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#8 of 18 Re: European Mazda5 Accessories [stevel0923]
Nov 19, 2009 (1:45 pm)
1 k ha?
I got a 2010 after testing an 09 a month before. Changes also include (also per Mazda press release) deleting of exterior molding (I welcome it), deletion of the fender mounted signal light (I wish they left it) and some black trim around lights (?). I noticed on my own that on the sand interiors (like mine) the rear of the vehicle is all black, now. I remember the 09 having sand colored plastic panels in the back, that is 3rd raw seats and trunk. I don't remember the inside of the rear door, which is also black on mine.
That points to cost saving.
There are also good things. The 09 I tested had a significant delay when shifting manual. Mine shifts very quick (maybe the tester was a bad one). Also mine (GT) is noticeable quieter then the tester (T).
Also keep in mind, the bigger the MSRP - the bigger the discount!
#9 of 18 TCS, DSC, roof rails
Nov 20, 2009 (10:28 am)
The 2010 Mazda 5 GT only jumped $300 to $24,295 in Canada with the addition of TCS and DSC. The 2010 Mazda 5 GS remains at $20,495 because it doesn't have TCS and DSC, but the $1,295 Comfort Package (new for 2010) adds TCS, DSC, Bluetooth, 6 speakers, alarm, and leather wrapped steering wheel.
I agree I'd rather have roof rails than the NA roof rack but oh well...
#10 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [vicenac]
Nov 22, 2009 (2:02 pm)
I've tinted my M5: all windows with 20% film except the windshield and the front side windows. Paid $230 in summer 2008 in Upstate NY.
#11 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [vicenac]
Nov 22, 2009 (6:05 pm)
I did my windows this past summer in Boston. It was $250 for regular film, $300 for this more metallic film that was more effective at stopping UV rays, and an extra $50 if you also wanted to tint the front side windows. They recommended that that because you are always sitting in the front seat. I ended up doing that, although a lesser rating for those windows. Even with that, there was a noticable different in solar heat on my arms with the window up or down.
#12 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [boloti_troy]
Nov 22, 2009 (6:06 pm)
Thanks! I see now what the guy was talking about - 20%. I told him that I want "factory tint".
Since then I noticed that the side windows have a very light greenish tint, compared to the wind shield.
I used to own a Ford Freestyle, which has the same number of windows. All windows were factory tinted (except for the windshield). The shade was light on the front ones, darker on the rear doors and darkest on the remaining 3 windows.
That is what I wanted to do on the MZ5, but now I wonder if I should just do what you did.
Can you see inside (looking from outside) through this 20%?
#13 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [vicenac]
Nov 23, 2009 (10:38 am)
In Florida, I had 5 windows tinted and a windshield strip for $165 including tax. I tinted the darkest Florida allows, which is not that dark. The rear are slightly darker than the front. Because the 5 is car based and not truck based, I could not tint as dark as I wanted. The law in Florida is 15% back windows and 28% front. SUV and other Multi Purpose Vehicles can go much darker and there is a medical clause that allows even deeper if you can not tolerate sunlight. Would advise checking state laws.
#14 of 18 Re: Tinting price $200 [vicenac]
Nov 23, 2009 (10:59 am)
My rear windows are 15% and you can still see through from outside. That is the darkest Florida allows or I would have went darker.
#15 of 18 I've got new accessories
Nov 23, 2009 (5:53 pm)
So I went to Med Center Mazda and I ordered the rear bumper plate, the trunk liner(soft) and the cargo net.
The cover is vinyl with a canvas underside. It is gray and it has openings to leave hooks exposed. It works.
The net is another story. I did not even try it. Unfortunately the instructions show to hook the top to the third row seats. SO you have to have both of them in the same position, up or down. I thought that they come with something that fit in the cargo cover guides, to form a net "wall" and not depend on the seats. I want to use the car with one seat up and the other down. I guess the net will stay under one of the seats for future use.
The bumper plate has four long and narrow strips of double sided adhesive tape, following closely the perimeter.
#16 of 18 Re: I've got new accessories [vicenac]
Nov 23, 2009 (8:23 pm)
I'll have to check on the rear bumper guard. I ordered it when I got the car this summer and they told me it was on "quality hold" and I verified that with Mazda. Now it sounds like they are available.