Initiates know that in Japan they do not favor skin and are usually used for taxis. The vast majority of cars trimmed with velor or woven materials. One of the sellers dispelled my perplexity: cars from Singapore, where leather (by the way, very good quality) is the standard for all classes. For the most part, they are supplied with rich Japanese equipment, differing in finish and VIN-number.
The minivan "Mazda-Primasi" attracted not only the appearance, but also the price, equipment, year of manufacture. The “2.0 Sport” package is the most powerful and richest version of a generally simple family car. Nevertheless, an aggressive bumper on a cute face, low-profile wheels and an interior with "metal" inserts look very provocatively. But the main thing is inside. Thanks to numerous transformations, a small salon can even become a seven-seater - but then you will have to forget about the spaciousness on the last two rows and a roomy trunk. Do you want freedom? “Set up” for four or, conversely, turn the car into a truck.
The most convenient places, of course, are driving and next to the driver. Even a tall one will comfortably settle behind a steering wheel. True, the width of the seats is small - fat will have a hard time. The second row is closer in the legs, despite the longitudinal adjustment of the pillow. Formally, the sofa is triple, but for two there is free. This is emphasized by the head restraints and the back divided evenly in half with individual tilt adjustment. The third row is a gallery. Low short cushion and wheel arches, squeezing on both sides, reduce living space to a minimum.
Separate praises of the leather upholstery - it is really solid, thick and soft. You involuntarily remember the thoroughbred "Americans" of the 70-80s. This feeling is enhanced by the steering column selector of the “machine” and the foot parking brake.
On the go, the minivan is not bad, although it somehow does not fit into the declared sports nomination. It is easy to accelerate, maneuverable, obedient to braking. Suspension settings and ground clearance give out a narrow specialization of the car: its element is smooth city streets and suburban highways. Unlike European versions, the “Asian” swallows small road seams more gently, but is more inclined to breakdown of the suspension on medium and large irregularities that abound on our roads.
Mazda Primasi is a good example of a compact urban minivan with universal capabilities. And although there are no cars without flaws, this is a good compromise in all respects, including price.