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Except 4-8 the others are something I can easily live with.
Overall I like the car more than the old one.
I think the absence of vectoring lines (2) cannot be justified (a zero cost software flag setting?) and must be an attempt to force Romanian users to purchase the 360 degree camera system. When I viewed the Mazda 3 shortly after its UK release the salesman didn't know the "view" button accessed two rear views.
"4" I haven't experienced
"5" I've never used a "Recycled air" setting on any car. In the UK when a car is too hot (left in sun) the air inside is hotter than outside and in winter the interior air is more humid than exterior so recycling may/will increase condensation on the windscreen.
"6" total agreement. Mazda even say "The surface of this part is very delicate (easily scratched)." in their manual for vehicle handlers and shippers.
"7" Not experienced
"8" Again not experienced and I would say my auto box is the equal of and possibly better than VW's DSG 6sp wet clutch box. Having come from a 2l VW diesel I have noted that the X engine does rev higher and I'd have said that 1100 - 1500 rpm operating band was for a turbo diesel being driven in "comfort" mode. It must be an error in the gearbox mapping for your country. Does the issue go away if you switch to sport mode?
"9" totally agree. The UK manual references "Accessory Sockets" but doesn't tell you where they are. I knew there was one in the centre console and just been to open the tailgate expecting to find another one!!!!
I miss the VW IR reflecting windscreen and come winter its heating function will be missed.
 

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For those that have have complaints about the AT, how do you drive it? What RPM is your car generally shifting at?

From a dead stop I tend to be between 3-3,500 RPM's.
 

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I think the absence of vectoring lines (2) cannot be justified (a zero cost software flag setting?) and must be an attempt to force Romanian users to purchase the 360 degree camera system. [...]


Does the issue go away if you switch to sport mode?

"9" totally agree. The UK manual references "Accessory Sockets" but doesn't tell you where they are. I knew there was one in the centre console and just been to open the tailgate expecting to find another one!!!!
Yes, if you have the 360 degree view (included in Safety package, 900 EUR) you get the vectoring lines. But you can't get the Safety package unless you buy the Luxury package (1500 EUR).

As for the stuttering issue I didn't touch Sport button because I'm trying to "break in" the engine.

I've noticed that on small SUVs and small/compact cars you only get one 12V socket. Auto manufacturers think you'll mostly drive in the city and use at most one phone charger.

For those that have have complaints about the AT, how do you drive it? What RPM is your car generally shifting at?

From a dead stop I tend to be between 3-3,500 RPM's.
It depends. I've seen it shifting at 4500 rpm in normal mode when resuming cruise on highways and as low as 1500 rpm in city traffic.
It's my first personal AT vehicle. Before this I've driven several rental or friends' cars with CVT, DSG and classic AT, but this one shifts at lowest revs of all.
 

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Except 4-8 the others are something I can easily live with.
Overall I like the car more than the old one.

4- Bird droppings do burn paint, but applying a good sealant/ wax coat of protection helps to stall the burn until its removed, i have wipes in the glove box to remove dropping straightaway..
8- as for the vibration , take it back to the dealers under warranty.
 

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4- Bird droppings do burn paint, but applying a good sealant/ wax coat of protection helps to stall the burn until its removed, i have wipes in the glove box to remove dropping straightaway..
8- as for the vibration , take it back to the dealers under warranty.
This is why I always have the dealer safeguard coating its a must have for me being near the coast with the blessed seagulls who Love to dive bomb anything shiny!

Just needs a quick wipe down and a surface polish later, been left to get dirty and abused by dirt and pollen over the lockdown but a very quick powerwash and clean later and shiny again. Yes couple of hundred pounds on the proce but worth it and you get a pretty nice car care pack included and bodywork warranty.

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My dealer threw in ceramic coating as a deal breaker, not a big fan tbh as I'm into detailing , have a garage full if products and don't mind spending time on the car.. our cx30 is always prepared for the dreaded bird droppings...:cool: it's my OCD ( obsessive Car Detailing)😄
 

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Obsessive car detailing, ;) like that!

I used to do the whole clay polish everything when I had my V6 4 Motion many moons ago, nowadays usually up to my ears in DIY or home automation so whatever makes it easy :) of course having said this the new car will be that my new car so things may change lol
 

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Edz2k20,
Love detailing (exterior at any rate)*. New '30 Premium in polymetal gray that for the last few days have been washing (double bucket), claying, (Klasse All in One (1X)), sealing with acrylic (Klasse Sealant Glaze (3X)) and adding carnauba wax (Pinnacle Souverain (2X)). ...Wasn't expecting Euro paint depth, but feel good about the looks versus lot car finish...smooth as silk. Placed plastic sunglasses on hood...I know, I know... They slid right off!

Question: I applied Pinnacle leather cleaner and conditioner to the leather seat inserts. What will YOU use for the "leatherette" dash, armrests (left, right and center) to clean/protect against oily human seepage, inadvertant spills, etc? Would prefer something non-glossy with neutral smell.

