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  1. Actually, when the engine is cold, the coolant...

    Actually, when the engine is cold, the coolant level should be at or just above "L." Remember, the coolant level rises as the engine warms up. When the engine is warm, the level should be at or just...
  2. Thread: 2020 due?

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    I think for 2020, you lose the native navigation...

    I think for 2020, you lose the native navigation in all but the Signature model. Otherwise, the 2020 has a bit more torque and a slightly larger infotainment screen.
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    This^!!

    This^!!
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    One of the problems with cars today is that...

    One of the problems with cars today is that there's way too much technology and not enough CAR!
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    If it is a water or moisture issue, then that...

    If it is a water or moisture issue, then that likely would eliminate motor wear as a cause regardless of whether the mirrors were disabled.
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    Yes, I have a GT. Don't get me wrong, it's great...

    Yes, I have a GT. Don't get me wrong, it's great if someone wants a turbo. For me, it makes little sense in an SUV application. I was just curious as to the reason others want the turbo. Wouldn't a...
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    Personally, I see no big deal about a 2-3 sec....

    Personally, I see no big deal about a 2-3 sec. difference in 0-60 acceleration in an SUV. A sports car yes, but not an SUV.
  8. Also ... #12 - illuminate homelink buttons.

    Also ... #12 - illuminate homelink buttons.
  9. Love the car, but here's my list, in no...

    Love the car, but here's my list, in no particular order, after a month of owning a GT ... they may seem minor nitpicks, but they just bug me:

    1. Install power off button for the...
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    Different strokes, I guess. I like the firmness...

    Different strokes, I guess. I like the firmness of the seats since it actually HELPS my bad back/sciatica.
  11. It's relevant because if he overpaid for the car,...

    It's relevant because if he overpaid for the car, then he could return it within the 5 day period and buy a similar car that did not have a replaced transmission. OTOH, if he got a good deal, then he...
  12. How much did you pay for it?

    How much did you pay for it?
  13. Thread: new owner

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    I just bought a CX-5 GT last month in Deep Blue...

    I just bought a CX-5 GT last month in Deep Blue Mica. For me, it had everything I needed. I don't want folding mirrors, ventilated seats, etc. That doesn't mean I would criticize anyone for choosing...
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    All the reviews in the world can't make up for...

    All the reviews in the world can't make up for someone's personal experience. The OP didn't dig the CX-5 and chose the RAV4 instead. My experience was the complete opposite of that. So what? As long...
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    I had the opposite experience to that of the OP....

    I had the opposite experience to that of the OP. To me, the RAV4 was sluggish and the quality of materials in the interior seemed very, very cheap. As for noise, I found it somewhat noisier than the...
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    Given that many manufacturers will look for any...

    Given that many manufacturers will look for any reason to deny warranty coverage, I typically have all regular maintenance done at the dealer during the warranty period. That way, I have a documented...
  17. Spoke to a friend who's a Mazda tech. He said the...

    Spoke to a friend who's a Mazda tech. He said the first oil change should not be done before 7,500 miles. According to him, the initial oil contains a very high concentration of moly, which is good...
  18. Thread: ACC Trick

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    Nice point. Thanks for the head's up.

    Nice point. Thanks for the head's up.
  19. Thread: ACC Trick

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    I'll have to try that alternative. Thanks.

    I'll have to try that alternative. Thanks.
  20. Thread: ACC Trick

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    ACC Trick

    Read something about this and thought some might be interested. To go from the car in running mode to ACC mode without turning off the motor, put the car in N and push the start button . . . it turns...
  21. 2013~2016 I'd start by replacing all of the 7.5A fuses as...

    I'd start by replacing all of the 7.5A fuses as well as the 50A fuse. The reverse poliarity may have fried something in more than one fuse, so the problem continues to exist as the chain remains...
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    An extended warranty typically has a lot of...

    An extended warranty typically has a lot of overlap with the original mf'r warranty, and exclusions up the wazoo. Be careful!
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    Sticky: Stick to your guns!

    Stick to your guns!
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    OK. I used to sell service contracts and extended...

    OK. I used to sell service contracts and extended warranties in another industry and in another life, BUT the same basics apply to all. The dealer is betting that you won't have repairs even...
  25. Is There Any Difference In Plant Quality?

    Is there any difference in quality or rate of defects between Hofu and Hiroshima?
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