Last post on Aug 22, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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Mazda MAZDA5, Kia Rondo, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Wagon
#800 of 859 Re: Mazda & Rondo Sales for October '09 (USA) [conwelpic]
Nov 10, 2009 (4:17 pm)
Weird since the 2010 Mazda 5 TV commercials are playing in full swing. I noticed the side blinker is gone much like the US model.
#801 of 859 Re: Mazda & Rondo Sales for October '09 (USA) [coolmazda5]
Nov 10, 2009 (9:34 pm)
finally the 2010 Mazda 5 info has shown up on the Canadian site. DSC and TCS are standard on the GT model, but an option on the base GS model which is part of the Comfort Package at $1,295
Nov 12, 2009 (5:13 pm)
I've seen a Canadian EX-V6 Rondo 2010 model for the first time today and the only change I could see over the '09 model was the ECO minder light on the tachometer and different alloy wheels.
#803 of 859 Rondo vs Mazda 5 sales for Canada - Oct '09
Nov 16, 2009 (4:25 pm)
Rondo sold 805 units (686 in '08) vs 501 units (694 in '08) for the Mazda 5
YTD - Rondo 8,643 (8,941 in '08) vs Mazda 5 at 7,880 (11,162 in '08)
#804 of 859 deceiving sales numbers
Nov 25, 2009 (9:38 pm)
I saw that the Rondo sales a bit better than the 5, so I thought I’d take a closer look at the Rondo. Easier said than done. The local dealer did not cooperate with a quote, just the usual “come in and drive and you’ll see…”. But then I realized there was no EX in sight. I don’t care for the LX. I need a vehicle with 3 rows.
So it dawns to me, that only the EX competes head to head with the Mazda5. The LX is in another class. I think we should compare only EX sales the 5.
I ended up buying a 5 without having the chance to get into a Rondo EX, because there aren’t any around.
#805 of 859 5 shortage
Nov 26, 2009 (11:22 am)
There was a severe shortage in stock the last couple of months, things'll pick up again now that they're shipping new 2010 models finally.
#806 of 859 Re: deceiving sales numbers [vicenac]
Nov 26, 2009 (3:38 pm)
if you need to carry 6 people most of the time, you are better off with the sliding doors on the Mazda5, getting in and out of the 3rd row on the Rondo isn't all that easy, it is like getting into the rear seats of a 2 dr hatch back.
however, it is sure nice to have 7 seats when you have to carry 7 poeple once in awhile.
#807 of 859 Canadian sales for November '09
Dec 18, 2009 (10:17 am)
Rondo: 693 (vs 559 for '08); YTD: 9,336 (vs. 9,500 for '08)
Mazda 5: 415 (vs. 464 for '08); YTD: 8,295 (vs. 11,626 for '08)
Market share in Canada:
KIA: 3.2% (vs. 2.3% in '08)
Mazda: 5.2% (vs. 5.3% in '08)
YTD vs '08 (Canada):
#809 of 859 Re: Canadian sales for November '09 [coolmazda5]
Dec 18, 2009 (6:32 pm)
Both the Mazda 5 and Kia Rondo resale values are quite strong in Canada, example the used 07 prices for each is between $13.5k and $18k. I suspect the high demand for both is playing a factor. I paid $15k for my 07 Mazda 5 GT.