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#1163 of 1387 2008 Mazda 5 details...
Jul 26, 2007 (2:41 pm)
From Mazda's media site. I wonder when it'll be out. I'm willing to wait to get some of these features that are not available in the 2007 model, such as the 5 speed auto tranny and improved fuel econ, rear air vents, heated mirrors, alarm, Bluetooth, armrests (hopefully they mean the front passenger armrest), MP3 audio input jack, etc. Quite a number of nice improvements!
2008 MAZDA VEHICLES AT A GLANCE
Introduced in 2006, The MAZDA5 is a three-row, six-passenger multi-activity vehicle infused with sports car inspiration that efficiently transports people and equipment like a large SUV. MAZDA5 demonstrates Mazda’s infusion of stylish, insightful and spirited vehicles. The 2008 MAZDA5 adds a freshened exterior design, five-speed automatic transmission, rear cool air vents, improved gas mileage, arm rests, standard auxiliary audio input jack, and new interior and exterior colors.
The MAZDA5 is powered by an all-aluminum 2.3-liter, four-cylinder MZR series engine, producing 153 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, shared with the popular MAZDA3. Inside, the MAZDA5 offers a flexible seating arrangement and a flowing wedge-shaped body with solid proportions, defining the vehicle as unmistakably Mazda. The MAZDA5’s large sliding doors and low floor allow for fluid ingress and egress, and a one-touch walk-in mechanism offers easy access to the third-row seats. Pricing for the 2008 MAZDA5 will be announced at a later date.
New or enhanced for 2008:
* Freshened exterior design
* Five-speed automatic transmission
* Rear cool air vents
* Improved gas mileage
* Arm rests
* Standard auxiliary audio input jack
* LED taillights (Touring and Grand Touring)
* New exterior colors – Copper Red, Golden Sand, Stormy Blue, Sunlight Silver, Crystal White Pearl
* Two new interior colors – Black or Sand
o cloth seat upholstery (Sport and Touring)
o leather seat upholstery (Grand Touring)
In addition, all 2008 MAZDA5 Grand Touring models will be equipped with standard:
* Security alarm
* Bluetooth hands-free phone system
* Auto on/off headlights
* Heated door mirrors
* Rain-sensing wipers
#1164 of 1387 Driver's View
Jul 29, 2007 (6:11 am)
I don't own a Mazda5 yet, but I took a test drive and liked it very much except I could not see the end of the hood. Has that been a problem for anyone? How about parking? Thanks.
#1165 of 1387 Re: Driver's View [kivo]
Jul 29, 2007 (6:34 am)
You can raise the height of the driver's seat. I forgot about this until recently. I'm 5'1" and find it makes a big difference.
#1166 of 1387 2008 Models
Jul 31, 2007 (10:47 am)
Does anyone know when the 2008 Mazda5's will be at the dealer's showrooms?
Jul 31, 2007 (12:36 pm)
Is there any links to how the 2008 Mazda5 looks, or what the price will be? Will it go up from the 2007 models? Looking to buy really soon and I am trying to weigh the going for the 2007 option or waiting for the 2008. I like the rear air of the 2008, but I like the sticker of the 2007. How long do we have to wait before it arrives anyway?
#1168 of 1387 Re: 2008 Models [kivo]
Jul 31, 2007 (12:49 pm)
October/November time frame.
#1169 of 1387 Re: 2008 Models [maltb]
Aug 03, 2007 (11:40 am)
The recent sales results for M5 is a disappointment. I wonder if making it a 6+1 seater (just like outside of NA) could revive the product?! So far, to switch from M3 to M5 gains you an extra seat (in the back) and looses some handling due to extra 500 pounds. Not a very good incentive. Although, I do like the shape and versatility.
For 800 units/month it's not worth even bringing a '08 model. (Yes, of course Rondo is partially behind it, just like the managers in Mazda USA, who can't respond adequately)
#1170 of 1387 Re: 2008 Models [d_hyper]
Aug 03, 2007 (12:22 pm)
I'm going to have to disagree with you. The M5 is the family version of the M3 and it has a sure spot( while a small one at that, yet still a spot ) in the market share. The M5 and M3 is sort of like the HHR and the Cobalt. The Cobalt sales the vast majority while the HHR is more of a novelty, and sales to fewer but yet enough to be profitable. True, the M5 will never sale what the M3 will but it brings Mazda into a segment that the M3 cannot compete in. It is far from a disappointment, rather a marketing and design masterpeice.
Plus: There is a lot more people room in a M5 then there is in a M3.
#1171 of 1387 First place
Aug 03, 2007 (1:19 pm)
Mazda Awarded First Place in Auto Bild Magazine’s “Quality Report” for the Third Year Running
HIROSHIMA, Japan— Auto Bild, Germany’s largest car magazine, has ranked Mazda in first place in its highly respected “Quality Report” for 2007, which was published on June 8. This was the third straight year that Mazda has been awarded first place in this annual report.
Aug 03, 2007 (5:46 pm)
Sounds like Mazda is keeping their quality up. I will say that the Mazda 5 we checked out was very refined. We went down the street to the Kia place to check out the Rondo and after I had compared the two, it just felt like Mazda put more time in their product then Kia did. Kia just felt tinny and 'cheap' I totally believe that Mazda is top quality.