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The Mazda CX-3 is finally listed on Wikipedia. In one of the pics, there appears to be metal hooks on either side of the lower grill. Any idea what those things are and why they are there?


 

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Yeah , those are for being towed. Ordinarily the I bolts stay next to your spare and jack and only come out to be fitted when needed. Little plastic covers in the bumper normally cover the holes when the I bolts are not needed.. Not sure why it is pictured this way.

Curiously, my CX5 only has provision for one left of center below the grill.
 

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Looks like it's sitting in a dealership lot since the CX looks to be in mid-PDI stage surrounded by a number of different mazdas
 

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Sometimes they tow new vehicles around instead of actually riving them so that they don't get used as much before they are sold.
 

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Never knew that, never would have thought that would be the case as there isn't much moving around to do except from facility to facility, which in that case they go on a truck.
 

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Sometimes they tow new vehicles around instead of actually riving them so that they don't get used as much before they are sold.
?? But driving or towing around, will show the same distance on the dials.
 

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That's not true (towing around).

Those hooks are used for stable securing the car during transport like on ships etc.
 

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That's right Harry. Thanks for an important correction. I consulted my CX-5 manual (as I should have before my earlier posting on this thread). It specifically prohibits use of those hooks for any purpose other than tie down for transport.

I apologize to all for initial misinformation.
 

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That's right Harry. Thanks for an important correction. I consulted my CX-5 manual (as I should have before my earlier posting on this thread). It specifically prohibits use of those hooks for any purpose other than tie down for transport.

I apologize to all for initial misinformation.
they do use is as a tiedown spot for towing though so you were partially correct. >:)
 
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