Great, Fun, Zoom-Zoom
By leftcoastfunk on
2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
The zoom-zoom really comes out in this beast. Coming from a Mazdaspeed 3, I had very low expectations from this monster, but the performance and handling are WAY better than any SUV I've ever driven or ridden in. Gas mileage is about what can be expected and is actually quite good if you tone it down (only 1 zoom instead of zoom- zoom) and head down the freeway. Fuel tank is a good size for decent miles on the trip meter. Interior finish is super nice with all the amenities. Exterior look is cool, but doesn't stand out-which is probably good. People complain about the ride quality with the 20" wheels but really the suspension is more sport-tuned and the ride really isn't bad.
Lots of Zoom-Zoom, great handling, all the amenities, nice interior
Gas mileage could be better (though it's not worse than expected), better tires are a must!