Last post on Oct 07, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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Mazda MAZDA5, Wagon
#1378 of 1387 Re: Thinking of buying - looking for advice [telegramsam]
Feb 14, 2011 (8:02 pm)
Compare the money you save on purchase price and running costs relative to a full-size minivan and compare it to what you'd pay for rental of a full-size those few times you need it. For us (two kids rather than three, admittedly) owning the 5 and renting a full-sizer a couple of times a year is much more cost effective. Plus the 5 is more fun to drive and much easier to park, wash, etc. We do occasionally (e.g., for IKEA runs where we want to bring furniture home) rent a full size. We even own a set of IR headphones as most of the rentals have DVD systems now.
#1379 of 1387 Re: You're kidding - salemen know something about the vehicle? [ccweems]
Feb 16, 2011 (12:07 pm)
You are correct about almost everyone. Your best bet is to call the store and ask for the Internet Sales Manager. The next step is to test his/her knowledge and to see if they are slimy or are a good person. There is a lot to be said about a quality salesman than a scumbag and it seems most of the quality ends up in the Internet Department. (disclaimer: Use your judgment! If the Retail Management is involved, then RUN.)
#1380 of 1387 Re: Won't start/engine SQUEALS/engine hesitates [neveramzda]
Feb 26, 2011 (6:16 am)
Did you research the car before you bought it to make sure it fit your family? I had 5 adult and a 2 year old in my Mazda5 without problem. Adults ranged from 5'3 to 5'11. Before I buy any car I test fit it. Just makes sense.
As far as the issues you are having, even Lexus makes a bad car. I had my 2008 Mazda5 for 3 years, but just 20K miles. It never had a problem beyond sub par tires.
#1381 of 1387 Re: Won't start/engine SQUEALS/engine hesitates [neveramzda]
Feb 26, 2011 (10:00 am)
Gee, your first post. Looks like a troll to me.
#1382 of 1387 Re: Won't start/engine SQUEALS/engine hesitates [tlong]
Feb 27, 2011 (12:10 pm)
"Don't be taken advantage of!"
#1383 of 1387 When will the Mazda5 get the SkyActiv system?
Nov 08, 2011 (11:48 am)
Anyone read when the Mazda5 will get the new SkyActiv engine and chassis? This would be the perfect machine with 28 mpg city and 40ish mpg hwy.
#1384 of 1387 Re: When will the Mazda5 get the SkyActiv system? [jinu]
Nov 09, 2011 (2:22 am)
I hope soon! Earliest would be 2013, but it may take longer than that...
Nov 10, 2011 (11:13 am)
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Thanks for your consideration,
#1386 of 1387 FUEL CAP HOLDER
Jan 06, 2012 (1:15 pm)
So for those of you that are annal (like me) and can't stand just letting the fuel cap hang while filling up and with time eventually make scratches on the quarter panel, or if your fuel cap has lost its tether....
I bought a fuel cap holder that Honda sells for one or a few of their vehicles. It is part #74423-SP0-000 list price $5.50
The holder has (5) plastic tabs in the back where it would clamp on to the fuel lid, but we wont need those. So carefully slice them off with a razor blade or knife. Now that you have a nice flat surface add so double-sided tape and adhere to the middle of the fuel lid...VOILA!
Now you have a fuel cap holder
Oct 07, 2012 (7:57 am)
My wife's 2008 Mazda 5 has had both rear struts go bad. The car has about 50k miles on it and is just out of warranty. I've read a lot of online discussions about the bad strut problems in Mazda 3s and 5s, and it would seem the manufacturer is aware of the problem but has not decided to fix the reliability issue in these models. I've owned a few Hondas, Toyotas, and two Fords over the years and they have never had any strut problems even at over 120k miles. Having two go bad on a car with 50k miles of gentle driving does not instill confidence in the longterm reliability of the brand. It's a nice car, but I don't want to worry about what else is going to go wrong now that it's out of warranty.