Mazda 5 (2010 - 2015)

4

1.6D Sport 5dr People Carrier

reviewed by YorkshireJumbo on 10 December 2016
4
Overall rating
4
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
5
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Versatile and comfortable, if not as reliable as hoped

I've had this car now for over 3 years and over 40k miles. This is a follow-on to my 2 December 2013 review (http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/owner-reviews/mazda/5-2010/?review=2608).

The car is now up to 60k miles, and has had a couple of problems. One was a sudden loss of power when warm. This occurred after a fill-up, and might have been contaminated fuel. Changing the fuel filter and discarding £60 of fuel fixed it. The rear pads and disks have been coming up on the past couple of services: a year ago they were 85% worn, and last week they were 80%. I guess they don't get much use in general use.

I had the issue with the handbrake failing to work occasionally, which was eventually fixed under warranty. A few weeks later, the hydraulic fluid level light came on, and the rear brake pipe union was leaking on the same wheel. It's now starting to happen again 3 years later, so I hope I can avoid the £500+ repair cost.

The most recent service has also noted that one of the rear dampers will need replacing soon, as well as one of the front ball joints, at a cost of £500.

We bought this hoping for practicality and Japanese reliability. We only got 1 out of 2

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Price£18,175–£22,440
Road TaxE–H
MPG39.2–54.3 mpg
Real MPG79.3%

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