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Great car. Good fuel mileage and fun to drive.
Bought this car used from a local dealer with about 15k miles on the odometer. I had a Mazda3 sedan as a rental and really liked the way it drove. Then when I felt the turbo power of the CX-7 I was hooked. This little crossover does everything well. It has ample room for my 2 kids and can fit bikes or camping gear in the back. Best of all the CX-7 has zoom zoom. It is quick, rides and handles well, and gets about 22-24 MPG which is not bad for an SUV.
Pros: Radio, spoiler, clean look
Cons: lack of power, turn radiusI bought it used when it was a year old. I bought because it met my needs but never gave it much thought about the details. Everyone who gets in asks what it is because they're so impressed with the dash layout. My only complaints are that it needs more power (I have the 4 cyl) and the turn radius is horrible - I have to be careful going through drive-thrus. I think when I trade up next time I will either get another 6 or maybe a 7 if I decide on a small SUV. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend.
Zoom Zoom for the CX-7
Cons: Bad rear visabilityThis is a peppy little SUV. Sorta on the small side but it is after all considered a crossover. But the CX-7 has a lot of personality. We got a black model and it is a great vehicle. Good power, reliable, lots of ammenities, and the list goes on. Totally happy with this ride!
first car purchase.. not happy
Pros: interior and great pickup
Cons: power steering noise and the dealership service.this is my first car purchase with my hard earn money. three months of owning this car, i had to take it to the shop three times. my power steering light came on and lost my steering while i was driving. the dealership could not find anything wrong and now i hear very loud hissing/humming noise. they said its a normal sound but i hear it inside the car and outside. it is so loud and annoying. i am planning to sale this car in several months. only had the car for five months now. not happy
Pros: handling, fit and finish
Cons: the seat is not comfortable to meI sell BMW's and have driven them for many years. I have decided, because I am planning to retire soon, to buy a car and not lease anymore. I drove many cars, and found that the Mazda 3 is a wonderful car for the money. It does not feel like a cheap car, and handles as well as any BMW I have driven. It does not have the power of the 3 series BMW, but it does just fine on the roads. It corners and handles so well. And, the steering is so much easier than the BMW, that cannot turn a corner or make a u turn without two hands on the wheel. And, of course the gas mileage, using regular gas as opposed to high test for the BMW is so much better.
Best luxury S.U.V. for the money !
Pros: Nice quiet ride with the Bose stereo system ! 6 speed transmission with manual option .
Cons: Gets around 24 M.P.G. not bad for heavy rig .Great handling compared to Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander . Much quieter interior when on the road then the others for the same money . Great styling and seats fold down nice and flat. Great engineering on the third row seats and access is easy with the second row sliding forward feature .