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Mazda5

WHAT'S BEST: Compact shuttlecraft, spirited handling, rare stickshift

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Second-hand: 2006 Mazda5 

Canadians got the Mazda5 straight away: it was a four-cylinder multipurpose vehicle (MPV), and proves to be surprisingly sporty.

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Minivan: Mazda5

Best described as a mini-minivan, the Mazda5 has three rows of seats and holds six passengers in a compact package that's based on the Mazda3 hatchback.

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2007 Kia Rondo, Mazda5

The Mazda5, Kia Rondo combine flexibility of a van with fun and fuel efficiency of a compact SUV.

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Redesigned Mazda5 in the works?

Mazda has released a restyled and upgraded 2008 version of its Premacy mini-minivan in Japan. A variant of the Premacy is sold here as the Mazda5, so we might expect the same changes to ultimately sho

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2007 Mazda5

The recipe for Mazda's compact people mover is simple, yet remains unique in Canada: diminutive exterior dimensions, seating for six and an economical, peppy four-banger under the hood -- all for an a

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2006 Mazda5

We bid adieu to our long-term Mazda5, a valued friend that will definitely stay on our Christmas card list

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2006 Mazda5

Were only a few months into our test of the Mazda5 and have seen the odometer running up quickly. The reason is fairly simple, as one editor put it, the 5's well-equipped, with a good ride and ha

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2006 Mazda5

I think my wife is angling for my job. Check out this little tidbit she scrawled in our new Mazda5's logbook: The Mazda5 is not the diet coke of minivans, but the cherry coke of wagons. With repa

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2006 Mazda5

All-new to North America for 2006, the Mazda5 has been sold in European and Asian markets since 1999, where it's called Premacy.

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2006 Mazda5

Mazda prefers to term the versatile 5 a multi-activity vehicle. But, with its sliding rear doors and lean, boxy shape, it will probably strike most shoppers as a compact minivan.