Questions - Prospective buyer - Touring or GT?

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CX5 GT-R
Yeah the differences between 2018 and 2019 CX-5 are a few. For example 2018 CX-5 Touring has 19* wheels but 2019 Touring changed back to 17*.

ColoradoDriver*s suggestion is great, Ypu have to set up your priority first then make your decision, as either way won*t be perfect. I*m the one tend to want specific features I want and would go and get it. Memory driver seat is the feature I really want, hence I*d get 2018 CX-5 GT with Premium package. But 2019 CX-5 GT without Premium Package has already included memory seat, thus I may consider 2019 CX-5 GT without package.

17" rims are where its at for this kind of ride IMO
 
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Non-Mazda
If you offered me a new CX5 and a used CX5, with 5K miles on it and CPO status but otherwise identical, no way in hell you'd catch me not buying the CPO. 5/60 vs 7/100.

5/60 and 7/100?
that's not what I'm seeing on the few CPO's available offer in my area -

Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Details:

* Includes Autocheck Vehicle History Report with 3 Year Buyback Protection
* Transferable Warranty
* Roadside Assistance
* Vehicle History
* Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date
* Warranty Deductible: $0
* 160 Point Inspection
* Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date

?????
 
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CX5 GT-R
5/60 and 7/100?
that's not what I'm seeing on the few CPO's available offer in my area -

Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Details:

* Includes Autocheck Vehicle History Report with 3 Year Buyback Protection
* Transferable Warranty
* Roadside Assistance
* Vehicle History
* Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date
* Warranty Deductible: $0
* 160 Point Inspection
* Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date

?????

Powertrain is where the money is, and 84mo happens to be 7 years...You get the remaineder of the 3/36, so you lop of 5-7K miles of that, big deal.
 

Kaps

Contributor
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CX-5 Touring 2016.5
If you offered me a new CX5 and a used CX5, with 5K miles on it and CPO status but otherwise identical, no way in hell you'd catch me not buying the CPO. 5/60 vs 7/100.

There are two huge assumptions in this statement
1. You know the full history of the used car. You know it was serviced well and does not have any significant outstanding issues.
2. It also assumes warranty = free. Best warranty is never to have to go to a dealer. If you have to multiple times, to ensure the work is done correctly or re-create the issue - you need to factor in your effort times $ worth to come to a total.

And considering that you can probably buy both cars for pretty much same $$$s the new will always be better. Infact the new for some buyers will be $700-1200 cheaper as there are tons ready to buy CPO thinking good value. Worse thing on new can be some faint scratches on paint. For CPO - it can be many things. CPOs are not that thoroughly vetted as well.

For example, a new CX5 in many hands can be a long term problem if owners have floored it foolishly while car had < 100 miles on it. Sure you have warranty but you are going back and forth with dealer - arguing that it is an issue / it is covered etc etc. Best is not to deal with this - get a new one under 40 miles and you should be good.
 

shadonoz

SkyActiv Member
Contributor
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State of Jefferson
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2017 CX-5 GT AWD+
There are two huge assumptions in this statement
1. You know the full history of the used car. You know it was serviced well and does not have any significant outstanding issues.
2. It also assumes warranty = free. Best warranty is never to have to go to a dealer. If you have to multiple times, to ensure the work is done correctly or re-create the issue - you need to factor in your effort times $ worth to come to a total.

And considering that you can probably buy both cars for pretty much same $$$s the new will always be better. Infact the new for some buyers will be $700-1200 cheaper as there are tons ready to buy CPO thinking good value. Worse thing on new can be some faint scratches on paint. For CPO - it can be many things. CPOs are not that thoroughly vetted as well.

For example, a new CX5 in many hands can be a long term problem if owners have floored it foolishly while car had < 100 miles on it. Sure you have warranty but you are going back and forth with dealer - arguing that it is an issue / it is covered etc etc. Best is not to deal with this - get a new one under 40 miles and you should be good.

This, exactly. If you'll study this forum, you will find that CPO is no guarantee of quality, and no guarantee that problems will be fixed easily. Any car, new or used, can have problems, but used is far more likely to have them.

Warranties cover you for money potentially lost to problems, but they can't cover the time you lose dealing with them.
 

shadonoz

SkyActiv Member
Contributor
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State of Jefferson
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2017 CX-5 GT AWD+
As I always say every time this question gets asked: People often regret getting a Touring.
No one regrets getting the GT.
If I had a nickel for every post about "Can I add *insert GT feature here* on my Touring....
well... I'd probably have a dollar... let's not get crazy. :D
Get the GT.
Let's see:
Heated side mirrors, Adaptive front lighting system... I mean that alone is worth it IMO, LED Fogs, LED DRL, Led Combo tailights, Sirius radio and
BOSE BOSE BOSE...
GET THE GT.

