Last post on Sep 13, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#89 of 98 Re: Compass [jcpharm]
Aug 26, 2009 (2:54 pm)
yep, I came to the same conclusion; i.e., that the garage door opener is mazda speak for the homelink...thats why I thought the brochure read a bit awkward in that regard. elsewhere they use the brand name homelink and suddenly say (in the brochure) the homelink/auto dim with compass is not avail but the auto dim with the garage door opener is?? hhhhhmmmmmmmmm...something is fishy here methinks...is there a problem? does it not work in the GT (cant imagine why not)? and still if you look at the vehicle specs on line or roll your via the 'build your model' you CAN get the auto dim w/HL and w/Compass...so go figure eh...more to this than meets the eye...
#90 of 98 Re: Compass [steve_]
Aug 26, 2009 (5:21 pm)
But the MazdaUSA sight does not lie!
Go the the MazdaUSA site and build yourself a 2009, CX-9 AWD GT. The Homelink Mirror with Compass shows up on the right.
THAT is how Mazda built and sells the car. Unless your dealer monkeyd with the sticker, you got shafted.
#91 of 98 Re: Compass [wdhyte]
Aug 26, 2009 (5:39 pm)
Get screen captures of the website today. Just in case they change to the 2010 models between now and then, you'll have proof that Mazda builds the car with the homelink with Compass
#92 of 98 Re: Compass [howardru]
Aug 26, 2009 (5:55 pm)
now THIS is a really good idea...thanks! I was gonna print it out too...heh...
#93 of 98 Re: Compass [howardru]
Aug 26, 2009 (6:08 pm)
again, good idea...got it and the .pdf of the veh specs too...but...this is probably what is going to give me trouble...under the 'terms and conditions' at the bottom of all the site pages:
"INFORMATION AND ILLUSTRATIONS
Information and illustrations in the web site are based on the latest competitive and Mazda product information available at the time of posting. Some equipment shown is optional at extra cost; specific options may be available only in combination with other options. Specific combinations of equipment or features may vary from time to time and by geographic area: Colors in illustrations may vary from actual upholstery or paint colors due to reproduction and the specifications of users' computer hardware and software. Mazda reserves the right to make changes without notice in product content and price at any time."
still, i'im going to do my best clarence darrow and argue their sox off...
#94 of 98 Re: Compass [wdhyte]
Aug 27, 2009 (4:08 am)
Well that sucks...
Just don't show them that part....
Quite honestly, if you don't get satisfaction, Call MazdaUSA and file a complaint. I'm 85% positive that you'll get a credit for Mazda services to have it replaced.
Their customer service is excellent and I have been re-imbursed for their mistakes.
#95 of 98 Re: Mazda CX-9 Pet Peeves [wdhyte]
Aug 27, 2009 (5:52 pm)
It is very easy to leave it unlocked when parked in garage.
All you have to do is close the driver's door at a step farer than you normally do.
At beyond 3ft, the SmartKey can't sense your fob, therefore, no beep/no autolock.
I do it all the times. Once you get to the routines, it comes very naturally.
Sometimes, you have to leave the driver's door ajar to prevent it from locking.
Cases include fueling up at gas station with passengers inside.
Anyway, the up sides are
- fun to show off to your friends and bystanders
- useful when your hands are full leaving the vehicle
#96 of 98 Re: Compass [howardru]
Sep 04, 2009 (9:13 pm)
well, strike #1
wrote (email) and called Mazda USA and they told me "specs change"...didn't matter that its still on their website that you can get the compass mirror...bascially told me things change...tuff noogies (and the droid I spoke with at first told me basically that I drove it off the lot that way...)
next stop, the dealer themselves...stay tuned.
#97 of 98 what *should* be included with the vehicle
Sep 10, 2009 (11:20 am)
For lack of a better place to post this, I chose here
after paying nearly $30k (not counting the TTL of course) for a new NON-NAV GT, seems to me that it *should* have the following as well:
1. built in COMPASS; (see my other posts on this, this is nuts; my 9 year old F150 came std with this)
2. HD capable radio; (here in DFW, darn near every FM station has HD these days and more are coming all over the county, not just here)
3. RDS capable radio; (c'mon, my 9 year old F150 also has this std...sheesh)
4. LOTS more internal storage in the cabin; seen lots of posts on this one incl the reviews by Edmunds and Consumer Reports - they sure didn't make good use of the huge center console did they (and my wife would add the overhead storage for sunglasses where she CAN'T put hers because they don't fit)?
5. ability to unlock the liftgate like the doors; just by pressing the buttons on the driver/pass door we can unlock the veh. Would be nice to be able to hit the latch lever on the back and hold it and have the veh unlock it when you're standing there with your hands full - just like the front doors do, instead of going to the doors first or using the unlock button on the fob itself
6. Better MPG; duh ...wonder why other makers vehicles in the same class with the same size motor are getting better combined?
obviously none of these are a 'deal' breaker for me as we bought one and really do like it a lot...but it could have been nearly 100% with the above (I say nearly because I'm sure there's something I've missed)
anyway, not a rant posting, just an observation...what have you guys/gals noted and would add/change?
#98 of 98 Re: Compass mirror w/homelink & autodim
Sep 13, 2009 (12:49 pm)
well, strike #2 and #3 came in rapid succession.
MazdaUSA says tuff noogies...thats what ya get for believing whatcha read.
The Dealer, while they agreed and tried to argue for me to corporate, weren't about to pony up the tremendous difference of $60 to get me the compass version of the mirror.
Soooooooo, got tired of waiting on em and I picked one up from eBay via a guy called wembleysells for $164 w/free shipping; thats $31 better than anywhere else I found it (and trust me I've looked). It's perfect and works great. I had a couple of questions and he came right back with answers and away we go. I'm not pitching for him (well not completely) but he delivered a good product at a great price and supported it afterwards. I wish his guarantee was better (30 days) but I saved the money and it looks brand new so I'm happy with it; just NOT happy w/Mazda.