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    Good news about headlights!

    Mazda has been known for using good, projector headlights for years. I hope that continues.
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    I appreciate my CX-5 more after seeing the cost cutting on the CX-50

    I think the vehicle looks great, though! The styling looks like it could cost $40K and can compete with the luxury brands. Same as on the CX-5.
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    I appreciate my CX-5 more after seeing the cost cutting on the CX-50 "Although Mazda is still keeping plenty of the specifics about the 2023 CX-50, its most rugged SUV, under wraps, Mazda engineer Dave Coleman provided plenty of information to give us a much...
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    Smokin' trade-in deal, would you do it?

    $1,800 for a clear bra? Since you said you only have a few thousand miles on your 2020 Signature, I'd keep what you have versus spend all that money for little gain. JMO.
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    GPS Location history

    No, that data is not logged. The Nav card is a SD card and stores the maps, it does not record or transmit coordinates. Entered nav addresses are saved to the vehicle's local data. However, the owners of 20+ MY CX-5s do have this data (along with acceleration, speed, braking, steering data...
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    Questions about my 2021 Signature's auto braking and climate system

    Most newer CX-5s have both a radar module in the front emblem and a camera system in the windshield. Here is a test of the system.
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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: 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.
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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 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.