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  1. yrwei52

    Off Topic Winter storm talk

    Now what this record-breaking winter weather have been doing to Texas is unbelievable. We had 2nd coldest temperature in Dallas area at -2°F on Tuesday but apparently ERCOT didn’t prepared even though the forecast has been there with warning for more than 2 weeks. Millions of homes been out...
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    Off Topic Kandi K27 First Drive & Review: Is This Chinese EV Worthy Of Hitting US Highways?

    Just saw this review for a 2021 Kandi K 27 EV. The tester Kyle Conner drove around the K 27 in Dallas area and was impressed. This’s the cheapest car available in the US for under $9,999 after federal EV credit. This car can be an excellent second or third car as an accessary for our family.
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    225/55R19 Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S+ for $139 Each Plus $100 Prepaid Mastercard

    225/55R19 Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S+ for $139 Each Plus $100 Prepaid Mastercard Discount Tire offers Memorial Day Tire and Wheel Deals with $100 Prepaid Mastercard on 4 Best rated tires during 5/25 ~ 5/28/2018 and Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus 225/55R19 is included. Even better, Discount...
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    A Few Surprises from US 2018 Mazda CX-5

    Decided to go to my Mazda dealer and check out 2018 Mazda CX-5 a bit yesterday afternoon. Saw a 2018 Sonic Silver FWD GT with Premium Package, and a 2018 Soul Red Crystal FWD Touring with Preferred Equipment Package. Other than the big surprise, cylinder deactivation, which most people have...
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    2018 Consumer Reports Reliability: Spoiler Mazda #12

    Just ran into an old post in CX-9 forum and found the latest Consumer Reports Car Brands Reliability ranking. Unforyunatrly Mazdas reliability keeps dropping now its #12 dropped 6 spots from 2016! The brand reliability now is behind Honda、Hyundai、Nissan, the only one worse than Mazda among...
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    Mobile Car Service

    Thiss how a vehicle routine maintenance can be done on the roadside in China nowadays. And a Mazda CX-3 is being serviced in the video!
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    CX-5 Got Egged :-(

    Our 2016 CX-5 where the hail damage just got fixed with PDR a couple of weeks ago, got egged last night! Someone really hates our CX-5 I guess! (glare) (nailbyt)
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    2017~2021 Tire Pressure Sensor for 2017 CX-5 - $91.74 EACH!

    Since a member said he talked to his Mazda dealer and been told there's no tire pressure sensor with wheels for 2017 CX-5, I called my Mazda dealer from overseas trying to verify. Well, at least for US/NA market, there's tire pressure sensor with valve stem on each wheel for 2017 CX-5: Part...
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    Initial Sales Figures for 2nd-Gen 2017 Mazda CX-5

    Here are sales figures related to initial US sales of 2nd-gen 2017 Mazda CX-5 with year-over-year (YoY) and month-over-month (MoM) percent changes: Mazda CX-5 2016 2017 2017 MoM % Change YoY % Change January 7,063 8,068 +14.2% February 7,579 7,836 -2.9% +3.4% March...
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    NHTSA Safety Ratings on 2017 Mazda CX-5

    Just noticed NHTSA has released 5-Star Safety Ratings for 2017 Mazda CX-5: Overall Rating - 4 stars Frontal Crash - 5 stars Side Crash - 5 stars Rollover - 4 stars NHTSA Safety Ratings - 2017 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD NHTSA Safety Ratings - 2017 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD Mazda has improved frontal crash...
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    Mazda CX-5 Ride & Drive Event in Dallas

    Received the invitation to Mazda CX-5 Ride & Drive Event held by Mazda North American Operations on April 28th via an email: The Shops at Park Lane 8080 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231 Saturday, May 6 11am 7pm Sunday, May 7 11am 7pm The location is near the most prestige North Park shopping...
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    Hail Storm Test II - Involuntary Of Course

    Lightning never strikes twice but THE HAIL STORM DOES! Our CX-5 got hit once by hail last year, and got hit again by a localized hail storm which struck our area without warning last night at about 11:00PM. A cold front was coming and the heavy rain was started without hail. Usually this's a...
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    The All-New 2017 Mazda CX-5 Units Have Arrived in U.S. Ports!

    This email received by the sales manager of my Mazda dealer showed 2017 Mazda CX-5 has arrived in US ports of west coast and should be delivered to Mazda US dealers by the first week of April. However, Alex the sales manager told me he doesn't expect to receive it after the second week of...
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    Mazda CX-5 2017 and 2016.5 US/NA Spec Comparison

    Noticeable differences are 187 hp @ 6,000 rpm vs. 184 hp @ 5,700 rpm; and the maximum torque 185 lb-ft for 2017 CX-5 AWD is occurred at higher RPM than FWD. MAZDA CX-5 SkyActiv-G 2.5L 2017 2016 Horsepower SAE (hp) 187 @ 6,000 rpm 184 @ 5,700 rpm Torque SAE (lb-ft) 185 @ 3,250 rpm...
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    Official 2017 2nd-Gen CX-5 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings Are Out

    So the official 2017 2nd-Gen CX-5 EPA fuel economy ratings are out at website: And new CX-5 indeed has worse MPG than previous gen CX-5 on EPA ratings. 2017 FWD changed from 2016's 29/26/33 to 27/24/31 and AWD changed from 2016's 26/24/30 to 26/23/29 combined/city/highway...
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    CX-6 - A Three-Row CX-5

    Just read an article from Taiwan that Mazda is considering a three-row compact CUV based on new 2nd-gen CX-5 which should be named CX-6! Mazda has expanded market share world wide in recent years on CUVs with hot-selling CX-5 and unique SkyActiv Technology. But the sales of 1st-gen CX-5 is...
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    Another Case of Falsifying Fuel Economy Estimates

    This is the post we frequently see from Chris_Top_Her recommending Mitsubishi Mirage which has 55 mpg without expensive and complex hybrid system or diesels with problematic emission issues. ;) On April 20th 2016, the CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. bowed and apologized to the Japanese...
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    Ready for a 2nd-Gen Seven-Seater Mazda CX-5?

    According to Auto Express, new 5th-gen Honda CR-V scheduled to release for MY 2018 would grow with seven seats. Nissan Rogue offers the 3rd row seating in current generation and the sales grew 44.17% to 287,190 units in 2015. Honda CR-V has been the best seller in US compact CUV market for...
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    Best Compact SUVs from U.S. News

    Best Compact SUVs from U.S. News ranked 2016 Mazda CX-5 #3 on the list: #1: 2016 Honda CR-V #2: 2016 Hyundai Tucson #3: 2016 Mazda CX-5 #4: 2016 Ford Escape #5: 2016 GMC Terrain #6: 2016 Chevrolet Equinox #6: 2016 Nissan Rogue #6: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid #9: 2016 Kia Sportage #10: 2016 Subaru...
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    225/55R19 Tire Comparison Table for CX-5 GT - Many to Choose From

    People in need of new set of tires for CX-5 GT are facing limited selections on 225/55R19 99V tires. If you're willing to settle for H rated tire, there're a lot more tires would be available, with many non-name-brands. But I only listed a few name brand H-rated tires which also ranked highly...