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Thread: Looking to purchase 2016 CX-5 Touring. How is the Engine & Transmission? Reliable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waid302 View Post
    As the topic suggest, I am thinking about purchasing a 2016 CX-5 with about 45,000 miles like this one:

    https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing


    Are there any issues I should look for in 2016?

    Thanks

    Waid
    Engines are reliable.

    If I were you I'd ask to "rent" the car from the dealer for a day or 2 if possible. I'd take it home and inspect the tranny for leaks and for high pitch sounds. I'd inspect whats called the belt tensioner for leaks. If both passed my inspection and I like the car I'd buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    Only driven short trips infrequently. New tires air filter and end of oil life. I am not digging Altimax GTs. Second thoughts about AEM dry air filter as well. CX5 has been sitting for weeks not driven.
    Altimax RT43's are not my favorite either, but it was at the price point I was happy with. The Michelins cost too damned much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    What the hells going on with your tranny at 28k miles? Mine feels like the day I bought the car 6 years and almost 78k miles ago.
    Same, at 105K miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    Altimax RT43's are not my favorite either, but it was at the price point I was happy with. The Michelins cost too damned much.
    I would take Continentals or Pirellis that were $130 vs $115 for GT. But yes price wise they are really good.

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