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  • d_hyperd_hyper Posts: 130
    Must have been preliminary numbers. 956 units last month,
    half of the sales a year/month earlier. Rondo is definitely eating it's share instead of creating a new market with joint efforts.
  • I thought 800 units/month was a little low. Those figures seem a little more resonable.
  • kivokivo Posts: 64
    Maybe if Mazda would advertise the car once in a while, sales would increase. I don't think I've ever seen an ad for the car on TV.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    You haven't and Mazda said they wouldn't. initial releases of the car said Mazda was planning on low volumes so I don't think anyone there is very worried. If the niche catches on, at least they have a foot in the segment.
  • coolmazda5coolmazda5 Posts: 525
    Yeah, not too much advertising here since the 2nd generation show up in NA. Back in 2005 we got ours when we saw the ad in a magazine though (Business 2.0 I believe). It really caught our eye especially when we found out it was heading to this part of the Globe. Yet we needed to resource the Web in Asia and Europe to find some more data and ads to shop around.

    Before, and after, buying it I've seen some of the TV ads (Was it the Winter Olympics?) in the US and in Canada.

    Here are some I remember. Note: Some findings are credit to some of the folks from a Non-Edmunds forum... :)

    Old model:

    New model:

    New model Asia:
  • castg1castg1 Posts: 34
    We went to MAZDA to check out the price of MPV. We had test drove the Odyssey and just wanted to try another minivan before deciding.

    Then we saw the MAZDA5 in the show room. And we went for it.
  • yysyysyysyys Posts: 51
    2008 Mazda Mazda5 Trim Style MSRP Invoice
    Grand Touring Station Wagon
    (2.3L 4cyl 5-speed automatic)
    $21,500 $20,117
    Sport Station Wagon
    (2.3L 4cyl 5-speed manual)
    $17,735 $16,606
    Sport Station Wagon
    (2.3L 4cyl 5-speed automatic)
    $17,735 $16,606
    Touring Station Wagon
    (2.3L 4cyl 5-speed automatic)
    $19,350 $18,112
    Touring Station Wagon
    (2.3L 4cyl 5-speed manual)
    $19,350 $18,112
  • Long time no coming to Edmunds :blush: , but the 2008 model is out (I'm sure you've seen it, I hope :D). It is for Japan only at this point (Premacy), but many of the options shown will be around the World for sure...

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  • bobw3bobw3 Posts: 2,992
    what are the changes for '08?
  • bobw3bobw3 Posts: 2,992
    Thanks...good info. I wonder how the 2nd row AC vents with fan will be set up? I imagine they'll be in the back of the front center console, although it would be better to have them in the ceiling or high up on the sides. With AC vents from the back of the center console you usually just end up with cold knees versus cooling the upper part of your body that's in the sun (cold air goes down and heat rises). Also, if they're up higher, then the 3rd row could benefit too.

    But I do like the rest of the changes listed.
  • bobw3, If you haven't see the 2008 exterior spy pics, here's a link:
  • Yeah, whatever they do with the 2nd row vents should be very creative. I like your ceiling vents idea. For the Japanese market they managed to get the front passenger armrest, but it seems that they sacrificed the center console somehow, so it will be interesting to see how it will be offered by the other markets

    Check the image, first picture. This is the 2008 JDM Mazda Premacy configuration:


    Source is the site...
  • City 22
    Highway 27
  • Not sure if that information is correct as it does not specify AT or MT. If there are improvements on the MZR engine plus the 5AT for 2008, I would expect better numbers.

    Check 2007 values from the Mazda USA Web Site:

    EPA Mileage, City/Highway (mpg) - M/T 22/27
    EPA Mileage, City/Highway (mpg) - A/T 21/26

    The values map the M/T EPA mileage...
  • kivokivo Posts: 64
    Any one know when the dealers will have the 2008 Mazda5 brochures in?
  • Hi Kivo! I think it's going to be in November, 2007. That's when the dealerships usually start bringing in the 2008 makes. I'll ask my Mazda dealer and get back to you. :D
  • Stumbled upon this yesterday - click the link, then on the Copper Red Mazda5.

    First time I've seen a LHD interior shot of the 2008, with in-dash navigation and in beige. There's this odd horizontal slot located below the shifter, might this be the rear seat AC duct? It's not present on any of the 2008 JDM Premacy pics.

    According to the link: EPA 22/28, just below 2008 Mazda3's 22/29 rating.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    The lack of it on the 2008 Mazda5 is shocking especially on a minivan/crossover type vehicle. In this class, it is usually usually standard equipment rather than an option. On the Mazda5 it still isn't available even as an option.

    Which other 2008 minivans or crossovers besides the Mazda5 do not have stability control at least optionally?

    The Mazda5 may be the only 2008 minivan-type vehicle sold in the United States without availability of stability control. Pretty bad to be in that position.
  • Yes, I agree, but for the time I have driven mine I don't see it as a real critical need.

    Most of the cars where I've seen ESC as a standard or as an option is because without it they are really dangerous.

    After all, wasn't ESC was developed after so many SUVs and Minivans were really bad to maneuver on difficult situations even if the driver was a good one? The Mazda5 is not one of those.

    Of course I would love to have ESC on mine. I know it is much safer for my family and me, don't take me wrong.
  • castg1castg1 Posts: 34
    I'm in saskatchewan and in winter time city roads are usually frozen snow. I drive the MZ5 using ESC (easy, slow, careful) driving. :). yes. with winter tires.
  • w00000tw00000t Posts: 23
    I apologize if this seems like a stupid question but...
    I am coming from driving a totally standard 2000 Chevy Cavalier to this nice 2006 Mazda5 Sport, so bear with me ;)

    I noticed the lighting in my car is pretty dim at night (stereo, speedometer, etc..). I have figured out how everything else electronic in this car works however I can NOT figure out how to adjust the brightness. Yes, I read the manual. It says it's on the handle where you turn on the headlights and whatnot but um... I tried twisting and pushing all sorts of things on there and all it does is turn the parking and/or head lights on. Someone please tell me how to do this...Thanks!
  • The car has a little stick/knob on the bottom left of the odometer. Turn it to the right clockwise until you hear a beep (or stops...). The beep or the stop indicate the brightest level.
  • mdchachimdchachi Posts: 275
    I'd guess a storage cubby hole for iPod, phone or whatever. I think it would be difficult to route ducting to that point.
  • w00000tw00000t Posts: 23
    AHA! PRESTO! Thanks :)
  • :D

    - 2nd row seat A/C vents
    - Central console remains
    - Very distinctive exterior new color
  • bobw3bobw3 Posts: 2,992
    any other link to these pics? I only see one of the exterior.
  • Here you go. I think this may work:

    The Rear A/C vents:


    And the new Navigation System (oh, and nicer gauges):

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