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Mazda MAZDA5, Kia Rondo, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Wagon
#813 of 859 sales for December '09
Jan 05, 2010 (5:19 pm)
Rondo - 1,236 (1,056 for '08) YTD: 14,206 (vs 28,645 for '08)
Mazda 5 - 1,622 (2,884 for '08); YTD: 18,488 (vs 22,021 for '08)
#815 of 859 Re: pictures on the 2011 Mazda 5 [conwelpic]
Jan 20, 2010 (3:27 pm)
I saw them earlier today. I like the interior, but, I just can't stand the whole large mouth bass look...
#816 of 859 Re: pictures on the 2011 Mazda 5 [conwelpic]
Jan 21, 2010 (7:23 pm)
Nice, the size nor the essentials change, needs the side sills and the spoiler though. The Mazda3 + Nagare looking was expected, that is OK, it grew on me already
Is there any news on the 2011 Rondo? the Grand C-MAX and the Orlando are coming to NA as well...
#817 of 859 Canadian Rondo vs Mazda 5 sales for Dec '09
Jan 22, 2010 (8:19 am)
Rondo: 499 (Dec '08 - 406) YTD: 9,835 ('08 - 9,906)
Mazda 5: 343 (318); YTD: 8,638 (11,944)
#818 of 859 Re: pictures on the 2011 Mazda 5 [conwelpic]
Jan 24, 2010 (4:22 pm)
I keeping my fingers crossed that when the 2011 comes to the US, it has start stop technology. My wife isn't really hip on buying new cars, but she is excited about having start/stop (greenie). Mazda I hope you're listening!
#819 of 859 Re: pictures on the 2011 Mazda 5 [aviboy97]
Jan 24, 2010 (5:53 pm)
Put some saber tooth fangs on it.
#820 of 859 Re: pictures on the 2011 Mazda 5 [sjohnson11]
Jan 25, 2010 (10:45 am)
I wonder how the start/stop will work with a non-hybrid car? With a hybrid, you have the batteries able to move the car forward as soon as you press on the gas, but with a non-hybrid, if you're at a traffic light and the engine shuts off, once the light goes green and you press the gas I imagine there's be some delay as the starter cranks the engine back on???
I also wonder what the MPG will be for the 2011 mazda5. Hopefully at least 30HWY.
Jan 29, 2010 (4:41 am)
Any opinions on long-drive (can't evalutate too much in test drives) comfort of DRIVER seat in the KIA rondo, Mazda5, Kia Soul/Sorrento, Scion xb?? I'm rather short (5'2") and need to scoot the seat forward a lot - esp if there's no telesope wheel. But even w/ telescoping I still need to scoot up to reach the pedals!! I have back problems, thigh problems, and sciatica.... I also really need an armrest/console armrest --- in several cars I've tested the consoles doesn't reach my arm once I scoot up - even if the console "slides". The only armrest that worked so far (for me) is the Mazda5 b/c the armrest is attached to the seat - but it's small (as someone mentioned) and the "console" is skimpy w/ no cover (also mentioned before). Ironically the Mazda5's lumbar support adjust didn't seem too helpful - backs w/o the support were just as good or better - (ex, the Mazda3 back seemed more supportive - I tested it for fun). Seems like components from each of these vehicles need to be put together in one! (Yes, I know I'm being picky, but I also keep my vehicles until they die, and i can't be in pain while I drive). Other than driver comfort, I consider safety and reliability next important, than MPG and cargo capacity/versatility.... But mostly the seat - b/c if I can't sit in the car I'm not going to be using it anyway!!! Thanks!!!