2011 Mazda CX-7 Consumer Review: Not A Wonderful Vehicle

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Not A Wonderful Vehicle
By stantonb1 on

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2011 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

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Bought our CX7 in August 2011 new, vehicle now has 10,000 miles.
CX7 is a big disappointment.
AC not adequate, turbo hesitates, paint job brilliant black is inferior and gas mileage poor.
Complained to Mazda and after BBB intervention Mazda extended the warranty.
Gave this vehicle to our daughter who is in graduate school. Vehicle has 23000 and is well maintained and detailed every 4 months. On 8/10/16 NHTSA sent recall notice 16V593. "Water may enter the front suspension ball joint fitting. Driving on roadways during the winter months in areas that use roadway salts (Phila., PA) can lead to salt and water intrusion into the ball joint, causing corrosion, which can result in loosened of the ball joint in the fitting. As a result of the looseness, a rattle may occur at the lower control arm ball joint. After intended operation in this condition, in the worst case the ball joint and lower control arm may separate". SAFETY RISK: "The vehicle may experience significant loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash". REMEDY: "Dealers will replace the lower control arms". RECALL STATUS: "Recall INCOMPLETE. Remedy not yet available". Contacted Mazda and they will get back to me in mid September. Unable to sell car if I wanted to dots open recall. Simply frustrated and disgusted with Mazda.
Trying to sell this vehicle and unable to trade in due to open recall. On 8/30/16 this vehicle only has 23000 miles.

Just purchased a 2013 Honda CRV (8/2013) base model, because we were not sure we would want to keep it long haul.
The Honda is trouble free.
AC is wonderful, vehicle is well built and solid.
Only have 2,000 miles, but can not say enough positive things about our CRV.
The paint job Twilight blue is excellent.
The gas mileage is 18 city 30 highway as tracked on computer.
Honda continues to be a great vehicle, now (8/2016) has 25000 miles with no problems. Regularly serviced and detailed every 4 months.

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  • Headlights
  • Climate control
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost

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