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#381 of 499 scratched paint
Jan 21, 2013 (2:10 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 499 Re: scratched paint [boutselis]
Jan 22, 2013 (3:42 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.
#384 of 499 Re: in the news [steve_]
Feb 07, 2013 (7:06 am)
Sweet, but now I have to decide between this and the 2014 Forester XT.
I was looking around for tires in the 19 inch size Mazda uses and the selection is incredibly slim. Slightly better for their 17 inch option. Love to know what people are doing about replacement/improvement tires. I'm running ContiProContact DWS on my car and would love to get an equivalent for my new SUV.
#385 of 499 Re: Cx5 Vs. Tribute [yuma5]
Feb 24, 2013 (7:41 am)
40 mpg! Was this the AWD or FWD?
#386 of 499 Re: Cx5 Vs. Tribute [studebaker5]
Feb 24, 2013 (12:09 pm)
I just got a 2014 CX-5 Touring.
Just after I shut off the vehicle, only the driver's power window works (if you don't open any doors). I expected the other power windows to work also.
Question: Do your other power windows work just after you shut off the car? Or only the driver's window? They work fine when the car is running or when set to "ignition" but not when set to 'acc'.
I am hoping this is a setting that can be adjusted.
#387 of 499 plastic trim faded already
Feb 28, 2013 (6:48 am)
We have had our new cx5 for less than 2 months. the black plastic trim is faded and whiteish all along the area under the doors. the only thing I put on the plastic was maguires natural shine. I had read on other forums that it was a good choice for interior and exterior plastics. Only used it twice and its been weeks since the second time. the fading turned up slowly since then. It does not seem to have harmed any of the other plastic parts in front or rear. just under the doors. I have a feeling the dealer screwed this area up and covered it with something. Now that "something" is gone and the problem is showing. They had screwed up the hood with really bad detailing and had to fix it. Guess thats why I'm suspicious.
Any way. Has maquires natural shine ruined anyones plastics? is there a good way to fix this? I am testing a spot with mothers back to black. Man I am so pissed I have a problem like this on a brand new car already.
#388 of 499 Re: Cx5 Vs. Tribute [2013_]
Feb 28, 2013 (6:57 am)
I noticed that before but payed no attention to it. Your question made me think about it so I went and checked mine.
Motor running all windows work.
motor off only the driver side worked.
if I waited a few moments no windows worked.
I pressed the ignition button one time (with out my foot on the brake) and the diver side window worked. I pressed it twice in succession and then all windows would work.
So if you do not want to turn on the car but want to open all windows, press the ignition button twice and then all the windows will be useable. Kinda a pain but thats how its seems to be set up.
#389 of 499 Re: Towing the CX-5 [mcperr]
Mar 09, 2013 (4:07 pm)
Did you get an answer to the cx5 flat towing? We are contemplating getting a crv and cx5 and I like the mpg posted by cx5 owners
Mar 09, 2013 (7:33 pm)
Picked up a MP3 player loaded it with music,plugged it in and it worked fine.I can use the steering wheel controls to go up and down through the songs in the folder but have to take my eyes off the road to change folders on the touchscreen for more songs in other folders.Anyway to do this on the steering wheel? Really not user friendly the way it is.