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    2021 CX-5 Signature — Blind spot monitor only working intermittently

    Took my 2021 Sig CX-5 on a 500-mile road trip, and noticed about partway through that the passenger side BSM was only working intermittently. Wasn’t even detecting 18-wheelers. This was the whole system not working (ie, dashboard display as well as mirror alert). Never had a problem before; if...
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    Need advice — 2021 or 2022 CX-5 Signature?

    Depends on where your money is. By keeping our money in the market, we’re earning far more than the 1.99% we’re paying for the car loan
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    Need advice — 2021 or 2022 CX-5 Signature?

    Thanks all for your advice. In the end, I decided to go with the ‘21. Too many variables with ordering a car and waiting…would my almost 10-year-old Mazda blow a gasket or something during the 90-day (optimistically) wait? Would the fed raise interest rates even more? Would we be in the middle...
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    Need advice — 2021 or 2022 CX-5 Signature?

    Thanks Sig — I had actually already gotten quotes from all three of those, and the dealer’s was higher without any negotiation
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    Need advice — 2021 or 2022 CX-5 Signature?

    Wanna buy it?! As a female, I’m not keen on meeting strangers in parking lots and either handing over the keys to my car so that they can test drive or, even worse, riding shotgun with them while they drive it. Too many carjackings and other crazy stuff happening out there these days. Dealer...
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    Need advice — 2021 or 2022 CX-5 Signature?

    Thanks theblooms — we have financing already through our credit union. And while I agree wholeheartedly about trading in through the dealership, I’m at the age and mindset that I just don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling myself…heard too many horror stories lately of crazy people out...
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    Need advice — 2021 or 2022 CX-5 Signature?

    Looking to trade in my 2013 CX-5 Grand Touring for a Signature turbo model. Definitely want the turbo so I don’t have to hear my husband curse any more about lack of power, as well as some of the other options that the Signature offers. Of course, now is not a great time to buy, but don’t...
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    TPMS -- any reason other than tire pressure off?

    Have a 2013 CX5, and lately the TPMS keeps going off. I've checked tires while cold, they're always at correct psi. I've followed all instructions to the letter about resetting the indicator, and the light will go off, but inevitably come back on after about 10 miles or so. I know in this...
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    Should I be worried after oil drain plug replaced?

    Just came back from the independent repair shop, where I had taken my CX5 about a month ago for an oil change. I had noticed a small oil leak on my driveway, so I took it back and they replaced the drain plug. Now as I'm sitting here, I'm getting more worried...could they have stripped the...
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    Frozen windows?

    Anyone else have problems with power windows not opening in sub-freezing weather? A couple of mornings my windows would not open until car was fully warmed up...about 5-10 miles into my trip. Not talking about when there was actual ice or frost on windows, but just cold. Wondering if this is a...
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    Another zeal red seen on Rt 28 near Nokesville/Manassas yesterday. Waved as I passed him but no response. Followed me for a ways down Rt 234...
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    Stormy blue followed me for a litte while this afternoon on I-66 W near Centreville, VA. Smiled when I saw the Cx-5 grin in my rearview mirror
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    Silver one seen parked outside The Running Store in Gainesville, VA. It was the first silver one I've seen, and I was surprised how the color gave the car a whole different "personality." In fact, I had to do a double check to make sure it really was a CX5. My zeal red looks fun and sporty to...
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    Need Advice, FAST!

    I know you probably don't want to hear this, but I would walk away and find another dealer who is willing to work for you and will appreciate your business. The one you're with now knows that you desperately want this car, and they're taking advantage of you because of your age (I'm assuming...
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    What car did you trade in for your CX-5?

    2005 Honda Pilot...needed to downsize, and transmission was feeling like it was about to go (known problem with that model/year). Traded in the ultimate in ugly, box-like SUVs for a stylish little CUV!
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    First one spotted in my neck of the woods -- stormy blue seen driving south on Fairfax Co Pkwy about 3:45 this afternoon, then westbound on Rt 66. Was in hubby's Camaro so couldn't wave (well, I guess I could, but would have looked a bit odd!)
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    Positive Feedback

    One thing I noticed in looking at CR reliability reports (at least I think it was CR, I had looked at so many in my research) is that the Mazda, while not the most reliable (although up toward the top), had a much narrower range of reliability. In other words, Honda and Toyota had a higher...
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    Finally spotted my first one since a couple of weeks ago when I saw 2 in one day...White one seen last night around 6:45 pm in DC, approaching underpass near the Watergate. I was heading the other way toward Rock Creek Park...
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    Fuel mileage gets better

    FWIW, my husband was having problems with his '10 Camaro SS (auto tranny) stalling out. He was using premium gas as required by car. Took it in for service, and the mechanic told him to stick to the "yellow sign" gas stations (Shell, Sunoco). He's done so, and hasn't had a problem since...
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    Zeal red here. Wasn't sure how I'd like it, since I wasn't able to see the color in person before I ordered, but I really love the shade. Has a touch of copper and really pops in the sunlight.