All new drivetrains have trouble - Yota 8 spd is getting hammered on their forums for being crude, 1.5T Hondas having their issues. So you are taking a big risk - the issue I have with CD is there is no real gain unless you are driving 30-45 mph with little or no load. Think of flat roads with 30 mph limit. If this is a lot of your commute you can hammer out a great deal of mpg - even then it is not worth more than a few hundred bucks over the life of the vehicle. With Yota and Honda there are bigger benefits. Mazda is just milking a drivetrain that was at the peak in 2013/14 and 15. Got equaled in 16 and surpassed after that. My suggestion is look at the Turbo if you want to or hammer down your deal by a grand or two more - it is possible. I own a Mazda and my second car will be replaced in 2 / 3 years. My only Mazda options are 17 CX5 or 17 Mzd 6 without CD. So I am definitely out of CD goop just because its not worth it.Hello all,
Long time member, but haven't posted in years. My wife and I have been looking to replace her 17 Toyota 4Runner with a smaller more fuel efficient car, and have decided we really like the CX-5. We went to a local dealer over the past weekend,a nd brokered a deal on a lease of a 19 Touring with preferred package in Jet Black Mica.
However we have not finalized the deal. Yesterday while at a gas station in my work van a woman pulled up to refuel in her CX-5. I asked her how she liked it. She said she loved it, but it hasn't been without troubles. She said hers had a problem with losing power, and that Mazda replaced her engine due to a rocker arm falling off. I thought that sounded fishy, but decided to do some digging on it. I found this thread. It is a little worrisome that we might be signing up for a lease on this car knowing that Mazda thinks they have it fixed with the computer re-flash, but I'm not convinced. Should I be worried? Should I not lease this car? I know it has a warranty, but I don't want to have to deal with issues, and I sure don;t want my wife to be driving this and run into a dangerous situation with loss of power, and limp mode unexpectedly.