Last post on Aug 27, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#8 of 17 Re: 2010 CX9 [nxs138]
Apr 13, 2009 (1:44 pm)
Any info on how soon the '10 may be in the dealership. I'm in the market now and not sure if I should wait or jump. I was impressed with the test drive.
Also, anybody know what has been done to improve the rear climate control. Are there vents in the ceiling, like odyssey/Traverse ... in the new one or is it just better controls and LCD (saw one photo of it.) Is the air circulation for the 3rd row even an issue in the current CX9.
Jun 18, 2009 (12:26 pm)
The only photos I can find of the 2010 CX-9 interior are the Car and Driver set from the NY Auto Show, but I'm not sure that they are actually of the final 2010 design. For example, the steering column still shows the ignition "keyslot cover" that is used with the current keycard. Surely the redesigned advanced key fob will do away with that quirky design?!?! Also, the 4.3 inch lcd is nowhere to be found (nor do I even see a place where it would go). I'm assuming it will look something like the design on the Mazda3 which uses a 4.3 inch screen for nav/ipod controls. But oddly, the photos DO show a slightly updated design, even including the new rear climate controls.
Am I missing something here? If those pics are accurate, I'm underwhelmed with the interior facelift. I'm hoping the auto show (pre-production) car was just missing some of the key interior changes that have me excited about the 2010. Any other thoughts?
#11 of 17 Re: Interior Photos? [frommx5tomz3]
Jun 19, 2009 (2:55 pm)
> For example, the steering column still shows the ignition "keyslot cover" that is used with the current keycard. Surely the redesigned advanced key fob will do away with that quirky design?!?!
I don't see what is bad about the current design. What would be a good design for you? You still need a alternative way to start the engine in case that the SmartKey fails (such as low battery). In a Prius, you put the SmaryKey into a slot. Is that more intuitive to you?
> Also, the 4.3 inch lcd is nowhere to be found
Maybe the model with NAVI was not ready yet when they showed the photo. Therefore, a non-NAVI version was shown. I am sure eventually there will be a version with NAVI. Whether it will continue to be touch-based remains to be seen. Many NAVI systems are moving toward dial-based so that the screen can be pushed further out under the windshield - easier to design the center stack.
Jul 22, 2009 (9:32 am)
Anyone know when they will be releasing this model? Also, I would like the GT model features but not the wood grain trim. Is that possible?
#13 of 17 Re: Release Date [mandymusika]
Jul 22, 2009 (10:43 am)
Usually at the end of the year (Oct, Nov). No info released AFAIK.
As to wood grain trim, in some other country, CX9 has no wood grain trim even for GT. It has piano black (like the one on steering wheel). Maybe you can buy the parts from countries like Australia, and send the parts over. Replacing it should be very easy - simple snap-on.
#14 of 17 Re: Release Date [mandymusika]
Jul 28, 2009 (1:01 pm)
I sent an email to mazda customer service asking when they would come out and I was told September at earliest, but October more is likely.
#15 of 17 Re: Release Date [ceric]
Aug 26, 2009 (7:48 am)
As to wood grain trim, in some other country, CX9 has no wood grain trim even for GT.
Yeah is does. The GT models have the wood grain look trim on the doors and center console. It is not real wood. Infact, most mfgrs dont use real wood.
#16 of 17 Re: Release Date [aviboy97]
Aug 27, 2009 (12:41 am)
I though that everyone knows by now that automakers rarely use real wood anymore.
The proper term should have been "wood grain-look trim".
#17 of 17 Re: Release Date [ceric]
by steve_ HOST
Aug 27, 2009 (9:15 am)
wood grain-look trim
Also known as "plood" - plastic wood. I've heard that the better stuff is real wood that's been impregnated with plastic.
Real wood would dry out, crack and not hold up well in a car interior. And it would splinter and be nasty in a car wreck.