Why I drive a minivan

Apr 25, 2011 update on P71's 2006 Mazda Mazda5

Do you see that funny-looking pedal on the left? No, it’s not a GM foot-activated parking brake, it’s a clutch pedal! With the manual this wagon thing is actually a hoot to drive (it is, after all, just a tall Mazda3, and everybody loves those). It has enough pep to cruise at 80 on the freeway with 6 people + stuff and still knock down 25MPG+ (on our permanent E10 swill). The back 4 seats all fold flat as well, which allows a LOT of car parts to fit in the back!


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