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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.
Pros: seating and controls
Cons: some cheap interior materials around dash
Advice: buy it or lease it - great vehicleTraded a Mazda 3 for the CX 7 and it's just as much fun to drive. Great handling, plenty of power, good use of space and generally a enjoyable vehicle. I've had many Mazdas and this one is just as zoom zoom as the others, including a Miata some years ago.
Cons: Black 'cloth look' feature down the middle of seats.
Advice: Make sure that the money spent on 'upgrades' is really that important to you. There is a pretty significant gap in pricing.Rather Zippy, fun to drive. Does seem to be a bit more 'road noise' than others I have owned.
Pros: Rear camera and dark floor carpet regardless on the my light leather interior.
Cons: Mazda no longer has the carmel leather interior. I had to settle for Sand.
Advice: Drive it yourself before reading all the reviews and make your own decisionsGreat price, great drive and great look. And on the comment regarding no MP3 auxillary input, well this is a dealer install option. I mentioned this to my sales person (as this was the deciding factor between this and the Ford Edge) and they installed it for me, free of charge (and threw in some all weather mats).
Pros: Exterior design
Cons: bad performance
Advice: Do Not Buy until you are assured that Mazda has addressed the shutter valve problem.I'm an actual owner. The car has a defective shutter valve which gets gummed up and permanently stuck after driving it for just a couple hundred miles. The car performs great up until this point. Afterwards, performance decreases markedly. I was informed, at first, that the part would be replaced. Recently, however, they told me they wouldn't replace the part, they're just going to put 'a little grease' on it since (they said) all the CX7's have this defect.
Pros: the performance and handling
Cons: getting in and out
Advice: A Great Value The Best Vehicle on The Market To Spend Your Hard Earned Money On.Great Design both inside and out. Great handling and quality of interior.
Pros: It's a head turner.
Cons: No bluetooth or mp3 connectivity.
Advice: Drive it. It is worth your time and consideration. I have no regrets.You sit so high, you feel like you are driving a much larger vehicle than it is. I went from a sporty, zippy Saab to this and haven't missed a beat in my commute. Cornering is great! It's a fast little thing. Braking is excellent. Switching cd play in the changer could be more ergonomic - - the buttons are on the right side of the center console, the steering wheel controls only allow you to change the track. Bose Sound has been a definite plus. Ask for a program vehicle. I received an unbelievable deal on it because it had 5900 miles. They also extended my warranty and road side as part of the deal.