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Mazda CX-5, SUV
#374 of 404 Re: Renoclay [renoclay]
Jan 12, 2013 (9:29 pm)
I have had my cx5 less than 2 weeks and the blue thermostat light has been on for a few days now. I read in the manual that it is a low coolant indicator and should take it to a dealer if it says on. No other concerns, I love driving this car.
#375 of 404 Air temp different
Jan 20, 2013 (3:47 pm)
cx 5 GT temp is diff. on right cetner and left cetner...what gives and anyone else? I set the temp for lets say 70. I notice left side is 70, right side feels about 74. If I set diff. temps, like left side 70 right side 66 THEN both sides feel the same.
#376 of 404 Re: Renoclay [rriittaa]
Jan 20, 2013 (3:47 pm)
? according to my manual the blue temp light JUST means the engine is still cold and will not produce warm air into the cabin..THATS ALL
#377 of 404 Re: Mazda CX-5 Driver's Seat Comfort [trailrunz]
Jan 21, 2013 (12:09 am)
I have just finished a 2000 mile three day trip and I feel good. I have a bad back but it didn't give me a problem. It's the basic model. It has a lot of road noise on poor asphalt.
#378 of 404 sudden surges
Jan 21, 2013 (12:11 am)
While stopped at a light the car suddenly lurched forward as violently as though someone had hit me from behind. I estimate the car moved forward about one or two feet. I had my foot on the brake pedal and pressed it hard and the car stopped. I don't know where it would have stopped had I not stopped it with the break. This has happened twice with the strong sudden surge and two more times not so violently. One time the engine surged to over 4000 RPM when I started it (In Park of course). The car had only a few miles on it the first time it happened about 1000 miles the second time. I may have had both the accelerator pedel and brake pedal slightly pressed at the time of the surges. A diagnostic check at the dealership indicated no problems.
#379 of 404 Re: Cx5 Vs. Tribute [irishrmac]
Jan 21, 2013 (12:37 am)
I got 27 mpg climbing about 3000 feet in 400 miles, Then 32 mpg for a 130 miles going over Donner pass on I-80, Then 40mpg going from Reno to Las Vegas. Felt very confident passing on two lane highways where acceleration was a must and found myself cruising at 80 mph a couple times. Most of the time the cruise control was at 65mph.
#380 of 404 roof rails and fuel econ
Jan 21, 2013 (3:05 pm)
we have only had the cx5 sport fwd automatic for a few days. so far we really like it. the braking is fabulous. it saved an opossum the second night. We are getting close to 29 mpg almost all around town according to the fuel economy gage but I have read that those can be off by 3 to 8 percent which seems pretty odd to me. I used the manual shift function a few times and think its great and it really boosts pick up speed.
We ordered roof rails to put on it. My wife thinks they looked very sporty on the red touring we test drove. When they came in they were silver and the service dept. said it was the only way they come. Our car is the mica red and all the trim is black. we are so sure the touring model we saw had black roof rails but its sold now so we can't check. Does any one have a red with black roof rails?
#381 of 404 scratched paint
Jan 21, 2013 (3:10 pm)
One other thing. When some one detailed ours, probably at the last lot it was at before it was shipped to us, they put circular scratches in the hood. Very noticeable especially at dusk. We were told to bring it in and a guy worked on it. while I was at the dealer it looked perfect. he told me he also put some type of protective coating (he didn't say clear coat) I thought he said teflon. when I got home and parked in the garage we could see the scratches but it was very difficult. Could the coating he put on (teflon?) just made them less noticeable like oiling an old wood floor and the effect is going to wear off soon and the scratches will show up again?
#382 of 404 Re: scratched paint [boutselis]
Jan 22, 2013 (4:42 pm)
as a follow up. I have since been told by the dealership that the body guy who put this coating on said it was a commercial 3m product specifically made for blending scratches in clear coat and the effect is permanent. Not certain if I believe that though.