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Sporty CUV for Family.
Pros: sporty style and handling.
Cons: cost to update navigation system.Lots of fun to drive with plenty of safety features. Plenty of room for you and the little ones. Enjoy the looks and enjoy the drive. Gas milage is reasonable, 23-25 mpg hwy.
zoom-zoom in the swamplands
Pros: engine response: Excellent
Cons: Black interior very hard to keep cleanThe CX-7 has been an excellent choice. Love the sporty style. The turbo charged 4 cyl. is more than adequate. Over all gas milage on long trips has been as high as 25mpg. Had two recalls, but no problems with my vehicle. Lots of very neat features, no key starts, compass Auto-Dimming Mirror with Homelink.
Cool-Comfortable-Fast if Necessary
Pros: Exterior Look
Cons: Gas MileageEven though gas mileage is bad I am satisfied with CX-7. Looks cool, runs well, comfortable and fast if necessary.
Pros: Appearance, performance and handling
Cons: No MP3 connection
Advice: There is no better value for a mid sized SUV.Just bought my second CX-7. After 2 years, turned in a leased Galaxy Gray GT for a purchased 2008 Mica Copper Red GT, Sand leather interior loaded with every option. It is the first time ever I have repeated on a new vehicle with the same body style. The CX-7 was ahead of the styling curve and the other 'crossovers' are just catching up. Exception is the Infiniti FX, a great vehicle, but for price and value, the CX-7 cannot be touched. Some ding it for the mileage, but its reasonable for its class and the 2008-09 can use regular fuel(07 required premium). Performance (244 hp)and handling are like a sports car. Zoom Zoom is more than hype. My other car is a 350z roadster. Both are a blast to drive. The decision which car to drive is about how much I need to haul and if the weather is right for the top down. I do wish it had Bluetooth and MP3 connection. Those have been added to 2009 models. The Bose sound system is awesome. Interior very comfortable and smartly designed. Times are tough at all dealerships and the deals are there. If you can find a 2008, there's a $3750. incentive.
Pros: Touch screen GPS and sound option.
Cons: None, just the original tire.
Advice: Original tire does not work on heary snow road condition because it is the high performance summer tire.Super powerful, It has every option you can name it, power everything, ABS, TCS, Turbo, Touch screen GPS, Sunroof, Leather seat, Bose sound system, TPMS and much more. I paid 33k for it and also I was told that my CX 7 is the only one in this region, I did research from Mazdausa.com and others search page and I can't find any that same as mine. Compare with others car, you can't get any close to this price range.
Pros: Love the leather seats and controls on the steering wheel.
Cons: Changing a CD in the 6 CD changer--a long reach...
Advice: We bought ours for 5K off the sticker...deal hard with your dealer if you can.Had this CX-7 for two weeks and it gets better every day! Performance is great with the turbo 2.3 4. Who needs a 6? Handling on our bumpy Missouri roads is precise and the ride is excellent. This is my second Mazda (the first being a Mazda3) and it won't be my last.