Tony Humphrey the internet manager made my experience buying my new fusion amazing. He took the time to explain everything and make sure I understand all the bells and whistles that went along with my car. Great salesman, would definitely buy from him again.
One of the good looking SUV with great driving
by Biswajit from Indianapolis, IN
January 10, 2019
One of the good looking SUV with great driving dynamics. Interior is upscale premium. I am using this car in my everyday's commute and I am happy with this car.
Had problems with exhaust filter was from out of town took me in and fixed it when Chevrolet wouldnt thx for the great service five stars in my book thx mr Gonzales and crew
Sports Car in an SUV
by Fire Ball from MASON
January 9, 2019
I did quite a bit of test driving and reading about the various cars and suvs in the similar segment. I was impressed by how far Mazda has come along to design and built good looking cars, engines, chassis, etc. The CX-5 is a 2.4 L 4 cylinder developing 185 hp. The interior design and quality is up market. The exterior design is smooth and sporty. The engine for its size and power is very peppy and responsive. The suspensions are stiff enough to give you great handling and making you feel like a semi sports car on rails. The model i bought was a Grand Touring variant which has a sports mode and also a trip Tronic gear box. The trip tronic gear box is sensitive to your input of up shifting or down shifting but half a second slower from our input. The sports mode is wild and makes the car up shift and down shift based on our tune of driving. The sports mode and the Trip Tronic shifting combined is pretty responsive. The automatic gear is pretty smooth. I also found the road noise is reduced, no wind noise as the cabin is well sound proofed. The engine grunt can be heard inside when the engine is revving at a higher rpm. The overall comfort is good, little bumpy since the suspensions are stiff. The fuel consumption is not the highest in the class and gave about 23.5 miles per gallon. This is should be fact that the engine is towards more responsive and quick compared to a economy mode engine. The 19 inch wheels with 255 size tyres adds to the handling. Overall, I am happy with the car and would recommend to anyone looking for a family suv/cross over that is powerful, conformable and handles well.
by Mr. & Mrs. Hardo and Gloria Baker from Salinas,California
April 15, 2014
Danny Vigil was one of the best salesman I have ever dealt with. I bought a used dodge ram truck sight unseen and Ive been very happy with it. I was leary at first buying a vehicle this way but it was everything he said it was. I am very happy with my 4 by 4 Quad cab truck. He even insited that I bring it back for detailing. I told him it was already detailed when I picked it up on his day off. He said it wasn't done right he could tell because of the stickers on my windshield. Ibrought it back and they did kit again. The inputting I was really unhappy with was the oil was really dirty and I had to change it myself right away and that their was no owners manual. Thus, I don't know how to use all the features to this truck. But then again it was used and as it states "As Is". Otherwise I've been extremely happy.
Beautiful looks, some cheaply made parts.
by Brownd3max from Sierra Vista, AZ
January 1, 2019
The G.T. model is the one to get due to content. Lots of plastic, though. Had to find & fix various interior rattles (used felt pieces). Very sporty handling- nice highway flyer. Great MPG for size.
We came to Cardinale Mazda in Salinas and we're happy with the deal we received and how we were treated.
Just purchased one month ago
by Amber from Portland, Oregon
December 17, 2018
This is a very comfortable car that drives smoothly. The complaints I have are about the positioning of the dashboard features. It is surprisingly easy to hit the hazards accidentally. The lights don’t turn off automatically when you shut the car off so if you have been driving a car with that feature it takes some retraining. Perhaps the most worrisome discovery is that occasionally the stereo stays on after shutting of the car and if you don’t notice drains your battery. It is a nice car but some design issues.
I bought a used BMW from cardinale Mazda and it was a smooth experience
Best car I have owned!
by Reds33 from Minneapolis, MN
December 4, 2018
The car has met all of my needs. I am looking to start a family and it's a perfect fit for my needs. The trunk space is awesome! The car drives so smoothly and I love the standard settings including bluetooth and the reverse camera is amazing!
I had my Mercedes serviced at Cardinale Mazda and was extremely satisfied with the experience. The person I dealt with in service, Steven Poma was very courteous, explained what I needed to have done to my vehicle and at the end of the day it didn't cost me an arm and a leg and the repair was performed very quickly. I would highly recommend this dealership for service repairs if you are looking for a good mechanic in the Salinas area.
Just purchased, love it more every minute
by Lori S from Austin, TX
December 2, 2018
I keep finding more to love every time I drive it. Smooth ride, acceleration, roomy, nice sound system and all of the technology of new cars today.
When I requested internet price quotes for a specific vehicle with a specific option package, only two dealers properly responded via e-mail with price quotes. Cardinale Mazda was one of them. All others called and or e-mailed and wasted my time and didn't give me pricing info or only gave it after a lot more time and effort. I thought the whole purpose of the internet sales department was to make the process quick and easy. The vehicle wasn't immediately available set-up how we want, so Josue " JAY-R " Rojas at Cardinale Mazda searched and we discussed when one might become available. Almost bought one he located at another dealer but someone else snapped it up first. Since the vehicle wasn't available, that did give another dealer time to finally get me a price quote and it was a better than the one from Cardinal Mazda (but that car still isn't available either), but their simple and quick price quote was reasonable and not too far above the best quote (it was the second best quote I've received from the four dealers from which I was eventually able to get quotes).
All Wheel Drive Where can you go wrong
by Mazda612 from Minneapolis, MN
November 29, 2018
Purchased used with 24k miles. The all wheel drive has been a god send in the snow. I haven't had it for a full winter yet but i can tell it's already going to be way better than front wheel drive
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