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DrTraci
02-28-2012, 04:54 PM
Bought a blue CX-5 Touring last night. Really like it so far. Solid handling/feel, good visibility all around. Not a rocket, but then I knew that going in. BlueTooth integrates very well with my iPhone 4S. Like the blind spot indicators. Interior is sharp and very comfortable. Planning a good road trip after we put a few shake-down miles on.

Antonio DiMarco
02-28-2012, 05:26 PM
Congratulations. I just test drove a GT and it's a really nice car. The interior is fantastic for this price point. I especially love the steering wheel. Nice and meaty with high quality materials. The center stack is also attractive and simple. This car also has a ton more space than I would have expected.

Canadian-ES-GT
02-28-2012, 07:05 PM
Congrats, hope you have many zoom zoom filled miles

Park2670
03-01-2012, 11:30 AM
I really need to get out and drive one. Thinking about replacing the wifes 05' 3i with a new GT CX-5. Let us know what you think after your road trip!

bazooka joe
03-01-2012, 12:01 PM
i likey...congrats! keep us posted on how your liking it!

IslandTractor
03-01-2012, 12:53 PM
Looks great. I am amazed at how close it is in specs and design to the CX9. It really is just missing the rear seat and the HP as virtually everything else has been crammed into the CX5. I am seriously thinking about trading my perfectly satisfactory (except gas mileage) CX9 GT in for the diesel CX5 GT when it comes out in a year or so.

kobec
03-01-2012, 12:55 PM
congrats!!! I just put an order down for the GT in metro gray....but they're telling me it'll take 2 months for delivery! :( anyone have a clue why it takes that long?

CR3 Motorsports
03-01-2012, 01:03 PM
Post up some pics!

njaremka
03-01-2012, 01:57 PM
congrats!!! I just put an order down for the GT in metro gray....but they're telling me it'll take 2 months for delivery! :( anyone have a clue why it takes that long?
be cause they are made in Japan. figure a couple weeks to get into the build cue, a week for the build, and about a month in transportation.

for comparison, we special ordered our mazda5 gt back in 08, and it took 3 months to finally get to the dealer.

drewzilla1981
03-01-2012, 02:00 PM
i am very jealous. after my 3 is paid off/sold i might pick one up. i am looking forward to see what ya have to say about it!

kobec
03-01-2012, 03:41 PM
sigh...thanks for the heads up. I know 2 months isn't long, but it sure feels like forever!

DrTraci
03-01-2012, 04:04 PM
Thanks for all of the replies.

I think you will all enjoy the CX-5 when you get yours.

We actually bought this one for our daughter who lives in Seattle (which will be our long road-trip (Denver-Seattle) to ferry it out). So far we have about 100mi on it (wanted to put a few local miles on before the big trip just in case and to vary speed as recommended). I normally drive diesels (VW Jetta & Touareg), obviously the CX-5 does not have the torque and rocket like hit like one of those (I am very anxious to compare the diesel CX-5 when it is released), but it is quite respectable at launch.

As mentioned, it handles very well and feels solid. Like my VW's, this thing is just plain fun to drive. For my VW's, it is called Fahrvergnügen, for the Mazda it is Zoom-Zoom as I understand it. Average fuel use (per dash) so far is 25mpg with about 70/30 city/hwy miles. May get a chance to see how it handles in the snow tonight...

Am really liking the BlueTooth in this thing. For hands-free, it is much better than that in my VW's. I can verbally call a name right out of my (iPhone) contacts list (ie; call Gary mobile), and it dials him right up. This operates like the Parrot hands-free I had in my older Jetta (other daughter has this now). In my newer VW's, I have to pre-record favorite names with my voice so I could call by name.


Good luck to everyone on getting your CX-5, I think the wait is worth it.

More Pics:

kobec
03-01-2012, 06:30 PM
great pics! would love to hear how it handled in the snow! Don't get quite as many inches as you guys in colorado, but when we do, it ain't pretty either. Also owned a VW jetta before this, so this would be my first AWD.

DrTraci
03-02-2012, 03:16 PM
kobec,

Not enough snow last night to give it a good test. Will have to wait.

CTt3P5
03-02-2012, 03:36 PM
Nice and congrats to your daughter for the nice car to drive.

oaklandopen
03-02-2012, 03:50 PM
I also need to check these out...especially the diesel. i love the compactness and utility of my speed3, but dont need another overpowered fwd

i think the cx5 would be a good replacement

inodes
03-04-2012, 08:41 AM
congrats!!! I just put an order down for the GT in metro gray....but they're telling me it'll take 2 months for delivery! :( anyone have a clue why it takes that long?

Really not sure why it takes 2 months.

