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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaftw View Post
    I would rather purchase a base RX350 than a fully loaded Blazer or a CX-9 from Japan over a CX-5 from Mexico.
    Might as well add a CRV and a Chevy Equinox to the list as they*re built in Canada too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lbear View Post
    I own and have owned 2 CX5's, the latest being a 2017 CX5. I saw a new 2019 Chevy Blazer and that thing looked good. The styling is pretty aggressive and great looking.

    I also like the idea of a NATURALLY ASPIRATED V6 engine which is hard to find today, as most are 4 cylinder turbos. 308 HP and 270 Lb.Ft of torque and a towing capacity of 4,500 lbs is pretty good. Plus it has a 9 Speed Auto Trans.

    I like the idea that you can DISCONNECT the AWD system with a knob turn.

    The infotainment system looks way better than the current Mazda setup. Wireless charging for phones is a nice touch. Although, Mazda is updating it for 2020

    It surely livened up the SUV market. Still love my CX5 but the 2019 Chevy Blazer sure stands out as competition.

    https://youtu.be/2aB8vsOQagU
    Having driven an Equinox on my last vacation, I would have 0 interest in the Blazer. There is no way the Blazer stacks up in any variable, other than more space.


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    Highs: Rewarding control feel and response, quick.
    Lows: Pricey, harshest ride, recalcitrant downshifts.
    Verdict: An SUV for blazing down back roads and burning through your savings.

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    I would have liked a CX 5 with an N/A engine of about 300 HP and a little wider wheels and tires. But given the poor quality and reliability of the US carmakers not to mention the almost certain massive recalls I wouldn't consider a Blazer. A 9 speed transmission is unnecessary too. I'll bet the stupid thing is hunting for the correct gear all the time and gets into high gear at about 50 MPH in the attempt to optimize fuel economy, only to have to downshift a couple of times to keep up with changing traffic conditions. I have driven cars with too many gears and they always feel sluggish and unresponsive due to the mapping of the transmissions.

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    Agree it looks good.

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    I like it, but I will never buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heritage07 View Post
    Agreed I made the mistake of buying a brand new 2004 Nissan Sentra Spec V built in Mexico for my son. First day I open the glove compartment it falls to the floor and never could be fixed by the dealer. Car fell apart almost weekly with loose bolts and mis aligned parts. Never again.
    That would be a Nissan problem, not a Mexico problem. Plenty of good stuff being made in Mexico, along with junk. Just like everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonLewis View Post
    Might as well add a CRV and a Chevy Equinox to the list as they*re built in Canada too!
    Not a big fan of American cars but if I had to, I'd choose a Ford. The CRV has engine issues so they're out. Toyota, Honda and Mazda for me. Hopefully this CX-5 I have will last for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lbear View Post
    Mazda builds vehicles in Mexico, like the Mazda3 and soon the CX3, CX5 and 6 will be built in Mexico.

    It's definitely not ugly. Looks can be subjective but it's not an ugly SUV. None of the reviewers said that.

    As far as being a GM, I agree there, not the best reliability and interiors but they have improved over the years.
    Mazda is going to have the CX-5 built in Mexico? That is terrible news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyFirstMazda View Post
    Mazda is going to have the CX-5 built in Mexico? That is terrible news.
    You would probably never know unless someone told you. Having worked as a parts person at a Mazda dealer for 10 years up until 2 years ago. The Mazda 3*s that we*re from Mexico you could not tell at all and believe it or not we had more problems with the Japanese ones vs those. So it*s a moot point.

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    Yes the Chevy looks good and if it was close to Mazda pricing it might be competition. But just like Audi and Mercedes you*re going to spend more.

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    The new 2019 Mazda 3s in my area were all built in japan. That surprised me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroman View Post
    You would probably never know unless someone told you. Having worked as a parts person at a Mazda dealer for 10 years up until 2 years ago. The Mazda 3*s that we*re from Mexico you could not tell at all and believe it or not we had more problems with the Japanese ones vs those. So it*s a moot point.
    Then engines and Transmission...still made in Japan though right?

    How you guys feel about the new Toyota/Mazda plant here in the U.S.

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    Seems like a lot of jobs and money going into Mexico, so Mazda can sell more cars to and make more money off of America. Toyota recently scaled back it's plans for a factory in Mexico, all the way back to 700 million dollars and 100,000 vehicles a year.

    That's a shit load of money our country is losing out on because of a loophole in our import laws. The reason for the new Mazda/Toyota American factory and Toyota's scaling back of the Mexican plant is our president's threats for tariffs on that exact loophole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CX-5um View Post
    Then engines and Transmission...still made in Japan though right?

    How you guys feel about the new Toyota/Mazda plant here in the U.S.
    At the moment yes but I heard when I was still there they did want to start building them there but who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    Big think about the blazer is the RIP off pricing. Like most gm vehicles, overpriced compared to imported (tariffed) Japanese cars with the same or more features. All while using cheaper MX labour. American rip off.
    I'm sure it will be heavily discounted and incentivized to reach price parity. GM, Chrysler, and Ford seem to have gotten themselves stuck in a trap where they can't sell cars unless/until they offer big incentives. EVs are an exception since their supply is limited and they carry government rebates. I think it started during the last recession, but they haven't been able to phase it out. When they pull back on the incentives, people just wait until the inventory builds up. Case in point: MSRP on my Ford was $40140 including destination. It was a 2017 model and I purchased it in early 2018 for $28748 OTD cash. I regularly see new models from the "big three" advertised on local dealer websites for $5k off MSRP the moment they hit the lot, and last year's leftovers advertised for $7-10k off MSRP.

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