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#445 of 499 2014 Mazda CX-5 GT w/tech pkg - Audio System Issue
Aug 22, 2013 (10:48 am)
Just a heads up for anyone looking at this model CUV its been great so far. The one issue that I've had so far is the inability to resume play while using the USB with a flash drive! 30 dollar MP3 Players have this ability but not this 600 dollar head unit. Come on Mazda! Anyhow, its a big deal to me. Also, more than one person has complained about this. Check out any mazda forum and you'll see the growing list. Another odd thing is the 2013 model didn't have this problem. So far, I've notified Mazda and my dealership but haven't heard back what the status of a fix is.
Sep 04, 2013 (1:43 pm)
In researching CUV's, I've read many good things about the Mazda CX-5. There are a few negatives I think I can live with, but the one that has me concerned is the horrible paint job that these cars have been known to have. I've read some threads that state that the paint is chipping, peeling and blistering off of their new cars. Is this a common problem? What has been your experience?
#447 of 499 Re: CX-5 Paint [cuvoptions]
Sep 04, 2013 (1:51 pm)
I haven't had any problem with the paint job. I've had my CX-5 since last July.
#448 of 499 Re: CX-5 Paint [cuvoptions]
Sep 04, 2013 (2:01 pm)
I've had my CX-5 for one year. Horrible paint job? No way...not on mine! The worst I have is a few tiny little chips which is pretty unavoidable in any vehicle when debris comes flying at the car. No major chipping and absolutely no peeling or blistering!!! LOVE this car!!!
#449 of 499 no bad paint here
Sep 04, 2013 (3:18 pm)
My Wife has put over 17000 miles on our cx5 since the beginning of january. We have one tiny paint chip. I actually think it was there from the dealership. We wash and wax regularly. about every week for a wash so we would notice any defects.
Out of curiosity I just read the first google search I found on bad car paint. it was a car forum and after reading 10 posts there were 10 different manufacturers mentioned to be the worst. MAzda was mentioned one time.
so I have no idea what makes bad paint. I have heard thicker the better. I have read thick is prone to chipping so thin quality is better. I have read that the paint doesn't matter because its all the clear coat that protects the paint and even then soft clear coat scuffs easy but hard chips and then reveals the paint which in turn chips.
So I have no idea and i'm not sure if any one else does either.
except for this.
if you own a car I bet some time it will get a tiny chip in it if you have it long enough.
CX 5 still rocks in our book.
#450 of 499 Re: CX-5 Paint [laura423]
Sep 04, 2013 (4:05 pm)
Thanks to all who replied on the paint.
It's encouraging to know that many have had no problems at all. One last question -- is the clear coat the clear paint protective film that is offered by Mazda as an option? I think it's something like a 3M vinyl product? I'd hate to get the clear coat/film only to have it cause more problems such as scuffs, etc.
#451 of 499 Re: CX-5 Paint [cuvoptions]
Sep 04, 2013 (5:07 pm)
All cars have a clear coat over the paint. there is probably an upgraded paint package that would have an extra clrear coat or a different clear coat. we didn't get that but Ours does have a clear coat over the color coat. probably numerous ones of each.
so even if you don't get any paint options you will get a clear coat.
I did just think of one thing about the cx5. we have the sport model with no bells or whistles. the only thing we are not crazy about is the interior. its decent looking and comfortable. we find it very comfortable in fact. But the material seems rather cheap and I'm not sure how it will hold up. I have not looked at it but the wife says she thinks a seam may be showing. she gets in and out of the car a lot so it gets extra wear but should not be showing signs of wear yet. so the sport's great but you might want to think about upgrading the interior package.
#452 of 499 Re: CX-5 Paint [cuvoptions]
Sep 04, 2013 (8:25 pm)
Based on my experience your concerns about the paint are well founded. I have had mine since March 2012 and there are so many little rock chips that I am amazed. No peeling or blistering yet. I understand there is a 3M process that can be put on to act as an invisible bra. Other than that it is a great car. 28.6 mpg average for 16,000 miles.
#453 of 499 Re: CX-5 Paint [cuvoptions]
Sep 05, 2013 (5:34 am)
I've had mine since July 2013 and I've had no issues with the paint.I have the extra cost white.
#454 of 499 Re: CX-5 Paint [cuvoptions]
Sep 05, 2013 (12:48 pm)
If you do plan to purchase the "clear bra" option, I'd highly suggest looking at 3rd Party auto shops. Shop around to see who is offering the lowest price and ask to throw in like 2-3 year warranty on it (worth a try) but if you just want to get it done fast and money isn't an issue, than the dealer option is perfect haha.