Recent content by J.R.

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    CX5 Voted 'Most Comfortable Car in UK'

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/956250/Most-comfortable-car-UK-Mazda-CX5-2018
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    Mazda engine reliability testing

    Having a discussion with someone on another forum about Mazda engine reliability and I recall someone posting a link here to a website that does 100k+ mileage testing on motors and measured Mazda to have extremely low signs of wear that I tried searching for but can not find. Any help in...
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    Genuine Mazda Hitch/Tow Bar Part # ?

    Does anyone have a part # for the genuine Mazda hitch or tow bar. Perhaps one of the users from a country that actually sells them (Europe/Asia/Aus etc)? Looking at my hitch options and want to compare an imported 'genuine' vs the aftermarket brands that are available (Curt, Draw-Tite).
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    CX5 Vs Golf SportWagen 4Motion

    Having a hell of a time trying to decide on my next vehicle. I love a LOT about how Mazda designs vehicles, they truly seem to 'get' me. My wife's 2017 3 Sport GT with a manual is an absolute joy to drive and I'm highly contemplating an MX5-RF for my future midlife crisis car. But (like most...
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    Pet (and kid) Rear Seat Covers?

    Anybody recommend a good, reasonably priced, seat cover to keep pet hair, dirt and food/drink off the back seats?
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    Offciallly part of the 'Mazda Family' now.

    No CX5 (yet) as we're waiting for the diesel but the wife's 2003 Civic died earlier than hoped (thinking alternator...again) on the weekend and she needed a car today. So off to the dealership we went on the weekend (instead of a few months from now as hoped). Tried to get a manual, 2017...
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    Which Year? Buying a used Mazda 3 Sport - BM (3rd Gen)

    Tried posting this in the 3 section and got but one, lonely response... There seems to be a lot of current/ex 3 owners in here, so hopefully I can get more input. This Christmas/New Year, my wife and I plan on trading in our 2011 SX4 and 2003, Civic for a 2018 CX5 Diesel and a 3rd generation...
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    Which Year? Buying a used Mazda 3 Sport - BM (3rd Gen)

    This Christmas/New Year, my wife and I plan on trading in our 2011 SX4 and 2003, Civic for a 2018 CX5 Diesel and a 3rd generation Mazda 3 Sport (making some lucky dealer/salesman very happy I'm sure). We're likely looking at the mid level model with the smaller motor (better FE) but decent...
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    Manual Transmission with the diesel?

    Since the manual transmission ship has largely sailed on all but the base model (and only in Canada) in North America, I'm curious to see how many people interested in the diesel version would entertain/prefer a stick with the diesel model when it arrives here. Hopefully, with a positive...
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