I have a 2006 Mazda 5. My mother specifically got in 2008 because it has 6 seats and she has 4 children including me. She gave it to me when I started college so I could get around and honestly hasn't given me or my mother any problems. I am up to date with all the tire rotations and the oil changes and all of that stuff. Keep in mind that I drive A LOT everyday to get to school, get groceries, go out with friends. So in my opinion it's a reliable family vehicle.