Last post on Jan 06, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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Mazda MAZDA5, Car Safety, Van
#69 of 78 Not important to me
Nov 26, 2008 (10:12 am)
I haven't bought my MZ5 yet, so nothing to defend. I don't care one whit that it lacks AWD, DSC, or ESC. I know it lacks it - and if it offered it as an extra, I'd probably not opt for it. Put me in the "not necessary" category. I think the 5 offers many other good reasons to choose it, and lack of the aforementioned features doesn't mean the 5 is an unsafe vehicle. It doesn't even mean other vehicles with them are more safe, if all other factors are not equal between compared cars.
#70 of 78 Mazda 5 model 2011
Nov 28, 2008 (2:01 pm)
I was talking to one of the sales people and he told me that they are not adding stability control till the 2011 model re-make which of course comes out 2010 sometime. So if you guys want options that are available elsewhere you need to start to but Mazda US which of course controls mazda canada of stuff you want added to it. I personally like the option of tinted glass(not the stick on stuff) which is available now in other countries. Another option which is really cheap to add is the back up camera. The power sliding doors which are available elsewhere now would be handy even though the assist ones are on them now the power open and close is handy. Also the sunroof there is loads of room to make it one that slides within the roof of the car and would give a reasonable opening as compared to the tiny one now.
#71 of 78 Winter tires FTW.
Apr 07, 2009 (11:22 am)
If it was between spending an extra $500 on VSC or spending $500 on proper winter tires, I would choose proper winter tires. AWD, VSC, ABS, EBD, etc. is not an excuse not to wear winter rubber. Yes that's $500 every three or four years we have to spend but on my Corolla with nothing but EBD, my car was very capable throughout the winter. I've seen SUVs with all four technologies and they would just slide out of control regardless.
#72 of 78 2012 Mazda 5 awesome, including Stability & Traction Control
Dec 31, 2011 (2:20 pm)
It's been over a couple years since the last post and a lot has changed so I figured this Mazda5 Traction / Stability Control forum needed an update...
Our 2012 Mazda 5 GT is an incredible car in so many aspects and I am very impressed with it. One area of great satisfaction has been the Traction / Stability Control. The first time driving this car in snow was on a gravel driveway with five inches of snow. To experiment, I floored the gas and tried to spin the tires. They would not spin and the vehicle picked up speed and drove like it was on pavement. This was with the stock all-season tires, before putting on seasonal dedicated alloys and snow tires (it's good to use a narrower width for snow tires). I think the Traction / Stability Control adds a terrific safety measure and drives like an all wheel drive vehicle, but without the reduced gas mileage of an all wheel drive vehicle. Highly recommended vehicle.
#73 of 78 Re: Mazda5: No Traction/ Stability Control. Is this an issue? [cydwel]
Jan 05, 2012 (9:29 am)
Rather than buying a FWD or even a F/awd vehicle for use in inclimate weather, snow, ice, without TRACTION control why not just volunteer for testing electric execution chairs...??
#74 of 78 Re: DSC or TC [maltb]
Jan 05, 2012 (9:51 am)
You intentionally created a circumstance wherein DSC activated....
But what about instances wherein DSC activates unexpectedly, a bit of black ice just beyond the apex of that same turn...?
But more to your point....
Porsche has a bit of an answer, delay the activation of PSM's stability control just a tad to give the driver time to react in a corrective manner.
But then Porsche's are ALWAYS RWD, "base" RWD. Absent Trac/DSC how would a FWD or a F/awd driver, how COULD a driver react, react constructively even, to "plowing" once on that unseen, unseeable, patch of black ice...??
QUICK application of the rear implemented E-brake, maybe..??
#75 of 78 Re: DSC or TC [wwest]
Jan 05, 2012 (12:56 pm)
Take your meds and go to your room!
#76 of 78 Re: DSC or TC [bprenderson]
Jan 05, 2012 (6:42 pm)
I would, but she keeps hiding the Viagra.
#77 of 78 Re: DSC or TC [wwest]
Jan 06, 2012 (4:46 am)
You get the 2012 award for Great Witty Answers! I had to print that out for Buster, my husband. Thanks...
#78 of 78 Re: DSC or TC [bprenderson]
Jan 06, 2012 (8:26 pm)
You're quite welcome, but I couldn't have done it without my "straight" man, bp.