So True. Spend a little more and get everything you want. You'll forget about the money in a short time, but you'll be reminded of your good or bad purchase decision every time you drive the car.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
I don't see myself buying any more cars without Heads Up Display unless they drive themselves.
 
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CX5 GT-R
There are two huge assumptions in this statement
1. You know the full history of the used car. You know it was serviced well and does not have any significant outstanding issues.
2. It also assumes warranty = free. Best warranty is never to have to go to a dealer. If you have to multiple times, to ensure the work is done correctly or re-create the issue - you need to factor in your effort times $ worth to come to a total.

And considering that you can probably buy both cars for pretty much same $$$s the new will always be better. Infact the new for some buyers will be $700-1200 cheaper as there are tons ready to buy CPO thinking good value. Worse thing on new can be some faint scratches on paint. For CPO - it can be many things. CPOs are not that thoroughly vetted as well.

For example, a new CX5 in many hands can be a long term problem if owners have floored it foolishly while car had < 100 miles on it. Sure you have warranty but you are going back and forth with dealer - arguing that it is an issue / it is covered etc etc. Best is not to deal with this - get a new one under 40 miles and you should be good.

You're talking to someone with a former rental CX5 that now has nearly 100K miles on it and it's running great. You're also assuming you know the test-drive history of the car, and that you aren't getting a lemon. I've owned new cars. I've owned used cars. No difference in issues between the two.
 
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'18 Sport AWD
CPO prices are indeed thru the roof. I just traded/lease-ended my '16.5 Touring AWD w/Nav for an '18 Sport AWD with the iActivesense pkg.

My old CX-5 had only 8900 miles on it, and the dealer CPO'ed it and marked it with a $22,000 price tag. Other CPOs on their lot have up to 33K miles on them and around that $22K tag.

Crazy.
 

7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
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Land of Cleve
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2016.5 CX5
You're talking to someone with a former rental CX5 that now has nearly 100K miles on it and it's running great. You're also assuming you know the test-drive history of the car, and that you aren't getting a lemon. I've owned new cars. I've owned used cars. No difference in issues between the two.
Of course everything was different in 16. Bose + sunroof was a package. Never had a car without a sunroof so I had to have that. But then I was debating GT vs T. I really wanted the Auto Climate Control. And the bendy headlights. Didn't care about anything else. The GT package was like another 2 grand+. Talking to the wife: am I really thinking about speeding 2 grand for auto CC? She's all: get the car you want and the features you want. You'll probably have this car a long time. Don't compromise, get exactly what you want.
Love her...and my GT.
 
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CX5 GT-R
Of course everything was different in 16. Bose + sunroof was a package. Never had a car without a sunroof so I had to have that. But then I was debating GT vs T. I really wanted the Auto Climate Control. And the bendy headlights. Didn't care about anything else. The GT package was like another 2 grand+. Talking to the wife: am I really thinking about speeding 2 grand for auto CC? She's all: get the car you want and the features you want. You'll probably have this car a long time. Don't compromise, get exactly what you want.
Love her...and my GT.

Right. You wanted certain features, and $2K is nothing in the long run vs. wishing you had said features every time you drove it. I'm just saying I'm done with new cars. I'll bide my time and if the RAV4 Hybrid or CX5T are any good, I'll pick up a CPO. Buying CPO, I would advise buying the dealership's vehicle. All the dealers around me offer this. Once they are done using them as courtesy cars after a few months, you get to buy it. You know it's been serviced correctly and dealers don't hot-rod their customers around typically, especially in CUV's.
 

boandlkramer

US Specs in Europe
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'17 CX-5 GT AWD; '18 BMW X3
Thanks ColDriver - I hadn't thought about the negotiating aspect of a GT. That might tip the scale in favor of the GT, depending on what I could get out of them...(bicker)

BT

Another line of thought, that some may disagree with...

Who buys a car with the resale/next owner in mind?

I dont save miles. My M4 had over 26K miles on it in ~18 months. I know guy that have had theirs longer and drive it on the weekends. For me, it doesnt matter, Im not buying a car to resell or keep in the garage.
 

ColoradoDriver

Gen-1 Kodo Design
Contributor
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Denver, CO
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2014 CX-5 Touring
Another line of thought, that some may disagree with...

Who buys a car with the resale/next owner in mind?

I dont save miles. My M4 had over 26K miles on it in ~18 months. I know guy that have had theirs longer and drive it on the weekends. For me, it doesnt matter, Im not buying a car to resell or keep in the garage.
Totally agree.
 
I'm currently in the same situation, new '18 Touring AWD w/PP vs CPO '18 GT AWD. Best quote I received for the touring is $27235 after rebates, before taxes and fees (not great). The CPO has 14k miles, is a former rental but is listed at $26,500. We are considering the CPO, but not sure.