2007 Mazda5

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2007 Mazda5 Mazda 5 Minivan Mini Van Sport

My Villager (Nissan Quest) was needing a lot of work (including Transmission!), so I traded it for a brand new 2007 Mazda5 Sport!

The color is Galaxy Gray. I was able to get the Popular Equipment Package, which had a 6 disc CD Changer, rear spoiler and factory body kit.

The engine is a Mazda 2.3L 4-cyl, same as the Mazda3. This car is a lot of fun to drive with its big brakes, sport suspension and auto stick. It moves around corners very nicely, much better then the old Villager did. If this car fits your family, I would suggest checking the Mazda5 out.

Mazda5 Mazda 5 Rear Hatchback

Mazda5 Mazda 5 Mazda3 wheels 17 inch Toyo Proxies

Mazda5 Interior Seats Dash CD Changer Mazda5 5


11/30/09

Mazda5 Mazda 5 16 inch Mazda rims Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60

Since we bought the Mazda Mazda5 brand new, we were never happy with the car in the snow. We fixed that this year by buying a set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 snow/ice tires and some used 2001 Mazda Millenia 16" rims. After checking with Mazdas247.com, they suggested the P195/60R16 tire size, which is a thinner tire then the typical size that other Mazda5 owners have purchased. For snow, a more narrow tire is better for traction, which is the name of the game here. Not only they are the best size for the use, but they were cheaper then other sizes. They are very close to the factory circumference, which means the speedometer will be correct.

If you want to use Mazda rims for your snow tires, you have a few options. Almost any modern Mazda rim will fit the Mazda5. The off set for the Mazda5 is 52mm offset. The Mazda3, Mazda6, RX-7 will all fit perfectly. If you want steel rims, you can go with Mazda6 16" steel rims. It all depends on what size and style you are looking for. Go to Car-Part.com to check auto yards for your options.

Otherwise, this car has been great for us. We have not had any problems with the Mazda5 other then typical wear and tear. We replaced the brake rotors at 25K, which is kind of early. These are great for those of us who would rather drive something smaller and more fuel efficient.

Here are the other pictures:

Mazda5 Millenia rims 16 Blizzak 5 Mini-Van Ice Snow Tires

Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 tred pattern Snow Tires Ice Tires


12/1/2012

In September, we traded in our 2007 Mazda Mazda5 for a 2012 Mazda CX-9. We needed a bit more room and wanted towing options. Our Mazda5 was pretty much trouble free. We had some problems with leaking struts and brake rotors warping but that was it. I am sure whoever buys the car will be as happy with it as I was.

I was able to grab the dealership photos before the car sold. They showed some details that I never got around to posting.


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