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First Post - Questions about adding Navi and Roof Rack to 2015 Grand Touring (pics)

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Old 02-19-2017, 01:41 PM
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Default First Post - Questions about adding Navi and Roof Rack to 2015 Grand Touring (pics)

Hello, my first post. A week ago my family had two Mazda 3's and my Chevy Traverse which I loved. The Traverse had some issues and the extended warranty was about to be expire. We opted not buy new tires ($920) and not reup on the extended warranty ($1400) and the wife said it's time for you have to have a Mazda too (the trifecta). I was not allowed to buy a Silver, Grey or Black truck since that's the only color I ever get. I fell in love with a 2015 CX-9 Grand Touring in Trans Flash Mica (I think that's the name). It changes colors, it's a bronze during the day and charcoal at night, it's so odd. BUT....a few options were missing.

My CX-9 did not come with navigation, most told me all I needed was to buy the Navi card then others said I needed to change the head unit.

My wife has a 2015 Mazda 3 with the 7" heads up display with Navigation slot under the A/C unit (along with 2 USB's).

My CX-9 did not come with the slot. I was told it would be located to left of the driver under the rear hatch / light / BSM buttons.

I have the touchscreen head unit with the Navi button.

I was at the Mazda dealer today picking up my wife's 3 from service and decided to go ask the parts department. After 15 minutes he told me the system was down and couldn't help right now. I googled my question but found the same answers, memory slot or head unit.

Has anyone added Navi?

My truck also didn't come with the OEM roof racks. I know people take them off for that smooth look if they never use them. I think I want to add these, actually the wife wants it. At the Mazda dealer today they wanted $261. I don't want them this bad, I guess I'll look for a used set. Is it as simple as just dropping them into the slots? Anyone has a set taking up space in your garage hit me up.

Here are some pics. Like mentioned this color is so weird, under these flourescent lights it looks charcoal but in the sun it's bronze. The interior is sick, two tone leather with every option. I live in South Florida so I doubt I'll use the heated seats but we love it. My Traverse was a 2012 so it didn't have many options so I'm spoiled now with this car.

It gets terrible fuel mileage though, 13.7 MPG according to the read out. My Traverse got 15-17 around town and 22-24 on the highway. I normally can go 2 weeks on a tank, I'm currently under a half a tank not even a week later (still on the free tank of fuel the dealership gave me).

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Last edited by jpjr50; 02-19-2017 at 01:47 PM.
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