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#1004 of 1387 Re: Warranty for '07 [wa98strat]
Jul 15, 2006 (6:52 am)
"Hate to tell you this, but for the 2006 year it's already a 3 year warranty See below. (taken straight from the Mazda website)
Mazda3, Mazda3 Sport, Mazda5, Mazda6, Mazda6 Sport, Mazda6 Sport Wagon, MAZDASPEED6, CX-7, RX-8, MX-5, MPV
The basic warranty on Mazda vehicles covers all parts found to be factory defective for 36 Months or 80,000 km, whichever comes first. Additional warranties cover Powertrain components for a period of 5 years or 100,000 km whichever comes first, body sheet metal perforation for 5 years and unlimited mileage and specific emission control components for up to 8 years or 128,000 km."
You are correct, It must suck to be in Canada. we in the USA got 4 years and 50K MILES on our 2006 models.....
#1005 of 1387 Re: 2007 model [aviboy97]
Jul 16, 2006 (8:18 pm)
... and the most important question about 2007 Mazda5 (for me, anyway): will it have stability control (like the Euro model)??? Lack of stability contro is what kept me from buying it in the first place. If 2007 doesn't have it, I'll get something else. (I only wish I knew what!)
#1006 of 1387 Window Tinting
Jul 17, 2006 (6:44 am)
I may have missed a post or two, but do the Mazda5's have window tinting, even as an extra? I thought all cars today come through with tinting. My '92 Taurus had it, so I thought most, if not all cars had it today. If not, they certainly should. It keeps the cars cooler and preserves interior materials. I am looking seriously at a 2007 when they arrive, but I would also like stability control.
#1007 of 1387 Re: Window Tinting [kivo]
Jul 17, 2006 (11:34 am)
Mazda does not tint the windows but it is offered by most all dealerships. The reason is that different states have different laws reguarding tinting as well as different preferrences by buyers.
#1008 of 1387 Window tinting
Jul 17, 2006 (6:01 pm)
Mazda registered the MZ5 as a car in the USA. So it does not come with factory tinting like vans and SUVs. Factory tinting is colored glass and does not have the UV filtering tint film offers. Also, film tends to hold shattered glass shards better in an accident.
Factory tinting is not desireable for many with visual problems and night driving. It prevents them from seeing what is behind when they back up, seeing overtaking vehicles, and general visibility.
#1009 of 1387 Re: Motorweek [audia8q]
Jul 17, 2006 (8:51 pm)
Their mileage must be an error. Someone probably put more gas in than they kept track of. There is no way they really got 31mpg in "mixed" driving when most Mazda5 owners struggle to get that even in exclusively highway driving.
#1011 of 1387 Re: Air pulse??? [wingnut7]
Jul 18, 2006 (9:15 am)
Yes, we noticed this recently when driving to the beach a couple of weeks ago. I had all the windows and sunroof closed, with the a/c on, and one of my sons opened the rear left window all the way and we heard the same noise and pulsing you are referring to. It was definitely weird and shock worthy, but I just took it as a "physics thing". Do you think that it's a design flaw? I wouldn't think so. Wouldn't this happen in any car?
#1012 of 1387 Re: Air pulse??? [nissmazlover]
Jul 18, 2006 (10:04 am)
I have had 4 new cars in the last 5 years. They have ALL pulsed when one of the back windows is open. It stops when you open the front window just a crack. As cars become more aerodynamic, this seems to get worse! By the way...no more new cars after this one! I'm keeping my M5 until the wheels fall off!
#1013 of 1387 Re: Motorweek [jaxs1]
Jul 18, 2006 (5:44 pm)
audia8q: Autoweek may have rounded it off. I would think the Mazda5 would be able to get 30mpg or a little better, but only after it is well broken in. Current models are still going through that process. It also depends on driving style, speeds driven, and weather conditions: hot/humid, windy, wet roads, etc.
My example: I have a 2001 Protegé which has an EPA rating of 25 city - 31 highway. The longest trip I have taken, 430 miles, I got 36mpg and I was trying for the highest economy possible by keeping the RPMs at or below 3000 and the speed not higher than 60mph. Above that speed most cars will get less mpg than possible.
Note that I was carrying no passengers.
If the Mazda5 is rated at 26mpg it should be able to get at least 30mpg, the same ratio, after they have 5000 miles on the Odo. But do not expect that at 70mph or higher.
The best way to test fuel economy is to fill up at the same gas station, set the nozzle for auto-shutoff, do not overfill. Write down the mileage and gallons. Return to the same station and use the same pump. Repeat the fill up. Do this several times and average.
Fun to drive comes at a price -- at the pump.