2010 Mazda 5 GT from North America

Summary:

Excellent design, plagued by poor construction and low quality materials

Faults:

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