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Mazda CX-7, Transmission, SUV
#70 of 118 Re: Transmission Problems [triplem1]
Oct 18, 2007 (11:32 pm)
Triplem1, I have had my CX-7 GT since July 2006 and have made a few 10-hour drives in the thing. I had no issues with the seat. I'm 6'-1".
I agree with Vince that the really big problems are extremely isolated. The turbo lag is there, but it's not the worst I've seen, and over time, your right foot compensates subconsciously. My biggest gripes now are limited to what I think is mediocre fuel mileage, and the fact that fresh air through the A/C system gets warmed by the engine compartment when the A/C compressor is off. I thought Mazda fixed the other smaller problems for 2008. So you shouldn't have to go get a new gas cap every few months like the rest of us...
#71 of 118 Re: Transmission Problems [triplem1]
Oct 19, 2007 (4:54 am)
Must be land of the giants...I'm 6'4". No problems with the seating. It has adjustable lumbar support and it comes with the standard power seating with adjustments for tilt, recline, etc. Now wouldn't it be sweet if they added massage as well?
I've read some posts who feel the center console intrudes to much into the leg area. That's never bothered me.
So, I think you'll be fine!
#72 of 118 Re: Transmission Problems [vbbuilt]
Oct 19, 2007 (8:31 am)
Thanks guys - I REALLY appreciate the feedback. I am hoping most of the issues are resolved for the '08's as well. Just a note, i've never had leather seats before and when i sat in the cloth seats of the cx-7 and then tried the touring model - boy, i could really tell the difference in comfort and support. My sales lady also said the GT version had better leather than the touring - anyone agree with that? Also, i'm trying to decide between the touring and GT - do you guys think the bump up is worth it? Thanks again - this forum has been great.
#73 of 118 Re: Transmission Problems [triplem1]
Oct 19, 2007 (10:49 am)
I agree with the others that the transmission works very well. I also enjoy the downshifting feature on hills to control speed.
I ended up with the touring, mostly because it was my first Mazda and also my first new car purchase (always purchased used cars prior). At the time I was worried about the extra gadgets malfunctioning. I also felt that the package would be more complete if it included a trip computer (as other Mazdas do) and MP3-capable stereo with RDS. After owning the car for a year I'm a little more confident with the Mazda brand, even though I did experience the ubiquitous CEL problem.
Also, I am 6'4" and fit OK. Needless to say if I sit quite upright my head is firmly against the roof (I have the sunroof which also takes away some headroom). Legroom has always seemed fine.
I have done several long trips and it is the first car that leaves me wanting to drive more even after a long freeway haul - it's fun to drive! Among the other cars this one is compared to I think only the RDX is in the same league on that point.
#74 of 118 Re: Transmission Problems [triplem1]
Oct 20, 2007 (11:22 am)
Today I saw from Consumer Report (online version) that auto owners reported CX-7 realiabilty is much worst than average so far, though not enough data yet. CX-9 is better in realiabilty, but still below average.
#75 of 118 Re: Transmission Problems [bigdadi118]
Oct 22, 2007 (8:40 pm)
Just got a letter from Mazda and took my GT FD to my dealer and they made several changes. Main one was dealing with transmission shiftings, etc.
I also found that they gave me a new gas cap, but I had no problems with any of the recalls.
My intown milage had gone down consideraly..... 14.9mpg
but on the hwy........... I get over 24mpg.
It was a year old Oct. 5th. Only have 6,000 miles on it but have been on several short trips and love the drive.
#76 of 118 Re: Transmission Problems [triplem1]
Nov 17, 2007 (4:37 pm)
Hi there. I DO NOT recommend the Mazda CX7. One thing, the car was built with mediocre quality. I purchased my brand new CX7 two weeks ago and drove 100 miles then I had all these issues. The car is pulling to the right and steering is really tough. I almost had an accident on the 405 Fwy. I took it three times in the dealership and they are not able to fix the problem. They said this is normal. I was also hearing a rythmic noise when brakes are applied to full stop. Im battling with Mazda right now, Im demanding that they undo the purchase contract as the vehicle is a lemon.
Hope this helps you finalize your decision. Good luck
#77 of 118 Re: Transmission Problems [ritche_josh]
Nov 19, 2007 (7:59 am)
"Im demanding that they undo the purchase contract as the vehicle is a lemon"
Can you keep us posted on how it goes? I've never had to deal with lemon laws so I'm curious if you're successful and what steps you had to take, to comply with your state's lemon laws.
#78 of 118 klunk and grinding noise on transmission
Apr 09, 2008 (4:21 pm)
So.. I also have Honda Accord V6 2003 Automatic Trans. and when I bought the car, it made klunk noise when it was coming from Reverse to Drive.. I took it to the dealer, they said it's testing like what any other dealership will tell us. I still have it for 5 yrs roughly on 47000 miles, never had a problem except there was a recall once.
Now, my cx-7, 2007 model AWD sport, it makes clunky noise when i pull it out from the garage from Reverse to 1st gear and then it grinds it from 1st gear to 2nd gear... does anyone have this? I dont think this is normal.... they can test my ABS brakes but what elese they are testing with grinding??? ( gr gr gr gr 2 secs, every freaking morning)
#79 of 118 klunk noise on abs brakes
Nov 10, 2008 (6:05 am)
I recently bought my cx-7, before i read these posts of course. I have noticed the loud klunk sound on cold starts, reversing out of my drive-way and going from 1st to 2nd gear. I have taken my vehicle into the dealership twice and they say there is no fix and that it is the brakes. Has anyone heard of a fix to the noise? Does anyone know if longterm this could become a serious problem?