15 March, 2009

Mazda Test Drive Carnival

It was awesome. Lined up outside the showroom were the Mazda 5 MPV, Mazda 6 2.5, Mazda 3 2.0, Mazda CX-9 and under the canopy was the Mazda MX5 and the Mazda RX-8.

Mazda 5 MPV
The more practical family car for a family that has little toddlers. An immense amount of space provided and its sliding doors are incredible. When inside the vehicle, you simply pull the lever and it'll just close by itself BUT the best thing about it that it has a sensor in case a child's hand get caught in the middle of it, it will re-open the door and the child's hand won't be harmed!

Mazda 6 2.5 litre
Now I didn't get to test drive the car but I can tell you is that it is an awesome car. Compared to the Honda Civic 2.0 or the Toyota Camry, I would get this car. Now tell me this, who would want to get a car that is so often seen on the road? I mean, unless you really like the car then it's a different story. It's interior is simply perfect. Lined with leather and equipped with a BOSE sound system with sound proofing. It's boot space is HUGE. Let's say you could possibly fit 4 or 5 of me in it.

Mazda 3 2.0 litre sedan
Okay now this car is not as fantastic as the others, it doesn't have leather seats, no BOSE sound system and no paddle shifters. Sad huh? This car is the cheapest Mazda car now but it was made that way to ensure that the middle class people can get a taste out of a Mazda. But it had less stuff. No matter. It still looks like a great car to own and drive.

Mazda CX-9 Crossover
Now this car is a 4.7 litre engine. Big you might say? OF COURSE IT'S BIG! IT'S A BIG CAR! The only problem with this car is that it understeers through corners and is very bouncy. But it has the Active-matic gearbox like every other Mazda car has. But of course this can't be compared to a BMW X5 or even an X6 in terms of handling, comfort, driving sensation and power but it can be compared to the BMW X3 and other classes like it. To me, this looks much better than the X3.

Mazda MX5
Now this car is a beauty, sadly I only got to sit in it stationary. Compared to the older MX5, this one looks much more sexy and looks more of a males car than a females. I'm sure you can see that it also is a convertible. It comes with paddle-shifters and Active-matic gearbox. Now this car isn't about the horsepower it puts out but the sensation of driving it, feeling it's handling and it gives out that certain excitment.

Mazda RX-8 2008
I drove this car. Doesn't it just blow up your mind looking at it? Though it may not look like it, it is a 4 seater. I'm going to telling you first hand experience and it was the best car I have ever driven compared to the Myvi(Automatic, Manual and Modified), Proton Wira Aeroback 1.5(Modified), Honda City i-dsi 1.5(Stock), BMW 525 1989 model(Stock). It beats all of them and surprisingly, it doesn't feel like a Japanese made car at all! It feels like a Continental car instead! 0-160kmh in less than 10 seconds. Believe it, I was there. Now this cars 230 odd horsepower only kicks in after 60kmh. Half paddle until you reach 60, then floor it all down. It really is neck aching this car. The engine sound was stock but sounded like a modified car but only it was a purely smooth engine. This car also hugs onto the road like glue. 160kmh at a corner. Take that.