Tipper Art sent in a sweet Mazda 5 wagon with a 5-speed manual the other day and I thought it was a bummer that it wasn’t the third generation Mazda 5 that was available with a 6-speed and the more torquey 2.5 liter MZR 4-banger…and then I found this smiling face on my local craigslist. Still needs the upgrade to the JDM Karakuri 7-seat setup. Find this 2014 Mazda 5 Sport with 6-speed offered for $10,500 in Santa Monica, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes as a tip from Art C who writes: I totally forgot Mazda put a stick in a minivan!! Could be a fun DD for someone to haul around drums or kids or all sorts of bulky items. Yup, only Mazda would put a 5-speed in a car that seats 6 people (7 with the JDM center seat setup known as the Karakuri seating system, which apparently didn’t meet USA crash standards but was good enough for Japanese and ROW). Find this 2009 Mazda 5 Touring offered for $4,400 in East Windsor, CT via craigslist.