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Mazda CX-7, Car Buying, SUV
#38 of 57 Re: Fears of buying a car in it's first model year - still justified? [slippert]
by steve_ HOST
May 29, 2007 (9:47 am)
No, it's a Ford assembled Nissan - my point was that since it didn't have to be shipped overseas, like Mazdas, there may not have been as much protective spray put on the chassis to burn off. I just had some burning smell for a week or so.
One theory is that 1rubyred's CX-7 had way too much spray on it.
#39 of 57 Re: Fears of buying a car in it's first model year - still justified? [aviboy97]
Jun 01, 2007 (6:22 am)
Hi Aviboy, my car is just 2 months old with 4500km on it. And the burning smell is still there.... And the 'new car'leather smell in the car fortunately is still there too. Just wondering, any interesting bodykits avail or in the US ?
#40 of 57 Re: Fears of buying a car in it's first model year - still justified? [papercut]
Jun 01, 2007 (11:25 am)
Mazda now offers a Rear Spoiler Extension and Front Wind Split package or they have those decorative Under Guards for the front and rear if that's more your thing. Both items are available if your dealer knows how to find them.
#41 of 57 Re: Fears of buying a car in it's first model year - still justified? [malt
Jun 04, 2007 (6:36 am)
My CX-7 now has 9500 miles on it and I still get that damn burning smell intermittently. I especially notice it when the car is warm & I have to stop at a light or stop in traffic. It is definitely coming in through the ECS system. Almost seems like hot exhaust is coming in through the fresh air intake somehow........I'm due for an oil change in 500 miles so I'll have service look at it..........
#42 of 57 Re: Fears of buying a car in it's first model year - still justified? [maltb]
Jun 04, 2007 (6:51 am)
Those items are not listed on the MAZDAUSA.COM website. Would you mind providing a web link? Where'd you come by this info?
#43 of 57 Re: Fears of buying a car in it's first model year - still justified? [malt [johnny__rf]
Jun 04, 2007 (10:23 am)
Since I've taken my CX7 in for the burning smell and smoke problem, I notice it a lot less. They claim they didn't do anything but possibly they removed some of the protective undercoating. I suspect they did because it was really strong before. However, the hot air blowing in when I only have the ambient air on is still a problem. I was told that this happens with turbo engines and there's nothing to be done about it. I think it's a terrible design and something should be done. In the meantime, I keep my a/c on the coolest setting at all times. As soon as the car warms up, the hot air is blowing into the cabin making it really uncomfortable. Gas mileage has improved slightly since taking the car in for service but still under performing in that area. I'm still happy with the car but those issues are troubling.
#44 of 57 Re: Fears of buying a car in it's first model year - still justified? [vbbuilt]
Jun 04, 2007 (11:27 am)
A recent announcement to dealers.
They should be up on MAZDAUSA.COM pretty soon.
#45 of 57 Odd Burning Smells & warm air on vents
Jun 04, 2007 (12:54 pm)
I now have 2350miles on my CX7 and I still get an odd burning smell after parking the car. Sometimes it almost smells like plastic burning, not a good thing when you consider the amount of plastic under the hood. The warm air coming in thru the vents really annoys me ! I just want fresh ambient air some days, it almost seems as though the intake for the air is shared with the intercooler? It also seems that the odd smell sometimes migrates into the cabin as well.
#46 of 57 Drive-Out Cost for a 2008 CX9 GT AWD - $39,200
Jan 14, 2008 (7:37 pm)
What does anyone think about a final cost for a CX9 2008GT AWD at $39,300 in Baltimore MD? Edmonds says TMV for thesame specs in the area is 41K + before tax. Somebody talk to me.
#47 of 57 Misleading sales pitch CX-7
Jan 17, 2008 (2:08 pm)
When we purchased our beloved CX-7, we were told that it had AWD. and we took the salesman at his word.
As we are now trying to sell it because of moving overseas, a dealer says he checked the VIN and claims it is a FWD.
Of course I will check out his statement, but if it is true, is there any recourse for this?