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#2040 of 2063 Reliability On Mazda First Year Model Car[bwaters]
Dec 11, 2005 (3:48 am)
If your family enjoyed the Corolla Wagon, then migrating to a Mazda5 is trancedental as you gained from a 2 row seatings to 3 row seatings, slide-recline-split-foldflat rear seats, roll-down window in wide 2 easy sliding rear doors ... all within the same external length. We would complement a new Mazda5 to our driveway now that it has incidentally won the 2006 Best Multi-Purpose Family Vehicle Canadian Award.
p.s. FYI to the Mazda fans
GT trim levels were MazdaSpeed version sold for an additional $1k prior to year 2000.
I.E. Our 1990 Protege GT includes the upgraded supercharged 16v DOHC larger and robust engine with inter-cooler and suspension used in the sporty MIATA.
Mazda also kept us educated by providing a 1000 page workshop manual detailing the 1990 Protege GT exotics, no extra charge.
MazdaSpeed is zoom-ZOOM in its true drive feeling.
#2041 of 2063 Re: Reliability On Mazda First Year Model Car[bwaters] [lamjp]
Dec 11, 2005 (6:46 am)
hey, are those fold down trays behind the driver and front passenger seats?
#2042 of 2063 Re: Reliability On Mazda First Year Model Car[bwaters] [lamjp]
Dec 11, 2005 (5:41 pm)
I hope Canada gets the 6speed diesel, if so that means the US market is right behind it.
I am holding out for 2007 to find the light duty diesel car that I will sit on for a while. I really hope it will be the Mazda5, as it has all the right ingredients.
#2043 of 2063 Re: Reliability On Mazda First Year Model Car[bwaters] [lamjp] [wuster]
Dec 12, 2005 (11:06 am)
They probably are, I know MPV owners import them from other markets.
Dec 12, 2005 (9:40 pm)
A 6-speed diesel would be enough to put the 5 at the top of my list for my next vehicle - even if Mazda does not offer seating for 3 in the middle. I still hope they come around on this issue though.
I noticed CR just tested the 5 and liked it quite a bit. It is now their highest rated wagon.
Dec 13, 2005 (8:37 am)
Saw that, too.
It's funny to see the HHR and the Mazda5 next to each other, the Mazda is soooooo much more space efficient. In about the same space they have 3 rows and a much bigger green house for visibility.
#2046 of 2063 Meant to post this here...
Jul 21, 2006 (2:54 pm)
Couldn't find any reference to it in this discussion, but the Mazda5 (Premacy in Japan) received perfect scores on the Japanese test, 6 x 6 stars. If you search for NASVA you will be able to find it, but it's going to be tricky if you don't read Japanese.