I personal a 2009 Mazda 5 Grand Touring and what frustrates me is the LACK of options on what is meant to be the high-end mannequin.
First of all, European and JDM Mazda 5s have energy sliding passenger doorways and energy liftgate as an possibility; none of those have been obtainable on the ‘09 US version, although Mazda was nice enough to include plastic blanks where the switches for those functions are SUPPOSED to be, thus constantly reminding me that this car was speced-out by the bean counters at Mazda USA
Other notable omissions:
No cover for the center console storage bin
No pocket on the rear of the passenger side front seat
No vanity mirror on the passenger side visor
No power adjustments on the driver’s seat
The lights on the instrument panel have two settings – High and Low, nothing in between.
Add that to the truth that the pedals on this automotive weren’t designed for my measurement 13EEE ft in thoughts, and the middling gasoline mileage (common 22-23mpg)
All these little annoyances turns a automotive that in any other case fits my wants virtually completely (though one other 50hp can be nice) right into a automobile that may be a reminder that the Mazda 5 was constructed to occupy a particular worth level out there.
Japanese-spec vehicles at all times get extra fascinating accoutrements than their American counterparts. In a super world, sellers would not less than make the elements obtainable, however typically variations in wiring forestall it from being a simple set up.
Submitted by: Earthbound Misfit I