Last post on Jun 03, 2009 at 3:29 PM
You are in the Mazda CX-7
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Mazda CX-7, Exterior, SUV
#14 of 23 Re: By the Way, the Pearl White CX7s are faster! [defreitasm]
Jan 26, 2007 (4:15 pm)
I just got off the phone with Mazda to complain about the fact that the Pearl White is a 200 dollar option and was informed that it is a more expensive process to produce the iridescent effect of the Pearl. He was also kind enough to let me in a "little known secret" that the Pearl has less drag than normal paint and therefore makes the car faster and more fuel efficient.
I have the white.
If it's more "fuel efficient" that's funny since my last tank I got 13 MPG. Would hate to see what it would have been if the car was blue. LOL
I think the last part is a load of crap
#15 of 23 Re: By the Way, the Pearl White CX7s are faster! [cxrabbit]
Jan 26, 2007 (6:52 pm)
"I think the last part is a load of crap"
Of course it is.... the whole story is a load of crap and I didn't really call Mazda
#16 of 23 Re: By the Way, the Pearl White CX7s are faster! [defreitasm]
Jan 26, 2007 (8:47 pm)
"But when I use synthetic oil, I can really feel the POWER!!!"
#17 of 23 Re: By the Way, the Pearl White CX7s are faster! [carlitos92]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 26, 2007 (9:39 pm)
All the stickers on my car are Pearl White and they really make it zoom. I'm thinking about adding a Pearl White body kit next and then a set of Pearl White rims.
Truth be told white cars are about my favorite, and I wish mine really was white.
#18 of 23 2008 CX-9 Colors
Oct 18, 2007 (5:06 pm)
It looks like I'm going to have to order the CX-9 Grand Touring to get the exact features I want. I was going to get a Galaxy Gray Mica (1st choice) or Platinum (2nd choice) with the sand interior. Now I've been informed that those two colors can only be ordered with the black interior, which I hate. That leaves me with white, black clearcoat (black mica has been discontinued), black cherry mica, or stormy blue mica. I don't like white or black cars, and the black cherry looks more like a strange black color. That leaves the Stormy Blue Mica. I don't want the car to look gaudy or to have a low resale value because of the color. Do you think the Stormy Blue Mica is a bad color?
#19 of 23 Re: 2008 CX-9 Colors [psycho6]
Oct 19, 2007 (12:30 pm)
What we all think of car colors is so subjective. I don't think there's a single color out there that doesn't have its fair share of fans and detractors alike. Can color really affect resale value? Perhaps if a car were some unusual color - like Pepto Bismo pink or something - but otherwise, I would imagine it's all in the eye of the beholder.
FWIW, in all my car buying experiences, I think the CX7 had the most limited palette of colors, each more disappointing than the next. I originally wanted the black cherry but thank goodness I saw it before buying; as the salesman told me, it's actually just a black car that if put in direct, bright light will display a hint of an undertone of cola coloring. So I ended up with the red, which to me is just OK, but not what I wanted. Still love the car, though.
#20 of 23 Re: Revisiting the CX-7 / CX-9 Colors [defreitasm]
Dec 09, 2007 (10:58 pm)
i bought my icy blue, awesome color. it is a cross between a metallic blue and platinum. TRUST me it is an awesome color during the day and at night it appears to be a platinum color.
I LOVE IT!
I have the cx-7 GT AWD.
bought mine in NYC/ Queens area.
#21 of 23 CX-7 & CX-9 - best of both worlds
Jan 21, 2008 (10:39 pm)
I just got a 2008 CX-7 Grand Touring (Black Cherry Mica) and a 2008 CX-9 Grand Touring (Liquid Platinum Metallic) in the last two weeks!! Very happy with both but still trying to decipher gas consumption on each. I'm thinking that the CX-7 (4-cyl + turbo) burns more gas than the CX-9 (6-cyl). Is this the case? Got the CX-7 for my wife on January 2nd and liked it so much that I then got the CX-9 for myself on January 12. When my wife saw me strolling in on the "niner" she handed me the keys to the "seven" and told me she was taking the "nine" instead. Can you believe that? Ha, ha, I said OK, (you know, if mama ain't happy, nobody's happy, plus I get the turbo!). I also thought since I drive further to work that maybe the 4-cyl on the "seven" would be more gas-friendly (even with the turbo), but so far it doesn't seem to be the case. It is very sporty and cool, tight handling yet still more of a truck ride. The "nine" is such a nice smooth ride, almost limo-like. They're both very cool. Mazda did a nice job here. I also have a 2006 Mazda 6 iGrand Touring (Tungsten). Nice ride too.
#22 of 23 Re: CX-7 & CX-9 - best of both worlds [caliche67]
Jan 21, 2009 (6:42 pm)
One year later, to the day, I'm still loving these machines!
#23 of 23 Re: By the Way, the Pearl White CX7s are faster! [defreitasm]
Jun 03, 2009 (3:29 pm)
Oh, LOL................thats how they justify the extra $200 for the paint job. Its not the paint that produces the lower CV's, its the shape and contour of the vehicle.
The CV's on the CX-7 are the same no matter what color the car is.