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  1. sm1ke

    Sulfur Smell When I Floor It

    IP address showed no shared accounts. They probably used some other way to avoid detection. Based on their nature and what other users have said about this person after encountering them on different forums, it seems that this isn't the first time they've circumvented a ban before.
  2. sm1ke

    2022 CX-9 rear speakers virtually no volume

    I just tried to upload a video showing the audio playback in my 2018 CX-9 Sig w/ Bose. Unfortunately, copyright claims (from the audio I used) have blocked the video in the US, lol. Oh well. With the fade turned all the way to the front, the audio is nice and clear. Turning the fader all the way...
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    Seeing the new CX-60 in person

    Thanks for the pics @BWJ. I'm really liking the interior! Nice premium look in the materials and design, especially the dash, center console and door panels. Also, I notice that there is no piano black surrounding the window switches! I really hope they will move away from piano black interior...
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    What products are you using to clean your CX-50 Turbo?

    I think that if the dealer didn't include it, I would have paid to have it installed, but I would have gone for a full front end kit instead of the partial kit. Either way, I think PPF is worth it if you care about the paint. It's just so soft that rock chips pop up often without any kind of...
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    Detailed look at the interior of the 2022 Mazda CX-5 Signature

    Agreed, even just a quick summary of personal insights would be nice.
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    2019 folding side mirror when locking; LS stopped fully folding. Tips?

    I stand corrected, thanks for checking the manual and verifying!
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    Mazda CX-90 - What would you like to see?

    Oh on the note of ambient lighting, it would be great if they relocated the trunk cargo light to directly above the cargo area, instead of in the liftgate panel, or just added some extra lighting in the C-pillar interior panels to better illuminate the cargo area when needed.
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    Sulfur Smell When I Floor It

    I'll PM you
  9. sm1ke

    Is the CX-9 4 cylinder engine enough?

    Agreed on all points. Before I bought my CX-9, I did test drive a 2018 4Runner Limited after taking the CX-9 for a test drive. In 0-60, the 4Runner is slower on paper by about 0.5s, but it actually felt more like 3 or 4s. Initial acceleration just made everything feel heavy. The high torque of...
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    2019 folding side mirror when locking; LS stopped fully folding. Tips?

    Did they wash the car while they had it? Because water ingress is what causes the corrosion. If they washed it, then according to the TSB, there may have been water intrusion that caused the mirrors to fail. You might be able to use that to your advantage, if they washed your car. Aside from...
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    Is the CX-9 4 cylinder engine enough?

    The difference between the two from 0-30, 0-40, or 0-60 is so minimal that it doesn't matter IMO. Why? Well, in a "real-life scenario", the only time acceleration off the line would matter is if both cars are at a stoplight in separate lanes, and the CX-9 needs to overtake the MDX due to two...
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    Is the CX-9 4 cylinder engine enough?

    Not from what I've seen. There's a YouTube video from Sam CarLegion who does a few runs with a 2021.5 CX-9 and a 2022 MDX, and the MDX won most of the time. The CX-9 does occasionally get the jump, but the higher HP of the MDX always closes the gap at the top end. Still very impressive...
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    Mazda5 infotainment display upgrade tech specs?

    I think at this point, without more readily available information, you'd be rolling the dice with whether the resolution will be adequate for your needs. I would suggest reaching out on other forms of social media and other Mazda5-specific forums or FB groups. Maybe another Mazda5 member here...
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    Mazda5 infotainment display upgrade tech specs?

    I tried searching for the model/serial number printed, and couldn't find anything useful. Is there any branding on the unit at all?
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    Fuel efficiency 2.5T (Premium vs Regular fuel)

    I have not kept accurate records, but I do recall getting a few more kms from a tank of premium. I ran premium only for the first couple of years, then ran regular only for a short period of maybe 2 or 3 months? My commute during this time was the same as with premium fuel, and I also used the...
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    Sulfur Smell When I Floor It

    Just a heads up.. as suspected, UnCorked turned out to be a previously banned member (Tribe&TrueRacing) who was trying to circumvent their ban.
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    What did you pay for your CX-9?

    Some off-topic chat is natural and sometimes results in more accurate info. Someone looking for fair pricing will come across the info in this thread and may be curious to know how a person got to that price breakdown, or they may want to know how to get an even better price. More information is...
  18. sm1ke

    Sulfur Smell When I Floor It

    If possible, recreate the issue and record the results on video. Then take it to the dealer and show it to them. Or you can request that a tech ride along with you while you attempt to recreate the issue. The car is still under warranty, so I would let the dealer do what they are supposed to...
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    What products are you using to clean your CX-50 Turbo?

    I'll comment first on the exterior since there's pretty much no difference between paint and trim care between the CX-50 and the CX-9. I usually wash my car once or twice every 2 weeks, depending on the weather. Sometimes I can skip a wash by doing a waterless wash, but this is only when the...
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