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joepro
03-09-2012, 07:57 PM
Hey all,

I finally own a Mazda again!!
My Wife and I test drove a CX-5 GS monday night and loved the car. We wanted a stick, but couldn't do without all the options available on the GS/GT. I'm not sure I understand why you can't have a stick on the GS, but anyway.
So far, I'm lovin' it!!! I really hope the gas mileage is as good as they say because, right now, the car is saying i'm using 13.7L/100KM, which is roughly twice what it should be. I guess I've been driving hard :D

Enjoy your CX-5s guys, I know I will.

jaman_ca
03-09-2012, 11:06 PM
Congrats on your purchase.

Do you know if all the models have the fuel consumption read-out? Yes, 13.7L/100 seems very excessive, even for hard driving.

inodes
03-10-2012, 05:39 AM
So far, I'm lovin' it!!! I really hope the gas mileage is as good as they say because, right now, the car is saying i'm using 13.7L/100KM, which is roughly twice what it should be. I guess I've been driving hard :D


Any chance you can do a manual calculation of litres put into CX-5 versus distance and compare it to the computer reading?
I'm getting my CX-5 diesel in 3 weeks. Looking forward to getting it.

Any pictures as well?

joepro
03-10-2012, 01:28 PM
@jaman_ca
I'll check the manual later today, but I'm pretty sure it's standard on all models.

@inodes
Yeah, I'll calculate it manually and compare the results. I think the reading is off because there's only 25kms on it and I've been pretty aggressive with it. I switched the display from avg to current and feel better now. It usually goes from 30L/100KM to 8-9L/KM. This would explain why the average is so high because I haven't done a whole lot of real driving yet.

I'll post pics later this afternoon.

phunky.buddha
03-10-2012, 01:54 PM
So you were able to order it in stick with the GT options?

Canadian-ES-GT
03-10-2012, 03:31 PM
manual is only available with the GX and FWD

joepro
03-10-2012, 05:59 PM
Nah, no stick :(

Canadian-ES-GT has it right. I'm not sure what Mazda was thinking.
I would've been happy ordering a FWD GS w/ MT.

What I don't understand is that AWD is only standard on the GT. So it makes no sense the GS can't have the MT.

Canadian-ES-GT
03-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Mazda wanted the least amount of order codes as possible. Once they stabilize (find a partner, get rid of some debt and gain market share in small CUV's) they should improve their trim level ranges.

inodes
03-10-2012, 08:20 PM
My Wife and I test drove a CX-5 GS monday night and loved the car. We wanted a stick, but couldn't do without all the options available on the GS/GT. I'm not sure I understand why you can't have a stick on the GS, but anyway.

Joe, can you post photos.
The CX-5 I've ordered is the Black Mica GT as well. I haven't seen any photos of the Black Mica on a GT.
3 weeks to wait for me... :(

inodes
03-10-2012, 08:38 PM
I'll post pics later this afternoon.

Whoops - didn't see this.
I await :)

joepro
03-10-2012, 11:09 PM
Here are some pics... They aren't great mostly because the lighting was pretty poor and I'm not that good a photographer :)

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8043/dpp0001hu.jpg
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3808/dpp0002b.jpg
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1774/dpp0003e.jpg
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/7259/dpp0004m.jpg
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4945/dpp0005u.jpg
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/6359/dpp0006x.jpg
http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/9213/dpp0007j.jpg
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3848/dpp0008cqe.jpg
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3851/dpp0009r.jpg
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/4605/dpp0010ea.jpg
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4599/dpp0011h.jpg

phunky.buddha
03-10-2012, 11:44 PM
manual is only available with the GX and FWD


Nah, no stick :(

Canadian-ES-GT has it right. I'm not sure what Mazda was thinking.
I would've been happy ordering a FWD GS w/ MT.

What I don't understand is that AWD is only standard on the GT. So it makes no sense the GS can't have the MT.

Doh. I know what's typically available in Mazda's trim ranges- was just curious if you were able to order a configuration that was physically possible but not offered officially. :(

inodes
03-10-2012, 11:57 PM
Here are some pics...

Great shots!
Did you get the cargo bay cover? It seems to work very well!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennstewart/6815509262/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennstewart/6815509262/in/photostream

joepro
03-11-2012, 12:06 AM
Nope, my dealership hasn't received any of the accessories yet. Maybe in the next couple weeks.

hooked
03-11-2012, 01:06 AM
Great pics. Thanks and congrats on your purchase. Can you tell me what that empty space under the a/c controls is for?

inodes
03-11-2012, 04:49 AM
Great pics. Thanks and congrats on your purchase. Can you tell me what that empty space under the a/c controls is for?
It's a storage nook which also has one of the three 12V sockets for charging devices. Very convenient.

dasayheykid
03-11-2012, 09:21 PM
Here are some pics... They aren't great mostly because the lighting was pretty poor and I'm not that good a photographer :)

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8043/dpp0001hu.jpg
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3808/dpp0002b.jpg
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1774/dpp0003e.jpg
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/7259/dpp0004m.jpg
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4945/dpp0005u.jpg
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/6359/dpp0006x.jpg
http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/9213/dpp0007j.jpg
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3848/dpp0008cqe.jpg
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3851/dpp0009r.jpg
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/4605/dpp0010ea.jpg
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4599/dpp0011h.jpg

Congrats man. Got the exact same model and colour this past Tuesday. Really love the car.

