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Last post on May 23, 2009 at 12:06 AM
You are in the Mazda CX-9
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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#19 of 28 Re: Reply Tire recommendation from howardu [howardru]
Dec 25, 2008 (6:35 am)
Thanks Howard U, Very informative...Happy Sledding!!
#20 of 28 Re: Tire recommendation from howardu [howardru]
Dec 27, 2008 (7:35 pm)
What he said. Doesn't matter where you buy them but snows are a must for this car if driven in snow conditions. Tire rack is always an easy way to go as they mount, balance, and deliver. to keep the tires usable for many seasons, put them on the car when it becomes cold and starts to snow and take them off when the season is over. All high-tech snow tires do not wear well in warm conditions and are not the best dry road performing tire either. Dive easy in the winter to extend thier life. I mentioned in another thread, I bought 18" RX8 rims with TPS, Blizzak DMZs and had them mounted locally for about 1/2 of the full Tire rack package. The rims were good with same offset and had a few very minor blemishes but these are snow tires and I protect my 20s form the salt so it is a win-win
#21 of 28 Re: Tire recommendation from howardu [redginton]
Dec 28, 2008 (6:06 am)
Thanks All...Couple of questions.
Need a vehicle with a GVW of 6,000 lbs or more for a section 179 tax writeoff (capitol equipment investment), this fits the bill with VW, Volvo and others. Want a capable ride, presently have a Mitsubishi Montero..an absolute tank in conditions but not that road worthy (not that fun to drive). Kids are young adults, but the extra room would be nice for trips. Impressions on this vehicle?? Road noise really bugs me...What are your thoughts on this car??
Also, if I get the vehicle i will probably buy the GT, I will definetly get a winter tire package..are 18" winters okay without screwing up the speedo or od or vehicle??
As an aside, these forums are great for info. Can remember a weekend in Vermont a few years ago, got close to 2' of snow in a day and a half. My Montero churned thru, saw Lexus's BMW's and others flailing, probably because of the tires and "crossover setup".
What do you think, is this vehicle a good call?..It makes sense for the tax write off, room for occasional trips with the crew, room for my dog, etc. Have not bought a new car for me in 6 years. please let me know your thoughts?...Thanks to All... KJ
#22 of 28 Re: Tire recommendation from howardu [kjinsk]
Dec 28, 2008 (12:43 pm)
Will you be using the vehicle for business at least 50% of the time?
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#23 of 28 Re: Tire recommendation from howardu [kjinsk]
Dec 28, 2008 (9:14 pm)
my 2 cents.
re. Tire size; going to an 18" inch rim will not affect the spedo or any other function in the car provided the right tire size is fitted. You will notice a softer ride due to increase sidwall size and a little sloppier handling. The handling is still excellent considering you are running snow tires so do not not push them as they will nevver give the performace or handling as OEM road tires on dry roads.
re; space, you need to go look at one to see if it is really dog friendly. Not a lot of sace in the back with the thrid row up. We have a 25lb lap dog that travels fine with kenel in the back but would not let him loose in the car due to the leather of the GT and I don't think a 120 lab would fare well in the back are with the 3rd row up either.
We bought this one for the road trips and love it 22-23mpg with an AWD GT. Paid too much for it last year and would not do the nav system again as a $250 wide screen Nuvi is better IMO. Stereo and bluetooth are good to go and the driving experience is always good.
#24 of 28 Re: Mazda cx 9 problem in snow and ice [HKMontana]
Jan 22, 2009 (12:11 pm)
I had the same problem, figuring the car was just not good in winter driving conditions. I have one of the first 07 Tourings. Turns out it was the transfer case. I finally had it checked out after having the car for a year and a half. The last straw was getting stuck turning into my driveway (which is on a SLIGHT incline) after a few inches of snow. Mazda was awesome about paying for a rental SUV for a week since the problem was diagnosed the day before I was leaving on a ski trip. It's fixed now, and a major difference. But, I do find the breaking on snow and ice is not great....
So, my advice is bring it to the dealer. Also, if the 4WD drive light ever comes on in snowy conditions, this means a problem, not that it's kicking in
#25 of 28 Re: Tire recommendation from howardu [ceric]
Feb 05, 2009 (8:55 am)
Thanks so much for that tip ceric -- I find that very useful! Could you possibly share the way to get to any other diagnostic menus that you know about? Either on the board or PM me at jgodman "at" tampabay.rr "dot com"
Now you are in the hidden diagnostic mode of your CX9 NAVI system.
There are some extra diagnostic codes one can enter to query more info, but
that might be too much for most owners here...
#27 of 28 Re: Tire recommendation from howardu [ceric]
May 22, 2009 (10:49 am)
Does anyone know how to get to the diagnostic menus in the 2009 model?
#28 of 28 Re: Tire recommendation from howardu [rgn2000]
May 23, 2009 (12:06 am)
Does it mean you have tried and the old procedure did not work for your 2009?