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2008 Mazda CX-9

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Amazing vehicle!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By drblptq
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Sport 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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I owned this incredible suv for almost two and a half years of trouble free driving, and would highly recommend it to anyone needing space for 7, ample cargo capacity, and fairly reasonable mileage. This is easily one of the best handling suv's I have ever owned. 60,000 miles and not one single issue, how many people can say that about a vehicle. I traded it for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra as I drive 25,000 plus miles per year, and 35 mpg combined is so nice. The Elantra actually has more front seat legroom that the much larger CX-9!

What more could a family of four or five ask for, looks, performance, stability, handling, all in a durable and trouble free package.


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This is easy, handling, handling, handling...looks, and durability, comfort, speed, an amazing product I will not soon forget.


Worst Features

There are only a few glitches in an otherwise complete package; things tend to fall between the seat and center comsole and there is simply no way to retrieve them, believe me, I have tried! The sides are huge slabs of somewhat thin steel and dent very easily. You can push it in with your hands and dent it, scary. Mileage although not bad for a car based suv, is 17 mpg combined, if it were a but better, say in the 24 to 26 mpg range it would be the perfect all aroung vehicle.


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I love this car!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By greyhounds3
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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I recently bought a 2008 Mazda CX-9 and I am already in love with this car!


I went into the dealership with a "Short List" of requirements that I needed in a car (SUV), and the CX-9 had it all.
I researched or test drove almost every wagon or SUV on the market before stopping at Mazda.


Best Features

The transmission is incredibly smooth and you don't even notice the car is changing gears. The brakes are strong but smooth. There is a ton of room and storage space in the vehicle. There is a power rear door (hatch) and the little button to close the door is easy to reach and lit. The seats are super super comfortable. The gadgets are easy to find, and having cruise control and volume and phone controls on the steering wheel is a great safety feature.


Worst Features

The key is "backward": the buttons for "Lock", "Unlock" and "Rear Door open/close" are on the opposite side of the key than the brain automatically goes to. The power knob for the Audio/Navigation system is ridiculously small compared to other knobs for other features. The front driver side door needs to be really shut hard, otherwise it will not catch and ease itself closed. The only odd thing in the cargo area is that when you flatten both the 2nd row seats and the 3rd row seats, there is a gap of a couple inches between the back of the 2nd row seats and the front of the 3rd row seats.


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Pleasantly Surprised!
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By T Clark
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Never thought about owning a Mazda. Test drove an Infiniti FX35 and compared to the Mazda CX-9 it was so much smoother and really has a lot of power. I was really impressed. You get so much more for your money with this model. Love the way it handles and my daughter loves having the DVD system. That was just an added bonus for us. Only had it a few days, but so far it has been great!


Best Features

DVD System, Bluetooth, NAV system, smooth ride, 3rd row seating


Worst Features

Some difficulties with NAV system


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Beware of interior and paint
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By dd mass
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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so far car has been good except the moldings around radio the black plastic moldings melted in the heat and mazda will not cover them due to outside influence so mazda does not stand behind there products hope if anything happens to engine they stand behind that paint chips to easily


Best Features

size and ride is good fuel is avg at best


Worst Features

paint and stand behind your product stop the haggle


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rmoore
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By rmoore
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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i own a 2008 mazda cx9. it now has 22,000 miles on it and also a few issues. one being the relays for the fans. i had the front relay sticking and not shutting the fan off . the dealer replaced it and now a few months later the rear fan relay is doing the same. i also have a problem with my sunroof leaking which is strange cause i never use it. i'm thinking maybe the exessive heat this summer possibly. and my rear window switches have to be reset all the time which maybe related to the sunroof leak. i also had a problem with my rotors which instead of replacing the dealer cut them, and my clock is always running 10 minutes behind.


Best Features

definitely the room. i can seat 7 and still have room in the back to put things and with the rear seats down there's no problem loading up at one of those big box stores. also the body style is very attractive.


Worst Features

definitely the fan relays they seem to stick when hot. and overall this car is pretty good but would be great if it did'nt have all the little problems it seems to have.


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