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  • 36/10 numbers: Cooper - .00129 and 61% Cooper S - .00113 and 61% Subtract 1% for 12K. Add 1% for 7,500 miles per year. Dealer can mark up the MF for extra profit. Yes, add your fees, etc. to the negotiated price to achieve a $0 due at signing pa…
  • Yes... new numbers for September. Which model, term and mileage? Please ask your question without quoting an unrelated post. thanks! Can I please get the MF and residual values for the following (I assume these are from Mini Financial?): 36 mon…
  • Hi! Could you confirm the MF and residual for a 2015 Countryman S All4? What lease term and how many miles per year? 36/12 or if there is a more advantageous term .00074 MF and 62% residual. thanks for your MF and residual info - where do y…
  • This is a known problem on Mazda5s - your sway bar bushings need replacement/lube - probably both front and rear sway bar bushings, the front are a lot harder to replace. the noise is more noticeable when cold. Tire wear is also a known problem - …
  • Hi, Thinking about putting seat covers on our new 2008 Accord LX-P for protection. Any body have some? Any recommentions? Thinking about getting them from coverking.com Thanks, David
  • Hi, Thinking about putting on seat covers to protect the seats on our new 08 Accord LX-P. Has anyone any recommendations? I would like to make sure that the side airbags still work - bought some factory seat covers for our Mazda5 that had the si…
  • Thanks for all the replies, I have already clay'ed the car - that's how I found the defects. I found a worse one when I clay'ed it again. This might be a painting defect. The problem I'm worried about is several years down the line - it will sta…
  • Hi, Has anyone had any problems with the paint on their 2008 Accord? Just bought a 2008 Accord LX-P (red) - there are little round spots on the roof paint that look sort of like the dealer left sap on the paint and it etched the clear coat. Other…
  • It is surprising that all 4 of your wheels are bent - did you hit something really hard? There are places that can repair your wheels, or you can go aftermarket for cheaper. David
  • Thanks for the info - don't have a 2007 accord yet, was thinking about buying one, couldn't find any info on Honda's website about towing. Is it much of a problem going up hills with the 4 cylinder & automatic. David
  • Hi, Can't find any information on this. Is towing offically ok with Honda for their 2007 Accord? What are the limitations? Thanks
  • Hi, Some other things to consider - warranty - the Mazda still should have the bumper to bumper warranty effective? Is it transferable? How long do you plan to keep the car? The Prius battery warranty is only for 8 years/100k miles (I believe). …
  • Did you bleed the coolant system? If you don't bleed it properly, an air pocket will form. There is a bolt you need to crack open and make sure all the bubbles come out. I believe that I raised the overflow tank higher than the rest of the engine…
  • Hi, Well, I think that how you rate the driving experience depends on what you are used to. Compared to the 94 Villager that this car replaced, it has more power and handles better. (but the Villager has more room and has approved towing capabilit…
  • Bring it back to the dealer and have them look at it. On our Mazda5, the brakes are almost too sensitive - they'll stop on a dime. David
  • re: wife problem - it was a joke :-) If the problem only occurs when the wife is driving ... it's a wife problem. anyway - I don't think the car will start unless it is in neutral or park. My guess is that the stick position switch is having an i…
  • My guess, sounds like a switch problem. When it fails to start - what is showing on the instrument panel - are the lights showing up as normal? What gear is the transmission in? It could be the ignition switch or a transmission switch. Actually,…
  • Hi, Google is your friend - see black box. The article says "but due to a digital setup that is more like a tape loop that constantly runs, it is able to record the last few seconds before a crash, capturing information regarding vehicle speed, …
  • I agree that 20% more N2 shouldn't make much of a difference (see my post). But my experience is that it keeps tire pressure better. I did some research on the web. See link I think that the main effect might be the lower moisture content in the …
  • Hi, The Costco I use now puts nitrogen in their tires (its what the sickly green tire caps mean). They don't charge anything if you buy your tires from them. I have noticed that I don't need to repressurize the tires as often to bring them back t…
  • Hi, I believe the US tires are Toyo, just read it off your tire . It appears some people have Michelins (Canadian?). From reading other information on the web, others have mentioned problems with Toyo's bubbling. It also appears that if you tak…
  • Hi, Google is your friend - see michelin website. There are also other references to bubbles appearing without impacts - probably defects. It appears that the bubbles are dangerous and the tire should be replaced asap as it is a sign of the tre…
  • Hi, Was it hard to install? Actually RPM is $10 more, but free shipping, Visual Garage costs $12 shipping so RPM is cheaper by $2. However, Visual Garage offers group discounts for 5+ orders. Anyone interested in putting a group buy together? T…
  • See sharkfin antenna. I don't have one, but other people say that the reception is better than the stubbies. See rpm for cheaper price (includes shipping). Anyone for a group buy?
