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  1. Interesting. Thanks for the observations. ...

    Interesting.

    Thanks for the observations.

    Just something else to add to the "When my warranty expires" list.
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    Don't have to floor it. Any RPMs above...

    Don't have to floor it.

    Any RPMs above idle/extra load are incremental wear.
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    So if the cold-rich-running washes away the oil...

    So if the cold-rich-running washes away the oil from the cylinder walls, how much more damage might be cause by putting the cold engine under load (as the oil continues to get washed off the cylinder...
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    I don't do Facebook. Zuckerberg is (laugh)

    I don't do Facebook.

    Zuckerberg is (laugh)
  5. I thought the Mazda location was to keep your...

    I thought the Mazda location was to keep your field of vision partially on the road.
  6. Don't feel bad. I was driving down the road a...

    Don't feel bad.

    I was driving down the road a couple of weeks ago and heard what sounded like squeaks coming from around the infotainment screen, as though it were rubbing the dashboard. I pulled...
  7. Funny, now that you put forth a specific...

    Funny, now that you put forth a specific scenario, I bet lots of people might be swayed by deferred payments to buy this time of year so they get a chance to recover from Christmas spending.
  8. Yeh, at the current Prime, they're giving away...

    Yeh, at the current Prime, they're giving away nothing other than people thinking they're driving the first few months "for free." We're funny little critters.
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    I've always warmed carburetor engines up for...

    I've always warmed carburetor engines up for extended periods of time. But Honda claims that it's oil dilution problems are worse in cold weather. I gotta think this is why.

    I agree that if...
  10. Yup. Dammit. Sorry.

    Yup.

    Dammit.

    Sorry.
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    I was gonna say that it's likely the ECU...

    I was gonna say that it's likely the ECU programming, and they can't really do anything about it. But maybe they have the equipment to see exactly what the ECU is doing to choke it back.

    With...
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    Cool! I can't wait to hear what they've got to...

    Cool! I can't wait to hear what they've got to say.
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    That doesn't seem to matter to most of the...

    That doesn't seem to matter to most of the dealers folks talk about here.

    Much of their behaviour seems to be a race to the bottom.
  14. Mazda offering 0.9% financing PLUS 90 days deferred payments EDIT: NOT 2020 CX5s

    I just got an email from Mazda.

    0.9% financing PLUS 90 days deferred payments on 2020s.

    I know some folks were asking when they were gonna get on the December Deal bandwagon.

    Click here and...
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    How about that! That one's a keeper.

    How about that!

    That one's a keeper.
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    Agreed. You gotta get the defrosters warmed up....

    Agreed. You gotta get the defrosters warmed up.

    I have Rain X on my windshield, and the only scraping I've done so far doesn't seen to have been made any easier.
  17. I know one of the specs where the CX-5 lags the...

    I know one of the specs where the CX-5 lags the competition is stopping distance.

    Would this mod fix that?
  18. Never having been down this path with a dealer...

    Never having been down this path with a dealer before...if there's a safety-related TSB issued by the manufacturer, are you saying that the dealer has no obligation to remediate the problem?

    Not...
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    Daggone it, you made me go look. Our...

    Daggone it, you made me go look.

    Our inspection program is managed by the Virginia State Police.

    From the inspection manual :

    19VAC30-70-160
  20. I've not had it happen in my 9 months of...

    I've not had it happen in my 9 months of ownership, about 6,000 miles and 250 or so trips.

    -I've had XM fail to load 2-3 times. Manual reboot did not fix it.
    -I've had the NAV System fail to...
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    And clicking "I Accept" does nothing. It does...

    And clicking "I Accept" does nothing. It does not accelerate the process of the next screen loading.

    It's almost insulting. You gotta wonder how much sake was involved in that meeting.
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    Some of the stuff in these articles bear quoting:...

    Some of the stuff in these articles bear quoting:



    So the Mazda manual's instructions to let the car warm up for 10 seconds (to build up the oil pressure) and then start driving (to warm it up...
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    Yup. Gotta love watching someone start up a...

    Yup.

    Gotta love watching someone start up a vehicle on a freezing cold day and immediately putting it in Drive so the body lurches on the suspension.
  24. Interesting. I've never noticed it in my...

    Interesting.

    I've never noticed it in my Reserve, but as I've often pointed out, my rural driving is rarely under stop & go conditions...only at the tail-end of my drive as I get to the shopping...
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    I lived in the DC area for a very long time. ...

    I lived in the DC area for a very long time. Maryland had no state inspection. I hated driving there. It was horribly unsafe.

    I don't believe in a Nanny State, but there's a certain number of...
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