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Since the Mazda5 posts (presale, a few months in, and 7,500 miles in) seem to remain somewhat popular, I figured it is worth following up. I also recently did a decent amount of maintenance, so the car has been on my mind. So what has happened in the last ~45k miles? Fire! The car started on fire. Yup....
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Each time first snow arrives in Chicago, and I get into a few conversations about driving in the snow and snow tires. So lets talk about why I have them on all my cars and why you might want to consider them. 2 4 Feet On The Ground When you are driving your car, any...
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This is a rant, and I apologize, but it irks me every single time I experience it, so time to rant! I live in Chicago, which is a fairly dense city. But I am over 2 miles from downtown, so the tallest building around me is usually 3 stories, so the density is not that...
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So we just rolled past 7,500 miles on our 2008 Mazda5 Touring. It goes to the dealer tomorrow for the maintenance. Just last night, my brother in law was in town and took his first ride in it and it got me thinking I should answer the few questions from the comments here and here...
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So we have had our 2008 Mazda5 Touring for a few months now and we have put about 3,000 miles on it. Is it still the car we were so excited about? What new things have popped up? What do we love? Overall, we are still very happy with our purchase and it is everything...
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Someone broke into the camry last night… broke the driver side window and climbed in… the only thing they stole as far as I can tell is the suction cup and clip for the GPS. I assume that they saw the GPS clip and assumed the navigation unit was actually in the car… they opened...
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So while we haven’t signed anything, I think we are buying a new car. We are going to sell the 2002 Toyota Camry that rebecca drives daily and replace it with a 2008 Mazda5. The camry has been a great car overall. Although it is a bit wide and long, it has nice space in...
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the damage is less than I thought it would be in all honesty… evidently she was driving westbound, cruise set at 70mph, in the fast lane… somehow ended up driving into the center median, then bounced back into the westbound lane, facing eastbound, on the wheels. at some point in time the car skidded/rolled on...
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Attention all your chicago readers… city stickers should all be on today… just a friendly reminder.
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I am feeling good…. yesterday… mason had a doctor’s appt, the work, then came home, got mason to bed, had dinner, went to the gym, then went to the grocery store and got normal stuff as well as stuff for smoothies, veggies, and stuff for work lunches. Made some veggies stir fried for a post...
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