Ordering here, it seems the vehicle build date is next day.
My order printed from Mazda system shows:

Order date: 14th Feb
Build date: 15th Feb
VIN number XXXX
Ship name: MICHIGAN HIGHWAY
Departed Hiroshima 20th February

Ship Itinerary

Port Name Direction Arrival Departure
MIZUSHIMA S 15/02/2012 16/02/2012 << MITSUBISHI
NAGOYA S 17/02/2012 17/02/2012 << TOYOTA/LEXUS
YOKOHAMA S 18/02/2012 18/02/2012 << SUBARU
HIROSHIMA S 20/02/2012 20/02/2012 << MAZDA ALL BUT 3 & 6
NAKANOSEKI S 21/02/2012 21/02/2012 18:20 MAZDA 3 & 6
BRISBANE N 04/03/2012 08:50 04/03/2012 16:00 >> OFFLOAD
PORT KEMBLA N 05/03/2012 06/03/2012 06:00 >> OFFLOAD
MELBOURNE N 07/03/2012 08/03/2012 >> OFFLOAD
ADELAIDE N 10/03/2012 10/03/2012 >> OFFLOAD
FREMANTLE N 13/03/2012 13/03/2012 >> OFFLOAD
IRAGO N 26/03/2012 26/03/2012

So lands in Port Kembla for Sydney on 6th March.

Delivery expect from the dealer to me - 16th March.

Now my biggest problem. I want the Tech Pack, so I have to choose another shipment.
Bugger!!

So from order to delivery is about a month for Australia.

pixelcat
03-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Bought a blue CX-5 Touring last night.

Congrats! I did the same yesterday, and I'm happy so far. I came from a 2002 Subaru WRX sedan, so was somewhat picky in terms of handling. Definitely not a performance beast, but it's really responsive, steering is tight, very little body roll through turns, and just a downright well constructed vehicle.

Let us know how the shakedown goes.

pixelcat
03-05-2012, 08:28 PM
Really not sure why it takes 2 months.

Someone told me that production was hampered by the Tsunami's in Japan last year, though that might be dealerspeak for "we don't know, so we're feeding you something that sounds plausible so we look like we know what we're talking about."

Cromulence aside, not many dealers in the US seem to have them yet, either.

oaklandopen
03-05-2012, 09:00 PM
dealer here sold a GT the first day it came in. i think 3 came in total, i checked one out. the dealer told me the owner was trying to get them to NOT sell any until they stocked up on some more

i figured it was so they could have a couple sitting near the main road so they could be seen and thus have more ppl come in and inquire, to which the dealer concurred. but then again, who can say no to a sale, so they parted with the 1st and only GT they had gotten. shame because i really wanted to see the interior of that one

there were also at least 2 i saw at another dealer farther away, but i didn't get out of the car to check them out

besides asking the guy about diesels coming to the US, i asked if he thought they might have to be an "authorized dealer" in order to sell the diesel models (much like the mazdaspeeds). and it sounds to me like im correct in assuming they have to be an authorized dealer for the diesels just like the speeds. unfortunately the closest dealer to me is like a mile away, and they are not an authorized dealer. the one that is is like 15 miles away through shit traffic

inodes
03-06-2012, 04:12 AM
Someone told me that production was hampered by the Tsunami's in Japan last year, though that might be dealerspeak for "we don't know, so we're feeding you something that sounds plausible so we look like we know what we're talking about."

I've been back to Japan three times since the Tsunami. I can guarantee it's dealer speak.

Japan is more resilient to disaster, and more efficient with manufacturing processes than any other. Many factories were back up and running within 5 weeks of the Tsunami. It depends on the type of manufacturing though. Digital cameras for example, were affected heavily. Car manufacturing wasn't hit as badly.
Mazda's CX-5 manufacturing is unlikely to be affected.

Two months is too long - unless your order is specific.

kobec
03-06-2012, 11:45 AM
Two months is too long - unless your order is specific.

You would think so...but it was just a stock grey GT with no tech package...nothing custom to it at all!! :( Guess it only gives me more time to research and think about what accessories i want to add to it.

nguvanh
03-06-2012, 06:38 PM
Correct me if I am wrong. I guess there is no memory for driver seat.

DrTraci
03-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Just the 8-way on my Touring model (as long as the wife does not get in, it remembers where I left it (:). Not sure if there is option for more than that.

nguvanh
03-06-2012, 10:24 PM
I looked up online and also noticed there is no memory seat option for GT.
That's very useful for us since me and my wife often share the ride.

pixelcat
03-08-2012, 01:19 PM
I've been back to Japan three times since the Tsunami. I can guarantee it's dealer speak.

Yeah, I kinda figured.

kobec
03-08-2012, 01:47 PM
Two months is too long - unless your order is specific.

UPDATE: I've been given 3/24 as my new delivery date!!!! WOOHOOO!!! Sure beats the initial 2 months that he had given me!

ben86
03-09-2012, 02:05 PM
just signed the papers for a white AWD CX-5 GT with tech package... bought it for $500 over invoice... going to pick up next week...
can't wait to pick it up...