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Mazda CX-7, SUV
#2 of 30 Excellent Article but...
Jul 24, 2006 (3:34 pm)
What I'm really waiting for is a full review by Consumer Reports. They don't accept any advertising (unlike Edmunds), so their reporting is totally unbiased. What they're particularly good at, is their reliability ratings. Since the CX-7 is so new, the jury will be out for several years while CU compiles statistics. Mazda has had excellent reviews on its other models, so I'm confident the CX-7 will live up to it's sibling's reputations.
I hang my shirt on CU reports, but since they haven't reported, I had to rely on Road and Track, Motor Trend, Car & Driver, and Edmunds to gain a perspective.
My personal experience, so far, is that everything Edmunds reports is accurate. I love my GT AWD w/tech and have no regrets.
#3 of 30 Re: Excellent Article but... [vbbuilt]
Jul 25, 2006 (9:22 am)
They don't accept any advertising (unlike Edmunds), so their reporting is totally unbiased.
As somebody who has sold CR alot of cars.....they are no less biased than any other source with their product reviews. The last tester who picked up a car from us was so biased and opinionated towards a certain brand there was no way they could get a fair summary.
OTOH I do think their long term reliability stats are fairly accurate.
#4 of 30 Re: Excellent Article but... [audia8q]
Jul 26, 2006 (1:17 pm)
As somebody who has sold CR alot of cars.....they are no less biased than any other source with their product reviews
Gee, I wonder if you would include Toyota in that group for CR....lol..CR seems to think everything they make is the absolute benchmark for every class. Don't get me wrong, they make a good car. But, seriously, basically every model they consider to be best in class.
Jul 28, 2006 (7:45 am)
I'm very interested in getting an CX-7. Concerns: crash results, Tires-what brand to switch to?Would go to tire dealer the tires, places already said if car is brought in before 50 miles will give a trade in value towards some other tire! Do you really have to fill up with Premium
fuel every fill?How about some added Gauges? Should be able to monitor a Turbo engine better! Suggestions?
Will you be able to get a Deal, with Mazda losing all those cars on boat? Currently drive 04 Mazda 6 sport wagon, very nice- don't like the auto. I enjoy reading this Forum. Bedrock7
#6 of 30 Re: CX-7 [bedrock7]
Aug 18, 2006 (1:01 pm)
I would like boost gauges too but understand the average soccer mom driving the cx would not know a thing about it.
the only test crash results i have seen are front driver and passenger both of them 5 star
#7 of 30 Re: CX-7 [bedrock7]
Aug 18, 2006 (7:21 pm)
Sorry, but I've never understood the whole purpose of a "boost gauge," except for Atari-level entertainment. I don't know about other folks, but I judge my boost level by the seat of my pants. To be so concerned about what the engine is doing, but not to be in-tune enough to learn what the engine is doing by feel is a bit of an oxymoron, ja? It's a bit like wanting a light to tell you when ABS is invoked, but not paying attention to the chattering brake pedal!
#8 of 30 Re: CX-7 [carlitos92]
Aug 20, 2006 (4:16 pm)
the purpose of a boost gauge is to tell when something is not working like the car edmunds evaluated my cx is about 300 lbs. lighter but doesn't explain my 6 mpg better and they are talking about low performance too?
#9 of 30 Re: CX-7 [bigfootxx2]
Aug 20, 2006 (6:47 pm)
There was nothing wrong with Edmunds' car; their 0-60 time was right in line with what other automotive press are getting.
As far as the mileage, look around this and other forums and you will find many people unhappy with their 15/16/17 mpg results. (Me included, so far! ) Mileage seems to get better with time and level off around 20-22, average.
The biggest way a turbo could impact mileage is maybe if the pressurized side of the intake came loose (in which case, yes the turbo gauge probably would alert you) but a CEL also might come on because you'd have some funky, unexpected stuff going on at the MAF sensor.
#10 of 30 Re: CX-7 [bigfootxx2]
Sep 20, 2006 (8:21 am)
Do you have a front-wheel drive model? That would account for the weight and perhaps some of the mileage. Did you weigh your CX-7, or are you going by Mazda's claim? We weigh 'em.