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May 23, 2014 Real Wheels Washington Post

2014 Mazda CX-5 with Tech package

Good morning Warren and Friends

Last week I was asked about a problem with the 2014 Mazda CX-5 with Tech package. The chatter said, “Any device connected to the USB on the stereo plays the same song (the first on the device) every time the car is started. After start-up, other songs or shuffle can be chosen, and the device plays properly.

I got an answer from Mazda and wanted to share it with you:

Mazda is aware of this playback issue and is currently working on a software update for 2013 and 2014 model-year vehicles (both years have the same software). While I do not have a timetable that I am able to present to you, I can assure you that our teams are working on a solution.

This week I drove the new 2015 Mazda 6 which I loved. The MSRP was $29,895. My ride was $33,045 with the biggest addition being Sirius radio.

I also drove the 2014 VW Beetle R-line with the mesh sunroof (I would never buy a car with a mesh sunroof) MSRP was $31,095 but topped out at $32,020. I could forgo the emergency aid kit for $35 and buy my own. :)

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.