Canadian-ES-GT
03-11-2012, 11:12 PM
Doh. I know what's typically available in Mazda's trim ranges- was just curious if you were able to order a configuration that was physically possible but not offered officially. :(

Nope, I heard of someone else trying to put a special order (config not offered here) and Mazda wouldn't let it pass.

JoePro - Nice pics by the way, love your last interior shot

phunky.buddha
03-15-2012, 12:02 AM
Nope, I heard of someone else trying to put a special order (config not offered here) and Mazda wouldn't let it pass.

:(

Just had to check.

joepro
03-15-2012, 10:05 AM
Just a quick update.. After 250kms, 90% of which was stop n' go city driving, my fuel consumption has gone down to 9.7l/100km or about 24mpg. I guess that ain't too bad.

kampfire
03-15-2012, 10:42 AM
Just a quick update.. After 250kms, 90% of which was stop n' go city driving, my fuel consumption has gone down to 9.7l/100km or about 24mpg. I guess that ain't too bad.

Yea seems about right for mostly city driving with AWD.

hooked
03-15-2012, 10:47 AM
Just curious. For the folks living in countries where kilometers are used. What term do you use for 'mileage'? And do you use KPL instead of MPG?

mazdadude
03-15-2012, 12:37 PM
:(

Just had to check.

Yes, I emailed Mazda North America, and requested to order a CX5. They do not do special orders...

dasayheykid
03-15-2012, 08:50 PM
Just a quick update.. After 250kms, 90% of which was stop n' go city driving, my fuel consumption has gone down to 9.7l/100km or about 24mpg. I guess that ain't too bad.

Hmmm...im at 440 kms, stop and go city, about 250kms of that was highway, and my consumption is reading 10.7/100kms.
Haven't filled the tank yet, but gonna have too soon. At 35kms away to empty...See how the next fill up calculates.

inodes
03-16-2012, 05:18 AM
Just curious. For the folks living in countries where kilometers are used. What term do you use for 'mileage'? And do you use KPL instead of MPG?

Depends on country - but it's only one of two typical measurements used.

1. km/L (kilometres per litre)
2. L/100km (litres per 100 kilometres)

Example: 30mpg (US)

Equals:
1. 7.84L/100km
2. 12.75L/km

or just for comparison sake
3. 36.03mpg (UK)

The imperial system is a curse. Only British colonies ever used it, which included countries such as Canada and Australia.
But most countries have abolished the system (with a references in rare circumstances).

Australia abolished imperial in 1966 for example. It also marked the move from Australian pound to Australian dollar.
We really stuck it to the British (albeit keeping Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of Australia).

The US is the only country to use the system in full. Even the British are converting some of their measurements to metric.


Getting back to who measures which way....
I can only comment on the two countries I am often in:

Japan - km/L
Australia - L/100km


Having only ever lived with a metric system, I find it very logical.
All based on water.

Water freezing point - 0C
Water boiling point - 100C
Room temp - 25C

At 1 atm and 25C.... weight and measurements are set.

1cm x 1cm (1 cubic centimetre) of water = 1 gram
1000cc = 1L = 1kg

kobec
03-20-2012, 12:49 AM
could someone who has the CX-5 take a picture of the key fob? i want to see if it's the same as the CX-7 and order a similar key case for it.

inodes
03-20-2012, 06:18 AM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcH6G2awq2A

Key at 0:59

hooked
03-20-2012, 07:57 AM
Thanks inodes. You are a wealth of information. Regarding my 'mileage' question...for the metric measurement, is there a common term like mileage used? For instance, in the U.S. You normally ask what kind of mileage a car gets and the answer would be xx mpg. What would be the question for you?

inodes
03-20-2012, 09:06 AM
is there a common term like mileage used?

We completely understand the term "mileage", and might use when speaking casually. But most of the time we would use "fuel consumption" or "fuel economy".
E.g.: "What's your fuel consumption like?", "What fuel economy does your car get?"
There is no mention of distance at all - so no "kilo-meterage".

Typical answer might be "I get 7 for country and 9 per 100 in city" ("country" obviously interchangeable with "highway", 7 meaning 7L/100km)
Some might just say their combined figure - which is the main figure put on the cars prior to sale:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennstewart/6961625569/in/photostream
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6961625569_1fff448067.jpg

And of course - there is no need for dual km/miles on our speedo either
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6961609011_9dafa896ab.jpg