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Old 06-16-2021, 01:41 PM   #281
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I wish there was a permanent defeat for this kind of system. The collision avoidance in our CX-5 just about got us into a major accident a couple years ago. Now I go through a minute-long button dance every time I drive that thing to turn off that "feature."
Unplug a few sensors?
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Old 06-16-2021, 02:11 PM   #282
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I would honestly have to be sitting in the CX-5 (which is parked at the airport right now) to remember the button dance, but I know it involves going into Mazda's maddeningly-slow infotainment system to disable it. I've periodically done an internet search to see if there's a way to permanently disable it (through re-coding) and have to date been unsuccessful.

I have to imagine I could disable the front sensor in some way but I don't drive the car enough to make that worthwhile.
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Old 06-16-2021, 02:17 PM   #283
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I would honestly have to be sitting in the CX-5 (which is parked at the airport right now) to remember the button dance, but I know it involves going into Mazda's maddeningly-slow infotainment system to disable it. I've periodically done an internet search to see if there's a way to permanently disable it (through re-coding) and have to date been unsuccessful.

I have to imagine I could disable the front sensor in some way but I don't drive the car enough to make that worthwhile.
I took my son to the airport this weekend, and thought to myself, once I have to travel for business again, the Mazda is the perfect nondescript car to leave in the airport parking lot.
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Old 06-16-2021, 02:30 PM   #284
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I took my son to the airport this weekend, and thought to myself, once I have to travel for business again, the Mazda is the perfect nondescript car to leave in the airport parking lot.
It's always good to have one of those. Right now the GTI is that car, so not particularly great at flying under the radar, but it beats a Land Rover and an orange M3.
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Old 07-02-2021, 02:47 AM   #285
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Old 07-02-2021, 09:27 AM   #286
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Fun watch. Thanks for posting.
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Old 07-02-2021, 10:50 AM   #287
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That is a fun history!

His fascination with the Mark 5 is pretty weird. I don’t remember that version all that much. Also no comment at all on the Mark 2. One of my fav’s esp the first two years of the 16v. I did not care for the later years big bumper version shown in the clip.

This is also a great rundown of the golf generations and specifically the R’s.

https://youtu.be/6CT9aUDptZY

I don’t seem to remember the Mark 6 Golf R shown at 9:10 in the clip. Maybe I just blocked it out as it was the first R to downsized to the 4 cylinder.
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Old 07-02-2021, 11:16 AM   #288
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That is a fun history!

His fascination with the Mark 5 is pretty weird. I donít remember that version all that much. Also no comment at all on the Mark 2. One of my favís esp the first two years of the 16v. I did not care for the later years big bumper version shown in the clip.

This is also a great rundown of the golf generations and specifically the Rís.

https://youtu.be/6CT9aUDptZY

I donít seem to remember the Mark 6 Golf R shown at 9:10 in the clip. Maybe I just blocked it out as it was the first R to downsized to the 4 cylinder.
I had the Mk VI R. So did TD, IIRC. It was a great car. A little rough and it had a fair amount of turbo lag compared to other modern VAG turbo engines, but it was an honest and fun car.

I traded it for the Mk VII, partly because mine had been in a wreck and I didn't want to deal with selling it on my own. That was probably a mistake; the Mk VII was faster and smoother but not better, overall. I traded the Mk VII for the F80, and honestly didn't do too bad on it--even before the crazy runup in prices, it only depreciated about 20 percent over two years. If I'd kept it, I could probably sell it now for what I paid for it new, but then again the F80 would be several thousand more, too. What can you do?

Anyway, I liked the Mk II, thought the Mk III was meh, and rather enjoyed the 1.8 turbo Mark IV. Never drove a Mark V. The Mark IV VR6 was a car I wanted to like, because I wanted it to be a cut-rate Golf R, but it definitely wasn't. That was just a boring car.
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Old 09-03-2021, 12:52 PM   #289
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My wife has been driving our GTI to her work and has been getting almost 35mpg Yes mostly freeway, maybe 2/3rds. but pretty impressive. Says she goes between 72 and 74, must be short shifting before boost

2019 GTI 6MT fuel economy
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Old 09-03-2021, 01:21 PM   #290
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My wife has been driving our GTI to her work and has been getting almost 35mpg Yes mostly freeway, maybe 2/3rds. but pretty impressive. Says she goes between 72 and 74, must be short shifting before boost

2019 GTI 6MT fuel economy
Must be. We rarely got better than 30 in ours.
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