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    Farewell Mazda!

    Hey all, So, I ended up trading in my 2019 GTR for a 2021 Acura RDX Aspec lease. I decided to drive an Aspec on a whim, and really liked it. Although I felt that my Mazda was "premium," the Acura is definitely more upscale. However, I will miss my GTR, and I am hoping I can convince my wife...
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    License Plate Frames/Covers

    Hi All, Just curious what kind of license plate frames/covers you're currently using? I just purchased some LuxeShields. They look pretty decent, so hopefully they're as good as they say they are. Anyway, just curious.
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    Trade-Up? 2021 CX-5 or 2023 CX-5 (or CX-50)?

    Hey guys, Need some thoughts and opinions here. I currently have a 2019 GTR (love it), and my wife has a 17' Subaru Legacy. I would like to upgrade her car, and she also really likes my CX-5. So, I am really debating if I should get her a 2021 Sig, or wait it out for the 2023 redesign...
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    RWD Platform AWD Question

    Hi All, With the speculation of the 2023 CX-5 having a RWD platform and AWD optional, how will the AWD compare to what is currently offered in the CX-5? I guess my question is, what will the power distribution likely be for a vehicle using this setup? With the AWD model, would there likely be...
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    2017~2022 Weird brake noise

    Hi all, I had the front rotors and brake pads replaced on my 19' GTR back in Nov. (warped rotors). Anyway, I've been noticing lately, that when I come to a stop, I am getting some brake noise. It's similar to when the anti-lock braking system kicks in. I live in the Midwest, so I am not sure...
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    Battery Tests

    Hi all, So, I've got to ask, are the battery load tests that the dealerships perform accurate? My wife's 2019 Subaru Legacy was just at Subaru for an oil change 3 months ago. They stated that it passed the battery load test and was still good. Three weeks later, the battery went totally dead...
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    Annoyed - Dealership Service!

    Hey guys, If anyone on here uses the Mazda dealership for service(s), do you ever have a problem with them topping off your fluids? I just noticed on my 19' GTR that my coolant level in the overflow tank is super low (almost dry) and the engine is stone cold-cold. I checked the radiator and...
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    Higher mileage CX-5's

    Hey guys, Just curious who here has a higher mileage CX-5, and what problems/expenses have you incurred during those miles? My 19' GTR is under warranty, and I plan on keeping it for awhile, but am kind of wondering what I have to look forward to repair wise. However, I do know that the...
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    Rear Hatch Issue

    This is really weird, but I am having a weird issue with my rear hatch tonight. It's raining very hard, so maybe that's why, but when I go to open it, I hear "2 clicks' and then it just "stops" it won't open. I can manually open it by pulling it (hope I'm not breaking anything more so - it's...
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    Mazda CX-5 Vs. Acura RDX

    Hey all, Just curious if anyone has driven a 3rd Gen 2019+ RDX? If so, what are your thoughts on it? My parents just got one, and although I think it's a sharp SUV, I honestly feel that my 19' GTR is just as nice inside and out. I know that the RDX is a class above, but honestly, for the...
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    Brake Pad Replacement - Easy?

    Hi guys, I am going to replace the brake pads (or attempt to) on my nephews 2016.5 CX-5 GT. I have done brakes pads before, but wanted to make sure there's nothing "special" involved in replacing pads on a CX-5? I purchased some OEM pads, and rotors. Thanks all!
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    Need some advice...Steering wheel shaking

    Hi all, I currently have a 2019 GTR, however, my wife and I recently picked up a 2016.5 CX-5 for my nephew with 66k miles. I noticed that when braking at about 70mph, the steering wheel has a little bit of shake in it. I am assuming this means the front rotors are warped? What is my best...
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    SD Navi Card Question

    Hello, I just purchased an SD Navi card for our 2020 CX-5. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew whether or not these offer map updates? The latest update on this card is 2019. I can’t find any information about upgrading the maps. Thanks all!
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    2013~2016 CX-5 Navi Issue

    Hello, I’m going to be going to the dealer, but I’m having an issue with my navigation system (2016.5) that I recently acquired. It keeps rebooting itself, and then it goes to the navigation screen, says loading, then reboots. Since this car is no longer under warranty, is there an easy fix...
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    2013~2016 Navigation Update worth it?

    Hi all, We just picked up a 2016.5 CX-5 for my nephew (used with 66k miles). It's in great condition and drives great. It does have navigation, and I am just curious what Mazda charges for an update AFTER the first 3 years? Is it worth the money, or are the 2016 maps (that came with the car...
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    Warped Rotors?

    Hey all, Just curious if any of you have run into warped front rotors with less than 20k miles on your CX-5? We have 8,000 on our 2019, and I believe the front one's are starting to warp (getting some steering wheel shake when braking). I am going to see if I can get this covered under...
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    Hand Sanitizer

    Since it's alcohol based, is it bad to use hand sanitizer on your hands and then drive? I know the steering wheel is leather wrapped, so I don't want to do anything to discolor it, but I tend to use hand sanitizer often. Has anyone had any long-term issues after using hand sanitizer?
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    2017+ Owners weigh-in

    Hey all, Just curious what issues you've all had on your 2017+ CX-5? We currently have a 19, but other than the cylinder deactivation (if It's even on the turbo model) I don't think there's that much of a difference between the parts in all 3 years. So, I'm just curious what issues you've all...
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    Brake pads

    Hey all, How many miles are you all getting on your brake pads on 17+ cX-5’s? I’m currently at 9k, and mine look ok, but I’m going to upgrade my pads when they need replacing. Anyway, just curious how many miles you all are getting on these Mazda’s? Thanks!
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    Extended Warranty - Turbo?

    Hey all, My dealership keeps calling me and offering me an extended warranty on my 19' GTR. I am on the fence with this since Mazda's are pretty reliable, however, I am not sure if I should be a little more worried since this is a turbo model. How many of you have and or plan to purchase the...