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    No transmission kickdown (at higher speeds) from 2021 CX-9?

    Quoted from owners manual : Kickdown When the accelerator pedal is depressed fully while driving, the gear shifts down. When driving at high speeds, the gear may not shift down. However, the gears do not kickdown while the TCS is turned off.
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    Park CX-9 in garage?

    Instead of the hanging tennis ball I’ve used the perforated (with holes) plastic golf balls! Even though it’s lighter than tennis balls, wind doesn’t affect it as it just goes through the holes!
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    Mazda6 Discontinued For 2022

    Mazda 6 - best car that nobody buys…sad but true! I owned a 6 and never even considered buying the Camry or Accord at the time
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    Lumbar support faulty

    Never experienced it in my 4.5yrs of owning my 2017 Signature…Good thing if yours is still under warranty! Better get them to fix it…
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    Mike's 2018 CX-9 Signature

    Same here…
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    DRSS Issue? (Distance Recognition Support System)

    I think you should “temper” your expectations when it comes to dealing with Mazda as while it may appear as a safety concern from your end, at the end of day they won’t likely do much for you as it appears as a software issue/glitch and unless there is a multitude of complaints and a real safety...
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    Mazda6 Discontinued For 2022

    It was on its last legs anyways sitting on a 2014 old platform…sure they can come back with a newly designed 6 in 2023 but more likely offered in selected markets given the declining sales of sedans esp here in NA. Even if the new platform has the I6 engine and RWD, may only cater to a small...
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    2019 CX-9 wouldn't start and bunch of malfunctions

    Totally agree with this...years ago I replaced my Volvo’s lead acid OEM battery with an AGM and it performed really well esp no problems on extreme cold start ups and frequent short trips. I’d definitely replace my Mazdas’ OEM batteries with AGM again!
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    2021 Signature: Why no wireless Apple Carplay?

    Technology sure has come a long way to the point that Wireless ACP/AA is now becoming a deal breaker...I have the wired CP/AA in my car but seldom use it as I find it just distracting...too many distractions nowadays but that’s from my personal perspective and preference. I guess you now buy...
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    Automatic Zoom on Nav

    Yes but you can also disable it...It's in the Nav settings.
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    How’s your 2018+ Turbo been?

    I’ve had my 6 in GS or Sport trim in the U.S. version since March this year (bought brand new on clearance and got $7K below MSRP at the time w/c was a great deal). I already have the 2.5T engine in my CX9 so decided was fine with the NA 2.5L engine in the 6 as it’s also just a daily driver for...
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    New 2020 CX-9, burning smell

    Any new vehicle will have this...It’s the wax coating applied to brand new engines to protect them from corrosion while being shipped at sea for few months. Eventually the wax coating burns off thus the smell dissipates after a few thousand Kms...Not sure if you noticed during delivery but the...
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    CX-3 owners, what do you love and hate about it?

    Had a ‘19 CX3 AWD for a yr but got rid of it...buzzy engine, noisy cabin, small tank, cargo and overall space (cramped rear legroom), harsh & jarring ride due to torsion rears. Yes fun to drive esp with the AWD and safety features but I ended up replacing it with a ‘19 6 GS/Sport trim which was...
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    2016~2022 Advice for servicing the CX-9 for the first time?

    I've started going away from my local dealer for servicing (after the warranty period) due to the "unnecessary" recommended services, trying to "upsell" every time & higher cost of "labour" and "shop mat'l charges" they tag on like rags etc. I've always bought synthetic oil jugs on sale for...
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    Rental companies that will rent a CX-9 for a day (extended test drive)?

    this is true...3-4yrs ago when I shopped the 2017 Signature I bought, I asked my local dealer if I can have a tester unit for extended test drive/overnight to also see if I can park it and fit in my garage...said that was totally fine. Returned the tester the next day and there was no pressure...
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    Totalled 2008 CX9 - Thoughts from folks who moved to Gen 2?

    I’ve had that global opening feature in a previous vehicle years ago and never really found the need to use it. While it was a useful feature for you, I think majority didn’t really care or found any need thus Mazda deleting said feature. That global opening was a Ford era feature...
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    2020 plastic smell in the cabin

    It's a protective wax coating applied to engines on brand new vehicles since they're shipped via boat on the sea for few months...The wax coating just burns off over time thus the smell dissipates.
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    Let's talk remote starters

    true it doesn’t have to be compustar as it can be any other brand...it was just the brand that my dealer had installed when they threw in the 2-way remote starter for free as part of the deal when I bought the vehicle. I don’t even think my dealer is familiar with Fortin brand...
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    What did you pay for your CX-9?

    That is why it’s always advisable to negotiate the price of the vehicle without telling them how you’re paying or even if you have a trade-in or not...they always ask in the beginning so they know which tactics to employ in order to make as much margin and incentive (from manufacturer or bank)...