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Well it had been FAR too long since I had my 2005 Buick LaCrosse before buying the Mazda CX-50 Turbo Premium Plus and WOW! what a difference. I knew everything would be better, but it was quality of the ride that sold me. Ended up haggling down to MSRP with the sweet 2.5% loan promo Mazda ran.

So far she's gotten new tires, Michelin CrossClimate 2s, ended up buying all the things needed to hand wash, blacking out logos is next with some HyperDip. HAHA it just keeps going with this car. I am still find new little touches from time to time that I love.

Just wanted to make my intro and see what everyone else had before their CX-50.
 

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Well it had been FAR too long since I had my 2005 Buick LaCrosse before buying the Mazda CX-50 Turbo Premium Plus and WOW! what a difference. I knew everything would be better, but it was quality of the ride that sold me. Ended up haggling down to MSRP with the sweet 2.5% loan promo Mazda ran.

So far she's gotten new tires, Michelin CrossClimate 2s, ended up buying all the things needed to hand wash, blacking out logos is next with some HyperDip. HAHA it just keeps going with this car. I am still find new little touches from time to time that I love.

Just wanted to make my intro and see what everyone else had before their CX-50.
My leap wasn’t huge. In fact, I suspect I am the exact person Mazda was hooping to lure with the CX-50. I came from owning a line of Subarus, the most recent being a 2019 Outback. So far I am mixed on the car. Hoping my dealer comes through and takes care of some rattles and my windshield. How that goes will probably determine if I keep it long term or not.

Side note, how do you like the tires? Do you notice much difference in ride quality over the stock Goodyears? Particularly in comfort?
 

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My leap wasn’t huge. In fact, I suspect I am the exact person Mazda was hooping to lure with the CX-50. I came from owning a line of Subarus, the most recent being a 2019 Outback. So far I am mixed on the car. Hoping my dealer comes through and takes care of some rattles and my windshield. How that goes will probably determine if I keep it long term or not.

Side note, how do you like the tires? Do you notice much difference in ride quality over the stock Goodyears? Particularly in comfort?
Hi. What's the issue with your windshield? I find the wipers really inadequate. Might that be a "windshield" issue?The passenger side wiper is much smaller and much less solid than the driver's side but both don't clean well when using the windshield wiper fluid.
 

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Hi. What's the issue with your windshield? I find the wipers really inadequate. Might that be a "windshield" issue?The passenger side wiper is much smaller and much less solid than the driver's side but both don't clean well when using the windshield wiper fluid.
The wiper fluid does seem weak. I am not sure if the way it puts out fluid is better or not yet. And we haven’t had rain since I bought the car (in August), so no idea how it performs in the rain yet.

My windshield issue is that it doubles light sources. So car headlights, for example, show the headlights and then a ghost of the headlights below them. As you get closer to the light source, the ghosting and actual light converge.
 

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@cashmonee So far the tires have been nice, no real drop in MPG. I haven't really been in a situation I needed them yet (no snow here) but the resistance to hydroplaning has been great. Tire comfort is maybe a little better, just feels more planted to the ground. Some stretches of road are a bit noisy, but good overall.


Same issue with the wiper spray patterns, seems to be a small stream like a water gun not a spray that provides good coverage of the window. Back window is the same. I may take it in, but will liekly hold off until I have a few items to address at once.
 

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++ on the wiper spray. Not rocket science systems have been around for sixty five years.
Thank you Doctor Darryl. I assume you hold a PhD in wiper spay, but like so many on this forum, you have misinterpreted the issue, Doctor. It's not the actual spray, it's the inability of the wipers to, I believe, (and, for full disclosure, I do not hold a PhD in wiper spray) either provide sufficient power or the capacity of the wipers to properly contact with the windshield, or poor engineering. The passenger side wiper is smaller, in all respects, than the drivers side wiper. Unclear if all 50's posess this unusual attribute, but I find it somewhat curious. (I own a Turbo PPP) My dealer in Chantilly, VA (not recommended) did indicate in my last service that they "adjusted" the passenger side wiper, but without insects smashing against my windshield in the summer, it's difficult to reproduce the "summer baseline". Any PhD's out there who specialize in brand name windshield wiper fluid? Assume the quality of wiper fluid may be one of the variables. 😃
I used the "special summer bug fluid". Still love my 50!
 

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@Chazculva Quite the write up here! I was just surprised that there was no spray. It seems like Mazda relies on the wiper blades to push the water around. All other cars I have owned the spray starts then the wiper do the clean up. I know putting the sprayer on the wipers makes a difference, but the passenger side seems better than the driver side. The rear seems to be a stream down the middle of the window.

Not sure if this was Mazda specific and no worries or if there was something off on my car.
 

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@Chazculva Quite the write up here! I was just surprised that there was no spray. It seems like Mazda relies on the wiper blades to push the water around. All other cars I have owned the spray starts then the wiper do the clean up. I know putting the sprayer on the wipers makes a difference, but the passenger side seems better than the driver side. The rear seems to be a stream down the middle of the window.

Not sure if this was Mazda specific and no worries or if there was something off on my car.
The rear has always been a small stream down the middle (roughly).

The Cx-50 is the first Mazda (at least that I recall) to have the wiper spray from the wipers instead of a separate nozzle on the hood. This change was made because the wipers are positioned below the hood cowl for aerodynamics. This is similar to many european vehicles as you eliminate the chatter of the wipers at highway speeds.
 

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Welcome to the forum @givemeahybridmazda! What's been your favorite feature on your CX-50 that your Traverse didn't have?
Thanks! The handling is much better, feels way more planted and turns feel solid. Driving the Chevy feels like driving a spaceship. Also the 2011 Chevy Traverse is butt ugly..But it's still alive at 200k miles, so I shouldnt complain.
 
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