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2013 Mazda5 Touring- Love every minute of driving ! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/25/2013. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5 Touring, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Functionality and simplicity. The Mazda5 is all about Value and Versatility in everyday life. Mazda is first in Quality behind Lexus. This smart family-friendly work horse will likely survive as a hand-me-down to later generations. 2012 and on is greatly improved features and perfected each year. It's shape utilizes every inch of the 7/8th micro-van shape. I love the solid sound of the door slam. Efficient under second-row captain chair storage is simply brilliant. Rack & pinion steering makes it so much fun to drive. This smaller size is easier to wax, which I do 3-4 times a year. I rented the car in LA by accident, and loved it so much, I decided to buy it for it's handling, versatility.
Cons: Although it is written 22 mpg city, I can easily get 25+ without trying. The same engine in my wife's 2011 M3 hatchback get 37 mpg on highways. I would have like to see a more "sexy" console; but then, the Mazda5 is all about functionality and value- not frills. I would rather they keep costs down, than hype insignificant trinkets.Some writers fuss over the lack of Nav; but a cheaper GPS on the dash for long trip is preferred to keep costs down, and actually safer to keep from break-ins. I was use to my previous car radio with the scrolling song titles and miss that here. A minor thing.
Overall review: Mazda 5 has so many user-friendly features, overlooked by many, but build in as part of the overall concept of versatility and exceptional value. There are not many ways to shape a mini-van "box", but I feel the M5 is stylish, aerodynamic, and I like it.
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GREAT FOR CAMPING by JAN on 10/28/2013. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5 Grand Touring, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I GOT THIS CAR NEW ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO...WE WERE LOOKING AT THE CX5 BUT THEY DID NOT WANT TO COME DOWN IN PRICE SO I TOOK MY SECOND CHOICE WHICH WAS THE MAZDA 5. I LOVE IT.... WE DO ALOT OF CAMPING AND ON ONE TRIP WHICH IT RAINED AND THE TENT WE HAD TURNED OUT NOT TO BE WATERPROOF ANYMORE WE CHOSE TO TRY AND SLEEP IN THE CAR...WORKED PERFECTLY...FULL SIZE AIR MATTRESS FITS PERFECTLY...PLUS WE STAY DRY AND WARM. LOTS OF ROOM FOR US(BOYFRIEND IS 5'11") AND OUR 4 DOGS. AS FAR AS POWER...I LOVE THE LOOK ON PEOPLE'S FACES WHEN WE PASS THEM ON A HILL AND THEY CAN SEE OUR CAR IS FULLY LOADED...CAMPING EQUIP, DOGS....AND THEIR'S ISN'T. GREAT..
Cons: WOULD LIKE A LITTLE BETTER GAS MILEAGE. OTHERWISE ITS A GREAT CAR.
Overall review: GREAT ALL AROUND CAR.
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Mazda5- An Excellent Value by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/11/2013. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5 Touring, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: It is an excellent value for family or overall maximum vehicle versatility. FUN handling, good styling, and comfortable simple interior. Lots of hidden storage cubbies, and beneath seat storage makes you wonder who others don't do this. It stows a great deal of cargo with seat down, and six adults with seats up.
Cons: The Touring Trim level should have eyeglass holder std, but probably in Grand Touring. Mazda's technology, and this size/ weight vehicle should get better gas mileage; although, for it's class (mini-van); it is quite respectable.
Overall review: I traded in a recent Forester Subaru, again, very sensible, and plain, yet, the M5 is extremely fun and a great value for the dollar. One web site review satated this is the most outrageously fun vehicle to drive.
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It's the best choice I made in small autos. by Sami on 12/12/2013. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5 Sport AT, Owned 1 year.
Pros: This my first Mazda ,I was and still happy with is. Fun to drive with lots of room.
Cons: The one and only thing I could be improved on is gas mileage ..
Overall review: Over all for the size and what we use it for it fills the bill and more.
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Grandpa Mini Toy by FL-NY Driver on 12/03/2013. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5 Touring, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Drove back from Florida to New York after break-in period. Gas milage is better than sticker figures. I actually got 31 & 32 mpg on the highway @ 66mph. When @ 70mph, mpg went down to around 30. It's fun to drive and just zipping through turns like a car. The mini-minivan is very stylish as well.
Cons: Useless sun visors. It's so small that it won't block the sun when move to left of driver side. The stem holding the visor does not move like my older Mazda. There's only 1 12 volt socket in the front. The other is all the way on the back that nooene ever know it's there. It should all be in the front for easy accssiblility. Useless storage holders on the driver & front passsenger doors. It's so small, you can only able to put couple of candy bars. I can't believe there's no holder for eyeglasses even on the Touring model.
Overall review: Overall, I enjoy driving it eventhough it's not that great driving on long trips. You need to go to rest stops every 2.5 hours just to stretch your legs. Mileage is better than expexted, I'm happy about that. Displays are clearly marked and simple, not like some cars that you actually need to read the entire manual before knowing where all the buttons are located.
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