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#12 of 44 Re: 2009 Mazda5 [ptien_va]
May 12, 2008 (10:29 am)
Mazda5 Speed edition
LOL, would be great, but no. Mazda NA is running the Mazda5 message as economical, great family hauler and without sacrificing handling and fun-to-drive. A turbo engine like the ones for the MazdaSpeed3 or MazdaSpeed6 will bring the MPG really down plus may not be a good seller for such a small market niche.
It might be more attractive to sell in Japan or Europe though but the new Mazda6 will keep them busy at least through 2009.
#13 of 44 2009 Mazda5 engine and ESC?
May 16, 2008 (11:57 am)
Has anyone seen anything indicating an engine upgrade (the new 2.5L) and/or ESC for the 2009 Mazda5?
#14 of 44 Re: 2009 Mazda5 [ptien_va]
May 16, 2008 (4:54 pm)
My local dealer said September release for the 09.
#15 of 44 Re: 2009 Mazda5 engine and ESC? [motormope]
May 17, 2008 (5:37 am)
Other forum posted the Canada specs for 2009. No ESC nor 2.5L, changes in packages and colors only.
#16 of 44 Re: 2009 Mazda5 engine and ESC? [coolmazda5]
May 18, 2008 (6:31 pm)
what is the link to the other forum? please (just to prove i am Canadian and oh ever so polite eh lol )
#17 of 44 New Engine Rumors
Jul 23, 2008 (10:49 am)
I'd read rumors of a new engine that got 1 mpg better gas mileage and added a few more horses to boot. I was driving past a Mazda dealership and decided to get a firsthand look at the interior and let my 3 year old clamber around in it.
The sales guy confirmed that the 2009 would have a new, improved engine. But, generally, details on other features are few and far between.
I'm in the burbs north of Seattle. We get rain like 200 days a year and a few days of light snow here and there. The 5 doesn't offer AWD or even traction control, so I'm wondering if they might be upgrading the safety features for 2009. I like the 5, but if they don't step up their game on safety, it's going to be a hard sell to the wife.
#18 of 44 New engine rumors?
Jul 23, 2008 (7:21 pm)
Where are these rumors from? I would be interested in knowing if there was any solid information what the mazda5 will have in 2009. I guess I could just wait until September to see, but curious if someone knows...
#19 of 44 Minimal changes for 2009 Mazda5
Jul 28, 2008 (1:37 pm)
According to this press release, the Mazda5 will have minimal changes for 2009. According to it, the only changes for 2009 will be:
"New Liquid Silver exterior color to replace Sunlight Silver (late availability)
Sand interior color now available with Stormy Blue and Brilliant Black exterior colors."
Since we will not buy a family vehicle without Electronic Stability Control, that rules out the Mazda5 for us for at least another year.
#20 of 44 Re: Minimal changes for 2009 Mazda5 [bargainseeker]
Jul 28, 2008 (6:16 pm)
yeah, that was my guess. The Mazda3 and the Mazda6 will keep Mazda busy at least for one more year. No ESC, that's OK...
#21 of 44 NO ESC = NO MAZDA5 FOR ME
Aug 08, 2008 (9:29 am)
NO ESC = NO MAZDA5 FOR ME
This should have been my first Mazda purchase and the start of a long valuable consumer relationship between Mazda and me. Instead, this glaring lack of proper, soon to be mandated, safety feature technology has bittered this consumer to the core. After patiently waiting, and taking the time to personally write (by both s-mail and e-mail way back in Feb) all explaining the expectations of ESC in the ’09 model; I am utterly disappointed they have stuck with the status quo; ignoring my (and many others) call for an updated M5 with ESC.
I am sure that by the time Mazda sees right; there will be lots of new space wagons as competition here in the US. Look for new products in late ’09-’10, that will surely all come with ESC standard. GM, Subaru, Honda and others are all rumored to have Mazda5 class competition under development. With the cost of fuel on the rise, and a move to smaller more efficient autos already apparent - this niche segment will expand rapidly. Mazda, who was poised to strike while the fire was hot, with an outstanding product in the Mazda5 (save the obvious oversight of no ESC) will blow this perfect opportunity to become a leader in a new segment. No, instead they have settled for a sub par safety reputation; choosing the easy road, the lazy road, the road that leads to mediocrity.
For me, I will move on to something else for my purchase. I cannot continue to wait for Mazda USA to wake up… a different brand for me, for sure. Likely, I will be less passionate about its shape and size than I was about the 5 - but at least I will be confident in it safety performance; which is the bottom line for first time parents – purchasing a car for their first new baby.
Mazda… you’re dead to me.