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#700 of 1124 Re: Finally! [pir8matt]
Nov 03, 2005 (10:37 am)
It looks like no factory window tint will be ever available on that car. It is so because Mazda 5 has been certified in US as a passenger car rather than a truck (van).
Similar issue here with a second raw bench. It won't be an option in America due to the seatbelt anchoring issue.
I've got it from a pretty good article "2006 Mazda5 Road Test" on The Family Car Web site.
#701 of 1124 Re: WAITING......Mazda5 Illinois Owner [mkat]
Nov 03, 2005 (12:47 pm)
What do you think about the Freestyle as compared to the Mazda5, since you've had experience in both?
#702 of 1124 Mazda and Tint
Nov 03, 2005 (1:27 pm)
The tint is only $200, big deal
incidently, today Wall Street Journal ran an article on Mazda's finances, they seem to be doing rather well, 66% increase in profits!
Nov 03, 2005 (2:07 pm)
I got mine back yesterday and have noticed no change in sound, speed, performance, shaking, clunking, or sticking accelerator - whew! Very happy to have it back and have to say although Mazda could have done a better job with the communication, Bob Penkhus Mazda in Colorado Springs did a very good job keeping me informed best they could and expediting my repair and returning my car to me clean and full.
Received a quote from a local car stereo store to tint the whole car - $240.
For all the folks who feel the need to complain about people inquiring about lemon laws, or who call folks cry-babies, or tell people to GROW UP, let me say this: Paying 20k for a car only to have it taken back with no clue as to when you will get it returned is a stressful event and everybody will take it differently. You all should be tolerant of different viewpoints and attitudes and be respectful of those who are obviously more stressed out about this than others and restain from judgment or editorial.
#704 of 1124 Re: got mine back [broncos730]
Nov 03, 2005 (3:04 pm)
I totally agree with tolerance and different stress levels. However (IMHO) the same folks who insist that we should be tolerant of those who "whine", stereotypically are intolerant of those who don't understand why they are whining.
Have had my 5 back a week, put about 200 miles on it and all is well.
Hope your enjoy your Mazda!
Nov 03, 2005 (3:10 pm)
Paying 20k for a car only to have it taken back with no clue as to when you will get it returned is a stressful event and everybody will take it differently.
I'm not making light of our MZ5 problem...but I do feel Mazda has handled the problem better than most carmakers...and certainly better than some very high end brands.
According to Consumers Report lofty sticker prices don't always mean high quality. The list of least-reliable cars includes some of Europe's most expensive nameplates, such as the Audi A8, BMW 7 series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class....
just think, you spend $70K+ and get nothing but problems....no check to help pay payments when the car is down, no warranty reset, just problems. I go thru life with a no whining policy but I would say they might have something to whine about.
#706 of 1124 Re: Concerns [isda65]
Nov 03, 2005 (4:48 pm)
Got my M5 back, again, after the dealer had it for 2 days. They told me that the clunk sound while driving was indeed the rear brake caliper sticking, or something like that-they wouldn't give me a copy of the work order. They said it would take a couple of days to order and get new parts. As for the accelerator sticking, they couldn't really determine what caused it, but they did mention I was missing a few computer updates. I had asked them when I picked up my car from the recall if the program update was ok, and they told me it was. Obviously not!!! They also told me to take it 'easy' over the next couple of days to see if it suddenly accelerates again. Can you believe this?? Am I being patient about this, or might I expect to actually become a patient???? My wife will not drive with me in the car again and has firmly told me to get rid of it! I still like this car, and would very much like to keep it, but like I said, there is only so much I can take. Right now, it's smoother and seems to be running nicer than when I first picked it up after the recall...about 2 weeks ago. The real test will be when I go to work tomorrow and take it on the highway for 40 miles. I'm praying that I'll be here tomorrow night to write my opinion of how the car handled.
Here's hoping for the best!!
#707 of 1124 Finally Got my Mazda5 Today!!!
Nov 03, 2005 (8:22 pm)
I live in Chelsea, Massachusetts. I was unfortunate to have bought the car when it was recalled and have been waiting, but wait no more, my car is in my hands now. I am sooo happy... I like it, I love it... Only have had it for 5 hours and have gotten woos and wows from at least three people, and one cop... I love this.. no problems I can see.. I do see a nice shiny muffler on my car, and my navigation system is very cool... I tested it to go into downtown boston even though I knew where I was going and it's pretty cool... Thank you Ira Mazda in Danvers, they are a great dealership and have been very supportive, patient and overall very informative. As for my experience with Mazda, I don't know.. it's my first brand new car ever and I wanted to make it a first year car for the reason not many would probably get it.. Haven't seen one on the road yet... I hope you all get your cars back..
#709 of 1124 Something changed?
Nov 03, 2005 (9:12 pm)
Second day with fixed 5 and I noticed something strange. I seem to recall (it was so long ago) that the seatbelt "reminder" alarm used to go off without ever stopping if you didn't buckle up. I think there were some complaints here about this. Wasn't this the case? Well, I stopped at the bottom of our long driveway to get the mail and got back in the car. The alarm went sounded for maybe 20 seconds while I was opening some mail and then turned off. Am I imagining things???? Do your 5's alarms turn off after a little while? Did they not used to do this?