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    TFL - off-road mode test

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    Off Topic Volkswagen headquarters raided again over diesel scandal

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-raid-idUSKBN1Y720P FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German public prosecutors raided the Wolfsburg headquarters of Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) on Tuesday in the latest investigation into the carmakers diesel emissions scandal. Prosecutors said investigators aimed...
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    Odd AWD Error message

    I was sitting in CX-5 today and turned car on for a quick moment to lower a window. I noticed in the right display screen it quickly displayed something along the lines "Check AWD System" in amber or yellow. It then went away. Never saw that message before and other than the 4WD light listed...
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    3 is a nice ride

    I have a '18 3 Touring hatch as a loaner while my CX-5 is in the shop. It handles very well and has a nice ride. I can certainly tell the vehicle is peppier in this setup with the 2.5L after shedding the extra weight my CX-5 has.
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    Study: Washington and Delaware share car obsessions with... Mazdas?

    https://komonews.com/news/local/study-washington-and-delaware-share-car-obsessions-with-mazdas SEATTLE -- We here in Washington love our Mazdas, according to a new study released Tuesday. And we're nearly unique in the nation in doing so. Data Scientist Matthew Sisco worked with...
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    Off Topic Coding Error Sends 2019 Subaru Ascents To the Car Crusher

    https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/09/23/0311221/coding-error-sends-2019-subaru-ascents-to-the-car-crusher [A] software remedy can't solve Subaru's issue with 293 of its 2019 Ascent SUVs. All 293 of the SUVs that were built in July will be scrapped because they are missing critical spot...
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    Floor Under Covers

    Started the week with my first rock ding in the windshield now damaged one of the front under covers while off-road. I've reached out to dealers because schematics aren't clear to me if they are even there. Just trying to find a part number...might try to find in a wrecking yard too. These...
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    Best Moly Price with shipping?

    I ended up ordering through Med Center again for 3 changes (3 filters / 15 quarts of oil) as free shipping over $100. You see some quarts around $2-3 cheaper elsewhere but their shipping charges eat up the savings. Anyone found any cheaper options?
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    Off Topic TrueDelta going on hiatus

    I just received this email. "A big thank you to everyone who has helped with TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. We're proud of what we've accomplished together. Over the past twelve years we've helped countless people. Unfortunately, maintaining traffic and revenue (on top of operating the...
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    OBD Fusion

    Anyone purchase one of the expansion packs for OBD Fusion on your CX-5? I purchased for my GX and it can see well beyond standard OBD into most modules in vehicle. I figure on the Mazda this may be the best way to get something closer to dealer spec tool. Just looking at long term...
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    Alternate mounts for stock roof rack bars

    I bought some of these for my GX 460 but see they will work on the CX-5 as well. I plan to use at times when I need to transport my pole saw or brush cutter but you could also mount one of the smaller awnings on your CX-5 as well. Seems to fit fine on my stock CX-5 bars. High quality and...
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    Fun few days with the CX-5 around Mt Hood and areas south of Portland

    I pondered bringing my GX for the time down here but glad I didn't. There are some roads and corners in the area that are just plain fun with the CX-5. I was over at this museum today...wow... that can take a whole day. Seeing the Spruce Goose in person is something. If you are into aviation...
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    Off Topic The steadily disappearing sedan

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/06/the-steadily-disappearing-american-car.html After a century of ferrying millions of daily commuters and taking countless family road trips, simple passenger cars are disappearing from American life, and they may not come back. Detroit's Big Three automakers...
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    What kind of wear do you see on your winter tires?

    So I picked up a used set of Blizzak DM-V2s in the fall of 2016 with 1k miles. They have a stock depth of 13/32. They were still reading 13/32 when I bought them. Counting the usage of previous owner and my use puts me at 11,164 miles (~17966 km) and tread still reads 12/32. Seems like they...
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    Off Topic BMW to start charging annual fee to use Apple CarPlay

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/bmw-carplay-fee-highway-robbery/ "Instead of a one-time, $300 fee, starting on 2019 models BMW will charge $80 annually for the privilege of accessing Apple's otherwise totally free CarPlay service. You do get the first year free, much like your friendly...
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    Car Manufacturers Sued Over Rodents Eating Soy-Insulated Wires

    https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/01/20/0151231/car-manufacturers-sued-over-rodents-eating-soy-insulated-wires An anonymous reader writes about "a little-known problem plaguing many newer vehicles from the likes of Honda, Toyota, and Kia." The car makers used soy-insulated wiring to cut costs...
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    The DeMuro Mirage Review ;-)

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    The oldest surviving Mazda Cosmo Sport

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    Tesla in limp mode?

    Saw this going over local pass yesterday afternoon. I assume Tesla was in limp mode. The next Supercharger station is around 38 miles from that spot.