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Old 12-16-2020, 10:22 AM   #1
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2021 Mazda CX-5 Thread

Iíve been in the BMW eco system for so many years that driving something difference is quite foreign in some ways.

So, Iím starting this thread as a little notebook of observations about the little UTE.

Yesterdayís observations:

1. Why is there no light in the cargo area? My garage has poor lighting and no window. It is DARK back there in the cargo areaóvery dark. This is a cheapo oversight, IMO. Yet, I have snazzy lighted sill panels for the front doors...

2. Whoa. How is there no odometer? The only way I know how many miles the car has is through the app.

Iím one of those weirdos who likes to see the odometer, and mark the passing of milestones.

3. Itís really great to have the new big screen and CarPlay, butóreallyóI have to physically plug my phone into the system? That is a steep backward from my three-year-old 2 series.
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Old 12-16-2020, 10:44 AM   #2
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2. Whoa. How is there no odometer? The only way I know how many miles the car has is through the app.
I don't think that can be true. Can you see a trip A and trip B readout? It seems to be there
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Old 12-16-2020, 10:46 AM   #3
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There's 3 different instrument clusters but odometer shows on all of them

https://www.mazdausa.com/static/manu.../05021003.html

https://www.mazdausa.com/static/manu.../05020903.html

https://www.mazdausa.com/static/manu.../05020803.html
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Thanks! I will check. I’ve scrolled through those options, and somehow not noticed. Will look more carefully.

Edit: Will also look for outside temperature display. I’ve been missing that, too.
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Old 12-16-2020, 11:04 AM   #5
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Our X7 doesn't proactively show the odometer either. It might be an option but I haven't really messed around with it.
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Old 12-16-2020, 11:29 AM   #6
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Thanks! I will check. Iíve scrolled through those options, and somehow not noticed. Will look more carefully.

Edit: Will also look for outside temperature display. Iíve been missing that, too.
It's also highly likely that the odometer will appear somewhere in the cluster if you open the door and don't do anything else for a few seconds.

Pulling the odometer and temp display together and adding the initial "i've been in a single walled garden for too long" post describes a world where cars may have reached the "it's too complicated" line.
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Old 12-16-2020, 02:14 PM   #7
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There is a light in the cargo area. It's in the door. Sorry for the crap picture, my phone camera fogged up. There is a switch on it, so maybe it's turned off?



The odometer is in the right display, as is the outside temp.

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There is a light in the cargo area. It's in the door. Sorry for the crap picture, my phone camera fogged up.
JV and Stuka...thought they were different? Proof they're not!!!!!
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Well, I'm not selling it, so...
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