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(The Consumerist)   Words you don't want to hear in the crash test review of the 2014 Mazda 5: collapse, buckled, intrusion, ejection   (consumerist.com ) divider line
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2014-08-01 10:57:08 AM  
However, it does sound like a sex tape I like to watch!
 
2014-08-01 11:36:09 AM  
Ejection wouldn't be terrible, if it was something like 'successful use of ejection seat to protect driver'.
 
2014-08-01 11:36:56 AM  
Hey subby, I'll do what I want with my Mazda.

Wanna watch?
 
2014-08-01 11:41:07 AM  
I think if there's going to be collapse and intrusion, ejection is a good alternative.
 
2014-08-01 11:52:21 AM  

squegeebooo: Ejection wouldn't be terrible, if it was something like 'successful use of ejection seat to protect driver'.


Just don't wreck under a bridge.
 
2014-08-01 11:57:30 AM  

MugzyBrown: I think if there's going to be collapse and intrusion, ejection is a good alternative.


From what I've seen with real world events id's usually the difference between a 30 minute extrication and a nearly full recovery and 60-70 MPH headfirst into a tree.

That does assume the restraint system works though. If your head hits the steering wheel or dash without the airbag like described in the article there's no point in further safety systems.
 
2014-08-01 12:09:58 PM  

zamboni: However, it does sound like a sex tape I like to watch!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115964/?ref_=nv_sr_3
 
2014-08-01 12:15:52 PM  
I was thinking about this story as I took the kids to their summer daycamp ... So I just made sure I drove even more slowly than usual...

Yes, I have one. No, I don't think there's a better car for us. I'll just be as careful as I can.
 
2014-08-01 12:30:18 PM  
But it dragons.
 
2014-08-01 12:38:46 PM  

StopLurkListen: I was thinking about this story as I took the kids to their summer daycamp ... So I just made sure I drove even more slowly than usual...

Yes, I have one. No, I don't think there's a better car for us. I'll just be as careful as I can.


Just avoid small-overlap accidents and you'll be fine, if you see one coming, turn directly into the other car!
 
2014-08-01 01:26:39 PM  
"Following the test, we found that the locking mechanism used to collapse the back seats was still fully functional, there were no injuries to any if the passengers buckled in their seats, the cars intrusion detection and automatic locking mechanisms were working at 100% and the built in DVD player was still fully operational, including the ejection of an undamaged DVD when the system was turned off."
 
2014-08-01 01:52:31 PM  
zoom zoom
 
2014-08-01 02:26:11 PM  
LOL GM
 
2014-08-01 10:20:19 PM  

StopLurkListen: Yes, I have one.


They're good cars.  I had one as a rental once, and was so impressed that bought my own almost immediately afterward.  Never had any problems with it (but then, I never wrecked it, either).  They hold their value quite well, too.  I bought mine from CarMax for $15k, and sold it back to them two years later, right before I moved to Japan, for $13k.  $85 bucks a month ain't bad.

Being a boring and predictable type, I bought another one here in Japan (though out here, they call it the Mazda Premacy).  Basically the same as the Mazda 5, but with the notable exception of the missing rear (well, center) seating heating/air conditioning/fan controls and vents.  The rear sliding doors are a godsend in these narrow streets and parking spots.  More than once I've had to egress from the driver's seat through a rear sliding door.  Giggity.
 
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