Last post on Oct 26, 2007 at 4:23 AM
You are in the Mazda Mazda5
What is this discussion about?
Mazda MAZDA5, Toyota Prius, Van
#3 of 7 Re: Mazda 5 vs. Toyota Prius [pbratt]
Apr 11, 2007 (12:11 pm)
Some other things to consider - warranty - the Mazda still should have the bumper to bumper warranty effective? Is it transferable? How long do you plan to keep the car? The Prius battery warranty is only for 8 years/100k miles (I believe). Is it easy to get service for the Prius where you are? You can check resale values online to see what the market thinks is a better deal. What do you prefer driving wise?
#4 of 7 Re: Mazda 5 vs. Toyota Prius [pbratt]
Apr 11, 2007 (4:26 pm)
First thing I would do is compare price of both to TMV, KBB.
Second, if you'd like to enjoy driving go with Mazda (besides it's almost brand new) otherwise - Toyota. Did you drive it?
#5 of 7 Prius..YUCK!
Oct 25, 2007 (8:19 pm)
I'm sorry but I think the Toyota Prius is just about the ugliest thing on the planet next to that Scion XB....
#6 of 7 Mazda5 due to Year, Warranty and Miles...
Oct 26, 2007 (4:23 am)
The Mazda5 still has warranty left (it is 4yrs/50K for the 2006 model I believe), plus the miles on that thing are really low. Yeah, I'm assuming there are benefits on the Toyota Prius over the Mazda5 (hybrid at least) but the year/model may not help the cause. If both were brand new, then I would do a more careful comparison.
If you go for the Mazda5, just ensure that the recalls have been applied already to save trips to the dealer (check with the owner or w/ the VIN against the www.MazdaUSA.com database)