My 2007 Mazda has been the most reliable vehicle i have ever owned. It has been through many family road trips and family additions. We are nearly at 200 000 km and still going strong. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone wanting a reliable family vehicle. My only complaint is a lack of leg room in the third row seats. I have 3 kids and my 7 year old is starting to complain about the amount of leg space he has back there. The Mazda 5 is perfect vehicle for a family of 4.