2008 Mazda CX-9 Long-Term Road Test

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2008 Mazda CX-9: Loose Knobs

May 05, 2008

Despite the fact that I'm not much for SUVs, I like our long-term Mazda CX-9. Its size is perfect for being utilitarian without being unwieldy. And it drives well. There's more steering feel and better response than I've come to expect in three-row SUVs. Plus, I can haul a kid, a bike and my wife (order not important here) without feeling cramped. And I think Mazda's interiors are usually class leading.

So why is it that every time I'm in the back of the CX-9 I knock the rear-seat climate control temperature knob onto the floor?

I didn't think much of this the first time I did it a few months back, but now it seems to happen every time I'm back there. And I'm not having a party, I swear. Anyhow, the knob spent most of the weekend rolling around on the floor. Luckily, it snaps back into place easily. But I'd prefer if it didn't come off.

Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor @ 14,325 miles

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