Last post on Feb 10, 2007 at 11:06 AM
You are in the Mazda CX-7
What is this discussion about?
Mazda CX-7, SUV
#92 of 101 Re: CX-7 GT vs. Murano SL [pvsurfer]
Dec 05, 2006 (5:50 am)
Hey, no offense intended. Believe me, I would love to strangle my EX-service manager (I am not going back to that Mazda dealership for anything again). But all the finger-pointing at dealers and Mazda, and quibbling over an assessment charge seems funny to me. The bottom line is the bottom line, and how you get there is irrelevant.
You have thrown in some subjective views on the Mazda's interior that I didn't agree with, but it's okay if you don't agree with my take on the Nissan, too. Sorry if you took my ribbing the wrong way. Cheers.
#93 of 101 Re: CX-7 GT vs. Murano SL [carlitos92]
Dec 05, 2006 (9:18 am)
My general assessment is that the Murano is roomier and more luxurious than the Cx-7, but doesn't handle, brake corner or accelerate as well. Gas mileage appears close, with the Murano apparently able to use regular. The Cx-7 has the turbo potential issues, the Murano has the CVT transmission potential issues. The Murano is perhaps about $2000+ more, and who knows, maybe it is worth it?
#94 of 101 Re: CX-7 GT vs. Murano SL [fonefixer]
Dec 05, 2006 (9:33 am)
I test drove both and came away not liking the Murano. It DID have a smoother, quieter ride, but I also felt like I was driving a big SUV. It did not even remotely handle like a smaller sportier car, which was the feeling I was after. With comparible features, the closest I could get the price was still almost $4K more than the CX-7.
The Murano is a nice vehicle, no doubt, I just PREFERRED the CX-7. I'm sure there are people who prefer the Murano. To each his/her own.
#95 of 101 Re: CX-7 GT vs. Murano SL [fonefixer]
Dec 26, 2006 (8:06 pm)
"The Murano is perhaps about $2000+ more, and who knows, maybe it is worth it?"
I was under the impression that with similiar features the Murano is almost 6000 more. Even Edmunds metioned that when the did the RAV4/SanteFE/CX7 comparison.
#96 of 101 Re: Mazda CX-7 Test Drives - what did you think? [Sylvia]
Dec 26, 2006 (8:13 pm)
"Did you test drive the Mazda CX-7? Thoughts?"
I drove a CX-7 Grand Touring today and was so impressed that I'm going back tomorrow to work the numbers up with my trade.
#97 of 101 Re: Mazda CX-7 Test Drives - what did you think? [defreitasm]
Dec 27, 2006 (10:55 am)
To give you an example, paid $28,350.00 +TTL for an AWD GT w/ compass mirror, rear bumper guard/package tray.Now have 3000 miles on the vehicle, no issues except a replacement gas cap. Averaging 17.81 mpg in town on premium fuel. Excellent acceleration, (love the manual shift option), cornering, handling around corners, and braking. Nice cruising vehicle on the open road with the 6 speed transmission and very low rpm's at highway speeds.
Dec 27, 2006 (1:48 pm)
We too shopped this against the Murano and for the money, the Mazda made more sense. Sure we'd like to have a Murano sitting in the driveway but not for what they want for them equipped the way our Mazda is equipped. I have no mileage issues as we're averaging 21-22mpg city/hwy mix for the work commute.
#99 of 101 MidWest test drivers?
by steve_ HOST
Feb 09, 2007 (11:22 pm)
Mazda is giving a $15 gift certificate (Best Buy) to test drive a CX-7 in a few states. Here's the link.
If you wanted to test one anyway, may as well get paid for it.
#100 of 101 Re: CX-7 GT vs. Murano SL [vbbuilt]
Feb 10, 2007 (9:49 am)
Adding advertising charges are a scam and can usually be negotiated out of the final price. If the dealer balks, then walk away.
I should have been more clear. That is a charge placed on the invoice from Mazda, not the dealer. No matter what you do, it will not come off the invoice