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  1. sm1ke

    RUMOUR: New CX-9 (possibly CX-90) destined for release in 2024

    Hey Mazdas247, just saw this blurb from a user on a different forum. Based on their post history and accuracy of other info they have provided in the past, I felt that this little blurb was worthwhile to share, even if only a rumour. See below. Apparently the next CX-9 (or the replacement...
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    Went to a local car meet on Saturday

    Saw a bunch of really nice modified/restored cars. I snapped a few pics, but didn't take nearly as many photos as I wanted as I had my little one in tow. Here are some of the Mazdas that were there, starting with a very rare Series JC Eunos Cosmo with a widebody modification.
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    Off Topic 2018 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription

    A friend of mine just picked one up in white. It's used (lease return), with 85000 kms. Inscription trim with every option except for massaging seats. My friend wanted to remove some of the heavy swirl marks on the car and asked to borrow some of my detailing gear, so I went to go see it last...
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    2016~2021 Cleaning and dressing the engine bay

    This is a DIY How-To that explains how I cleaned and dressed the engine bay of my 2018 Mazda CX-9. The guide should be applicable to all 2nd generation CX-9s. Hopefully this becomes a useful reference for anyone curious about this process. This process was documented/photographed by myself...
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    Rim protectors? Anyone using them?

    Soooo last year my wife curbed one of my wheels. Today she curbed another one. 😑 I could get the curb damage repaired, but since it's likely she would just curb another wheel again, I considered getting some rim protectors to "hide" the curb damage. Here's how one wheel looks: The other...
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    2016~2021 Headlight adjustment - Is a recalibration necessary after adjustment?

    2018 Signature. I looked under the hood and I can see the headlight adjustment mechanism, but I'm a little worried about messing with it in case it messes with things like the auto-leveling system or the initial start up sequence that the lights go through. I'm also not sure if there is a...
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    809 HP AWD Speed6

    🤯🤯🤯 The vid includes an interview with the owner (Abdul). In it, he talks about the build and shares some stories. There's also some dyno footage at the end showing the car hitting 809hp. Owner's Youtube channel: Sloazz6 Note: The video does contain what appears to be some street racing. Just...
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    ICU Nurse (and 49 others) gifted a Mazda!

    https://news.yahoo.com/icu-nurse-working-15-hour-002531316.html Congratulations to Christie, who is one of 50 winners recognized by the Mazda Heroes program and a recipient of a 100th Anniversary Mazda Miata. Christie has also been awarded two Daisy Awards (a prestigious award in the nursing...
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    New forum feature: Question threads!

    We've added a new forum feature: Question threads. These are threads that anyone can create if they're looking for answers or solutions. What makes them unique is the ability to "upvote" another user's (or your own) post if you think that it provides a good solution. Members can also filter the...
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    Poll How was your Mazda Corporate service experience?

    Please provide feedback regarding your overall experience with Mazda Corporate. Feel free to comment below if you'd like to go into more detail about your experience.
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    Poll How was your Mazda dealership service experience?

    I'd love to hear your feedback regarding Mazda's dealership service, specifically experiences regarding maintenance, warranty and recall work (purchasing experience excluded). Feel free to comment below if you'd like to go into more detail about your experience.
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    Do Not Wash signs

    Hey guys. Just wanted to share something I made. A lot of us are particular about the care of our vehicle(s), so I made these signs. The attached PDFs can be downloaded and printed off, then placed in the car if/when it ever goes to the dealer/shop for recalls/warranty/maintenance. I made two...
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    2016~2021 Would you be interested in glare-reducing, wide angle convex side mirror glass replacements?

    Please refer to this thread that was started in the CX-5 subforum. It turns out that the 2nd gen CX-5 and 2nd gen CX-9 share the same part number for the door mirror glass. If you are interested in glare-reducing convex side mirror glass, please visit this thread and show your interest!
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    Mazda CX-50

    There isn't much news out there, but here is an article that cites a Japanese media outlet. The publication also published their own render of the upcoming CX-50. https://carbuzz.com/news/mazda-plotting-another-super-sexy-crossover According to the article: - upcoming engine options are a...
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    How to upload and embed a video or audio file

    Want to show a video of your vehicle? Interested in providing a review/unboxing video of a new accessory or modification for your Mazda? Catch some good footage on your dashcam? Uploading your video to a hosting website like YouTube or Vimeo can help you do just that. This guide will walk you...
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    Mazda provides support to U.S. healthcare workers!

    https://insidemazda.mazdausa.com/press-release/essential-car-care-program/ Pardon my French, but I think this is pretty f*cking awesome. Way to step up, Mazda. IRVINE, Calif. (April 15, 2020) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it will provide free standard oil changes and...
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    Other Mazda Resources

    Hey everyone! As you're all aware by now, we have recently switched to a new forum software by XenForo. With this switch, some new features have been added. One such feature is the Resources section, found by clicking on the Resources tab at the top of the page or by clicking here. For mobile...
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    Mazda CX-7 Resources

    Hey everyone! As you're all aware by now, we have recently switched to a new forum software by XenForo. With this switch, some new features have been added. One such feature is the Resources section, found by clicking on the Resources tab at the top of the page or by clicking here. For mobile...
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    Rotary Mazda Resources

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    Mazdaspeed6 Resources

    Hey everyone! As you're all aware by now, we have recently switched to a new forum software by XenForo. With this switch, some new features have been added. One such feature is the Resources section, found by clicking on the Resources tab at the top of the page or by clicking here. For mobile...