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  1. Thread: 2020 CR-V Hybrid

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    CRV hybrid is going to have same drivetrain as...

    CRV hybrid is going to have same drivetrain as Accord hybrid which does not use 1.5T. It uses a 40% thermally efficient 2 liter NA engine and it does not have a transmission in true sense. Upto 44...
  2. Thread: 2020 CR-V Hybrid

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    What? Mazda's advertising was highest mpg by a...

    What? Mazda's advertising was highest mpg by a non hybrid system when 2.0 Sky G was released. Gen1 was in both 2.0 and 2.5L really fuel efficient. Gen2 is where mpgs went worse than Gen1. Now the...
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    I got my rear TSB done and after that, when the...

    I got my rear TSB done and after that, when the EPB is engaged and I press the throttle it does not disengage. It used to do that before. I just went out of warranty.
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    New Rav4 failed the moose test. LOL.

    New Rav4 failed the moose test. LOL.
  5. Taurus - rides high almost as high as a CX-3...

    Taurus - rides high almost as high as a CX-3 comfortable to get in and out. Come in SHO trim that is fun and has a huge trunk + if he doesn't like ladies' cars - it fits the bill.
    Lastly - Ford...
  6. If the OP is very image conscious a Taurus /...

    If the OP is very image conscious a Taurus / ES350 and MKZ are perfect candidates.
  7. The RX 350 V6 is the same engine/ same family 2GR...

    The RX 350 V6 is the same engine/ same family 2GR V6 as you see in 2007-2018 Avalon, Camrys, Highlander, Tacoma, ES350, Sienna. This is Toyota's bread and butter. Each of these cars are bullet proof....
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    Mazda isn't making a car for most people. Even...

    Mazda isn't making a car for most people. Even Mazda President has said that same thing. I have seen a lot of Rav4s with steel wheels and it looks embarrassingly bad. Same with base model Corolla's....
  9. Lexus has longer range, better dealer experience...

    Lexus has longer range, better dealer experience and luxury interior. Will be bullet proof as its not a new drivetrain. If you can change oil filter then owning a Mazda will be good. But in general...
  10. Thread: Cabin Filter

    by Kaps
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    Yeah change filter every 6 months, goes along...

    Yeah change filter every 6 months, goes along with change brake fluid every year and change engine oil every 750 miles. That and change tires every 10K miles and finally when I retire my CX5 and...
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    Mazda = Hyundai in my opinion. There are many...

    Mazda = Hyundai in my opinion. There are many Mazda Chevy / Mazda Hyundai partner dealerships. So their level is that of Hyundai (slightly better than Kia dealers).
    You can do service et all -...
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    I had a new filter installed before I went in....

    I had a new filter installed before I went in. That was defo not my filter. When I pointed he quickly pulled it away.
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    If I have a diy friend looking for a Mazda I...

    If I have a diy friend looking for a Mazda I would recommend one. Not recommending a Mazda unless you know and like your dealer. My dealer has given me the 'Since TSB is not a recall we don't have to...
  14. Whatever Mazda puts on the Sky X and now e-TPV,...

    Whatever Mazda puts on the Sky X and now e-TPV, that black wrap or paint, if they offered it as an option it would sell like bananas. SRC is not everyone's cup of tea but that dark color - seeing...
  15. Your bird dropping doesn't look that bad, agitate...

    Your bird dropping doesn't look that bad, agitate it a bit - any micro scratches can be taken off. I let a few droppings stay - they are now etched deep in the paint - Clay bar / Scratch X cannot get...
  16. Mazda's e-TPV : hydrogen / electric / gasoline concept vehicle

    Article says it all:
    https://driving.ca/mazda/features/feature-story/motor-mouth-is-this-the-perfect-electric-vehicle

    Surprises for me were that Mazda made a rotary engine that ran on hydrogen,...
  17. All new drivetrains have trouble - Yota 8 spd is...

    All new drivetrains have trouble - Yota 8 spd is getting hammered on their forums for being crude, 1.5T Hondas having their issues. So you are taking a big risk - the issue I have with CD is there is...
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    Oil Change frequency does not overlap with Tire...

    Oil Change frequency does not overlap with Tire rotations. After 60K miles I am planning on spacing out OC at about 8-10K miles and tire rotations stay at 6K miles.
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    https://www.discounttire.com/services/rotation-bal...

    https://www.discounttire.com/services/rotation-balance


    Tire Rotation and Balance

    Through routine tire rotations and maintaining proper tire balancing, you*ll help extend the life of your...
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    I don't think this is true. They will do free...

    I don't think this is true. They will do free rotations if you have bought your set from them. Free air is another thing though.

    I pay $65 for OC, rotations are free at DT. I do my own filters AEM...
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    Install cr2032 more powahhhh and it fits.

    Install cr2032 more powahhhh and it fits.
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    A Chevy Volt-ish drivetrain in a RWD wagon /...

    A Chevy Volt-ish drivetrain in a RWD wagon / hatch combo based on the Mazda 3 but with more rear legroom would be great. Maybe get a plastic clad uplift version to the mix.
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    2017~2019 Toyota CVT on hybrids is very different than...

    Toyota CVT on hybrids is very different than Honda and Subaru ones. Hybrids use eCVTs in which two motors and the battery pack combines to act as a CVT transmission. Through the eCVT regen energy is...
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    TSB says Replace the calipers - this is upto 3...

    TSB says
    Replace the calipers - this is upto 3 / 36 and maybe beyond that.
    Next the TSB says - for Pads / Discs Mazda will decide on a case to case basis and dealer can replace if the car is 12...
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    This is not true. For 12/12 Mazda covers the...

    This is not true. For 12/12 Mazda covers the Calipers and Pads / Disks if they get bad. The calipers should be covered at 3/36 and even beyond if you are persistent. Some users have had pads / discs...
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