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Thunderchildd
06-25-2012, 12:35 PM
Hi all. I have driven and loved Mazda's in the past. In March I bought a brand new 2012 Passat V6. I loved the car...until someone t-boned me and totaled it (1,000 miles on it). I went back to the dealership to see about getting a replacement and they happened to have a CX-5 GT AWD sitting there. I really liked it and I think I am going to purchase it in the next couple days. Of course it was like day and night coming from a sedan with nearly 300 hp that does sub 6 seconds 0-60, but I don't really need to drive that fast anymore being a family man and all.

Anyways, I have been lurking here and the fact that I can swap exterior bulbs to leds without having to worry about CANBUS (thank god!) is awesome, and has made me even more excited to purchase and start modding the CX-5.

Thunderchildd
06-26-2012, 10:03 AM
Pulled the trigger; proud owner of a Pearl White CX-5 AWD, GT w/Tech Package

(rockon)

Jcanracer
06-26-2012, 10:49 AM
Quite the change of pace for you, but congrats on the new car anyway!

CX-SV
06-26-2012, 10:49 AM
Pulled the trigger; proud owner of a Pearl White CX-5 AWD, GT w/Tech Package

(rockon)

Congrats on new CX. I've had same config for 3 months now and it's been an excellent ride.


(btw I hope nobody was hurt in VW crash)

Thunderchildd
06-26-2012, 03:21 PM
Congrats on new CX. I've had same config for 3 months now and it's been an excellent ride.


(btw I hope nobody was hurt in VW crash)

Thanks. Luckily the Passat is a very safe car. This was no good:

http://i50.tinypic.com/2ir56s9.jpg

CX-SV
06-26-2012, 04:08 PM
^ Thankfully no injuries. Based on that experience, I can see why you selected another IIHS "Top Safety Pick (CX-5).

Thunderchildd
06-26-2012, 05:01 PM
^ Thankfully no injuries. Based on that experience, I can see why you selected another IIHS "Top Safety Pick (CX-5).

That really was a factor in my decision.

nizzy1115
06-29-2012, 01:52 PM
Where in illinois are you? I don't know of many vw and mazda dealers in the same lot...Is it anderson motors by chance?

Thunderchildd
06-29-2012, 03:33 PM
Where in illinois are you? I don't know of many vw and mazda dealers in the same lot...Is it anderson motors by chance?

I am down in Champaign, I work at U of I. The dealer is O'Brien Auto Park. http://www.obrienteamurbana.com/