Happy Christmas by the way.
Happy Christmas by the way.
Yes happy Christmas.
No not posted anything that's been removed. Its got to be the worst run site in existent , so many rules, so many posts replaced into the correct "boxes", when I found the site about a year ago I wondered why it was very quiet, it didn't take long to find out why.
New map update on tool box, just updated from 6786 to 6898.
Have'nt been on here for a while. My CX-5 is coming up for 3 years old and it's time to be moving on. Went along to my Mazda dealer just after New Year to see what there are in the way of offers. Apparently the stock of CX-5s in the UK is limited as the factory stopped producing them a few months back and is now assembling the brand new CX-5.
So decisions, decisions!
At the moment I can either have a new "old model" pretty much straight away in the spec and colour I want. If I wait a few weeks the choice is going to become more restricted as the stock reduces.
I could wait for a new "new model" CX-5 but that's not likely to be available until May.
I'm on a PCP and currently Mazda are doing a £1500 deposit contribution. That's unlikely to be available for the "new" new model.
I've also looked at the Disco Sport and the VW Tiguan - I'm going for a test-drive in the Disco on Thursday.
Has anyone any idea of the UK specs for the brand new CX-5? I can't find anything anywhere. The Mazda dealer reckons prices may creep up a bit as it's a new model and I'm sure the Brexit effect on sterling will have an effect.
Any other suggestions on alternatives? I've discounted Qashqai, Honda CRX, Volvo V60, Toyota RAV4, Audi Q3.
I’ve been a RAV4 man for years but this CX-5 is the best car I’ve ever had. Its an awkward decision you have there. I am 12 months in to my PCP and won’t go to the new model until it has the current £1500 and 3.9% deal or better. My next car will take me to retirement so I might well cough up for it. I think nearer the changeover you will get a better deal but maybe a limited choice. I don’t think we will see the new model until September at the earliest and hopefully they will offer the 2.5 petrol version of the AWD auto. I love the pulling power of the 175 diesel but it is a pain when it regenerates every 100 miles or so. The new diesel might have the ADblue system that could make the mpg much better. I think the spec otherwise should be similar to the current models.
Bmw x3 is good to drive and so is the 182 Tucson, i've driven both in auto. Perhaps the X1 is worth a drive also.
I had a survey to fill in yeasterday from Mazda asking questions about the nav and entertainment. One question that stood out was the question "is apple play or carplay?" important to you, and would it affect your next purchase.
I answered yes and yes.
I want to use google maps for navigation on my next car, I've had more than enough of Mazda equipment especially their blue tooth.
There is also a 177ps xtrail now, but with only 280 pound feet of torque.
BMW x3 and discovery sport are really in a different class price wise to the cx5. With a reasonable lot of options they are in the £ 40-45k range. They are a good drive though particularly the X3 with the 3.0d IL6 engine, the 2.0d is also pretty smooth and powerfull.
I think the engines of the new cx5 are not much different to the old ones so probably more of a facelift than a new model. I would have thought we must be due for a SKYACTIV 2 by now.Also a dpf regen system that injects diesel into the exhaust manifold instead of cylinders so no chance of oil dilution would be good , although not so much of an issue nowadays as the software seems to allow for less regens and shorter regens.
Anchorman: As i understand it the ad blue system only reduces the nitrogen oxide out of the exhaust and doesn't make it any more efficient or give better MPG.
I have configured a tiguan to about £40K.
Massively overpriced to get it to sport trim. Considering i paid around £27K for my sport in 2015 nov. Should expect to pay even less at the moment.
About £4K off which for a new model clearer shows its over priced.
Yes never been a big fan of VW stuff. They price their cars as if they are more prestigious than they are. I think the price of Seat/skoda shows the price they should really be. Now after the VW emmisions cheating they should be tempting people back in but they still seem as arrogent as ever.
Thanks for all the responses. I've considered the Seat Ateca as a cut-price Tiguan alternative but they seem to have skimped on the quality of materials and features. It's been built up to a price rather than competing directly with the VW version. The X-Trail I've considered but Im not that impressed. I used to have a mark 1 X-trail and it was a very capable car for the money but this new one seems overpriced in 2.0 litre form with the same sort of toys as a Sport Nav CX5. It's a shame the Skoda Kodiak isn't out yet as its another Tiguan clone but one that seems to have the motoring press raving.
I might have a look at the Tucson.
I've looked at the Mitsubishi ASX and the Hyundai Tucson from the outside, and both look good, but I haven't sat in one.
I looked very closely at the Honda CRV which was good on size, hideous dashboard but an expensive car; also the Honda HRV and loved it, except smaller engine, and no room in the boot (my golf gear lives in the car). Same goes for the VW Tiguan, too small in the boot. Wouldn't look at the Peugeot 2008 as last time I owned a Pug it was a bloody awful experience, put me off for life! Sarkozy made mine personally.
I'm not stuck in the PCP loop so can take my time. TBH I cannot find anything to match the CX-5 and it looks like the new one might be for me. For the last 20 years I've owned diesels with automatic transmission, and the Mazda is the only one that doesn't have that flat-spot when you want to nip into traffic at a roundabout. Even VW DSG had that flat-spot; but those were the 6 speed versions.
Let us know Mountkeen what you think of the SEAT Ateca, I might pop up and pay Rex a visit in Congresbury. I like the look of it, but need to see whether better side-to-side room in the boot than the Tiguan or Yeti.