• Summary

    1 out of 5 1.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I wish it could talk! I might get more sense out of it than Mazda Customer service ! If you realy think you should buy one go on the internet and read all the problems they have with this model. Then go and set fire to pound notes I might stop you from making a huge mistake. I have also driven the new 1600 diesel mazda 5 My view is it is better but same suspension problems will happen but engine is now underpowered!

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    No Idea.It's a people carrier load carrier tow car It does it well before the problems and lots of Mazda 5 suffer.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Not a chance mazda support at manufacture level is rubbish ! 1st service is more expensive than a Mercedes Benz. The gearbox is stiff on first and second and grates when cold and often hot. All Mazda 5 sports! excessive tyre wear inner edge dangerouse.! front suspension failed at 27000 miles and at 30,000 the suspension was still banging away after 8 replacments on the front suspension struts and bushes! the gearbox bearing [diff] then the brakes became excessively noisy and dragging .....Mazda's chief engineer's answer tyre rotation every 6000 miles cures everything ! Car has not moved from the dealer's in 4 months! They offered me trade price to buy back!

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Not a Mazda Ever again ! Mazda Support when the dealer can't fix it is impossible to deal with without being rude perhaps the worst customer service department I have ever had to use. No Sony Uk are just as bad perhaps this is where the Japanese are going .....trading on past reputations.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

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    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Gread deal the dealer Made a mistake on Invoice and we got an extra 2000 pounds discount !

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Sporty looking sliding doors diesel and Mazda realibility [Joke now ]!

    What was the dealer like?

    Great !

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Noisy in the cabin above 30 mph Diesel engine sometimes fades on pull away 70 to 85 is very noisy for a car needs more sound proofing but cruses well with good economy Pulls like a train but don't pull away in second it just stalls.

    What's it like to park?

    Needs parking sensors front and rear apart from that its good to park.

  • Living with it

    1 out of 5 1.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    From day 1 the clutch was on the floor and gearbox grated on second even hot ! trim studs missing.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Nothing I can put my finger on just liked the concept of the car.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Tow bar.