Last post on Aug 17, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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#621 of 629 Cargo Cover - shelf for trunk
Sep 12, 2010 (12:43 pm)
For anyone with the Mazda cargo cover, can it also function as a shelf for light objects?
My wife complains that the's 5 trunk is too small, even with the third row down most of the time. I think that's rubbish as the car is hardly ever "full." But thinking about this, the problem is mainly one of space utilization. We make very poor use of the extra vertical space in the trunk, on a day to day basis. Typically the umbrella stroller gets tossed in horizontally and seem to consume most of the trunk space.
I'm wondering if others have bought or fashioned something to partition the trunk area vertically, so that, for example, I might put the stroller on an upper level and grocery bags on the lower level.
#622 of 629 Roof Rack For sale
Oct 02, 2010 (9:31 am)
I have the Factory (US) roof rack for sale if anybody is interested. Only used it a couple of times. located in central VA
#623 of 629 Re: Roof Rack For sale [zoombus]
Oct 08, 2010 (12:53 pm)
I'd be interested. Please send price
and pictures to ldislerhotmail.com.
#624 of 629 Re: Roof Rack For sale [zoombus]
Mar 26, 2011 (10:13 am)
By any chance do you still have the roof rack system for sale?
#625 of 629 AEM Cold air induction
Jul 26, 2011 (4:58 am)
Finally got around to installing the AEM cold air induction package on my 2008. There were a couple of surprising things. First the amount of plastic Mazda uses to get air from the outside to the inside of the engine! It is incredible the amount of plastic they use to minimize the noise - incredible.
Secondly how easy this turned out to be. We weren't hurrying, there were two of us and it took 2-2.5 hours and was frankly fairly easy. I think the van does have a bit better throttle response and a bit more power as advertised above 3600 RPM. It is a bit more noisey but, not verging on loud by any means. Glad I finally did it!
#626 of 629 Re: AEM Cold air induction [larry8061]
Jul 26, 2011 (7:23 pm)
Why did you choose the AEM kit? What effect do you expect it to have on gas mileage?
#627 of 629 Re: AEM Cold air induction [jonat1x]
Jul 26, 2011 (8:10 pm)
It seemed to have the best engineering behind it, I felt it had the best shot of fitting and, there was a You tube video of someone who had installed one.
On this tank -4 MPG! Later I am hoping for 1-2MPG hopefully. I'll post it when I get a sense of what it is.
Jul 31, 2011 (12:43 pm)
I can now hold 4 full size bikes on my 2010 Mazda5--2 on the roof with the Yakima roof racks, and two on the back with a rear hitch. So we can carry 4 passengers, our dog, some luggage, and 4 bikes all at once. I'm stoked!
#629 of 629 Transmission oil cooler
Aug 17, 2012 (3:29 pm)
We went in a vacation with the car fully loaded. Climbing a long hill the engine temp started climbing up. So we pulled over. Temp went down right away. The manual shift was not available anymore. Turning the engine off and on restored it. The second time, the power steering was MIA for a while.
I am thinking of adding an transmission oil cooler, since our family grew and these trips with lots of stuff are going to keep on happening.
Has anyone done this?