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#1298 of 1387 IPod/Sirius
Oct 06, 2008 (10:11 am)
I am still getting the runaround with Mazda about adding the IPod option to my new mazda5 with Sirius. Several of you have said that you have it with Sirius. I don't have navigation. They keep saying that there is a problem in that they interfere with each other. I understood that was fixed in 2008. Since Mazda sells both, it seems that they should work together.
If anyone can post your experience with this and any evidence or websites, I would appreciate it.
#1300 of 1387 IPod/Sirius
Oct 07, 2008 (3:05 pm)
Actually, Sirius was not installed yet. They are going to install both together. I got the general manager involved and he called central Mazda and, after getting conflicting answers from them too, resolved the issue. He ordered the integration module and the harness and they will figure out how to install it.
I would go to another dealer, however I purchased the car with these options from this dealer. Also, I regrettably purchased a 7 year warranty that will keep me going to this dealer to avoid a deductible.
This Mazda dealer is owned by the same company that owns the Honda dealer that I've dealt with for the past 13 years without any problems. Makes me wonder...
Oct 22, 2008 (9:59 am)
This morning coming to work (half asleep as always...lol) I was crusing at a good 70mph behind a lady driving a Honda CR-V right at the connector of I-10 and I-215. I was not nessesarily following the 3-sec. rule it was more of a 1-sec. rule when she slowly and gradually started to merge to the left lane (fast lane on the two lane connector road) without signaling and/or braking, when she finally cleared the lane we were traveling I was faced with a huge re-tread left behind from a semi...WOW! I had literally half a second to react and swerve out of the way in order to clear the re-tread and not sustain damage to my MZ5. All I have to say is two things.
1. People have no common courtesy to warn other drivers of any dangers up ahead by slowing down (activating stop lamps) or turning on their hazards. She had no one in front of her and could easily see that there was something laying on the middle of the road because she had the time to slowly and gradually merge onto the next lane.
2. I am sure glad that my MZ5's suspension was designed and built the way it is because I was able to miss the re-tread completely at 70mph without a screech from the tires and without losing any control of it. It was a nice, tight and precise maneuver and I am sure glad I was on my MZ5 and not on any other vehicle otherwise I might have not been able to do this.
Did I mention that I did this with my eyes partly closed waiting for the loud bang as I expected to hit the damn thing....Oh BTW, all this without DSC or ETC or all those gizmos people cry about not being available on our MZ5s, eat that crybabies!
#1302 of 1387 Re: Awesome Handling [vg33e power]
Oct 22, 2008 (12:19 pm)
Similar things have happened to me various times, and I, too, am very appreciative that I own such a great handling car. Good handling truly is one of the top, if not THE top, safety feature a car can have. And the 5 has it in strides! I've avoided many accidents because of it and my passengers have all marveled at the fact that my 5 handled the maneuvers in such a smooth way. They all thought it was because I am a good driver with good reflexes, but I was quick to say that the car has a lot to do with it, as well
And I, totally, agree with what you said about all the electronic assist systems. Not once have I needed it on my 5. If you have a great handling car and are a good, cautious driver, then there's no need for them, in my book. I think such systems are just scapegoats for bad driving. And I think they're counterproductive since it would give people a false sense of security and dull their sense of urgency and care when driving their cars. (However, I don't feel the same about ABS or Airbags. They're a necessity!)
#1303 of 1387 Re: Awesome Handling [nissmazlover]
by vg33e power
Oct 22, 2008 (2:11 pm)
I totally agree with you 100%
#1304 of 1387 Re: Awesome Handling [vg33e power]
Oct 23, 2008 (8:03 pm)
I'm currently driving a Nissan Sentra courtesy car as my Mazda5's at the Body Shop right now. I did not realize how good the 5's handling was until now compared to the Sentra. I also feel it's pretty tight inside and the CVT to me feels and sounds quite Weird!
I can't wait to get back my 5. About the only thing I like about the Sentra compared to the 5 is the manual wiper with intermittent duration adjustment but other than that I'll take my 5.
#1305 of 1387 Re: LOVE the new 2008, but... [nissmazlover]
Oct 23, 2008 (9:49 pm)
I'm from Montreal and just purchased a 2008 Mazda 5 GT leather and am having some issues with; water condensation and humidity in rear lights . dealer changed both lights several days ago and problem re-occured in the right light but much worse than before. There is obviously a problem with the seal in these lights as ,I know of several others that have the same problem.Have you ever checked your rear lights especially on a sunny day or several hours after a carwash or rain (evaporation...water that infiltrated is trying to get out.)?
#1306 of 1387 water condensation in rear lights Mazda 5- 08
Oct 23, 2008 (9:53 pm)
has anyone else experienced this problem of water, condensation and humidity buildup in rear ights??
Nov 10, 2008 (7:55 am)
Has anyone experienced an odd humming sound followed by a sort of noise closing a valve or flap after turning off your vehicles. This sound seems to come from the passenger's front area underneath the hood and the whole thing last about a good 10-seconds after turning off the vehicle. It happens all the time and everytime, and it is not the humming sound that the steering motor makes. This noise/sound is present after turning off the engine. Any clues or ideas of what it may be? or Has anyone experienced this sound?