Last post on Aug 27, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#5 of 17 Re: 2010 CX9 [not_2_shabby]
Apr 09, 2009 (3:50 pm)
I guess I am different from you.
What you mentioned are all valid except for the trip computer which has been added to 2009 model. (add a ScanGaugeII for your 2008 - it is more than just a trip computer). And what about the "prop rod for the hood"?
To me, those are all small issues, some are even debatable to other customers.
Sometimes, a design cannot please everyone. Sometimes, automaker has a reason, other times, they just plain over-looked stuff.
Anyway, I just took my CX9 on highway 17 from San Jose to Santa Cruz. I was absolutely impressed by this 7-seat CUV. It was loaded with luggages for the kids' field trip (so much that I couldn't see the back window). I lost count how many CUVs/SUVs I passed.
Mazda, all I want is direct injection (300hp/295ft-lb) and 1+ mpg gain.
Are you listening, Mazda?
#6 of 17 Re: 2010 CX9 [ceric]
Apr 11, 2009 (2:32 pm)
My 8 year old passat that I paid $23.5K for had a gas strut that lifts the hood for you. It must be a euro car thing, which is what I am coming from. Our MB and the two saabs we had and the VW all had a gas strut. VW and MB seem to do a better job implementing features.
#7 of 17 Re: 2010 CX9 [ceric]
Apr 12, 2009 (7:21 am)
This list actually addresses a lot of the little nagging issues I have with the CX-9, it's amazing that Mazda actually seems to have listened to the complaints. Most of my issues were interior, like the radio system, rear climate control, new center console, and those have all been addressed. The folks buying the 2010 model will be in for a treat.
And I do agree that a DI engine with 300 HP would be sweet!
#8 of 17 Re: 2010 CX9 [nxs138]
Apr 13, 2009 (12:44 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 (11:26 am)
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 (1:55 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 (8:32 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 (9:43 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 (12:01 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.