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vfrguy
03-05-2012, 05:37 PM
I am a new member here, but today I went and sold my wifes 08 CX-9 GT and we got the CX-5 in the Touring trim in Zeal Red. I have got to say I am super impressed with thing. It arrived this morning and the salesman called to say it was in and we could see if this is the color we wanted. I think it is the best looking color on this car. Anyway on to the pics.

http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1044.jpg
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1043.jpg
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1039.jpg
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1041.jpg

kobec
03-05-2012, 05:39 PM
gorgeous lookin vehicle u got there! Congrats!

vfrguy
03-05-2012, 05:44 PM
Thanks, its a lot different coming from the power of the CX-9 to this, but I am still quite impressed with it. It is not quick off of the line, but has plenty when you need it. Now we are just waiting for the DVD headrests to get here and get them installed for the kiddo.

kampfire
03-05-2012, 05:51 PM
In the pictures it looks like the zeal red has some orange or lighter red tones in it. Not quite a full red. I like the look of it.

ManMachine
03-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Very nice.

What tires come with the car?

vfrguy
03-05-2012, 08:23 PM
They are Yokohama Geolanders

hotcracker69
03-07-2012, 03:16 AM
quick question: the little white thing on your mirror. is that a turn signal?

inodes
03-07-2012, 09:17 AM
quick question: the little white thing on your mirror. is that a turn signal?

Sure is:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennstewart/6804663702/in/photostream

It's small, but does its job.

vfrguy
03-07-2012, 11:49 AM
Yup. If y'all have any questions or want anymore pictures let me know.

kobec
03-07-2012, 12:24 PM
They are Yokohama Geolanders

that's for the 17inch wheels i'm assuming? how about the 19's

vfrguy
03-07-2012, 02:14 PM
Yes that's for the 17s, they are super quiet and the CX5 handles very well. We were trying to find a GT around here and had no luck and none of the dealers showed that they were even getting any. The dealer we got ours from was the only one that showed on their paperwork to be getting the zeal red in. Now we are just waiting to get the headrest screens installed for the kiddo.

transylvanian
03-08-2012, 12:55 PM
I test drove a touring model last week, and thought the handling and suspension was great. Coming from a 2002 turbo jetta, the cx-5 felt a little slow but overall though it looks to be my next car. I did notice on the test drive that the side mirrors theseves within the housing vibrated quite badly at highway speeds and the center console was loose side to side around the shifter. Is this a common issue, or variability in build quality.

kobec
03-08-2012, 01:45 PM
I test drove a touring model last week, and thought the handling and suspension was great. Coming from a 2002 turbo jetta, the cx-5 felt a little slow but overall though it looks to be my next car. I did notice on the test drive that the side mirrors theseves within the housing vibrated quite badly at highway speeds and the center console was loose side to side around the shifter. Is this a common issue, or variability in build quality.

Didn't notice those issues during my test drive where I took the car up to 85 mph on the highway...but that's a little worrying if you've noticed it on other test vehicles. The center console was also very sturdy in my opinion...thanks for bringing those points out though...something to go over when I pick up the new car.

DougNuts
03-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Very nice. I'm looking forward to seeing a red and a white one in person.

The black is also very nice in sunlight, but we all know about keeping one of those clean!

particleman
03-08-2012, 04:40 PM
Very nice. I'm looking forward to seeing a red and a white one in person.

The black is also very nice in sunlight, but we all know about keeping one of those clean!

The one I drove was white. It looked nice, but had something of an ambulance look to me. It's not a very "pearl" white or "ivory" white, it's more of a pure white.

transylvanian
03-09-2012, 02:52 PM
Any night pics of the interior?

hotcracker69
03-09-2012, 04:51 PM
any pic of the trunk? is there a 12v power outlet there?

inodes
03-10-2012, 09:34 AM
The one I drove was white. It looked nice, but had something of an ambulance look to me. It's not a very "pearl" white or "ivory" white, it's more of a pure white.

