I'm not loyal to any brand. I just want to know I'm buying a quality product whether its a washing machine or a sports car. We got a CX-5 because it was the best ( in my opinion ) in that class of car not because it was a Mazda. The 4 recalls were replace lift gate struts, windshield for cars with smart brake,replace fuel filler tube ( that was the stop sell for a minute) and check lower mounting bolts. Minor items. I had 3 of them done at once in an hour. Not 2 months like some of the affected are dealing with. And as hard as it is for me to watch these guys making video's of themselves talking about their miserable experience I'm glad they are sharing it. Too bad they are dealing with it. Not sure how patient I would be in their shoes.
I have 3 choices:
1) Don't get the car. Get something else or save the money.
2) Get the 10 speed automatic and live with the fact that its not perfect.( although technically it is faster!)
3) Get the manual, drive it like I stole it and if it craps out take it in and drop it off. They already have replacement
Unfortunately, you still don't get it. You win. I'm done!!!!!!!!!
Have a nice day.
2006 GT, Strut Tower Brace, Gas Hood Struts, FR Intake Plenum cover, Metal Fuse Box cover, Moroso brake reservoir cover, Rear shock tower brace, Front Bumper Lip Spoiler, JVC DVD Head unit w/ back-up camera, satellite Radio and USB input, 2 - 12" sub-woofers, 4 - 6"x8" speakers, 2 - 6.5" speakers to replace the door subs, 3 amplifiers, LED lights under the hood and in the trunk, chrome e-handle on parking brake handle, chrome cup holder trim, and trunk lid cover with running pony emblem.