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Mazda cx5 2017 2.2 diesel 2wd manual

  • 27-12-2021 9:20pm
    Registered Users Posts: 9 kierskoe

    Looking at buying one of these and seeing lots of good reports but a few mentions of some issues on some of the Mazda diesel engines, trying to do some due diligence before buying but the mixed reports are hard to verify. I believe there was a refresh in 2017 and most of the reports I can find are 2016 and earlier.

    Been looking at the Hyundai Tuscon and Seat Ateca also, one requirement is the boot size to take a buggy and a Labrador so these 3 have the space. The CX-5 we are looking at is a nice spec and looks great too.

    Cheers for any help!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,902 ✭✭✭✭ CJhaughey

    The fear is well founded.

    There have been many posts on them here over the years and they have not improved by any measure.

    Imho they are a failure of an engine design that will forever stain Mazda engineers good name.

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,776 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm

    Too many doubts for me, I don’t think they ever really fixed that engine, and the way they treated some of those that had catastrophic problems left a lot to be desired.

    Skoda Karoq worth a look too if you’re looking at the Ateca, they’re the same car under the skin. A friend has a big dog and just got one, very happy with the space. They got the 1.0 TSI petrol.

    A lot of Ateca/Karoq are basic/middle spec, hard enough to get a loaded one for sensible money.

    if you’re looking at the Tucson, you might as well look at the Kia Sportage. They’re a nicer package in my opinion even though they’re basically the same thing as the Hyundai. Try and get the model with the panoramic roof (think it’s the EX?)

    Nissan X-Trail worth a look too, it’s basically a bigger Qashqai. The interior design isn’t top-notch so it can feel a bit cheap in places, but there’s not a whole pile wrong with them and the 1.6 dci engine is surprisingly powerful too. Quite a few of them out there will be very well specced.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭ MAULBROOK

    Oh Jesus just get a Skoda Octavia and move on.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,307 ✭✭✭ phelixoflaherty

    Steer clear.Had to fix turbo last year.Found out one month ago head gasket is gone.

    Gearbox is agricultural too

  • Registered Users Posts: 9 kierskoe

    Yeah I think i'm trying to convince myself and thats never a good sign. Will look at the Karoq, overlooked it so far. The Sportage was on the list too, herself had "a friend of a friend" who had costly problems even under warranty so we drifted away from that early on the hunt. Sound.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ Rustyman101

    Had two of them, never missed a beat in either, plenty poke enjoyed driving them tbh but the niggle about the engine design was always at the back of my mind, they can on occasion dump raw fuel into the sump diluting the oil and rasing the level with obvious consequences, if it wasn't for that would have bought another or a six lovely looking car !

  • Registered Users Posts: 50,137 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    Have a look at the Ford Kuga too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,198 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC

    The brother bought a 2013 CX-5 recently that has done over 200000kms I think. It is a fine car. Very refined and very quiet and he says its very good to drive too. The only thing is when he starts it it does this weird thing where it just revs up to 2000rpm by itself for at 20 seconds and then stops. He says its a 1.6 diesel. Maybe it is. I thought the smallest Mazda done were 2.0 litres engines. Maybe he is wrong on that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,198 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ LillySV

    I heard the Mazda diesels are dirt.. skyactive system or whatever ya call it. If u are willing to look at estates , I believe the skoda , vw and merc e class estates are massive … if it’s an suv for sure , then biggest boots u gona find are in likes of q7 … I’m sure a Kodak be good too! I’m sure some of the hyaundai /Kia /Nissan offerings might have big boots too… not sure how reliable those cars are these days though??? Maybe others here in the know can answer that?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog

    Looks like that is exactly what is happening with the OH's 2014 model, in shop at min

  • Registered Users Posts: 50,137 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    There was no 1.6d engine in the CX-5, they were all 2.2d.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,198 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC

    Yes that's what I thought 2.0litre and 2.2litre engines in them

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,744 ✭✭✭ littlevillage

    I was looking at buying a SUV during the summer. Ended up buying a 2012 Nissan Qashqai 1.6 diesel 4wd in the end. (Discounted a lot of the others because they were just too expensive for what you were getting, some yokes are very scarce too). Boot is maybe a bit small on the Qashqai for OP requirements, and you need the top spec for a bit of luxury, but a lovely driving car.

    Whilst shopping around I noticed great deals going on CX-5's around the place. Didn't even look due to the horror stories of DPF problems.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭ Firblog

    Well it's as bad as feared, quoted €7K to fix

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,307 ✭✭✭ phelixoflaherty

    Failed head gasket. No price for the work yet.

    160,000 km

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,471 ✭✭✭ Casati

    Can you get a second-hand engine for it instead? I'd hate to put 7k into an 8 year old car

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,479 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus

    They're all the same.

    Personally, I'd walk away.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,805 ✭✭✭ dinneenp

    Are you driving enough miles to justify diesel? I bought a 2015 Mazda 6 late last year. Don't need a diesel, but even at that read enough posts warning of potential issues with them, unreliability etc. to put me off considering one, if I was going for diesel. Granted, you could be fine with one but....