Hard driver, long commuter
By long commuter on
2007 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
My 3rd new Mazda but all the local dealerships closed. Love the cx7 and I was worried about the reliability of the turbo but it holds up well. No problems out of mine other than front tire wear due to bad alignment. People complaining about turbo lag should learn to use the manual shift mode when you are starting or passing- keeping the engine in the rpm range of the turbo eliminates the lag, and few cars can keep up with this thing when it is in its turbo range (around 3500-4500 rpm). If you keep your foot out of the turbo you can get 22-24 mpg after the engine is broken in, I average about 20 due to my faster driving style and quick starts.
My car is loaded with leather, heated seats, remote start, power moonroof and great looks for about the price of a Honda CR-V or Toyota Rav4 and it looks far better.
The 2 dealerships close to me closed and I will not be buying any more Mazdas since I have to drive an hour to get to a dealership.