2007 Mazda Cx 7
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Great Car for the money but expect high fuel bill

by from Midwest on April 14, 2007

Purchased the AWD Grand Touring model after shopped around and for the value the CX-7 is really hard to beat. One of the more comfortable rides of all the models we tested in the price range. Unlike m...
Purchased the AWD Grand Touring model after shopped around and for the value the CX-7 is really hard to beat. One of the more comfortable rides of all the models we tested in the price range. Unlike many of the crossovers you feel like your driving a sports car instead of a truck. Just love the exterior look and interior feel of the vehicle. Biggest knock against the car for me is the transmission's sixth gear. When driving on a slightly hilly terrian the transmission can't make up it's mind if it wants to be in 5th or 6th gear, so it is constantly down shifting when it doesn't need to. I actually shifted into manual mode because the down shifts were completely unrequired on the road I was driving. The other big knock for this car is the gas mileage and the fact you must use high octane fuel. We took that into account before purchase and decided we were still money ahead for the features we were getting verses buying a much higher priced crossover. But for our vehicle, the mileage is even worse than projected. The CX-7 only runs 2100 RPM at 65 MPH, so there is no way the highway mileage should be as poor as it is.
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Does recommend this car!!

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improving.

by from SK, CANADA on June 28, 2007

I had a bad experience with Mazda before. I used to own a 93MX-6 and the transmission needed to replace at 180K. but that was 1993, i did a lot of research before i finally decided to buy a CX-7. And ...
I had a bad experience with Mazda before. I used to own a 93MX-6 and the transmission needed to replace at 180K. but that was 1993, i did a lot of research before i finally decided to buy a CX-7. And i can see the consumer report shows the Mazda become more dependable since 2000. Great ride, not bad on gas, and it really depends how you drive. Good looking inside and out...the only thing i dont get it, why it has some burning smell when i turn off the A/C?...dealer said is normal on 1st tank of gas. Overall my wife and i love it....lt looks a lot better then CRV and Rav4.
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Does recommend this car!!

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good car for the money

by from MICH on December 12, 2007

I HAVE READ ALL THE REVIEWS ON THIS CAR AND ALL I CAN SAY IS I HAVE NOT HAD ANY POBLEMS WITH MINE. A VERRY TIGHT AND SOLID CAR. FOR THE MONEY
I HAVE READ ALL THE REVIEWS ON THIS CAR AND ALL I CAN SAY IS I HAVE NOT HAD ANY POBLEMS WITH MINE. A VERRY TIGHT AND SOLID CAR. FOR THE MONEY
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DANGEROUS BLIND SPOT / Poor mileage

by from Kansas on December 13, 2006

My husband and I have been looking for just the "right" vehicle to replace the old mini van (Quest). The CX7 seemed the perfect answer. We purchased it 2 months ago. I love the looks, handling and s...
My husband and I have been looking for just the "right" vehicle to replace the old mini van (Quest). The CX7 seemed the perfect answer. We purchased it 2 months ago. I love the looks, handling and spunk, but and it's a big problem.. Blind spot ... I actually changed lanes and had an accident due to the blind spot... I have been driving for 40 years and was accident free .. I truthfully could not see the other car. The mileage is lucky to get 19 on the highway with cruise. In town closer to 15.. and it does require premium. Threse two things have given us serious thoughts of taking a hit and trading it with only 2,000 miles. I totally agree with Dave Thomas's review ... the blind spot MUST be addressed and I hope it's as a recall.
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Does not recommend this car

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I never saw it until it hit me

by from San Jose, CA on August 4, 2006

I couldn't believe how great the CX-7 was until I got behind the wheel. I'll admit that it was all the positive reviews that drove me to experience the CX-7 first hand, but I will assure you, the SUV...
I couldn't believe how great the CX-7 was until I got behind the wheel. I'll admit that it was all the positive reviews that drove me to experience the CX-7 first hand, but I will assure you, the SUV with the Soul of a Sports Car did not disappoint. From the first turn you can't help but be amazed by how light on its feet this vehicle feels. The torque at low RPM gets it moving with very little pedal effort, and from turn to turn to turn, this vehicle corners like no ordinary SUV. You feel almost no body roll, and if it weren't for your gear in back slamming from one side to the other, you'd swear you were driving an RX-8. The most unbelievable asset is the monroni. With all the content of the high-end luxuries, the CX-7 comes in thousands less. All that zoom-zoom with none of the cha-ching. Coming or going, everyone should see this thing!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Novelty wears off quick

