• fb_670521616 avatar William Posted: 7/30/2011 10:19am PDT

    I own a 2010 mazda 3 Sport (5door 2.5lt engine) and will say the plastic trim (in my case it's shiney metal like grey) does scratch very easy! However the chrome interior handles do not scratch at all. I think Mazda did a great job in limiting chrome accents. Most cars put way to much chrome inside. Also, the paint on these new mazda's scratches really way to easy. Disappointed in that area. The only other gripe i had and it appears to carry over to the 5 is the road noise. It's loud but fortunately only noticeable at speeds around 50+ My 92 camry is quieter by 100x. I think CC hit it on the nose! This car like the other new mazda cars are priced to beat out domestic like cars by a good 5-8k. Well worth the buy!

  • Embo Posted: 3/1/2011 10:12am PST

    As long as that idiotic grinning grille exists, that model is off my list. I can't imagine how Mazda execs ever signed off on that.

  • fb_595318012 avatar Jon Posted: 2/27/2011 7:36pm PST

    Just took my '08 5spd Mazda5 on a 400 mile journey to the Canadian Int'l Car Show and everything you critiqued about the 2012 is exactly what I feel about the 2008. Better noise suppresion, interior asnd fuel economy are needed. But I still love my 5. Can't wait for Sky GDI engines. TDI would be nice too.

  • fb_670521616 avatar William Posted: 7/30/2011 10:21am PDT

    man i ment to click on the thumbs up and it clicked on the thumbs down. can't change it either. so sorry. I agree with you can't wait for the sky engines in which i will be trading my mazda3 up for.

  • rickmyers Posted: 2/26/2011 5:17pm PST

    The interior of this car, white leather, looks cheap! The front end of Mazda's of late are odd looking at best and this one looks very cheap with that honeycombed plastic surrounding the road lights and lower grille.

  • fb_670521616 avatar William Posted: 7/30/2011 10:22am PDT

    you might think the cat like grin is odd looking but I assure you... it gets a lot of looks and smiles. It's something you just can't put into words. The car stands out and thats why i bought it. If you want a boring looking grill then look else where.

  • Geir Posted: 2/26/2011 12:10am PST

    "Pricing and value are major reasons to consider the 5; the 2012 Mazda5 Sport starts at just $19,990"
    We consider the Mazda 5, but the base model here in Norway start around 54 000 usd. with 1.8 liter 115 hp engine, the sport version is around 62 000 USD - but still sporting a 115hp engine, however diesel this time. Consider yourself lucky.

  • dude Posted: 2/25/2011 3:14pm PST