Also, did you apply anything to the exterior plastic cladding to keep it from dulling? With our crumbling road infrastructure in the US and attendant thrown-up debris from cars and rock chips, I'm thankful for extra protection.

Maybe we need to start a detailing thread? This car, beautiful as it is, is worth it.

* PS: Not that I'm obsessive, but when I was allowed an overnight test drive in the dirty poly gray lot car I bought (9 miles on the odo), I washed it before returning it. While they were prepping it for pickup, they let me have a new red Miata (Did I say i'm old?) hardtop for the night. Yup, I washed it the morning I returned it... Same procedure for both cars: two buckets, pressure washer... Just no Pinnacle Crystal Mist after... Mazda paint is beautiful and worth the effort to keep it that way.
 

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Edz2k20,
Love detailing (exterior at any rate)*. New '30 Premium in polymetal gray that for the last few days have been washing (double bucket), claying, (Klasse All in One (1X)), sealing with acrylic (Klasse Sealant Glaze (3X)) and adding carnauba wax (Pinnacle Souverain (2X)). ...Wasn't expecting Euro paint depth, but feel good about the looks versus lot car finish...smooth as silk. Placed plastic sunglasses on hood...I know, I know... They slid right off!

Question: I applied Pinnacle leather cleaner and conditioner to the leather seat inserts. What will YOU use for the "leatherette" dash, armrests (left, right and center) to clean/protect against oily human seepage, inadvertant spills, etc? Would prefer something non-glossy with neutral smell.

Also, did you apply anything to the exterior plastic cladding to keep it from dulling? With our crumbling road infrastructure in the US and attendant thrown-up debris from cars and rock chips, I'm thankful for extra protection.

Maybe we need to start a detailing thread? This car, beautiful as it is, is worth it.

* PS: Not that I'm obsessive, but when I was allowed an overnight test drive in the dirty poly gray lot car I bought (9 miles on the odo), I washed it before returning it. While they were prepping it for pickup, they let me have a new red Miata (Did I say i'm old?) hardtop for the night. Yup, I washed it the morning I returned it... Same procedure for both cars: two buckets, pressure washer... Just no Pinnacle Crystal Mist after... Mazda paint is beautiful and worth the effort to keep it that way.
I use Zaino z10 leather care for the interior and Zaino z16 tyre polish for cladding/ trim..top all with turtle Wax seal and shine.
 

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Just to confirm on the sports tech the vectoring lines are there and do update with the wheel turn as do the ones in the 360camera but it does have a menu option to turn them off.
 

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Thanks.
I have almost 4k kms on the odo and my biggest complaint is about the paint quality. A bug was squashed on the bonnet and it literally went through the clear coating. I didn't have the chance to apply any ceramic coating on it and I suppose is a bit late now.
 

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The tranny is not smooth, Lurching, herky jerky motion especially when cold at lower speeds. Like it can't decide what to do or gear to be in.
I have the same problem with the tranny. Select trim, Nov '19 production. The 'cant decide what gear to be in' were the same words I used with the dealer. They were also unable to resolve. The cx-30 loaners that I've driven (Premium trim) did not have the issue. Tech took me aside and said he has seen this with Nov-Dec production dates, but that it seems to go away over time.
 

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My dealer threw in ceramic coating as a deal breaker, not a big fan tbh as I'm into detailing , have a garage full if products and don't mind spending time on the car.. our cx30 is always prepared for the dreaded bird droppings...:cool: it's my OCD ( obsessive Car Detailing)😄
Do you manually polish Steve, or do you have a machine?
 

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I have the same problem with the tranny. Select trim, Nov '19 production. The 'cant decide what gear to be in' were the same words I used with the dealer. They were also unable to resolve. The cx-30 loaners that I've driven (Premium trim) did not have the issue. Tech took me aside and said he has seen this with Nov-Dec production dates, but that it seems to go away over time.
And what was different about the Nov and Dec production that would cause the transmission to be rough?
 

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Do you manually polish Steve, or do you have a machine?
...Its mine and i'll polish it as fast as i like.... 😱 😂 😂 😂

I do have a dual action polisher, but i have not used it on the cx30 as yet, i will/ normally do a detail coming out or the winter months, so march time. unless the car has swirl marks there is no need to use the DA espescially when using Zaino as its very easy to use ..Use a good 2 bucket washing method is good practice. z5 helps hide swirls/marring, z6 and z8 give it the wow factor..
Here is my sons 3..
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...Its mine and i'll polish it as fast as i like.... 😱 😂 😂 😂

I do have a dual action polisher, but i have not used it on the cx30 as yet, i will/ normally do a detail coming out or the winter months, so march time. unless the car has swirl marks there is no need to use the DA espescially when using Zaino as its very easy to use ..Use a good 2 bucket washing method is good practice. z5 helps hide swirls/marring, z6 and z8 give it the wow factor..
Here is my sons 3..
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Wow fantastic job @steve67 and yes correct washing method makes all the difference as well is a very high quality car shampoo that is very slick.
 
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