It's is perfect for everyday running. Sport model comes with decent options. Sound system is good. I averag... Read More

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2010 Mazda MAZDA5 Reviews

Family Car By mazda5sc

Provides sufficient space for family and extra kids along for the ride or trips; the fold down split third row seats allows for storage space for travel; 2nd row split seats provides storage below th... Read More

Rent It First To Get My Jist.. ;) By Kristina

I personally love this vehicle. The performance is amazing considering it's a minivan. I thought it was a hatchback at first. I wasn't sure about it when renting it at first, but after getting used ... Read More

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Reviews

Decent Small Family Car By TomChristopher

good interior room for such a small car, I bought it because I have three kids and really wanted a manual transmission. Gas mileage is great and handling is excellent. Their Zoom-zoom thing is really ... Read More

Efficient In All Aspects By icecreamapplepie

I have been impressed with this car since I purchased it. I purchased for my mom who needed a more accessible car. The seats are at the perfect height, the doors are light enough for her to manage. ... Read More

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2008 Mazda MAZDA5 Reviews

Has A Very Targeted Audience, Fits Our Needs Well By Nischal

Nanny car, Economy car in a van body, serves the purpose for an around the town car, but no more. day glo color keeps it visible and safe with the kids, handles really great actually, cant can't reall... Read More

Minvan Style Vehicle, Drives Like A Car. By Curtis

Interior room is pretty good. Its a minivan that drives like a car. Easy to park. Fuel mileage is good, wish it could hold more fuel. Wife loves the car. The cargo room is not so good, but can ... Read More

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2007 Mazda MAZDA5 Reviews

Great Family Of Four Vehicle For Occasional Through Kids In 3rd Row Or Cargo Haulin By wonderwelka

I love it. It's perfect w our boys now 6 & 8. The back row is best for 5'3" and under. Perfect for those who want functionality of minivan but only have two kids. Versatile. Fold all seats down for fu... Read More

A Well Designed Good Value In A Small Van. By Alleyhse

We like the appearance, the comfort is adequate, no blind spots, tight steering and handling, five speed manual is fun to drive, Acceleration is good with five speed manual, braking is normal, corner... Read More

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