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    3 words:
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    ^^Haha word to your moms..welcome upstater!

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    Last bit on the best tires on rear from me.

    Scrutinizing ‘new tires on rear’ axiom, tire age debate

    "New-tires-on-rear" is a universal axiom propagated by tire manufacturers that doesn’t hold up under scrutiny, according to John M. Baldwin, principal scientist at Exponent Inc. and Ford Motor Co.’s polymer technical expert for more than six years.

    Using figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and interpolating from the rules of straight probability, Mr. Baldwin said the minimum number of vehicles in the U.S. with at least 9/32 inch of tread on the front and 4/32 or less in back is 8.8 million.

    "You’d think there would be a heck of a lot of accidents because of this, based on the videos," he said. "From NHTSA accident statistics, we should be able to pick out what’s going on with new-on-rear vs. new-on-front."

    Yet a statistical analysis of NHTSA data did not indicate an increase in accidents when new tires were on the front of vehicles, Mr. Baldwin said.

    He was hired as Assistant Vice President at Discount Tire not long after this was published and has not spoken on it since.

    Full article here: http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/...ire-age-debate

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    I have a FWD 2012 RAV4 and am about to buy a new CX-5. When accelerating from a dead stop into a corner with the RAV, the front end does some extreme wheel hopping . . . this is downright scary! Will the new FWD CX-5 do the same? Will a CX-5 with AWD eliminate the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBill View Post
    I have a FWD 2012 RAV4 and am about to buy a new CX-5. When accelerating from a dead stop into a corner with the RAV, the front end does some extreme wheel hopping . . . this is downright scary! Will the new FWD CX-5 do the same? Will a CX-5 with AWD eliminate the problem?
    No, the mazdas chassis is much more composed and shouldn't do that. AWD will help, but not necessary

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    '16.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD, '09 Mazdaspeed3

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBill View Post
    I have a FWD 2012 RAV4 and am about to buy a new CX-5. When accelerating from a dead stop into a corner with the RAV, the front end does some extreme wheel hopping . . . this is downright scary! Will the new FWD CX-5 do the same? Will a CX-5 with AWD eliminate the problem?
    Yes the FWD will spin tires until the traction control kicks in to slow you down.

    The AWD will notice your steering wheel angle, and be ready to engage the rear tires if there is any slight slip of the front.
    Mazda's I have owned over the years.
    80' Mazda GLC SPORT MT - sold
    81' Mazda 626 DX MT - sold
    81' Mazda 626 LX AT - sold
    82' Mazda 626 DX MT - sold
    82' Mazda 626 LX AT - sold
    85' Mazda 626 LX MT - sold
    87' Mazda 626 GT Turbo MT - sold
    85' Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE MT- sold
    87' Mazda RX-7 Turbo 2 MT - sold
    91' Mazda Protege LX MT - sold
    92' Mazda MX-5 Miata MT - sold
    93' Mazda MX-3 GS-V6 Special Edition MT - sold
    00' Mazda 626 LX-V6 MT - sold
    02.5' Mazda Protege5 MT - sold
    92' Mazda MX-5 Miata MT - sold
    06' Mazda 5 Touring AT - sold
    13' Mazda CX-5 Touring AT - sold
    14' Mazda 3i Grand Touring MT - sold
    15' Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD AT - sold
    03' Mazda Protege5 AT - sold
    16.5' Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD AT - current
    09' Mazda Mazdaspeed3 GT - current

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    I just come across this and the reason of AWD is for snow in winter.
    When I said snow is for the normal 3-6 inches. If there is a blizzard, Netflix, Amazon Prime or Pay per View will do the trick staying at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEÑOR MAZDA View Post
    I just come across this and the reason of AWD is for snow in winter.
    When I said snow is for the normal 3-6 inches. If there is a blizzard, Netflix, Amazon Prime or Pay per View will do the trick staying at home.
    Meh. I'd call local law enforcement, and they will send some beast with chains on it to come pick me up for work. The CX5 is not for blizzards, I agree!

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    Wusses..awd with winter tires 8.5" off the ground, she's winter storm tested/approved..Some can't stay home or get driven in! 19 years working 30+ miles one way- my first snow day was in 2017!

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