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CX-5 / Re: CX5 SEL Nav Petrol
« Last Post by howardsathome on Today at 02:49:13 pm »
17'' Winter tyres should be cheaper, taller and with a narrower contact patch, so better for winter conditions.
On your other concern the cloth upholstery does seem to be quite hard wearing, but in your case perhaps covers could be worthwhile.
CX-5 / Re: CX5 SEL Nav Petrol
« Last Post by CX5Driver on Today at 07:45:25 am »
Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. As the petrol variant is 2WD only I was considering buying a second set of alloys with winter tyres. Was thinking should I go 19" or keep to 17". Must admit from what I've read the 19" alloys appear to add little to performance but are perceived to look better? Would anyone know if these would fit a 2014 SEL - ? On a slight tangent my CX5 doesn't have an owners manual so the only version I have is electronic on PDF. As I purchased from a main dealer should I have been supplied with a physical copy? Regarding car seat covers, as I partake in a few muddy pursuits thought it might be wise to protect the cloth seats, at least the drivers. Any thoughts on the quality of the cloth interior of the SEL and ease of cleaning?
Just to update the thread, as far as I know, the current versions are:-
OS Version - 59.00.502 EU N
Music Database - 00.07.000
Fail safe version - 59.00.502


Hi Alan

Music Database (Gracenote) is 00.08.000 as of October 2017  ;)
CX-5 / Re: CX5 SEL Nav Petrol
« Last Post by BigAl on February 19, 2018, 01:08:02 pm »
I've only ever had CX5's with 19in wheels with both OE Toyos and now Michelin Latitudes fitted. General consensus is that the 19in makes for a slightly harder ride, but I don't find it detrimental in any way. the Michelins are an improvement on the Toyos, especially in the wet. The 19 in tyres were hard to get back in 2012 when the CX5 first appeared, but there's quite a few different types available now.

I think the question about paint could be applied to any marque of car these days, so the Mazda is no better or worse in my opinion. However all cars are worse that 20 years ago when they were still allowed to use solvent based paints.

Does anyone use car seat covers anymore, other than those with really dirty jobs and mechanics though...?

CX-5 / Re: CX5 SEL Nav Petrol
« Last Post by howardsathome on February 19, 2018, 12:40:55 pm »
Welcome to the Forum CX-5 Driver. 17'' wheels/tyres make a lot more sense. Better ride generally and greater range of choices plus cheaper to replace! My mileage run now is 40,000 on original Yokohama Geolandar, 70% Motorway. Tyre position moved Front to Rear at 24,000 miles and still over 3mm all round now. Probably will replace all round at MOT in July.
CX-5 / CX5 SEL Nav Petrol
« Last Post by CX5Driver on February 19, 2018, 08:52:32 am »
Hi all. Just joined the forum after the purchase of my Petrol 2014 SEL Nav. 18K on the clock, first 100 mile+ drive over the weekend, half motorway, half town, 36mpg. Any other non Sport version CX5 owners out there? A few queries from the experienced owners if I may? I've read some articles regarding the quality of paint used on Mazdas particularly regarding susceptibility to stone chips, any experience? Experience of 17" wheels compared to 19" wheels? Any suggestions for good fitting driver seat cover? Many thanks!
General Discussion / Re: Storing Keys to Stop Signal Boosting Thieves?
« Last Post by rmvf on February 18, 2018, 09:05:08 pm »
Perhaps I live in a low crime area (perhaps not?) but I don't give it much thought.  I haven't looked into specifically how a thief can boost a key signal and steal my car, but I have tried unlocking/locking the car with the fob a few feet away and it doesn't do it.  Therefore my keys sit on the same shelf all my other car keys have sat over the years.  I do have gap insurance tho, so if it does get nicked I'll (hopefully) get a replacement.

I can lock or unlock from around 80ft away using the Clarkson method, ie put your key fob next to your head, lol. Try it.
CX-5 / Re: oil change message
« Last Post by Willpower on February 18, 2018, 10:12:03 am »
Thanks for letting us know :)
CX-5 / Re: oil change message
« Last Post by WIZZ on February 18, 2018, 08:01:09 am »
Found the answer, press the trip button then press start button, without foot on the brake.
Buy & Sell Section / Re: Genuine Mazda spare wheel - PRICE DROPPED
« Last Post by Ant on February 17, 2018, 07:23:27 pm »
Hi. Yes, it’s still for sale.
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