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Old 06-10-2007, 12:16 PM   #11
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Re mazda5 noise

Thanks for the info so far. On the stick or auto trans, well I really want the 5spd but I cant seem to find one in IL.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:25 PM   #12
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Be patient and get the one you really want, even if you have to drive a few hours or take a bus to get it.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:34 PM   #13
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We tried shopping around a bit for ours, but out of the 25 or so available within 100 miles, only two were stick. We ended up going with the one that the local dealer had on the lot, as we were unlikely to have much luck beating the s-plan (corporate) price we were eligible for anyway.

Rumor on the Mazda247 forum is that the 08s won't even be offered with a stick. That's too bad IMO, as I doubt the 5 feels nearly as sporty without it, and obviously it suffers on fuel economy.
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:02 AM   #14
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Oil

I was wondering if you have tried synthetic oil. My brother put synthetic oil in the entire drivetrain of his jeep and MPG went from 17 to 19. So I wonder what kind of gain you could get from a vehicle that is inherently more efficient
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I have owned a 5 for a year and it is everything you described. I have 26k on the car and consistanly get 30+mpg in 50/50 driving (with roof rack). I have run synthetic oil since new.
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Me and my wife are going to consider a new Mazda 5, as soon as the civic goes caput which might be awhile.
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My three thoughts on it are:
- An automatic? Are you insane? j/k, but take a serious look at what people with automatics really achieve economy-wise vs. the 5-speed.
Don't worry, Mazda automatics don't stay with you long......
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You would not be the first person I have heard that from. The autos seem to go bad in a big way.
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The more I drive the 5-speed, the more I realize it's hypermile potential. Just doing standard P&Gs yesterday around town, I was able to average just over 37 MPG primarily on streets with a 40mph limit. At 30 mph in 5th gear, it will cruise along with economy in the mid to upper 40's.

Unfortunately my wife won't take the same measures I do for fuel economy, so at the end of the average day with her driving it, 25-26 mpg is pretty normal. For a 6 passenger vehicle, we don't find that disappointing.
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mileage

Have you taken it on a all highway trip? What kinda mileage at 65mph
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