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Thank Goodness it's under warrenty!
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By AMB
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2008 Mazda CX-7 SUV Touring 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Yesterday was the second time in less than 2 weeks that the car broke down and I had it towed to the dealer. After about 2,000 miles I had to have the brakes replaced (the car shimmied with each application of the breaks). At 26,000 miles I was told by the service manager that I should replace my tires. No one at the dealership seemed to think this was outrageous. Last week, the air compressor quit and a belt broke. It took the dealer 4 days to repair. Yesterday, I heard a clunk, my battery light went on, then the car quit. I have 28,400 miles on the car. This is a lease vehicle. When I turn the car in 12/2009, I am done with Mazda!


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By Ed
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2008 Mazda CX-7 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Have owned the vehicle 18 months. Replaced the factor tires at 12K miles, and the AC compressor at 26K. Both very unacceptable, (AC was covered by warranty.) With that said, this vehicle represents the most car for the money in its segment. I have a Grand Touring with Navigation and paid less than 29K. Try and find anything for that price that drives like this car. It has plenty of room, drives and looks great, and it get's around 20 mpg. My lease ends this November and I will most likely buy this CX7 at lease end. If you drive this car, and compare it to it to other SUV's, you will buy it. Compare this to an Acura MDX and you will have an extra $10K to buy a few extra set of tires.


Best Features

Car great at highway speeds. Has great stereo, navigation, heated seats, HID headlights and sunroof. Looks awesome.


Worst Features

Low end acceleration could be better. Original Equipment tires should last longer.


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2008 Mazda CX7 AWD
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By Joe Cafaro
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2008 Mazda CX-7 SUV Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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We own a 2008 Lexus RX350 as well as this CX7. The CX costs almost one half the as much as the Lexus. I cannot justify the difference. The CX7 is THE VALUE proposition. Ride, handling, comfort,and its pep are truly outstanding. The CX7 runs well on regular gas but fuel economy is a serious disappointment. Mazda with all its talent MUST come up with a fuel efficient engine for this otherwise superior offering. The Bose surround sound system is an absolute must. Still a better value than the Lexus even considering the poor fuel economy. With better fuel efficiency while maintaining the peppy, fun to drive experience, this crossover would lead all competitors. Fit and finish are excellent


Best Features

Excellent leather seats. Comfortable ride. Fun to drive. Peppy.


Worst Features

Badly needs a fuel efficient engine with no compromise to pep and handling.


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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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