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    It is weird that for all the high-end...

    It is weird that for all the high-end accoutrements, handling, etc. that Mazda has created, for some reason they fall apart when it comes to implementing User-Interface firmware that's been around...
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    Gotcha. Without having seen how these are...

    Gotcha.

    Without having seen how these are configured, or how tightly they lay under the hood, I wonder if you couldn't put a spacer/spacers behind each of those 2 rear mounting brackets. That...
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    ^^This is a handy tip^^ I've used it a lot...

    ^^This is a handy tip^^

    I've used it a lot since Shadonoz put it out there.

    You may have noticed that--unlike many other cars--when you turn off the ignition, everything in the CX-5 turns...
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    Thanks, Chocolate.

    Thanks, Chocolate.
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    How long did you have the charger before using...

    How long did you have the charger before using it?

    And thanks for the reminders on the LEDs. I keep meaning to order some. You got a favorite source? Some folks here like Superbrite.
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    Thanks, Chocolate. I have jumper cables I...

    Thanks, Chocolate.

    I have jumper cables I carry in my truck, and use my tractor as required when having issues at home.

    I just can't make the leap into the lithium ion jump starters without a...
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    And that right there is the issue. I lived in...

    And that right there is the issue.

    I lived in the DC area for 50 years. At first manual shift was fine. Then it grew to the point where even a short commute involved constant shifting...you...
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    I drove mostly manual shift the first 20 years I...

    I drove mostly manual shift the first 20 years I had my license (learned to drive on a 3-speed column shift), even in that '75 Vega wagon I had for a while.

    Then in 1990 I got a new pickup...
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    Since sm1ke mentioned it, the only item on the...

    Since sm1ke mentioned it, the only item on the list I have not bought are jumper cables/battery boosters. (I just received a 6 pak of 20 minute flares for under $12).

    Does anyone have long-term...
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    Push the Start Button without pressing the brake...

    Push the Start Button without pressing the brake (assuming you got the fob on you).

    Here's the whole set of instructions, Pg 4-4 in the North American manual:
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    Does that mean you'll attach the hood-side...

    Does that mean you'll attach the hood-side bracket to the rear hinge bolt rather than the front hinge bolt, or is there a different way to get more lift to it?

    I watched a couple of vids and...
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    I've said the exact same thing. If I can't...

    I've said the exact same thing.

    If I can't have a tach, and I can't have an oil pressure gauge, then at least display the turn signals there so I don't inadvertently leave it on as I toodle down...
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    I placed an Amazon order last night...orbital...

    I placed an Amazon order last night...orbital polisher, pads, clay bar, lube, and these struts.

    This is like when I bought my '59 Austin Healey many years ago.
    My first J.C. Whitney order was...
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    Of course, there will be those whose specific...

    Of course, there will be those whose specific morphology view this relocation as a positive.
    "I can finally see that damned light!"

    Kinda like the "These seats suck" conversations we've had. ...
  15. I agree, yrwei52. They all do it. Customers...

    I agree, yrwei52.

    They all do it. Customers be damned.

    No one is worse, but no one is better.
    That's what stinks.
  16. Bringing another car manufacturer into the...

    Bringing another car manufacturer into the conversation makes more sense than bringing in an airplane manufacturer, but we talked about that.

    I would think that if Mazda said they would only fix...
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    I was gonna say that. Wouldn't this be a...

    I was gonna say that. Wouldn't this be a function of your height and the steering wheel location/adjustment?

    Regarding Sport trim location, I know everyone already knows that you can check out...
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    2017~2019 I'm retired. Bought my Reserve in March. ...

    I'm retired. Bought my Reserve in March.

    Based upon current stats, I won't hit 36k before the 3 years are up...but I haven't taken any long trips yet.
  19. I don't really have a dog in the Honda fight, so...

    I don't really have a dog in the Honda fight, so please don't take this as anything but me repeating what I've read:

    In the United States (again, from what I read), Honda has sent out repair...
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    I think there's a few issues here: -SUVs are...

    I think there's a few issues here:

    -SUVs are the modern version of Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles for older folks, but with better mileage
    -SUVs provide a large (and safe) presence on the road
    -SUVs...
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    This stuff makes no sense. I pay more than...

    This stuff makes no sense.

    I pay more than that to insure my CX-5 and my 15 year old truck...and I can only drive one at a time.

    I have not had a claim in 25 years, and that was because I slid...
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    (omg) And I got angry because my rates didn't go...

    (omg) And I got angry because my rates didn't go down when I left the DC area and moved to the country.
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    Our insurance requirements vary by state. And...

    Our insurance requirements vary by state.

    And some states have annual vehicle safety inspection requirements (lights, signals, brakes, tires, horn, wipers, etc) you must pass in order to put the...
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    Virginia has a fee they charge people who do not...

    Virginia has a fee they charge people who do not have insurance. It's $500/year.
    You must either have insurance or pay the fee in order to register your vehicle in the state.

    The fee does...
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    I drive exclusively on public roads. There are...

    I drive exclusively on public roads.

    There are tons of gravel cut-throughs where I live (one thing I really love about living here), and would seek them out in my truck. Essentially you're...
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