Mazda should offer 5 years free map update...

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2017 CX-5 AWD GT with TECH package
i like to request to Mazda:
instead of 3 years free map updates,
please offer 5 years free map updates to your customers.

Honda has it for their customers, here is the link:
 
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CX9 Sig CX5 Sig
What the what...I didn't know you get 3 years. My wifes CX9 is two years behind and doesn't have the new tollway we use. Going to call tomorrow.
 
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2018 CX5 SE-L Nav+ 2WD 2.2D 150hp Auto
If they offer 5 years then something else has to give from an accountants point of view. I'd happily give up leather seats option in higher spec CX5's for 5 years free maps.
 
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
They’ve been doing 3 years for quite a while. Very doubtful they will up to 5 years just because Honda does, especially as they seen to be dropping Nav from everything except the Sig. They probably assume that everyone is going to use CarPlay/Android Auto, so there is no value in going to 5 years for them.
 

7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
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Land of Cleve
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2016.5 CX5
What the what...I didn't know you get 3 years. My wifes CX9 is two years behind and doesn't have the new tollway we use. Going to call tomorrow.
Uh... just do it, Rute. You don't need to have them do it for you.

 
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Ottawa, Ontario
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17 Mazda 6 GT
What the what...I didn't know you get 3 years. My wifes CX9 is two years behind and doesn't have the new tollway we use. Going to call tomorrow.
Dealer probably won't do it for you anyway.
Just download the Mazda toolbox app on your computer and do it yourself.
It's really easy.
Take the memory card out of the car and plug it into your computer and download the latest map version.
I just did mine last week.
 

Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
Is this one of those things that will require unlimited high speed internet? I may have to go to the library.
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature
I think it might be dependent on the load at the Mazda server. I downloaded the 1st day it was available and it took about an hour. I was probably competing with many other Mazda customers. I routinely download 3-4 GB files from other servers and it only takes a 20-30 minutes.
 

Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
I updated mine yesterday. Took about 2 hours over 100mb. We are upgrading to 500mb next month. 😎
My rural electric co-op is in the process of installing fiber internet to all of their customers...even a guy like me who they'll have to run 1/2 mile of cable to reach from the paved road. They are doing this on a substation-by-substation basis...anticipated finish date sometime in 2023. My substation will be one of the last to be done due to low subscriber density and the number of houses so far off the beaten path.

They are offering 100mb and 1gb plans. I'll be able to stream video to augment my antenna tv. I can hardly wait.
 

7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
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Land of Cleve
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2016.5 CX5
Garmin and Tom Tom only added "life time updates" to try and stay relevant. These companies days are numbered with the rise of Google Maps, Waze, Apple maps. And fyi NOT EVERY gps COMES WITH LIFETIME UPDATES. oNLY THE MORE EXPENSIVE ONES DO. oR USED TO.. i COULD BE OUT OF THE LOOP).
aCCI-Caps, sorry.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
I'd prefer that they make the Nav system usable before caring how long the free updates last. I like it less than the 20 year old Alpine system that was in my Acura. Before Android Auto was available for my 18 GT, I had my phone mounted to the windshield so I could use Google Maps. And I have the heads up display, so it was especially disappointing how useless the Nav interface is on the Mazda. The voice functionality is comical, and there are too many non-intuitive nested steps involved in inputting a destination and getting underway. I've pretty much only used it for navigating home in rare instances.
 
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2018 CX-5 Sport
I'd prefer that they make the Nav system usable before caring how long the free updates last. I like it less than the 20 year old Alpine system that was in my Acura. Before Android Auto was available for my 18 GT, I had my phone mounted to the windshield so I could use Google Maps. And I have the heads up display, so it was especially disappointing how useless the Nav interface is on the Mazda. The voice functionality is comical, and there are too many non-intuitive nested steps involved in inputting a destination and getting underway. I've pretty much only used it for navigating home in rare instances.
Yeah I don't trust the Mazda Nav. It had me going in circles one time and another time I picked Home Depot and the Nav sent me to a place that had no Home Depot around. If I am going somewhere I am not familiar with I bring my Garmin gps.
 

7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
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Land of Cleve
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2016.5 CX5
Laughable when people call it 'unusable'. Come on now. Exaggerate much?

This from a guy who's used it countless times. And been dicked over by it a few times, once pretty damn badly actually, in the wilds of... Ohio. Long story there.

This from a guy that swears by Google Maps and all things Google. All hail Google.

It's got issues but it is FAR from unusable. I do agree about the jankiness of entering info.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
Laughable when people call it 'unusable'. Come on now. Exaggerate much?

This from a guy who's used it countless times. And been dicked over by it a few times, once pretty damn badly actually, in the wilds of... Ohio. Long story there.

This from a guy that swears by Google Maps and all things Google. All hail Google.

It's got issues but it is FAR from unusable. I do agree about the jankiness of entering info.
Unusable meaning that it is easier to navigate somewhere without it than with it. Like I'd rather use my phone that I have with me all the time. Meaning it doesn't work in some very basic ways that are expected from an in car navigation system post 2010.
 
Laughable when people call it 'unusable'. Come on now. Exaggerate much?

This from a guy who's used it countless times. And been dicked over by it a few times, once pretty damn badly actually, in the wilds of... Ohio. Long story there.

This from a guy that swears by Google Maps and all things Google. All hail Google.

It's got issues but it is FAR from unusable. I do agree about the jankiness of entering info.
I agree, it has its functionality. Biggest gripe is that with Google Maps its easy to just say a POI and get quick results....its made it so that everyone now expects that snappiness to be integrated.

I haven't found a way to make the Mazda NAV be as friendly. If you could just say "Dunkin Donuts" and get a list it be great. But there are too many steps and you pretty much need to know the full address of a POI.
 
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2017 Mazda 6 Sport
If nav comes with the vechile you get 3 years; if you buy it separately as an accessory, you get lifetime updates
 

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