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2008 Mazda MAZDA5 Van

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Benefits of Driving a 2008 Mazda MAZDA5 Van

Part minivan, part SUV, and part station wagon, the 2008 MAZDA5 can serve a wide range of needs for city dwellers with a tight budget and an even tighter parking space--especially when there are children to be shuttled. Yet the model stands out for its fun-to-drive qualities, as it handles more like a sporty hatchback or wagon than a minivan or SUV.

What's new for 2008?

For 2008, the MAZDA5 gets a slightly different appearance, some new features, and a new automatic transmission.

Model Strengths

  • Seating for six
  • competitive price
  • solid fuel efficiency
  • impressive handling and maneuverability
  • small footprint for easy parking.

Model Review

The front-wheel-drive MAZDA5, which combines the attributes of a people mover and a sport sedan, is powered by a 153-horsepower, 2.3L four-cylinder engine, with either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

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With so many cars looking like everything else on the road, it's refreshing to get into a new model that really has no match. The Mazda5 combines the drivability of a small sedan with the usefulness of a minivan, a unique combination that works very well. From the outside, the Mazda5 looks quite futuristic with a steeply raked windshield, rising beltline and clear-lens taillights. Standard 17-inch alloys and fog lights add to the sporty styling.

The Mazda5 is not a big car - about a foot shorter than a Honda Accord - but the interior space is impressive. Seating is available for six in three rows of two. The third row is a tight squeeze for adults, but the second row can move forward to provide some additional legroom. The best part is you still get a minivan's sliding doors - an excellent addition that nets you a wide opening without needing lots of space around the car.

With the third row in place, cargo room is adequate for a few grocery bags, but it folds easily to provide space similar to a midsize SUV. Fold the second row flat and the Mazda5 is all you need for a trip to the home improvement store.

Along with all that utility for people and cargo, you also get a machine that's reasonably fun to drive. Step on the throttle and the Mazda5's 153-horsepower engine gets it moving quickly. The chassis is shared with the sporty Mazda3, so the Mazda5 inherits many of the same qualities, with tight steering and impressive handling.

Our test Mazda5 was the top-of-the-line Grand Touring edition. For roughly $26K it offers such high-end features as xenon HID headlights, leather trim, Bluetooth connectivity, a power sunroof and a navigation system. The Grand Touring is only available with a 5-speed automatic, but still averaged 26 mpg in 300 or so miles of testing.

If you're looking for a more frugal or frisky people and cargo mover, the Mazda5 could be a smart solution.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years/60,000 Miles

Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Each Mazda Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a 12-Month / 12,000 Mile Vehicle Limited Warranty with no deductible on covered components, which begins when the factory warranty ends. If it's out of warranty, the 12-month/12,000 miles warranty begins on the certified retail date.

Coverage begins on the limited powertrain warranty from the original retail sales date and covers 7-Years /100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2008-2014 model years and less than 80,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 150-Point Detailed Inspection

Autocheck® Vehicle History Report with 3-year buyback protection from Experian, subject to all Experian & Experian Automotive buyback terms and conditions.

Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance 24hr Roadside Assistance for the life of the Powertrain Limited Warranty offers confidence on the road around the clock.
Special Financing Yes, see your Mazda dealer for details.
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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