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    2022 CX-50?!

    2022 Mazda CX-50 SUV May Replace CX-5 With RWD Platform, Straight-Six Engines autoevolution
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    March sales, no surprise

    source: Jalopnik
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    For those eagerly awaiting Gen 3

    Don't Expect A New Mazda Model In The Next 2 Years from motor1.com Mazda Won’t Launch Any New Models Until 2023 When It Gets Next-Gen Platform from carscoops.com With no launches in next 2 years, Mazda rides rough road from Nikkei And from that last article: Skyactiv-X has yet to deliver on...
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    The clear winner

    2020 Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 // Crossover Fight Throttle House
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    2017~2022 Intermittent wipers revisited

    For those of you who, like me, turned off the intermittent wipers because they sucked... try them again. I turned mine back on a few weeks ago just to see how they were doing, and they now work quite well. Tested over several rainy drives. No idea what has changed except the passage of time...
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    Car and Driver 10 Best 2020

    "The Mazda CX-5 isn't perfect; it's just more perfect than everything else its size."
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    Any AFS failures?

    Has anyone experienced an adaptive front lights [AFS - US version] failure, either leveling or swiveling? Also, what was the first year for them?
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    MT likes CX-30 better than new Trailblazer

    FWIW. Winner
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    Non-CD also in the US for 2020 Mazda3

    The same thing referenced in Canada with the GX is happening in the US to the 3s. The three lowest trim levels of 2020 FWD Mazda3 sedans also do not have cylinder deactivation. Only the top trim gets CD. Meanwhile, all of the AWD Mazda3s, sedan and hatch, get CD. FWD hatchbacks get CD, too...
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    How long does your keyfob battery last?

    My first lasted a year and a half, the second only 6 months. Both OE.
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    Mixing 10 Motor Oils - a test

    This will surprise a lot of people. Will Mixing 10 Motor Oils Damage an Engine? Let's find out! from Project Farm. Doesn't prove much of anything, but interesting nonetheless. Make sure you listen to his recommendation at the end in order to not misinterpret the results!
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    Oil Change -- Lesser of Two Evils

    We all know that the best way to change your oil is to do it yourself, no question. But some people can't, for whatever reason. So if you don't have an independent mechanic who works on your car, or you can't deal with scheduling with one of them... What's the better alternative: Dealer or...
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    US National Car Buying Services

    Has anyone ever used one? Or know anyone who used one? How was it?
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    Leaded vs. Unleaded

    Of academic interest to you gas heads. "Is Leaded Fuel better than Unleaded? Let's find out!" from Project Farm on Youtube.
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    Off Topic Funny Pic of the Day

    Post funny automotive themed pics here. Maybe if we keep it related to cars or driving, Antoine will allow it. Gotta laugh to keep from crying.
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    General? Lounge?

    The King is dead. Long live the King!
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    2017~2022 What Gas Mileage are you getting with Cylinder Deactivation?

    Seeing report of mid 30s here and there. Never see that on my 17. Wondering if CD helps more than advertised. Please include year, AWD vs FWD, total mileage, where you drive, how you drive, computer or manually computed, and anything else that might be relevant.
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    Lessees: how much is your rent charge?

    Curious about what other lessees had to pay for their rent charge. I want to determine how unusual my seemingly ultra low rent charge might be: $17.64 total for 3 years on $28437 cap cost [$0.49/mo]. That works out to a money factor of 0.00001, APR 0.024%. Did I score, or is that not so...
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    Front proximity sensor?

    One thing I really wish I had is a front proximity sensor. Has anyone successfully retrofitted one?
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    Volvo announced plans to cap the top speed of all its new cars!

    This would seem to be bad news for people who love to drive. What proportion of crashes occur at greater than 112 mph? Seems like a minimally productive area to focus on.