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    Quote Originally Posted by Avoidin Deer View Post
    You know, I see on paper that the cargo space difference is substantial. But other than those optics, are there really people out there stuffing so much stuff into the back that they'd not have enough room in a CX-5? Or is this a matter of the paper difference being so stark that it scares some folks away?
    I'd use more space if I had it. I don't know if I'd like the trade-offs required to get it.

    I live out in the country. Our garbage collection is 1/4 mile up hill from our house. The can fits upright in the back, but only if the seats are down because of the swoop of the the hatch. So I either need to drop 2 of the backs and make sure the floor is clear, or lay the can on its side (no leaks yet).

    I'm coming from a sedan, so its nice to be able to use my daily driver for this at all - but if the space were there, I'd appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avoidin Deer View Post
    You know, I see on paper that the cargo space difference is substantial. But other than those optics, are there really people out there stuffing so much stuff into the back that they'd not have enough room in a CX-5? Or is this a matter of the paper difference being so stark that it scares some folks away?
    I never understood this. Unless you regularly stack things, up to the ceiling mind you, and from the front to back of the trunk area, cargo space is sort of not that big a deal. If you're trying to fit a bike, or a wheelchair or something back there and one car is easier than the other, sure another scenario where cargo space matters.

    But outside of that, it's really not a big deal in my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    I never understood this. Unless you regularly stack things, up to the ceiling mind you, and from the front to back of the trunk area, cargo space is sort of not that big a deal. If you're trying to fit a bike, or a wheelchair or something back there and one car is easier than the other, sure another scenario where cargo space matters.

    But outside of that, it's really not a big deal in my eyes.
    agreed...and hauling something larger I just put back seats down. But I guess that wouldn't help those that are seating 5..lol

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    Mazda could quite easily increase the space in the CX by reducing the rake of the rear windshield. Then it would look like a boring box like the rest of the mainstream competition.

    Mazda makes the CX-9 if you want more space, personally, I think the CX-5 has a better looking front end and certainly a much better entry price.

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    Until 3 months ago, I had been convinced for over a decade that my next car would be a Subaru or Toyota. An online comparison between the CR-V the Forester and the CX-5 caught my attention. That caused me to look for more test reports and the next thing you know, I'm shopping for a Mazda.

    In 12 days, I'll be heading to a dealer to pick up a new CX-5 Reserve. Who woulda thunk? It certainly wasn't Mazda's marketing that got my attention.

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    Just bought a GTR model after 8 years driving an Acura TSX wagon. Very impressed so far, much easier to fit my bike in back too. I*ve usually been a wagon buyer but have been thinking about a compact crossover for a while. I had too many issues with a 2004 Subaru Outback H6 so that brand was out. Most comparisons rated the CX-5 well and it*s pluses were things I like (fun to drive, etc.). Rear seat room and smaller cargo space mattered little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockethead26 View Post
    Until 3 months ago, I had been convinced for over a decade that my next car would be a Subaru or Toyota. An online comparison between the CR-V the Forester and the CX-5 caught my attention. That caused me to look for more test reports and the next thing you know, I'm shopping for a Mazda.

    In 12 days, I'll be heading to a dealer to pick up a new CX-5 Reserve. Who woulda thunk? It certainly wasn't Mazda's marketing that got my attention.
    You won't be disappointed. The Reserve is a great vehicle.

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    Me too, just picked up a CX-5 GT-PP last week...had a santa fe sport 2.0TU that I loved but my wife didn't. Very happy so far with the new rig except no remote start...didn't know that till after I signed. Yes, I've read all the posts about aftermarket and I will have to get one here before too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcteague View Post
    Just bought a GTR model after 8 years driving an Acura TSX wagon. Very impressed so far, much easier to fit my bike in back too. I*ve usually been a wagon buyer but have been thinking about a compact crossover for a while. I had too many issues with a 2004 Subaru Outback H6 so that brand was out. Most comparisons rated the CX-5 well and it*s pluses were things I like (fun to drive, etc.). Rear seat room and smaller cargo space mattered little.

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    Hi fellow wagon guy. It was hatchbacks for me, then a wagon...then Saab folded.

    Apparently I'm the only one whose first choice was a Mazda? I read reviews and it was my first choice. I only test drove others to make sure I was making the right choice.

    There's a lot of variation in markets, too. Mazdas are everywhere in Cleveland. Everywhere. There are 7 dealers within 20 miles of my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    Hi fellow wagon guy. It was hatchbacks for me, then a wagon...then Saab folded.

    Apparently I'm the only one whose first choice was a Mazda? I read reviews and it was my first choice. I only test drove others to make sure I was making the right choice.

    There's a lot of variation in markets, too. Mazdas are everywhere in Cleveland. Everywhere. There are 7 dealers within 20 miles of my house.
    Me, too. The CX-5 was the only vehicle in my price range that had the one feature I really wanted, so it was my first choice. Reviews were good. After a test drive, I knew I didn't have to bother with the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    I never opined on MY intelligence, or lack.
    Also, I happen to like my CX5 turbo.
    Again, still not really one to give a damn if OTHERS like my CX5 turbo.
    OP was talking about sales figures in his country when you felt the need to post how stupid the "average person" is. You came in with some kinda condescending big guy shit that I thought was funny.
    I'm 99% sure no one was giving much of a damn about YOUR CX5 turbo anyway.
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    Just to add something that's vaguely on topic. Hopefully this is the beginning of something that leads to Mazdaspeed's return to the streets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post
    Me, too. The CX-5 was the only vehicle in my price range that had the one feature I really wanted, so it was my first choice. Reviews were good. After a test drive, I knew I didn't have to bother with the others.
    What was the ONE feature?

    I'll also freely admit I don't like the most popular brands partly because.... they're the most popular brands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natey View Post
    OP was talking about sales figures in his country when you felt the need to post how stupid the "average person" is. You came in with some kinda condescending big guy shit that I thought was funny.
    I'm 99% sure no one was giving much of a damn about YOUR CX5 turbo anyway.
    Once again, I never made any claims 'bout myself. Stop trying to put words in my posts that were never there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natey View Post
    Just to add something that's vaguely on topic. Hopefully this is the beginning of something that leads to Mazdaspeed's return to the streets.

    I wish the front overhang were not that long. Driveways and speed bumps are always tricky to maneuver with my lowered 3.
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