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#1036 of 1387 Re: 2007 Mazda 5 [kw_da]
Jul 27, 2006 (12:12 pm)
I actually got consistent information from a few relatively reputable sources. The first source was my Mazda sales manager... while he didn't go in depth, he briefly mentioned some of that 2007 information. He had an actual 'dealer press release' as you might call it, that outlined the new stuff. Also, over at www.msprotege.com in the Mazda 5 forum... do a search for "2007 Mazda5" and you should come up with a few threads. Finally, here on Mazda's website --> http://media.ford.com/mazda/article_display.cfm?article_id=23668&make_id=227 .
While I haven't read this specifically, I do not believe there will be any new interior colors or towing capacity. As it stands now, according to Mazda's specs, it's not even rated to tow, period. That being said, I've heard rumors in other countries that it can tow. Regardless, in my honest opinion, if you're planning to tow on a regular basis or with some good weight, it's probably in your best interest to look elsewhere. There's only so much that the 2.3L I4 and it's mated tranny can handle. There will technically be a new color of interior on the GT trim. The leather that comes with it will be some expresso brown color (like a reddish brown from my understanding), so that will not help the heat!
And I still have NO clue on pricing. I ordered the vehicle from my dealer with the understanding that '07 pricing will be release at a later date. I should be getting that information soon, though, as the build date is approaching in the near future and I'll even have a VIN for it probably next week too. I ordered the Touring with 5MT, Whitewater Pearl ($250 extra), SIRIUS, and DVD Entertainment System, and I think we came up with a guesstimate figure of $20,500. While this isn't specifically pertaining to Mazda, general prices increase only a few hundred dollars from year to year... I'm not expecting to pay over $21k. Oh, and BTW, that price is right in between MSRP and Invoice as of the time of the quote. If a dealer isn't budging from MSRP on a 5, look elsewhere... they're in high demand but not to the extent that you should be charged any sort of premium.
I'm very excited... I'm taking vacation in Key West the last week in August so I'm anxiously wondering which'll come first!
#1037 of 1387 Re: 2007 Mazda 5 [jandree22]
Jul 27, 2006 (1:25 pm)
And I still have NO clue on pricing. I ordered the vehicle from my dealer with the understanding that '07 pricing will be release at a later date.
Dealer now have 2007 pricing.
#1038 of 1387 Re: 2007 Mazda 5 [audia8q]
Jul 27, 2006 (1:43 pm)
Dealer now have 2007 pricing.
a - do we know what the price differences are between '06 and '07?
b - what are the prices for the Grand Touring?
c - when can we expect non-preordered Mazda 5's to hit the showroom?
d - do we know if the Grand Touring will be available immediately, or will there be a delay relative to other '07 models?
#1039 of 1387 Re: 2007 Mazda 5 [audia8q]
Jul 27, 2006 (2:49 pm)
hmmm, very interesting audia8q. thanks for that tidbit. guess I'll have to call up and bug my dealer
Jul 28, 2006 (6:46 pm)
My wife and I ended up buying a 2006 Honda Pilot to replace my 2001 Escape. I just couldn't pass up the deal I ended up getting. I'm walking away from the dealership tomorrow with a new 2006 Honda Pilot for $20,250. Hope everyone gets what they want with their 5's and good luck. I may pop in from time to time just to see what kind of upgrades the newer models will get, who knows, maybe my wife will want to trade her '03 Accord in a few years for a 5.
Jul 31, 2006 (8:19 pm)
I've been lurking here for a while as my wife and I consider getting a Mazda5. My wife really likes this car, but I've been encouraging her to hold off until the 07's come out. (I've always worried about buying the first model year of a car.) Now, however, I'm wondering if maybe we shouldn't just pick up an 06. It looks like they've held up pretty well. Also, it doesn't look like we'll be seeing a lot of new features in the 07. I'm thinking that this might be the right time to get a deal on an 06.
#1042 of 1387 Re: Quandry [gabep]
Aug 01, 2006 (3:22 am)
It is true buying first model year of a car can be tricky, but this is my second first model year Mazda (04 Mazda3 and 06 Mazda5) and I haven't had any problems with either cars.
The mechanics of the Mazda5 comes from the Mazda3, so I would consider them 'proven'. Really the biggest issue I've had so far is trying to find accessaries for the Mazda5.
Something else to keep in mind. I believe the 07's come with a 3yr/36k miles bumper to bumper warranty and a 5yr/60k miles powertrain warranty. The 06 has a 4 yr/50k mile bumper to bumper and powertrain warranty. I personally perfer the longer bumper to bumper warranty.
#1044 of 1387 Re: Quandry [gabep]
Aug 01, 2006 (8:13 am)
I am in the same boat as you. I was really hoping for a diesel option.
Now I would like to just find a used option and save some money, but the few that are on the market are being sold by dealers and are in the same price ranges as new models.
I am still worried about putting my kids in the back seat so close to the bumper, but we are running short of options and I think the 5 is the safest and most practical way to go. Good luck on getting the deal you want.
#1045 of 1387 Re: Quandry [rdelaney]
Aug 02, 2006 (8:09 am)
For your typical, run of the mill "Genuine" accessories such as floor mats, windshield shades, etc, check with your Mazda dealer or online here:
For actual performance parts such as exhaust systems, short shifters, suspension mods, etc specifically for the Mazda5, go here:
And concerning the rear seat safety, I wouldn't worry about it. I searched quick but could not find it... I once read somewhere that the rear impact protection on this car is exceptional, contrary to what one might think with it's proximity to the rear seats. I do know that while the Mazda5 has not been crash tested by the NHTSA or IIHS, yet, in Japanese and European tests it has proven to be a particularly safe car. Also, I found this elsewhere on the boards... a quote from another Mazda5 owner....
I just got home from being rear ended in our new Mazda 5. While waiting at a stoplight, an older Ford Escort ran into us at about 15 or 20 kph. Her front bumper was destroyed. Our rear bumper showed only minor scratches; no deformation at all.