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nice crossover you didn't know about!
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By ak, Seattle
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2008 Mazda CX-7 SUV Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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We didn't think about it until we decided we needed a roomy, sporty, sedan-looking SUV/crossover with superb safety features, incl AWD (Seattle) and actually test-drove it. This car has all those things and what a joy to drive! Although you do hear some engine and wind in the cabin, but some, and you can't hear the traffic/road noise. Amazing brakes/acceleration! Roomy enough, although the back seats are not as comfy as the front. Nice styling; interior could use better materials. Test-drive it! Not sure if people who complain test-drove it first, knew of mpg. Rav4=cavernous/dark/plastic;CRV=underpowered; Forester=comfy back seats, as much room; uncomfortable front; sluggish as the Rogue


Best Features

acceleration, braking, steering, safety features, Bose audio system, exterior styling


Worst Features

more comfortable front (a little deeper like bucket seats and cushier for the sporty suspension), but especially rear seats (cushier with a center headrest), reduced wind/engine noise in the cabin, improved fuel economy!


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Safe and strong, but frail.
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By FreshSmile
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2008 Mazda CX-7 SUV Touring 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Enjoyable to drive. We keep meticulous records and do mostly hwy, around 26mph but down to 16 in the city. Poor rear visibility. Paint is very fragile; hairlike scratches seem to appear spontaneously and are now everywhere (even when we've never taken the car to a cloth wash, only touchless). Interior floor covering is very thin and frail. Windshield washer tank is too small for a Michigan winter 50m commute. One year left on a 3-yr lease. Wont keep the car bc it will require too much attention. It did handle 2 winters and a couple of storms safely. Traction control works very well. Like most new cars, factory installed tires don't last long. 25K on this car will be max.


Best Features

Torque. Standard stereo is impressive. Leather is above standard.


Worst Features

Paint is thin and frail. Hairlike scratches are everywhere. Interior flooring also thin, frail, retains dirt like velcro.


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Wish I knew about the tire situation.
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By beachybum76
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2008 Mazda CX-7 SUV Sport 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Well I have had my car for a little over a year. I really love my car but I am having to replace my tires already. FYI- the warranty on tires for new cars is for only a year after that its your problem. And then there is the gas problem. Can you say wow? If you have money to spend on gas, then this car is for you. Other than that I love my car.


Best Features

Moon roof, ruggedness for my kids, how it is very sporty looking but sleek at the same time.


Worst Features

Better warranty on the tires that are installed on new tires and then there is the gas mileage thing!


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By disappointed
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2008 Mazda CX-7 SUV Sport 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Air compressor locked up at 18000 miles and burned the drive belt up. Gas mileage stinks, don't let the dealership lie about the fuel, you HAVE to use premium gas or it lugs and shifts like crap.


Best Features

handling


Worst Features

reliability,gas mileage and road noise.


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Good wheels
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By Jim
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2008 Mazda CX-7 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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One of the best vehicles I've owned in oner 50 years of driving. Glad to see Ford is using some of this technology. Would buy another Mazda.


Best Features

Manual/Auot trans. GPS system. fun to drive. styling is holding up.


Worst Features

Update to GPS maps. better gas mileage


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