I had a 2012 M-5 as a work vehicle, covering a large territory servicing equipment. I folded down the 3rd row seats, removed one of the middle row seats, and built a shelf to hold parts & tools. I loved the sliding doors on both sides. The trunk hatch might be an issue for someone taller (I'm 5'7").
It was comfortable and fun to drive for several hours a day, good acceleration on the freeway (even when somewhat full of stuff). Good visibility, and enough zip to it to still be fun.
Couldn't be happier
2013 Mazda Mazda5Janice Christy - Ft Worth, TX11/02/2015
From sales to finance to service, this has been one of the most positive car buying experiences I've ever had. This my first Mazda I love it. It is smooth riding, plenty of power and lots of cargo capacity. With my physical limitations, it easy to slide in and out of.
I LOVE my Mazda5. I have two young children and it is a great fit for my family. We didn't want a van but wanted something bigger than a car. We were looking at crossovers but when I saw and drove the Mazda5 I fell in love. It gets better gas milage than crossovers and vans and is more compact. I love driving the Mazda5. It is a good looking car and drives great too. The only fall back is the cargo space in the back. But the second and third row seating folds down to help out with that. It is GREAT!
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