Windshield sunshade recommendations for new CX-5?

My wife bought a sunshade for ours. I'm reluctant to use it because I'm worried about the electronics behind the mirror overheating.
 

geek755

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2008 mx-5 GT Niseko
I bought the OEM Mazda accessory Sun Shade it it fit terribly in our 2019 Signature (Mazda paart #0000-8M-R02)...was too big, barely fit around the rear view mirror and would not lay flat against the window. Was sort of bowed once installed.

I just returned it to MazdaSwag and will be looking to get a Cover Craft one after I call them to make sure it will fit the signature window shield mirror cut out with the camera. Have Cover Craft for 3 other cars and left them....very disappointed in the OEM Mazda one though and couldn't recommend it.
 
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2018 CX-5 Sport
It would be nice if they made a cheap sun shield that you put on the outside glass after parking, held with suction cups or something. It would be a lot easier to put on. I guess there would be too much chance for it to be stolen or to blow off if it was on the outside.
 
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2021 RDX A-Spec
Windshield tint is also not practical if you*re from a state that uses stupid window decals for inspections.
 

Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
Windshield tint is also not practical if you*re from a state that uses stupid window decals for inspections.

You been in Virginia long enough to remember when counties and towns also had their own windshield stickers you had to display to prove you paid your property tax? Then some went to an optional tag that you attached to the bottom of your lisence plate. As some point they did away with both...don't recall exactly when or why. Maybe automation obviated the need for a physical sticker.
 
I bought the OEM Mazda accessory Sun Shade it it fit terribly in our 2019 Signature (Mazda paart #0000-8M-R02)...was too big, barely fit around the rear view mirror and would not lay flat against the window. Was sort of bowed once installed.

I just returned it to MazdaSwag and will be looking to get a Cover Craft one after I call them to make sure it will fit the signature window shield mirror cut out with the camera. Have Cover Craft for 3 other cars and left them....very disappointed in the OEM Mazda one though and couldn't recommend it.


What?? Doesn't the CX5 have auto-dimming glass in the windshield?

Or at least a beeper to tell you the sun is in your eyes?
 

Zmud

Old and OCD
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2019 cx5 2006 mx5
I bought the OEM Mazda accessory Sun Shade it it fit terribly in our 2019 Signature (Mazda paart #0000-8M-R02)...was too big, barely fit around the rear view mirror and would not lay flat against the window. Was sort of bowed once installed.

I just returned it to MazdaSwag and will be looking to get a Cover Craft one after I call them to make sure it will fit the signature window shield mirror cut out with the camera. Have Cover Craft for 3 other cars and left them....very disappointed in the OEM Mazda one though and couldn't recommend it.

I ordered a Covercraft for my 2019 Sig a couple weeks ago, hasn't arrived yet. I'll report back when it arrives.
 
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2021 RDX A-Spec
You been in Virginia long enough to remember when counties and towns also had their own windshield stickers you had to display to prove you paid your property tax? Then some went to an optional tag that you attached to the bottom of your lisence plate. As some point they did away with both...don't recall exactly when or why. Maybe automation obviated the need for a physical sticker.

Yes when I lived in Arlington thru 2016 they had the tax window sticker. Still do, unless they finally killed it during the past two years.