The white has a strong metallic element to it. I don't like white cars, but the white on the CX-5 is fantastic.

inodes
03-10-2012, 09:35 AM
any pic of the trunk? is there a 12v power outlet there?

Yes. One in the boot (what you call trunk). There are two in the front.

inodes
03-10-2012, 09:36 AM
The black is also very nice in sunlight, but we all know about keeping one of those clean!

Bugger! I bought the black one.

vfrguy
03-11-2012, 10:09 PM
Night pics of the dash.
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1211.jpg
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1204.jpg

Canadian-ES-GT
03-11-2012, 11:18 PM
love the interior light combo

inodes
03-12-2012, 09:22 AM
Simply amazing! Great shots.

transylvanian
03-12-2012, 09:43 AM
Thanks for posting the pics of the interior. It's the nice to see real pics, and not just the company PR shots.

vfrguy
03-14-2012, 08:07 PM
Ok so we dropped out CX5 off to have some headrest DVD players installed. The were able to hook it up through the Aux port so it could play through the Bose system, or through the headrest speakers, or headphones. They had to have the cloth matched because they are only available in leather and I think they turned out great. And they can be viewed with seperate movies or the same. On to the pics.

http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1236.jpg
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1235.jpg
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1234.jpg
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/vfrguy/DSCN1232.jpg

And on another note, I filled it up on the way home from the dealer. We had 321.2 miles on the tank and it took 11.2 gallons to fill it up which equals out to 28.67 MPGs. The trip computer was reading at 28.8 MPGs, so not to far off compared to other cars that Ive driven. And it was with about 90% city driving.

kobec
03-14-2012, 09:14 PM
those pics look great!!!! Thanks vfrguy!

btw...if u don't mind me asking, how much did it cost to have those headrests installed?

yetti96
03-14-2012, 10:50 PM
Night shots of headlight output? We are trying to see if the halogen projectors will suffice over the Tech package for almost $2300.

DrTraci
03-15-2012, 12:37 AM
Great color... Congrats.

vfrguy
03-15-2012, 01:22 PM
It was a little over 1200. It was more because they had to match the cloth. It probably would've been cheaper had we taken it somewhere ourselves, but when we were talking to the dealer about it they considered it a dealer option so everything would be covered under warranty which was better for us.

The light output is good, nothing compared to the HID of the CX9 we came from but it's still good. I'll try and get some pics later.

awmenard
03-25-2012, 02:26 AM
Hey Vfrguy, nice looking ride thanks for the 1st impression. What kind on headrest monitors did u order? My wife is looking to get some as well.

Thanks in advance

prhac
03-25-2012, 04:26 AM
They look really smart. Wish I had those when my kids were at home.

hooked
03-25-2012, 10:18 AM
Those video screens look great! I can't show my kids these pics because I just convinced them that wasn't an option on the CX-5 and they can use our tablet to watch movies on trips! Our old van had a video player so they were asking for one in the new car.

Hey, I just realized that I can pair up my tablet to the car stereo via Bluetooth. Score!

vfrguy
03-25-2012, 10:52 AM
I honestly have no idea what brand they are. I have to say that it's sounds like you're sitting in a movie theater with the Bose stereo.

To hooked...I was trying to convince my wife just to get the strap on ones but she wouldn't have it. With our son being only 2 we figured this was the only way to go when traveling.

Kornik
03-25-2012, 02:49 PM
I honestly have no idea what brand they are. I have to say that it's sounds like you're sitting in a movie theater with the Bose stereo.

To hooked...I was trying to convince my wife just to get the strap on ones but she wouldn't have it. With our son being only 2 we figured this was the only way to go when traveling.

Looks like concept CLD-700 ones:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003152680/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=korwelphotog-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003152680

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31barJekJVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

vfrguy
03-25-2012, 04:21 PM
Yup. That is them.