Last post on Jan 12, 2007 at 12:04 PM
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Mazda MAZDA5, Van
#2062 of 2063 Re: mazda5 performance [car_enthu]
Dec 31, 2006 (9:54 pm)
The pickup is fine. Was able to get up to 85 for a quick pass yesterday with 4 ppl and the back fully loaded.
We bought the 5 instead of the Ody/Sienna because it fits how we drive - 2 adults, 2 small kids, and the occasional grandparents visit. We had the same questions, and they have all been happily answered.
Plus you can use the slapshifter to downshift if you really needed to. Will be interested to see what you get. Oh, and look around mazdausa.com for a 2006 model. You should be able to get one far below invoice.
Jan 12, 2007 (12:04 pm)
I believe they categorized the 5 as a small wagon, and it was the highest rated model they tested. It was in an issue a few months back, maybe about a year ago.
It's smaller but a lot more fun to drive than the MPV. Probably a better city car, though the MPV would probably be better suited for trips and long distances, humming along at low revs with that V6.