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    Any reason I should not leave the USB drive in the USB port permanently?

    Does Mazda allow WAV playback through the factory infotainment or require an app through Carplay/Android Auto? I use 320kbps MP3s on a low profile flash drive when I use the factory infotainment and play FLAC files through Vox (free app) on Carplay.
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    Did anyone with touch screen hack update to 74.00.230 yet?

    This is one of my biggest gripes with this vehicle. To include a touchscreen (an additional expense over a standard screen) in 500,000+ 2017-2021 CX-5s and not enable it while the vehicle is moving - ESPECIALLY in Carplay/Android Auto - is an idiotic and self sabotaging decision from Mazda. And...
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    Anyone have a Trunk Monkey?

    They truly don't make commercials like that any more. The first two are flawless. Second one would never be allowed on TV today.
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    Guide How To Disable Daytime Running Lights (instructions)

    This one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V829HQF/ Built in resistor, plug and play. Currently out of stock, but there are a ton of similar lights on Amazon. This one has a large, heavy heat sink which I like.
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    Guide How To Disable Daytime Running Lights (instructions)

    Agreed, huge improvement for 20 bucks. I posted this a while back. They are much brighter and better at signaling to pedestrians and other vehicles. https://imgur.com/a/jRUYfdb
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    Lightweight AGM or Lithium battery in Cold Weather daily driver?

    How old is the battery? Not sure if the expense is worth it. I highly doubt you'll notice a 11-14 pound difference on a 3,700+ pound (AWD, normally aspirated) vehicle. If you want to spend extra for an AGM battery, by all means, but I wouldn't replace a good factory battery to save a negligible...
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    2022 CX-5?

    A torsion beam/twist beam rear suspension is demonstrably inferior to an independent rear suspension at all times, not just at the limit (but certainly at the limit). Twist-beam rear suspension - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_suspension You could make an argument, for...
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    2022 CX-5?

    The CX-50 sharing the same platform as CX-30/Mazda 3 very likely means the same torsion beam rear suspension those use instead of an independent rear suspension as on the CX-5 and last gen Mazda 3. Fewer parts and cheaper to build, but every bump on one side is transmitted to the other unlike an...
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    Show me your wheels

    Nice setup! Those are some of the biggest diameter tires I've seen, at 29.5". Any rubbing?
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    Brand new 2021 Mazda CX-5. Steering feels over sensitive?

    Did you test drive the car at normal speeds before buying it?
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    2022 CX-5?

    Earlier in the thread, someone posted that the HP ratings are higher in China for some reason, but the same for Gen 2 over its model years.
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    Cargo floor upgrade?

    That's a bit much with the rear seats removed. It's a tight fit even diagonally, probably just barely enough room for someone 6'. I've only ever tried napping in the car with the front seat fully reclined - a few newer models out there have fold flat driver seats. I'd try out a bedroll first to...
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    2022 CX-5?

    Yeah, the Mazda site would list a power bump if there was one. Still think they missed out on an opportunity to offer a higher priced, lifted off-road trim, like Toyota and Subaru do on their CUVs.
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    Back in the fold

    I think the CX-5 is definitely a better buy than the NX. I've sat and driven in the NX, it's not any nicer and does not drive any better than a base (U.S.) $25K CX-5.
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    Interior Cleanliness

    The piano black trim doesn't bother me, but I know it does bother some. There is a fake wood applique that I think is the best looking one. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=&icep_item=224422708701