Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. The salesman did not share with me that the vehicle was not designed for towing. For the price and fuel economy compared to similar cars, I think it is a great value! The Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid in your area, so be sure to check it out before you begin negotiating. But she still knows all the moves. Unless you feel more comfort by doing so.
We too have roof racks that I use for carrying a canoe and a roof top carrier that we rent when needed for long trips. The seat bottoms could be deeper, and the side bolsters could be more substantive. It's the heart of Mazda's Zoom Zoom! Urban architects have known the answer for at least a century: Go vertical. For 2 kids this van would be great, but if you need to use the third row of seats often, you will lose a large portion of your cargo room. The tailgate also stops its upward travel in two positions, one higher than the other, a boon for shorter people.
A turn of the key demonstrates a noticeable reduction in vibration from the previous-generation Miata. We recognize that for many people there is a minivan phase of life, when the ability to carry a small brood and their paraphernalia in an economical and relatively fuel-efficient manner is a necessity—stigma be damned. I have not replace any shocks nor have the spark plugs or serpentine belt been replaced. I am not sure about the gas mileage because I have not taken it on a long trip. Found one with all the toys Navi, roof, auto temp, Etc. I just bought my new 08 Mazda 5 Grand Touring in the Stormy Blue. General Comments: This was not love at first sight, for us, it was more a matter of finding the right car to fit our family needs.
The secret's in its size, as the six-person Mazda5 is significantly smaller than traditional minivans. Personally, I don't consider this as a negative for a micro-van. Fair Purchase Prices that represent what consumers are actually paying can differ substantially from the suggested prices, so click on the Fair Purchase Prices to compare. The look is sleek and high tech, but with an odd-looking indentation splitting the upper and lower halves of the dash. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers.
Suspension, f: independent, MacPherson strut, coil springs, gas-pressure shocks, stabilizer bar Suspension, r: independent, multi-link, coil springs, gas-pressure shocks, stabilizer bar Ground clearance: 5. Throttle tip-in can be a bit more abrupt than expected, especially when accelerating from a stop around a corner. And as minivans go, this one's cool. Ended up with a used '08. Ps- My other car is a 2010 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition.
Both the five- and six-speed manuals provide precise shifts that make quick work of gear changes. Still weird how I lost two lights on the same side while the other still shines on. Well, after living with it a bit, I'd say it's for youngsters, oldsters and many inbetweeners. I appreciate the effort to guard me from my own stupidity, but. Already having one mini-van in the garage detered me from duplicating that even to the point of looking for the traditional station wagon. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
The 5 is the perfect combination of space and performance. The brakes are solid, with communicative pedal feedback. Air vents shutter like window blinds if the cool or warm air gets to be too much. Had a recall soon after for the power steering, got fixed and since then never had a problem with the car. General Comments: I like the interior comfort. Can't wait to take this 5 on a nice weekend road trip.
It has proved to be very comfortable. I can still seat 6, but haven't yet. The Sport and Touring models add more standard features such as larger wheels, cruise control and power door locks. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Stability control was added as standard for 2010.
Bose Audio It's tough to get a good sound system in an affordable convertible, but Bose finally pulled it off. I have put a quick 1,500 miles on it, taking trips with my children to visit family. Not many adults will want to park for very long in the third row. I have a family now so I'm limited to a vehicle that has a 6 person seating capacity. New Five-Speed Automatic Passes Muster We confess adherence to the preconceived notion that performance would suffer with the automatic; subsequently, we have a huge plate of crow on the menu for tonight.