• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I have kids? It is quite sharp looking for an MPV though in this Sport trim with the bigger wheels.

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

    They like it. Mother in law likes the smooth ride and easy access/entry.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes - great combination of price, handling and interior space. Economy is excellent for a petrol too - direct injection with iStop helps.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Another Mazda or possibly a Grand Picasso if Mazda don't produce another 5.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    August 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes, one of the best prices around for the mileage at the time.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?

    Good, professional, not too pushy.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    For an MPV, I is excellent - only the SMax is better in my experience. Sharp handling. Also excellent is the ride quality - it s super smooth and quiet at speed - definitely a step up over the Mk1 Mazda 5 at speed.

    What's it like to park?

    Not too bad - parking sensors at the rear are useful. It's not too wide either.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Some minor issues with the front suspension - sorted by the Mazda dealer.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Sliding doors, flexibility of the rear seats. Seats 7 easily.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Electric sliding doors - excellent, they work flawlessly and cut down on stress in car parks with kids.