- 2020 CX-5 Signature Azul Metalico
I wonder why Mazda chose not to include roof rails when all the other SUVs in the same league seem to have them. Question of looks?
Same here, essentially, although I have used them a couple of times. I could have gotten aftermarket either cheaper or some with more versatility like Thule or something.I would guess that most people have no need for them and would rather not pay for them. Mine came with them, would have preferred that it didn't as it just raised the price. I paid for something I will never, ever use. Sadly it was the only car in my color withing a few hundred miles.
Same thing when we got our Sig in December '19. I also prefer the look with them installed.When I bought my 2019 GT-Reserve, every GT-R and Signature model on the dealer's lot was already fitted with roof rails. It was done at the factory as it was listed on the factory window sticker and not on a supplemental dealer installed additional cost sticker. I asked the salesman why, and he said that customer surveys indicated that they looked better. The cross rails were still optional. I guess I like how they look. But I will never attach the cross rails or carry anything up there.
$400? Mine were listed at $250 and the sales guy said they might be able to delete them but I decided to keep them. I could have gotten some for less but they matched the paint.The rails were one of the final negotiating points when I bought the car. Told the salesperson I preferred not to have them and wasn't going to pay $400 extra for something I didn't want. I told them they could remove the rails and sell 'em to somebody else, but she said they don't do that. Anxious to close the deal, she gave me an additional $400 off the price and a pair of the filler plates from a car that was having rails installed for another customer.
Are we both talking about the side rails? I looked at my original paperwork showing the port-installed side side rails have an invoice price of $320 and retail price of $400.$400? Mine were listed at $250 and the sales guy said they might be able to delete them but I decided to keep them. I could have gotten some for less but they matched the paint.
Yeah, 4 years ago they were cheaper I guess.Are we both talking about the side rails? I looked at my original paperwork showing the port-installed side side rails have an invoice price of $320 and retail price of $400.