Right before we left on vacation my car starting making strange noises. We took it in and found out that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced which was an expense that we decided we didn't want to pay considering the car is a 2002 and it has 136,000 miles on it and it's a sedan. We decided we would try to sell it and buy a new more family oriented car. We took a look at the Mazda 5 and the Toyota Sienna. After much deliberation, we decided the minivan was too big for us and we didn't need that much space as a family of 4. So we purchased the Mazda5! Here it is.