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    2008 CX9 Shift Lock Override

    Anyone know how to do the shift override on a 2008 CX9? We are getting keys made by a lock smith right now so don't have any available. The Mazda is blocking another car from getting out of the garage, so I need to put it in neutral to move it. I have seen pictures of other mazdas with a...
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    3 finalists to replace the Duellers

    Michelin's The Michelin Latitude's are a LOT better than the OEM's on the snow. I don't really know if they are better than others for the price, but we feel much safer driving with these all season tires.
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    3 finalists to replace the Duellers

    Michelin I'm going with the Michelin Latitude in the OEM size through Discount Tire. They were able to order the 245/50/20 size and get it in 3 days. Price is $302 per tire (about $1325 installed etc.). I'll let you know how well they do in the snow. I live in SW Michigan, and we have had a...
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    Power Steering Belt

    The power steering belt on my 2008 CX-9 GT broke while I was driving last week. I've had it just less than a year and have 19K miles on it. When the belt broke, it also broke a seal that leaked some oil. Repairs are covered under warranty, but the car will have to stay in the service center a...
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    Soft Cargo Tops

    One Review I have found one review on Amazon for the Rola soft cargo rooftop carrier - they said all of their stuff got wet. I guess I should avoid that one.
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    Soft Cargo Tops

    Has anybody tried to use a soft cargo top on their CX9 or any other car? The same etrailer.com site that has the hitch for the CX9 also has some soft cargo top carriers. Just wanted to see if anyone has experience with them on ease of use, safety (staying put), and wind noise.
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    When you pick up your new CX9, make sure...

    Finally an owner Picked up an 08 GT Galaxy Gray with Black interior, Assist, Moon/Bose, Compass, roof rails (installed by dealer). Dealer got the car from somebody else and it had a very slight ding above the wheel that they will fix (I wouldn't have noticed it). Out the door price including...
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    When you pick up your new CX9, make sure...

    I have a list of these to check when I pick up my CX9 based on reading a lot of forums - please add to the list. (1) Make sure they program the auto lock (doors lock when 30ft or so away) if you want it on - default is off (3) Make sure you get the FULL navigation system manual, not just the...
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    What Color???

    Turns out that none of the Galaxy Grey w/Sand are available (all sold) except for one in Virginia which is "too expensive" to transport (I'm in SW michigan). Came down to Sparkling Black Mica w/ Sand vs. Grey w/Black and I'm going with the Grey w/Black.
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    What Color???

    Working on the Deal I can get a Galaxy Gray 08 GT sand interior with Nav, Moon/Bose, and remote start for $37083. Invoice is $36,580 according to Edmunds/Consumer Reports. I am asking them to throw in roof rails as well at that price. They are balking, so I am as well for now. I plan on...
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    What Color???

    My Choice I'm going with the Galaxy Gray and sand interior. I finally got to see it live, and I like the "non golden" color of it and the dark carpets. It definitely makes the cabin look bigger/brighter. Now the only problem is that there aren't many out there! Thanks for everyone's input.
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    Navigation System Updates - CX9

    Found so far... I've seen so far that Denso is the "source" of any updates that come in the future. The updates themselves will come from Mazda, but I have no idea how often or if/how much they cost. Some people claim anything constructed in the last 2 years won't be on the maps. There...
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    Navigation System Updates - CX9

    Anyone know how updates to the navigation system are handled? One dealer told me you receive DVD updates periodically and automatically (no additional cost). Another dealer (who also sells Acuras) said you had to pay $200-300 for an update. He may have been thinking about Acura (I know Honda...
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    What Color???

    So does the galaxy grey with sand end up looking great despite the earth tone/grey clash?
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    What Color???

    Sand Interior - Grey stripe? Thanks for all the replies. For those that have/have seen the sand interior live (I've only seen it in pictures) - is there a grey "stripe" on the seats or is it something different? I could see it working with the Galaxy Grey exterior if it matches well. I am...
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    What Color???

    I know I want a 2008 CX9 GT with sand interior, bose/moonroof, towing, and roof rails. I am struggling over the exterior color - Black Mica, Galaxy Grey, or Liq Platinum. I am open to all opinions especially if you have or have seen one of these colors with sand interior. Is 1.9% 36 months...