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Old 07-11-2013, 01:54 PM   #201 (permalink)
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i think you have to contact the DMV and tell them the licence plate to get the owner. The building can claim ownership of the car since they have been storing it in their parking lot if no one claims it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #202 (permalink)
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just brought the car back from the dealership. Man my jetta has taken all the joy away from driving. for years now i've been super-sensitive to every little sound, vibration, tic, etc because of my car's tendency to fail and me having to closely observe everything. I felt myself doing that with the new car now. Even though the drive was totally fine, i started to worry at a stop for no reason and in general i was basically waiting for something to go wrong (like it would with the VW).

Hopefully i'll lose this crappy feeling soon.

This is what the car looks like:
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #203 (permalink)
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just brought the car back from the dealership. Man my jetta has taken all the joy away from driving. for years now i've been super-sensitive to every little sound, vibration, tic, etc because of my car's tendency to fail and me having to closely observe everything. I felt myself doing that with the new car now. Even though the drive was totally fine, i started to worry at a stop for no reason and in general i was basically waiting for something to go wrong (like it would with the VW).

Hopefully i'll lose this crappy feeling soon.

This is what the car looks like:
Not a fan of the shape tbh but it looks like a solid vehicle considering it comes with alloy's and fog lights.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #204 (permalink)
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well i didn't really got it because i thought it was cool.

and i guess mine is even less cool than already uncool as it doesn't have fog lights and has different rims.lol.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:08 PM   #205 (permalink)
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No Mini van is cool, it's about necessity and convenience (need).
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:13 PM   #206 (permalink)
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No Mini van is cool, it's about necessity and convenience (need).
hey buddy... it's NOT a minivan!!!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #207 (permalink)
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #208 (permalink)
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I am trying to convince the wife to get a minivan. We need it, but she won't budge. Shes not typically a vain person, but the idea of being a minivan mom is killing her...
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:11 PM   #209 (permalink)
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I am trying to convince the wife to get a minivan. We need it, but she won't budge. Shes not typically a vain person, but the idea of being a minivan mom is killing her...
i wasn't big on that idea myself. My wife was more into the size thing, but i was pretty strongly oppose to a mini van or an SUV (she really wanted a CRV). One of the cars we were pretty serious about was the matrix which i remember you have, but when we looked at all the specs and figures, the matrix actually offered less strorage space than our VW jetta, and we knew we couldn't go smaller than that. Mazda 5 just worked on so many levels. The extrerior really isn't that much bigger from a regular car, but the interior is massive (3 rows of seats and when you fold down last row the trunk space is really big).

here's an interesting photo that compares some car sizes:
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:21 PM   #210 (permalink)
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Yeah, they've really cut the matrix down in size.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:00 AM   #211 (permalink)
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Mine is an 03 matrix. I remember that the interior size was bigger than the Jetta wagon of the same period, which my wife wanted.

Meh, it's been a really solid car and big enough for us so far.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:12 AM   #212 (permalink)
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The Ford Edge had pretty good room and it ain't no mini-van.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:35 AM   #213 (permalink)
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just brought the car back from the dealership. Man my jetta has taken all the joy away from driving. for years now i've been super-sensitive to every little sound, vibration, tic, etc because of my car's tendency to fail and me having to closely observe everything. I felt myself doing that with the new car now. Even though the drive was totally fine, i started to worry at a stop for no reason and in general i was basically waiting for something to go wrong (like it would with the VW).

Hopefully i'll lose this crappy feeling soon.

This is what the car looks like:
I thought your car came with a couple of years left on an extended warranty?

I think in general Mazda cars are pretty reliable. I recently bought an MX5 partly because of the reliability record and the warranty on a new car.

There's a huge MX5 community online. I assume there might be some Mazda5 forums that could help alleviate your fears or put them into perspective. For example: Mazda5 Forum

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Mine is an 03 matrix. I remember that the interior size was bigger than the Jetta wagon of the same period, which my wife wanted.

Meh, it's been a really solid car and big enough for us so far.
i'm sure your matrix is bigger than the new ones. I checked a couple year old one which was the new style and the storage wasn't much. The jetta trunk was longer and wider.

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I thought your car came with a couple of years left on an extended warranty?

I think in general Mazda cars are pretty reliable. I recently bought an MX5 partly because of the reliability record and the warranty on a new car.

There's a huge MX5 community online. I assume there might be some Mazda5 forums that could help alleviate your fears or put them into perspective. For example: Mazda5 Forum
thanks beans. yes i do have an extended warranty which is nice peace of mind. But driving an unreliable car that with multiple issues for multiple years has a bad psychological effect.
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i'm sure your matrix is bigger than the new ones. I checked a couple year old one which was the new style and the storage wasn't much. The jetta trunk was longer and wider.



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Even in the old ones, the Jetta's trunk was a bit bigger, but the matrix back seat was much bigger, making the overall interior space bigger.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #216 (permalink)
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We put the seats down and just get huge loads in there, but looking at the new models they have really shrunken it down. The same has happened to the RAv4.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #217 (permalink)
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Hmmmm I like the interior of the new Mazda3, but not sure about the heads up display which pops u behind/above the steering wheel.



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We put the seats down and just get huge loads in there, but looking at the new models they have really shrunken it down. The same has happened to the RAv4.
Ive dropped some huge loads in the back my car with the seats down too...
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