This fall I'll probably be ready to buy something to replace my venerable Escort wagon. Wanted a wagonoid, but because my mother and stepfather aren't doing too well, I'm thinking of the minivan-like Mazda 5 as being easier for someone with mobility problems to get in and out of (sliding side doors, out of the way), with enough room for a wheelchair or (more likely) walker, while still being good on fuel. I would get one with a stick and as few options as possible, since the car is pretty well equipped as is. The 5 is built on the Mazda 3 platform and is kin to the European second-generation Ford Focus. Comments on the 5?