by from Toronto ontario on May 18, 2007

CX7 is a fun car to drive but the novelty wears off quick. The interior looks great when you take delivery but it soils far too easily, the carpeting is poor at best and space and blind spots are a pr...
CX7 is a fun car to drive but the novelty wears off quick. The interior looks great when you take delivery but it soils far too easily, the carpeting is poor at best and space and blind spots are a problem. For a small cyl engine the mileage particularly in the city is also poor. Electrical and mechanical glitches seem to carry from one Mazda design to the other. My advice rent one for a couple of months have some fun then buy something you may want to hang onto for a while."
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Does not recommend this car

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98% Fantastic!!!

by from Crystal Lake, IL on August 15, 2006

I have owned the Mazda 6 for two years and love it! When I found out Mazda was coming out with a sporty CUV based on tried and true 6, it was a no-brainer...needed to test drive. This CUV is surpris...
I have owned the Mazda 6 for two years and love it! When I found out Mazda was coming out with a sporty CUV based on tried and true 6, it was a no-brainer...needed to test drive. This CUV is surprisingly peppy esp. when the turbo kicks in...hold on.... more pick up than the 6. Styling is a continuation of the hot trend Mazda has been setting lately. Did note that the quality of amenities (floor mats, control knobs etc...) seems a little less impressive than those in the 6. This might be explained by the more utilitarian use... Not bad...just different! Two disappointing points to note: PREMIUM fuel REQUIRED!!! Ouch! and No MP3 port! Minor issues considering I'm loving my CX7, now 1000 miles old.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Junk motor 2007 cx7

by from Michigan on March 29, 2015

Junk motor,,,,, 60400 motor blew. Was a great looking car, just no reliability. Purchased in 2008 with 13,000 miles. Mazda did pay some on the motor but should have paid for all,400 miles out of warra...
Junk motor,,,,, 60400 motor blew. Was a great looking car, just no reliability. Purchased in 2008 with 13,000 miles. Mazda did pay some on the motor but should have paid for all,400 miles out of warranty but their problem.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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CX-7: Comfort and Luxury Doesn't Mean a High Price

by from Denver on June 16, 2006

This vehicle is an excellent, "SUV with the soul of a sports car," I drove the Mazda CX-7 FWD Grand Touring with technology package model. I found the seating well bolstered and comfortable, the trim ...
This vehicle is an excellent, "SUV with the soul of a sports car," I drove the Mazda CX-7 FWD Grand Touring with technology package model. I found the seating well bolstered and comfortable, the trim beautiful, and the ride smooth and not jarring. Overall, my opinion is that if you are a big family, such as four kids and a dog, this is not the SUV for you: it is not practical because of its size. However, if you are a couple, perhaps with one or two children, this would be a nice purchase. After all, why would you buy one of those boxy SUV's from Toyota when the CX-7 calls your name: stylsih, practical, and comfortable. There is also plentiful storage space in the back with the seats folded down, or up. Go take a look yourself! Everyone has different opinions. Happy Buying!!
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Does recommend this car!!

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I loved this car when I first purchased it

by from Phoenix, Arizona on June 8, 2007

After a while, I found very poor blind spots too we have an adjustable mirror for blind spots and still have problems sometimes. The gas mileage is horrible in town especially for Phx AZ. The GPS is h...
After a while, I found very poor blind spots too we have an adjustable mirror for blind spots and still have problems sometimes. The gas mileage is horrible in town especially for Phx AZ. The GPS is horribly out of date. I have had this car for 11 months, with 16,000 miles on it the front (windshield and hood) are horribly pitted from rocks and sand. I have never had a car do that so quickly. Also, I need new tires at 16K miles!? Overall, I find this to be a poor quality vehicle.
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Does not recommend this car

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