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Thread: 2015 Noise Level vs Newer Editions

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtrailman View Post
    In the UK the base FWD petrol was noted for being the best for handling. And value for money.
    Old model.
    All previous models here were the best handling but not so good on NVH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeler8ing View Post
    Reviewers here state new model seems to have lost none of it's driving pleasure from the previous model but has matured
    Which website are you reading this? Every one has said the opposite.

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    Just to clarify a few thoughts.

    I can't really speak to the performance. I noticed it on one turn, where I was late making the turn for the onramp to the freeway, it didn't respond like my CX5 did, and it felt heavy. Everything else felt fine. It's hard to really know without an extensive test drive in the hills which is hard to get absent renting one. The dealer test drive is almost useless.

    As far as noise goes, there are 4 sources of noise that I can discern: engine, road, wind and radio. I include radio because I have to crank it to get it above the other 3 so it doesn't really count. What I noticed driving in is that road noise was the biggest culprit (it's windier in the afternoon), until I hit new pavement, then it's wind noise unless I rev the engine. A new set of tires would probably help but I didn't get the sense that it would make a giant difference. It's just a noisy car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    Which website are you reading this? Every one has said the opposite.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dyingquail View Post
    Just to clarify a few thoughts.

    I can't really speak to the performance. I noticed it on one turn, where I was late making the turn for the onramp to the freeway, it didn't respond like my CX5 did, and it felt heavy. Everything else felt fine. It's hard to really know without an extensive test drive in the hills which is hard to get absent renting one. The dealer test drive is almost useless.
    That's strange because rolling acceleration seems OK judging by this POV clip (see 4:18 mark)



    If you also look at 15:07 mark, the driver turns into a corner then gives it some throttle and performs OK.

    Maybe like you said you need a longer test drive.

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    A couple of, probably final thoughts.

    I drove my father's Chevy Colorado over the same stretch of road with DB software. it ran 79/80 where the Mazda was running 83/84. So, much better sound wise. On the other hand, I nearly hit the curb doing a U-Turn because it had such a wide turning radius. Admittedly, it's a completely different type of vehicle.

    I'll probably bite the bullet and upgrade at some point, but not yet. I want to see if I can get 0% financing on Memorial day, plus, maybe wait for these things to cool down a bit. And, my car needs a bit of clean up. So, no rush.

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    So, it turns out that properly inflated tires matter. I checked them and they were at 23PSI. No idea how they got that low as I had an oil change about a month ago but there they were according to my old tire gauge. Inflated them to 35PSI and the handling is back and the car is quieter. It's still loud but it's loud like the day I bought it, not loud like last week. The db meter even went down although on the worst part of the drive it still hit the same peaks.

    I may still upgrade it but this takes the pressure off of doing it today.

    PS: I couldn't find a spec for the PSI on the stock tires. Anyone know it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyingquail View Post
    PS: I couldn't find a spec for the PSI on the stock tires. Anyone know it?
    I believe 34 psi (at least for the 2016). FYI... my new car, from the dealer, was inflated to 50 psi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDK006 View Post
    I believe 34 psi (at least for the 2016). FYI... my new car, from the dealer, was inflated to 50 psi!
    In most all cases, upon receiving a new car or even collecting it after a dealer service, the tyre pressure will always be higher than what it states on the tyre placard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyingquail View Post
    So, it turns out that properly inflated tires matter. I checked them and they were at 23PSI.

    PS: I couldn't find a spec for the PSI on the stock tires. Anyone know it?
    Tyre placard on my CX5 (drivers side door frame):


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonlighter View Post
    Tyre placard on my CX5 (drivers side door frame):

    Just go by the placard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeler8ing View Post
    Just go by the placard

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    That's a lot different than the USA one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdadude View Post
    That's a lot different than the USA one...

    Go with the placard that is country specific

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdadude View Post
    That's a lot different than the USA one...

    Photo please!

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