2008 Mazda CX-9 Long-Term Road Test

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2008 Mazda CX-9: Not So Auto Up/Down Window

September 05, 2008

Mazda CX-9 Auto Up/Down Window Switches

Our CX-9's auto up/down function for the driver's window is malfunctioning. It still goes up and down, but pushing through the usual auto detent does nothing. You have to hold it in order for the window to get all the way open or closed. Woe is me. How did we ever function without auto up/down? Luckily the passenger side auto/up is still working. Maybe we can move the steering wheel.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 21,089 miles

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2008 Mazda CX-9: Showing Some Crack

August 14, 2008

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This will seem totally trivial and lame to some while a few others will get why I think this one feature is cool.

The CX-9 has the one-touch feature for both front windows - that's one touch down AND up. A nice feature for sure, but there's one other thing that I really like. If you tap the window switch, just tap it, the window will open with a pre-set gap. For those who occasionally like to "crack" the window a bit it's great. Excellent attention to detail Mazda - now make the ride a little softer so I can love the rest of the car.

Brian Moody, Road Test Editor.

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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.

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