2008 Mazda CX-7 Consumer Review: Fun to drive, not fun to maint

2008 Mazda CX-7 - Consumer Review

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Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Fun to drive, not fun to maintain
By ShiftLft on


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


The 2008 CX7 is a fun car to drive, but over the years has been less than fun to maintain. Less than 3 months after purchasing it brand new, the exhaust tips began rusting. That was the first bad sign. Since then in just over 2 years, I've had a door replaced after rusting, trailer hitch has rusted, tires lasted a whole 18,000 miles, I need new brakes and rotors already, and the EGR valve has gone bad and needs replacement ($900 repair). After all of this, last week I decided to trade in the vehicle rather than deal with 3 more years of problems on the loan. I'm picking up my 2011 GMC Terrain tomorrow.

Best Features

The turbo, leather seats, interior, Xenon headlights.

Worst Features

Gas mileage could be better but it does have a turbo. Just reliability overall needs to be improved before I consider purchasing another Mazda product.
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