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    High Mileage CX-5s - report in

    I thought there was a thread on this but couldn't seem to find it.

    It's probably a reach but anyone approaching 80-100K miles (129-160KM) yet?

    Any big issues along the way? I plan to keep my CX-5 for at least 10 years but this will probably only result in about 120K miles or so for me.
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    2014 manual cx-5. At 82500km so far. Only problem was rear brake caliper slide pins seized on one wheel around 61000kms and wore through the pads and damaged the rotor. Front strut boots cracked and split. Hood needed the epoxy fix to stop it from flexing. Other than those things, no mechanical issues so far. Summer OE tires are the next thing to replace.

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    2014 sport touring with 28000 miles with no issues. Bought Nov 2013.

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    Kedis, only 12,000 miles per year? Wife's 2013 Accord, purchased last June, already has over 36,000 miles. Should have 300k miles if we kept it for 10 years.

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    40,000 miles on 2013 GT acquired March 1012. No issues - never back to dealer, garage kept in warm weather, mostly 2 lane rural roads with several long trips on interstate typical cruise set at 73. Overall average mileage 32 mpg using Mazda Molly oil. I think the 2.0 has plenty of power and would probably trade for a new GT if I could order the 2.0...

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    There's really no mileage penalty with the 2.5, so why order the 2.0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shingles View Post
    Kedis, only 12,000 miles per year? Wife's 2013 Accord, purchased last June, already has over 36,000 miles. Should have 300k miles if we kept it for 10 years.
    Yeah... with 3 vehicles and just the wife and I we average around 25K miles a years combined. My cottage is only 120 miles from my house so that doesn't put on substantial miles either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAXIBM View Post
    40,000 miles on 2013 GT acquired March 1012. No issues - never back to dealer, garage kept in warm weather, mostly 2 lane rural roads with several long trips on interstate typical cruise set at 73. Overall average mileage 32 mpg using Mazda Molly oil. I think the 2.0 has plenty of power and would probably trade for a new GT if I could order the 2.0...
    Sounds like my old '96 Protege LX (1.5L). We bought new and held for 10 years and had around 120K miles when we sold it but it never gave us any problems nor went back to the dealer for anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shingles View Post
    There's really no mileage penalty with the 2.5, so why order the 2.0?
    To give the "lil' motor" its due (mainly because I have one!), there is a difference (http://www.fuelly.com/car/mazda/cx-5), just not a big one. All things being equal (as they pretty much are in all CX-5s to date), larger displacement=lower fuel mileage. That said, had I been offered the option of a 2.5 in late 2012, I would have taken it without even a comparative test drive. As Tim "the tool man" Taylor used to say "MORE POWER!"
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    I just traded mine in at 55000mi. driven hard, redline often, even past redline a few times with the limiter off. Changd my own oil after the first 3 every ~ 8-10000 mi, mazda moly only. drian and filled the trans at 30k, along with rear and front diff fluid change at 30k. car never gave me any real mechanical issue that I didn't directly cause myself through tinkering.

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    65k miles here. Nothing mechanical has ever went wrong. The only things that are a little bit annoying is the slight driver side mirror shake, a couple rattles near the speakers when it's cold, and a slightly squeaky seat, and the mirror shake and rattles have been present since it was nearly new.
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    My driving is mostly highway and per Mazda the 2.0 is almost 10% better highway mileage. The 2.5 has enough moving mass to require a balance shaft which adds another engine chain drive, more inertia, more weight, more cost. My 2.0 is silky smooth, can hardly tell it is running at idle... see http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/disp...tor-comparison

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    Quote Originally Posted by iced_theater View Post
    The only things that are a little bit annoying is the slight driver side mirror shake, a couple rattles near the speakers when it's cold, and a slightly squeaky seat, and the mirror shake and rattles have been present since it was nearly new.
    Mine(2015 FWD-T) seems to have a little more driver's side mirror shake than I like, can Mazda Service Dept do anything about it?? Anything they can snug down or insulate to take out some of that vibration at highway speeds??

    I've had mine since early June, approx 5,000 miles so far.

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    I'm pretty sure they can, I just never had it done because my closest dealer is 200 miles away and the shake never bothered me that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    I just traded mine in at 55000mi. driven hard, redline often, even past redline a few times with the limiter off. Changd my own oil after the first 3 every ~ 8-10000 mi, mazda moly only. drian and filled the trans at 30k, along with rear and front diff fluid change at 30k. car never gave me any real mechanical issue that I didn't directly cause myself through tinkering.
    Have you had to change your brake pads during the time you had it? Was trying to get an idea how long they lasted with an aggressive driving style.

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