  • Hi, Had same problem - code can also be in the trunk of the car, mine was on the upper part of the trunk. David
  • Hi, See post#37. It has both the ipod interface & aux input. The ipod interface is better than Mazda's since you can control the ipod thru either the headunit or the ipod click wheel when it is plugged in. I installed one of these and it wor…
  • Hi, Check these links for a cheaper price for cassette player. www.finishlineperformance.com or www.mazdastuff.com David
  • Hi, I believe that the pressure changes you feel are from a standing wave created in the cabin caused by the air rushing by. There is a resonance that is dependent on the size & shape of the enclosed volume. If you change the shape of the vol…
    in Mazda5 Comment by kw_da June 2006
  • Probably depends on your area, but a month ago, I saw 2007's on the lot when we bought our 2006. I'm in Southern California area. David
    in Mazda5 Comment by kw_da September 2006
  • Hi jandree22, Where did you find out 2007 information? Do you know if they added towing capability? Any new interior colors (black is too hot). What did you have to pay for your 2007 model? MSRP? Thanks
    in Mazda5 Comment by kw_da July 2006
  • Hi, Check paper for Mazda5 loss leaders - I'd aim for at least $1000 under invoice for 2006s. Depends on how badly the dealer needs a sale to make the bonus at the end of the month. Good Luck. David
  • Hi, My experience with tinting. Usually the dealer just sends it off to a local place to get it tinted - you can just go directly to this tinter (this is what we did). From my research on the web, there are many brands of tints with various quali…
  • 2) The US roof rack is fugly. Is it possible to import the euro roof rails and install them? As I recall, I believe that someone looked into getting the euro rails - and found out it was very expensive & probably didn't fit anyway. Can't reme…
  • Hi, You can check the LaTimes online site - they have Mazda ads - you click on ads, then search for Mazda. However, I wasn't able to find the Thousand Oaks ad - its possible its a region specific ad as the LaTimes has a Ventura version. As far as…
  • Today's (Friday) LA Times has Thousand Oaks Mazda selling a 06 Mazda5 for $14995 (6767/110061) - I think this is the manual tranmission black Mazda5 they have had a for a long time as a loss leader. There is also a 06 MPV for $15495 (7380/571589). …
  • Hi, My deal is in posting #398 - title is wrong, the price was 17,265 +TTL. I bought a 2006 Sport (2006 has longer 4-year bumper to bumper warranty, but shorter power train warranty). I'm not sure when the ads come out - I'll check for you. It a…
  • Hi, Re your prices - ouch, but its Hawaii :-) I'm in Southern Cal & bought from Thousand Oaks Dealer. You need to talk to the manager to get the best deal (he may not be in on weekdays - the sales guy can tell you when he is in). I bought in…
  • Hi, Thanks for posting your price. It helps others if you can post the price you paid before Tax, Title & License (TTL). Some states have no tax, so this can make a big difference in price. Dealer helps & location. FYI, You can get VINs…
  • Hi, I just ran the TMV price in edmunds - the MSRP is $25,410, Invoice is $23,450 and TMV is $24,911 for zip code 91362. I believe that buying agents such as Costco can get you your car at invoice +$500 or so - see other threads. Depends on how m…
  • Hi, Re: question #3 Well in my selfish opinion, I think its better that there's not as much advertising - otherwise, there'd be more demand and we'd have to pay more for our M5s. We also have unique cars, easier to find our car in the parking lot…