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    Mazda CX-5 Vs. Acura RDX

    This interesting thread found its way into my Google search results. I bought both CX-5 GT and now a few days ago got a '21 CX-5 GTR. My prior car was an Acura MDX. As with Lexus and Infiniti and other "luxury" brands - you're paying a brand premium. Making comparisons in specs and features...
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    Turbo, Fuel Octane and Altitude

    Not entirely correct. The benefit of the higher octane fuel starts at 4000 RPM for BOTH HP and Torque. According to this graph, the engine performes the same below 4000 RPM despite what octane fuel you are running. The torque just rolls off more gradually after 4000 RPM. Update: I think you...
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    What did you pay for your CX-5?

    Fleet Dept/Manager may be an 'old school' term these days. Basically every dealer has someone that sells the cars direct to businesses without anyone visiting the showroom. I believe they are not commissioned based on the sale price but may receive bonuses by making volume targets. These...
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    What did you pay for your CX-5?

    I thought I've seen it all over the years but this is like borderline email the State Attorney General! Geezus! The other problem with them adding all this BS is you can't really determine a true invoice price. Document fee of $699? OMFG. The standard fee is $150 in most any dealer I've...
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    Are you waiting for a third-generation CX-5?

    I thought the same thing. But after watching this video you see the body IS pretty different. The camo does a pretty darn good job of making it difficult to see. The predicted X 6 engine although more HP but less torque then the current 4 turbo but 40 MPG!? Wow. I totally disagree with his...
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    Turbo, Fuel Octane and Altitude

    Oh on the two tanks to "relearn" I think CarpeDiem is right, the engine can adjust the timing on the fly when you step on it. I do think the car does customize the shift points (non-Sport mode) based on learning your driving style. So if you are heavy footed, it shifts a bit earlier and vice...
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    Turbo, Fuel Octane and Altitude

    Well luckily Costco is just about everywhere now so I think my gut that's it's a no brainer to just keep premium in it for the trip, get a little better MPG, enjoy they few extra horses. If I was doing a 4000 mile trip coast to coast I might think otherwise but for a few extra dollars having...
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    Are you waiting for a third-generation CX-5?

    Here's the 3rd Gen. You can't tell much other than the body design isn't very much different than the current one, which is good because the current one is a very nice design, better in my opinion than any mid-size crossover except maybe a much more expensive Jaguar F-Pace (Cadillac is okay...
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    Last Word on Tire Pressure Readout or Lack Thereof?

    Kind of a pitty, considering the 2021's with the updated Infotainment system combined with Mazda Connect, especially on the higher end Signature and Reserve models, has SO many bells and whistles, and yet they can't do what my 2009 Volvo S60R did and show individual pressure readings saving me...
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    Last Word on Tire Pressure Readout or Lack Thereof?

    Forgive me if I missed the past thread in my search. But, I've seen screenshots of MyMazda Connected Services app that show tire pressure. I did some Googling and apparently, the new CX-5's (2021) with the 10.5" screen are actually what is considered Gen 6.5 whereas the newer model CX-50 is...
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    Turbo, Fuel Octane and Altitude

    Wondering what people's opinions are with the turbo engine as far as octane choice as it pertains to altitude (and outside temp) to some degree. I'm taking a road trip in my GTR going from Sea Level with temps in the upper 70's to high desert (3,500-4,500 ft) and low 90's then eventually to...
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    What did you pay for your CX-5?

    I made a typo. I traded a CX-5 GT not a CX-9 GT. So bottom line, with the free hitch, I basically got $26,900 on the trade and $1000 under invoice on the 21 GTR. I have since seen another Black Book source that was showing $29K Clean Trade on a 19 CX-5 GT with 20K miles. I had little equity...
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    What did you pay for your CX-5?

    Pulled the trigger. July 9, 2021 Dealer: Puyallup, WA Mazda Trade: 2019 CX-5 GT, 20,733 miles, great condition Black Book Trade Value Range: $24,105 - $28,175 2021 CX-5 GTR Price (only extra is roof racks and red paint charge) Invoice: $36,033 MSRP: $37,555 Price quoted: $1000 under invoice =...
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    Has The Used Car Market Gone Insane?

    I hate when they add those extras that are unnecessary for most buyers (LED door sills, facia, roof rack, all season mats). Typically most of those options are dealer installed not factory. I'm not sure specifically on each option for Mazda. Most brands/dealers in the past they put them on the...
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    What did you pay for your CX-5?

    I have a 2019 GT with 7 months left on the lease and I did a lot of digging talking to a dealer and checking trade values on Black Book, Carvana, and Vroom. In a nutshell, the trade value is currently about around $2.5K more than it would be in a "normal" used car market pre-COVID. (This I have...
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    Has The Used Car Market Gone Insane?

    Here's a little update. I confirmed with Mazda lease, the buy out price they are quoting includes sales tax which is 10.3% in my state which explains why the difference between the current and end of lease buy out in 7 months is much greater than my total payments as the buy out price on the...
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    Has The Used Car Market Gone Insane?

    I think they meant $6K under MSRP, not invoice. And I imagine that MSRP includes destination fee ($1,100), metallic paint ($600), and sometimes they add $125 for floor mats and $400 for roof rack. $6K under invoice would be selling at a huge loss for the dealer. I would think at best they sell...
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    Has The Used Car Market Gone Insane?

    Prices can vary greatly depending on the area of the country. West Coast is typically most expensive and Florida least. It can be a huge disparity, and then every place inbetween. I'm having second thoughts on whether the new Infotainment with 10" screen is really that important to me when I...