2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Mazda

image2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Long-Term Road Test

When it rains, Angelenos lose their minds. But the 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD keeps its head when the streets are slick.

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  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    The ones driving down the street with their hazards on really scare me. On one hand, I appreciate that they are aware of their own crippling inadequacy. On the other hand, a little precipitation does not warrant a hazard requiring warning lights. We're all aware, you don't need to tell us.
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    @stovt001: Are you actually being serious? I have never heard of people putting on their hazard lights for rain. Where I am, and this what scares me, people either don't reduce speed for freezing conditions, or actually drive faster because "the fast
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Wow. Such a stone-cold deal-killer as a place to live. The number of things I have to do in a given day and the rigidity of my schedule simply preclude taking an hour to drive 6 miles.
  • metalmaniametalmania Member Posts: 167
    An hour to drive 6 miles? Happens almost every time I have to drive into Boston. Ok, it's not quite that bad, more like an hour for 9 miles. Thankfully I don't need to do it very often.
  • glossgloss Member Posts: 150
    Sounds like SoCal folks react to rain the way that Northern VA folks react to the a single flake of snow.
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    You should be in Las Vegas on the rare occasion it rains. Months worth of oily goop coat the surface on which the vehicles attempt to drive on using tyres baked to the consistency of hard GM plastics. "Hilarity" follows.
  • noburgersnoburgers Member Posts: 500
    I'm convinced that there will always be a large number of drivers that lose all common sense in foul weather, no matter where you live. Except maybe those hard-core snow drivers in places like upstate NY that get all the lake-effect snow regularly. And AWD doesn't mean squat--they still have no wheel drive when they hit the brakes in slippery conditions--which is why they are the most common vehicles in the ditches on those days (in my observation).

    Even the weather people go into a uforic panic at any hint of snow. Get a grip!
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    @quadricycle: Yup, dead serious. Every time it rains, which in LA is not often nor very intense when it does, you'll see a handful of cars on the highway with their hazards on. They're driving with the flow of traffic in the #2 or 3 lane, so they're not a
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    @stovt001: That's terrible. It would really mess with me, since I've been conditioned that having the hazards on the highway is indicative of traffic quickly coming to a stop.
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    I think the use of hazards in the rain is to indicate that the driver is hopeless at driving in the rain, so THEY are the hazard. ;)
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