Last post on Jul 30, 2008 at 12:09 PM
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Kia Rondo, Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4, Mazda MAZDA5, Car Buying, Wagon
#270 of 271 Mazda 5 Diesel
Jul 16, 2008 (4:33 pm)
Would love to see Mazda offer the 5 with the Ford Duratorq 2.2L diesel. This engine delivers 175 hp/295 lb ft torque and delivers 40 mpg in Euro trim. Couple that with the 6 speed autobox and there wouldn't be a better combination of efficient space utilization, economy and fun to drive out there. I'd gladly pay $1500 over the 2.3L currently offered. Otherwise, this is a fantastic vehicle!
Jul 30, 2008 (12:09 pm)
Found this rather amusing, the Rondo is called the "Carens" in Brazil, where it also costs R$79,900, or about $51 grand at today's exchange rates.
Crazy, huh? Here it's a price-leader, there it's kind of upscale.
A Kia Sportage costs only slightly less, a Hyundai Tucson is about the same price.
Rondo owners should count their blessings!
The Santa Fe is sold as a loaded leather-lined AWD model only but costs a whopping R$149,000, over $94 grand!
The RAV4 costs even more than that! Yikes!