2010 Mazda 5 GS 2.5L from North America


The Mazda 5 is a family car and it is fun to drive


My Mazda 5 does not have the noisy suspension issue as others have reported. However, I agree the stock Toyo tires are bad quality. They were prematurely worn out at approx 25000km.

General Comments:

I use the car daily. The car is fun to drive, and provides lots of space for transporting large items. The double sliding door make it easy for load/unloading the kids in a single garage. The third row seat is not for an adult to sit in for a long trip.

No issues so far aside from regular Mazda service manual maintenance; the following items were replaced over the past 6 years

Year 2: replaced 4 stock tires.

Year 3: front wind shield wiper.

Year 4: replaced remote key battery.

Year 5: replaced front brake & rotor, and rear brake pad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2016

5th Mar 2018, 16:28

Follow up review for the Mazda5.

The car entering Year 8 of ownership, and reaching 100,700km. No major problem at all. This car uses timing chain, so no timing belt to replace. Look up the factory maintenance schedule, there is no mention of water pump replacement; not sure if water pump replacement is required.

Year 7: Replaced car battery (this was a preventive replacement, the old battery us was working fine, but I replaced before the winter season just in case).

Year 7: Replaced front wiper blade (we have freeze rain and snow storm throughout the Canadian winter; when I tried to life the blades from freezing ice, I ended up tearing the off the blade rubber).

Year 8: Replaced passenger side headlight (low beam bulb).

2010 Mazda 5 GT from North America


Excellent design, plagued by poor construction and low quality materials


Constant recurring rear suspension woes - the car creaks, moans and groans like a dried-out, rolling Spanish galleon. Poor alignment off the boat, and goes out of alignment again if you sneeze or glance at it the wrong way. "New tires?!?! But there's barely 20K on this car!"

General Comments:

Excellent design, plagued by poor construction and low quality materials. The 5 rides like rolling Tupperware.

The local Mazda stealership makes every attempt to upsell any visit, except when the issue is covered under warranty... then, they make no bones about replacing ONE rear shock and/or bushing until the second becomes completely unbearable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st August, 2012