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Mazda 5
How cool is the Mazda 5?
Frozen [ 1 ] ** [2.78%]
Cool [ 10 ] ** [27.78%]
Uncool [ 16 ] ** [44.44%]
Seriously Uncool [ 9 ] ** [25.00%]
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clarkma5
post Jun 21 2007, 03:57 PM
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Introduced in 2005 as a 2006 model, the Mazda 5 represented the evolution of the not-available-in-the-states Mazda Premacy, which bowed in 1999. Unique from other family haulers thanks to its compact dimensions, available manual transmission, frugal 4-cylinder engine, and sporty driving character, the 5 was a big gamble in the typically "less is not more" North American market, but it's met with quite a bit of praise on this continent. Complaints have centered on less-than-stellar power from its 2.3 liter engine, currently rated at 153 HP and 148 ft.-lbs. of torque. Still, the Mazda 5 is a breath of fresh air in the greater-than-five seats market, which has been for years the realm of big stodgy vans and, more recently, lumbering SUVs. So, is the Mazda 5 cool or not?



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post Jun 21 2007, 04:33 PM
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Affordable and practical, yes. More fun to drive than a Sienna or a Freestyle, yes. But I still call it uncool for being a minivan. Admittedly, it's cooler than your typical minivan (which I'd give an MJ uncool).
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clarkma5
post Jun 21 2007, 10:30 PM
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I went for cool. Yeah I know it's a practical people carrier with underwhelming grunt, but it's got a unique european/japanese charm to it that nothing else with this much practicality can claim. And call me crazy, but I think they look really really good.
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Tony Two Shoes
post Jun 25 2007, 05:20 PM
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I'd change my vote from seriously uncool to uncool if there were a Mazdaspeed version.
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post Jun 26 2007, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Jun 21 2007, 11:30 PM) *
And call me crazy, but I think they look really really good.


Hi, Crazy.
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post Jun 27 2007, 07:30 PM
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rofl Mini-minivan. How can anything with a such name be even remotely close to cool?
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post Jun 29 2007, 05:39 AM
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If the cool wall were all about minivans, this would be frozen. Unfortunately, it's not so therefore it's uncool
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post Jun 29 2007, 01:08 PM
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This car isn't cool. The commercial we had in North America with the business men talking about how the driver of a Mazda5 is "the man" drives me nuts to say the least and it drives me nuts becuase there is no way in hell anyone who drives one of these is "the man". This car is seriously uncool.
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post Jun 29 2007, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE(UserDrew @ Jun 29 2007, 05:08 PM) *
This car isn't cool. The commercial we had in North America with the business men talking about how the driver of a Mazda5 is "the man" drives me nuts to say the least and it drives me nuts becuase there is no way in hell anyone who drives one of these is "the man". This car is seriously uncool.

...are you talking about the cx7 commercial?
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post Jun 29 2007, 10:52 PM
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Fuck, you're right! blush.gif

Doesn't change my vote. The CX7 is uncool and so is this.
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post Jul 12 2007, 08:42 PM
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ln comparison to other minivans, this car is an absolute piece of shit.
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post Jul 15 2007, 12:06 PM
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It is a minivan...the symbol that you have focused your entire life on raising kids and don't have time for horsepower, handling, or sexy styling. Even if drives better then others vans it still gets MJ Uncool from me...
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