"Bonnet insulation" thoughts:
– Apparently intended for the diesel CX-3, it appears to be the same material used in the new CX-5 (that a friend just bought).
– Very light weight, don't expect it to do much, may just use it as a pattern for some domestic material.
– Hood ... oops, bonnet ... is already quite heavy ... won't be able to apply as much mass as needed to really dampen the racket. OK, it's not "that" bad :--)
P.S. Just left the "no pictures allowed" final assembly portion of the Hiroshima plant ... amazed they intermix CX-3's and CX-5's ... in every color and trim … including Mazda's version of the ol’ Fiat 124.
P.P.S. Despite, or maybe because of, their troubled history/stuggle, very small and very proud organization.
"We don't build cars ... (drumroll) ... We build Mazdas!"
"Oh, and did we mention we won Le Mans in '91? Our car was so fast the F.I.A. outlawed it the following year."
2017 CX-3 GT, AWD, i-ActiveSense, Ceramic Metallic, Black ... His: Zoom, Zoom!
2016 HR-V EX-L, AWD, Milano Red, Black ... Hers: Putt, Putt.
Last edited by mainemanx; 06-13-2017 at 02:08 PM.