Last post on Dec 10, 2008 at 3:25 PM
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#9 of 18 Re: a 7th seat? [jergil]
Aug 25, 2007 (8:25 pm)
My understanding was that the canadian version had the extra karikuri seat. At least this is what some of the early articles were saying. I toyed with the idea of going to Canada to get the extra seat in my car. I don't think you could get 3 child seats across though, unless they were specially made to be thinner than most.
I asked the dealership and they gave the flat (lawyer inspired) no answer previously stated. There may be something in the manufacturing which precludes the karikuri seat which would make putting one in more trouble than it is worth. In that case consider the Kia Rhondo, it seats 7 but gets worse gas mileage and has swinging rear doors.
#10 of 18 Re: a 7th seat? [oxolotol]
Aug 26, 2007 (3:37 am)
Here may be something in the manufacturing which precludes the karikuri seat which would make putting one in more trouble than it is worth
Safety reasons it seems. Seat is not bolted to the floor or something like that. Canada nor Mexico offer it, it seems.
I tried the Karakuri seat in Europe once, and yes, it is for small children. Now, I love the "captain-chair" seats instead. I never needed more than that though. For a family with 3 children, I would jump for a Minivan instead (unfortunately)
#11 of 18 Mazda5 Cargo Space Flexibility
Sep 02, 2007 (2:09 am)
I've been posting some of these in other threads, but they make sense to be here. I like the stroller ones, 5 adults, a baby and his big stroller fit in there. It is tight but flexible for relative short trips or errands. As per the last 2 pics below, they don't need further explanation I believe
Oct 25, 2007 (7:06 pm)
I cleaned the interior of my Mazda5 for the first time on Wednesday I think it was. That had to be the EASIEST cleaning job i've ever had to do on a car I don't know if it's the type of materials they use or they coated it with something but yeah....nothing sticks to that interior surface. A wonderful change from my old Chevy which I would have to scrub for a looooong time to get ANYTHING off of.....
Oct 31, 2007 (2:31 am)
My 6 foot 2 inches tall boyfriend doesn't like riding in the front passenger seat. Even with the seat pushed all the way back, his big knees still knock up against the dash and he whined, but then after he spent $40 to fill the tank up he whined about "You should have bought a smaller car" UHH... men..I swear.
#14 of 18 Re: Uh Oh [w00000t]
Oct 31, 2007 (6:31 am)
I'm close to 6' and I fit OK in the front seats (drive or ride) but I agree, a little more space would not hurt.
a) Time to get your boyfriend a bicycle: very economic and tons of "space"
b) Since you just got a nice Mazda5 then also a new, shorter boyfriend is in order?
#15 of 18 Re: Uh Oh [w00000t]
Oct 31, 2007 (8:46 am)
Next time put him in the 2nd row and move the front passenger seat all the way forward.
Oct 31, 2007 (1:31 pm)
YOu know that's a good idea. or better yet, I may have to purchase one of those bike racks and put him on the roof that way I can enjoy my ride in peace.
#17 of 18 Re: Cargo Space - Can the Rear Seats Come Out? [kenflick]
Dec 01, 2008 (1:44 pm)
We have a 2007 Mazda5 and my wife is a nanny and watches 2 kids everyday. We also just had our first child so understand your need for 3 car seats. We were able to take out the 2nd row seat behind the driver's seat. It really wasn't that hard actually (to my amazement!!). There are 4 bolt at the 4 corners, 2 on each track.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
#18 of 18 Re: wow [w00000t]
Dec 10, 2008 (3:25 pm)
Are you referring also to the dash?? I had an '06 Touring and now have an '08 GT, and on both, simply touching the surfaces of the dash will leave smudges that are nearly impossible to remove.
Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the M5, but I've always thought they could have been much smarter about the material or surface used on the dashboard area.