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Fears of buying a Mazda CX-7 in its first model year - still justified?



  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    Those items are not listed on the MAZDAUSA.COM website. Would you mind providing a web link? Where'd you come by this info?

    Thanks, Vince.
  • 1rubyred1rubyred Posts: 12
    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.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    A recent announcement to dealers.

    They should be up on MAZDAUSA.COM pretty soon.
  • boesman1boesman1 Posts: 47
    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.
  • 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.
  • nmknmk Posts: 111
    When we purchased our beloved CX-7, we were told that it had AWD. and we took the salesman at his word. :mad: :mad:

    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. :cry:

    Of course I will check out his statement, but if it is true, is there any recourse for this?

    N Kabak
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I would suggest that you look at your paper work from when you made your purchase, and see if it states AWD anywhere.

    What is your VIN, I'll tell you if it's an AWD or FWD.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    I think he's in another country.
  • 1rubyred1rubyred Posts: 12
    Recently My ABS and TCS lights come on and go off. Yesterday another CEL light came on and now it's staying on. I've had my car in for the recalls so that issue should have been resolved. Now ALL three lights are ON and won't go off.

    It's Sunday and I'm taking it in first thing Monday. I'm really annoyed and hoping it's nothing too serious. I only have 7200 miles on this vehicle and am sorry I ever purchased it.

    Sorry if I sound like I'm ranting, but this Mazda product seems poorly made.
  • cx7lovercx7lover Posts: 48
    There isn't just one CEL fix, there is another for the gas cap, please take it in first and justify your claims of poorly made, these are all just teething issues, maybe if your accelorator stuck, and the brakes failed, yes, a pooorly made vehicle, but a few warning lights(that should prompt you to bring your car in) for this car means next to nothing. ESP CEL's. The ABS light, now I'm not sure, but you sound like a minority in that area.
  • 1rubyred1rubyred Posts: 12
    cxlover, to each their own. I'm in my 40's, owned lots of cars and this one is a dog. Just expressing my opinion. Yes, my ABS failed at 7200 miles. :lemon:
  • cx7lovercx7lover Posts: 48
    Lots of cars? 40-50? You still don't represent the reliability of all others VS your CX-7.
    At the least 50 people has to had at least one issue(small or big) with every mass production vehicle made, and you're the first person I've ever heard of to have an issue with the ABS on the CX-7, and a "Lemon" is an unfixable car, with how many you've owned I thought you would know something like that, you know since you've owned so many.

    People will swear up and down that VW's are awful and unreliable, and others will have one without one problem. Switch it around for yours and a few others cases. I've only heard of about 3-4 people online with a real lemon CX-7.
  • 1rubyred1rubyred Posts: 12
    Yes, Yo. You sound like someone who has blinders on. You love the car, go for it. I'm letting people know what I think. Don't really care what your opinion is. It's meaningless to me.

    I only buy new cars and if I have to keep going in and WASTING my time, then it's a problem to me. I regret purchasing the car. I am posting this for others who are considering purchasing the vehicle. I do NOT recommend it unless you like going in every few weeks to have some little "minor" glitch or NOT???? repaired or replaced. That's been my experience with THIS vehicle.
  • 1rubyred1rubyred Posts: 12
    Yo. How many cars I've purchased is actually none of your biz, but I it's been quite a few. This car has less than 10k miles on it and it's over 1year old. It's a vehicle we use for errands and already in the shop 3 or 4 times. A dog, yes.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    How many cars I've purchased is actually none of your biz, but I it's been quite a few.

    Well, you did open the door to that question when you asserted you had owned a lot of cars. At the very least, I would be interested in knowing how many of them were first model year cars - seeing that it is the topic here. That would also be germane for others as well. :)

    I do suggest to all that we tone down the confrontational tone and focus on the topic.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
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