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#26 of 124 Re: future features? [mr2spyder]
Jul 26, 2006 (12:55 am)
Hey, hey, hey!!! You are not the only one scratching your head on this one.
Yes, the name makes a diffence. You have a Mazda3 with HID, and you want another car for your family with the equal safe driving feature at night on a model that is named more than a 3. But the let down on the higher model named 5 has less content. It's a big "no no," and an insult like I have previously posted on many many Mazda website.
Of course, there are some people around that don't dig this 'thing.' And those people would say: "Why the 'thing' would you need it anyway? I rather have no AC, no airbag, and have 2 door and 2 speakers only in my car. That's just my 2 cents." Bless you, and welcome back to the 1960. Here's a new commercial for the marketing folks: "What's in your wallet " I guess there's something call Yaris... PLEASE!
Back to the subject. I would like to see the Special Edition with the chrome grille from Japan in the US.
Some of the features I would like to have are,
1) LED signal in side mirrors
2) power retractable side mirrors
3) blue tinted wide angle and heated side mirrors
4) memorized side mirrors position for different drivers (e.g. husband and wife)
5) (alright, enought about the side mirrors) tinted rear windows
6) power rear hatch (better than power side doors)
7) lights on the doors when opened (for night safety)
8) rear ventilation ducts (not necessarily rear AC)
9) better sounds system for the family PLEASE!
10) knob control for the sunroof. The push buttons are pain in the 'thing'
12) rear LED
13) Euro chrome roof bar please.
14) tire pressure monitoring system
15) 5 speed automatic
16) the foldable trays that everyone has forgotten
17) the foldable 7 seats
Well, basically bring the Japanese version here, and name it Premacy. We will all be happy.
BTW, I have all that in my Mazda3, except #4, 6, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17. #15 is getting standard in 2007 model. The rest of that do not show as regular features have been upgraded with parts from Asia (e.g. #1, 2, and 3), and or custome made (e.g. #7). Even the lowest VW's model (i.e. Golf) has some better safety lightning system than a family Mazda5. Again, it's not just absurd but an insult to precious members of a family. Yes, like the name Mazda.
Jul 31, 2006 (9:00 am)
1. Diesel w/ manual.
2. 7 seat option, even if it is a fold down jumpseat in between the middle seats, though a bench seat is preferable.
3. Maybe some optional suspensions. An inch or two ground clearance would be excellent. Don't like cars that have trouble clearing speed bumps.
I don't give a crap about bling-bling lighting or any other bling bling. You people watch pimp my ride too much.
#28 of 124 Re: Easy [mrnimmo]
Jul 31, 2006 (7:05 pm)
AWD or limited slip differential for us folks in the New England snow belt. Also, while on the subject, a second front and rear power outlet, dual/extending sun visors, and a dashboard switch to control rear interior lights from driver's seat.
#29 of 124 Re: Mazda5: Changes You'd Like To See [pf_flyer]
Aug 21, 2006 (3:20 pm)
Moveable roof rack bars...or a basket bracket attachment to accomodate the Load Warrior...
The Mazda5 roof rack does not accomdate the Yakima Load Warrior basket that is sold as an accessory - SHAME!! on Mazda for not testing this more thoroughly (check the pictures on their site). After purchasing my rack and basket from Rosenthal Mazda, I was not able to get the basket installed on the rack - the roof rack spread is greater than the basket brackets will accomdate. I've talked with Yakima, my Mazda dealer and a specialty car rack retailer/installer (Rack & Road in Seattle). The first 2 were no help - Rack & Road says without moveable roof rack bars, the Load Warrior will not fit.
#31 of 124 Re: updates needed [andmoon]
Aug 24, 2006 (6:36 am)
I agree the 2.3 turbo would add a nice increase in power to really make the 5 move. The 4 speed auto is ok around town to really get this thing to move you have to use the manual shift mode.
#32 of 124 Six-speed Tranny would be nice
Aug 25, 2006 (6:08 pm)
If you have looked at the final drive ratios listed in the Mazda specs, the auto actually has a taller overdrive than the manual 5 speed. I would like to see Mazda put in a 6 speed, or if that is considered too busy, maybe they could space out the gears a bit more and put a taller final drive ratio for better economy on the highway.
#33 of 124 New Grand Touring model for 2007
Aug 27, 2006 (11:11 am)
I didn't see this mentioned above, so I thought I'd mention it now. A lot of people, including myself, would like to see HIDs available on the Mazda5. A new "Grand Touring" model for the 2007 model year is going to be available in the U.S. It comes standard with leather seats, HIDs, and blacked-out headlight and taillight bezels. I've also heard that it's only available with the 4-speed automatic, a disappointment.
The 5 is a vehicle that my wife and I are seriously considering when the lease on our 2003 Protege is up next spring. We have a little one on the way and would like to increase practicality without sacrificing "fun-to-drive".
#34 of 124 Re: Mazda5: Changes You'd Like To See [pf_flyer]
Aug 28, 2006 (4:10 am)
I need a mounting thingy in the right rear window where I can mount a wide-angle mirror (blind spot eliminator). This will help big time when backing up from the garage. Looking back to my right while backing up, the feeling is like that of being in a box. There is no peripheral vision available to see on-coming car from the left. The mirror will minimize frequent head turning.
#35 of 124 Re: Mazda5: Changes You'd Like To See [castg1]
Aug 28, 2006 (4:29 am)
The Front Grill.. I think the design is faulty. The mazda5 with its configuration uses the fins of the Aircon radiator to screen out flying insects. I need to see a screen filter at the back of the grill that can be removed for cleaning off trapped flying insects.