2010 Mazda 5 Review

2010 Mazda 5 GT from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance66000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Legacy


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

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review