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No doubt the 2.5 is a nippy motor.

The WK2 platform was co-developed with Merc for the new ML. Handling is a different world from the WK1 (or WH as we call it in Oz).

You should try driving one for the experience. Stick in sport mode and give it a squirt.
If I meet someone with one I will! Does it handle like a car as well?

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Old 05-25-2015, 05:38 AM
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The cx5 is much more engaging that anything but an srt jeep. Handling is great. Reminds me of a sport sedan.
Oh please! ...that's hilarious But hey, that's your opinion.

However my opinion of the CX5, after test driving the Top of The Range "Akera", was that it was a "nice" car, ...but I wasn't overly impressed.

I can only imagine how uninspiring, mundane and ordinary your CX5 "Touring" model is. Your photos of your CX5 Touring in Post #1 visually confirm that, ...but that's just my opinion.

Like the title of this thread, I'm "Done" here too. I've had some fun here, but I'm bored now.

Do yourself a favour, finally be "Done" and enjoy swapping Mazda CX5 experiences with like minded members on the Mazda Forum.

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Old 05-25-2015, 05:51 AM
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Oh please! ...that's hilarious But hey, that's your opinion.

However my opinion of the CX5, after test driving the Top of The Range "Akera", was that it was a "nice" car, ...but I wasn't overly impressed.

I can only imagine how uninspiring, mundane and ordinary your CX5 "Touring" model is. Your photos of your CX5 Touring in Post #1 visually confirm that, ...but that's just my opinion.

Like the title of this thread, I'm "Done" here too. I've had some fun here, but I'm bored now.

Do yourself a favour, finally be "Done" and enjoy swapping Mazda CX5 experiences with like minded members on the Mazda Forum.

Goodbye.
I really hate to break it to you, but suv's of most any type are about as exciting as toaster ovens in the grand scheme of things. But, in comparison, the cx5 does better than most in every review I've read that involves driving satisfaction. Mine has everything I need. Nothing I dont. Its cheap reliable transportation.
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If I meet someone with one I will! Does it handle like a car as well?
Or just drop by a dealer if you are bored one day.

It is a car, its monocoque with full independent suspension. It handles like a large car does. You feel the weight, but it goes around corners well. There is some difference in handling depending on whether you go for the air suspension as opposed to the steel springs, and the 20 inch rims as opposed to the 18s.
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I really hate to break it to you, but suv's of most any type are about as exciting as toaster ovens in the grand scheme of things. But, in comparison, the cx5 does better than most in every review I've read that involves driving satisfaction. Mine has everything I need. Nothing I dont. Its cheap reliable transportation.
Well many are, but there are some that are exciting to drive, the X5 was one of the first. The ML isn't bad, the range rovers, touareg/cayenne, and the Jeep is getting up there too.

I agree the CX5 is one of the best mid sized SUVs for onroad handling, but the Jeep is a step up for power and a few steps up for offroad ability.
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Or just drop by a dealer if you are bored one day.

It is a car, its monocoque with full independent suspension. It handles like a large car does. You feel the weight, but it goes around corners well. There is some difference in handling depending on whether you go for the air suspension as opposed to the steel springs, and the 20 inch rims as opposed to the 18s.
I used to work at a dealership, and I hate people like that. If you're not even entertaining the idea of buying a vehicle, don't waste someone's time. Just my .02 on it. It's worse than eating out without tipping almost.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:43 AM
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Well many are, but there are some that are exciting to drive, the X5 was one of the first. The ML isn't bad, the range rovers, touareg/cayenne, and the Jeep is getting up there too.

I agree the CX5 is one of the best mid sized SUVs for onroad handling, but the Jeep is a step up for power and a few steps up for offroad ability.
No real argument from me there, but my point is that an old late '90's Camaro will do 95% of what even the most outlandishly fast SUV's will do in the performance realm, and for $1500 in mods, it will outdo the best of them. An SUV is something you buy because of your lifestyle choices, or because you like the look, or because you prefer the larger vehicle, or whatever, but I have never known anyone who buys one for excitement on-road.

Also, a lot of this has to do with my evolution as a driver. I used to be all about brute-force and straightline acceleration. Then I got a tiny bit of track time with an instructor, and my whole outlook changed. Cars like the Miata and BRZ became absurdly fun for me to drive. Big power numbers didn't mean much to me anymore, etc.

Yet vehicles like the Hellcat, etc. are still being made and sold. Proving it's a difference of OPINION in some ways, as to what constitutes performance.

That said, as long as my CX-5 handles snow and gravel roads, I'm golden. Yes the Jeep is a bit larger and has a bit more power and more acceleration in V8 guise (in V6 guise, the mileage penalty alone vs. the CX5 is far from worth a few tenths here or there, if that is the only comparison being made).

Anyway, my complaint was that my Jeep was a second job. My Mazda has every indication of being just an appliance like I had hoped for all along. Vehicles used to be a big deal with me. I've owned some really cool one's. Now, it's just appliance for the most part. I did the whole midlife supercar thing backwards and bought a C6 Z06 new when I was 25. It's mostly out of my system, at least, enough that I don't see myself paying for it to enjoy it. All the better considering I want to build a house next year.
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I used to work at a dealership, and I hate people like that. If you're not even entertaining the idea of buying a vehicle, don't waste someone's time. Just my .02 on it. It's worse than eating out without tipping almost.
You shouldn't hate people like that. They may not be buying today, but if treated well, their next vehicle may be coming from that dealer. If a salesperson believes they have a superior product they should welcome any opportunity to show it off.


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You shouldn't hate people like that. They may not be buying today, but if treated well, their next vehicle may be coming from that dealer. If a salesperson believes they have a superior product they should welcome any opportunity to show it off.


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I see what you're saying, but in actuality, I never did that, and I never saw anyone do that. I only sold for Ford for a year though before going to college, so there is a lot I haven't seen. That said, I just bought a 2015 vehicle. I am in NO WAY in the market for a different vehicle. I won't be for some time, hopefully. I feel like I would be a 100% waste of time and potentially cost that sales rep a sale. I don't play with other people's money.
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Cool story. I'm glad I bought a 2015. You know, mazda fixes their issues...

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Ha! If your car rolled off the factory line with multiple issues from release there would be a guaranteed problem. Go try and find problems with a 2015 GC or for that matter any 2015 car. I guarantee you in a year they will come up. I'm done here


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No real argument from me there, but my point is that an old late '90's Camaro will do 95% of what even the most outlandishly fast SUV's will do in the performance realm, and for $1500 in mods, it will outdo the best of them.
Well the point I made about the modern luxury SUVs wasn't about brute force power, it is about the fact they are exciting to drive and they handle well. On one hand you say the CX5 has everything you need, and nothing you don't, yet you continually highlight driving excitement as a point of difference on the Mazda. Driving excitement isn't a necessity, but it does make driving more enjoyable. So if enjoying the drive IS important as you seem to be saying it is, you really should look to SUVs that are more enjoyable to drive than the Mazda.

The WK2 is up there in that company (in V6, Diesel, V8), that's why they are selling so many, not quite to the standards of range rovers and BMWs, but for the money very competitive, and easily better than the mazda.

You have to stop trying to use stats and reviews to make comparisons of driving enjoyment, handling and power delivery, etc. It doesn't work like that, drive it and judge for yourself.

I bought my Jeep because it is the best handling/driving SUV on road that I can take offroad, for the money. Even you said you bought the CX5 for its handling, yet you then say "I have never known anyone who buys one for excitement on-road". There is no consistency in your comments.
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