Last post on Apr 01, 2007 at 6:56 AM
You are in the Mazda CX-7
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Mazda CX-7, Car Buying, SUV
#4 of 13 darth vader grey gt awd w/nav.
Jan 04, 2007 (12:16 am)
I have everything mentioned less the sirus and your price seems fair. If you want a great handling vehicle with a splash of dash (both stylistically and zoom) then you would be hard pressed to do better for less than an added $5,000.
Tech system is a reall safety feature if you live in an area with lots of children. Nav features are not the greatest, but may improve with an upgrade from Mazda.
I miss my CX-7 greatly as I am now in New Zealand for more time than I had planned.
#5 of 13 Re: Questions regarding price and features for CX-7 GT AWD [albanese]
Jan 04, 2007 (5:38 am)
The mirrors DO NOT fold in!!!
According to Mazda, NAVTEQ makes the mapping software, however, the NAVTEQ website makes no mention of supporting CX-7 and in an email I receive from them, they deny supporting the CX-7. I imagine this discrepancy will be resolved in the future.
The map software, i.e the POIs, is less ambitious than other nav systems I've used. In northern VA, if I were to search for Target (the dept store) or Best Buy, virtually none of those stores are listed. By contrast, NAV systems sold by Fujitsu-Ten, have tons of listings. Notably, there are extensive listings for food and gas. Just seems to be the focus of NAVTEQ designers. Other than that, the NAV system works well. You can't enter search data while in motion, but you can while stopped at a traffic signal, etc.
#6 of 13 Re: Questions regarding price and features for CX-7 GT AWD [vbbuilt]
Jan 04, 2007 (8:52 am)
Are you sure about the mirrors not folding in? I downloaded the CX-7 manual and it tells you how to do it.
Thanks for the info on the Nav system. Its good to know about the lack of non-travel points of interest. My wife recently used a garmin and she liked that she was able to pull up the closest staples to where she was.
#7 of 13 Re: Questions regarding price and features for CX-7 GT AWD [albanese]
Jan 04, 2007 (1:03 pm)
Just checking to see if you're paying attention. Yes, they fold in.
#8 of 13 Re: Questions regarding price and features for CX-7 GT AWD [cxrabbit]
Jan 06, 2007 (8:58 pm)
One final question...
Does the nav system speak directions with street names?
#9 of 13 Re: Questions regarding price and features for CX-7 GT AWD [albanese]
Jan 08, 2007 (5:36 am)
Only if the street names are numbers, i.e. "Take exit Five Seven" or "Take exit for US Seven, North". That would be awesome if a Nav system had artificial intelligence and could speak names, i.e. "Take Okeechobee Road, West" without butchering the pronunciation!
#10 of 13 Re: Questions regarding price and features for CX-7 GT AWD [vbbuilt]
Jan 08, 2007 (7:05 am)
Nearly all the portable units have text-to-speech. I have a garmin and it does a good job of it.
#11 of 13 Re: Questions regarding price and features for CX-7 GT AWD [albanese]
Jan 08, 2007 (9:10 am)
Wow, I didn't realize that capability exists! Thanks!
#12 of 13 Luggage Cover
Apr 01, 2007 (2:04 am)
I purchased the AWD GT about a month ago and on the window sticker it details the luggage cover and is also suppose to be standard in the GT. I know it's a separate piece you must pop in but I don't seem to have it. Is it possibly missing or is it stored in the vehicle somewhere and I'm not seeing it? I've torn this thing apart and thought I'd ask the question before I call the dealership. I'm taking a long trip next week and it would be nice to cover my things from public view while I'm parked/traveling.
#13 of 13 Re: Luggage Cover [anxs]
Apr 01, 2007 (6:56 am)
Standard on ALL GT's!
If it's not on the car, I'd call the salesman and ask when he could have it ready for you to pick up.
There really is no place to store it other than the bracket it sits on.
Good luck on your trip!