I did it. I bought a minivan...

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I did it. I bought a minivan...

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Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since I logged on here. Yesterday I picked up a 2009 Mazda 5 with the five speed manual. The van is a blast to drive! Only 113k miles. The Fusion is a great car and I would have held onto it much longer but with two dogs now, it just wasn’t practical for carrying them safely. The Fusion will either be going to a friend or my neighbor.

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09 Mazda 5 2.3 5-speed manual 113k
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How's your Van Go? It's got that ZOOM-ZOOM thing goin', right?

Really nice that you were able to stay within the faith. Should give you more than a few years of good smileage.

That shifter position reminds me of 1st Gen Jeep Compass / Patriot
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Haha thanks. Yeah only got it because it was a manual. Minivans can be fun! Its just rare.
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ClutchDisc wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:21 pm Haha thanks. Yeah only got it because it was a manual. Minivans can be fun! Its just rare.
My brother's friends all kidded him about becoming a soccer-mom until they went on a road trip in his minivan.
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Lol I can imagine the taking off hard from lights, squealing tires, etc. :lol: They probably stopped talking quickly!!
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Swapped my aftermarket Sony from the Fusion into the van today.

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DIS is da van?! Eye was Pict churring sum thing bigger whiff phew were Winn does :? :evil:
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.
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It is a mini mini van, very small. Holds 6 people but the last two have to have very short legs. I have same van (actually wife's) and our elbows are always bashing. That never happened in the Plymouth Voyager we had before that. Still, it is a good van. Light and very peppy with that 2.3L 16-valve DOHC.
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ClutchFork wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:01 pm It is a mini mini van, very small. Holds 6 people but the last two have to have very short legs. I have same van (actually wife's) and our elbows are always bashing. That never happened in the Plymouth Voyager we had before that. Still, it is a good van. Light and very peppy with that 2.3L 16-valve DOHC.
Eye think eye may bee able too Fixx that four ewe…
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ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.
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Oh, for the good old days of DIN and double DIN when you didn't need a full model-specific dash kit to install a new radio...
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IMBoring25 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:00 pm Oh, for the good old days of DIN and double DIN when you didn't need a full model-specific dash kit to install a new radio...
Right? It took me 2 hours as I had to tear apart the entire center console to get to it.
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potownrob wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:08 am
ClutchFork wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:01 pm It is a mini mini van, very small. Holds 6 people but the last two have to have very short legs. I have same van (actually wife's) and our elbows are always bashing. That never happened in the Plymouth Voyager we had before that. Still, it is a good van. Light and very peppy with that 2.3L 16-valve DOHC.
Eye think eye may bee able too Fixx that four ewe…
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Hope I have my 6 shot pump 12-gauge loaded with double-aught buckshot if I see that guy coming at me.
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ClutchFork wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:26 pm
potownrob wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:08 am
ClutchFork wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:01 pm It is a mini mini van, very small. Holds 6 people but the last two have to have very short legs. I have same van (actually wife's) and our elbows are always bashing. That never happened in the Plymouth Voyager we had before that. Still, it is a good van. Light and very peppy with that 2.3L 16-valve DOHC.
Eye think eye may bee able too Fixx that four ewe…
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Hope I have my 6 shot pump 12-gauge loaded with double-aught buckshot if I see that guy coming at me.
AMEN BROTHER - YER GUNNA KNEAD IT!! :twisted: :mrgreen: :)
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.
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