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Sharp and reliable
Pros: smooth power delivery
Cons: recommended to use premium fuelNice curb appeal; seems to have the Mazda reliability I have become accustomed to in my previous 3 Mazdas: the turbo 4 engine performs well.
Pros: Way it drives
Cons: Cheap black floor coveringDrives good. Wish it were a little larger. Gas mileage is average. Would like it better if the interior were a little more expensive looking.
Cons: The front endUgly I have a 2005 mazda 3 that is an awesome car!!!
Pros: Drinking coffee at the dealership.
Cons: Needs check engine fix, pillars too large.
Advice: AVOID THIS LEMONI purchased this 2207 lemon a little over two years ago and don't drive it much. It only has 8500 miles and will be going into the shop for the FOURTH time for a check engine light problem that seems to be impossible to fix. If you enjoy visiting your dealership every 2000mi, this is the vehicle for you. Run, don't walk, away from your Mazda dealer.
Cons: Not practical
Advice: Not advisable for famliesAs I read my fellow CX-7 owner's reviews I get the feeling that many of us purchased this car more due to looks and the ability to boast about having a turbo charged vehicle than anything else. Yes, the styling and presence of this vehicle cannot be denied. Nor can I say that it isn't fun to drive. However, if you are considering this car think about these few things: MPG - it gets at best 20 for me on highway and 17 combined on top of the fact that it needs premium fuel. If you think you are going to get away with less, the dealer will tell you that you can but you lose the whole point of having a turbo charged engine and might as well buy a 6 cylinder something else. Size - the RAV 4 has more cargo space and the CR-V more passenger space. Family use - it is much higher than similar CUV's making it almost impossible for my 3yr old to get in and out of. It suffers from an odd placement, operation or complete absence of buttons - the master window control panel is an all or nothing deal, if the windows are locked, even the driver can't manually open a window. And it also locks out the passenger. There is no master lamp control and no vanity mirror lights. Doors are intended for adults, they are heavy and do not stay open with the force a typical young child would apply. Standard Features - For a vehicle produced in 2008 and not 1998 I would expect it to have MP3 disk playing capabilities (that is $600.00 more for an mp3 changer), an axillary jack and more than one charging outlet. (Hard to decide whether to charge your cell phone or your GPS unit sometimes). Many of these issues are minor but do you really want to deal with them daily for 3-6 years?
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.