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#345 of 859 Re: from Consumer Reports Auto Issue - April 2008 [mrbwa1]
Mar 13, 2008 (4:30 pm)
Got it mrbwa1. Yes, I was one of the recalled ones but Mazda did a good job IMO. I was surprised about the "average" qualification as I owned a Honda, a Chevy, tons of Fords, VWs, Nissan and these 2 Mazdas so far so good (knocking on wood)!
It is not a daily thing that you buy the same car again based on the 1st one reliability, versatility and satisfaction...
drives - 2006 and 2008 Mazda5 5-speed manual transmission, US
BTW, something related to this topic:
Mazda Claims Top Spot in Recent Reliability Survey. Feb 19, 2008
Warranty DIRECT ‘Reliability League Table’ 2007 TOP 10 RESULTS
Manufacturer Incidence Rate %*
1 Mazda 8.04
2 Honda 8.90
3 Toyota 15.78
4 Mitsubishi 17.04
5 Kia 17.39
6 Subaru 18.46
7 Nissan 18.86
8 Lexus 20.05
9 Mini 21.90
10 Citroen 25.98
* Number of mechanical failures reported by policy holders for every 100 vehicles aged between three and nine years old.
Source: Mazda USA Web Site. Inside Mazda (Press Release)
#347 of 859 Re: Some versatility screenshots from Mazda Sweden (Web Site) [coolmazda5]
Mar 14, 2008 (9:55 am)
Can you give us the original web link.
#348 of 859 Re: Some versatility screenshots from Mazda Sweden (Web Site) [bobw3]
Mar 14, 2008 (11:05 am)
www.mazda.se, Good luck with your Swedish
#349 of 859 Re: Some versatility screenshots from Mazda Sweden (Web Site) [coolmazda5]
Mar 14, 2008 (11:54 am)
Actually I was there but when I clicked on "galleria" I only see one photo.
#350 of 859 Things to consider for a full house of adult passengers
Mar 20, 2008 (10:34 am)
With regards to capacity, we love the fact that we can fit more souls than a sedan or a wagon (6 Mazda5 or 5-7 Rondo), but if people are considering to fully carry adults on these type of cars then take a look to the report from Motor Trend below. Reality is that the car platforms are still of a smaller car (even with extra weight mods), not a full-size people hauler...
Although it's adept at hauling a variety of gear, the Kia is less proficient at transporting a full load of adults: "We drove over to a restaurant with seven passengers, and the engine and suspension felt tapped out-it's clearly not made for adult passengers all of the time."
And this also goes for the Mazda5 for sure, except that in NA it is only 6 passengers load...
#353 of 859 Sales for March 2008 - KIA & Mazda
Apr 03, 2008 (6:23 am)
KIA - 3,156 vs 2,829 for 2007 an increase of 11.6%
Mazda - 9,055 vs 8,108 for 2007 an increase of 11.7%
(do not have model breakdown for Canada)
KIA - 24,871 vs 27,567
Rondo - 2,811 vs 1,514 for March 2007
Mazda - 32,929 vs 37,742 for 2007 a 12.8% decrease
However, sales of the Mazda 5 increase by 66.4% to 2,758 vs 1,657
#354 of 859 Re: Sales for March 2008 - KIA & Mazda [conwelpic]
Apr 03, 2008 (12:13 pm)
People are warming up to a microvan If MazdaUSA could add a 7th seat to M5, I'll trade in my Focus wagon for it.