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Mazda CX-7 Accessories

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  • astegmanastegman Posts: 171
    Yes, I had the wind deflector installed in November over the moonroof. However, seeing as it's now winter, I haven't used the moonroof yet, so I can't tell if it makes any difference or not. As far as how it looks, it's not too high and it's fairly sleek, so I think it looks pretty good. I've had my CX-7 since August and have seen only 2 in my area (NY/CT). I guess they are just not selling around here, but on the other hand, it's great being the only one on the road!
  • I'm reffering to a deflector that mounts on the edge of the hood. I probably should have just called it a "bug deflector"
  • have seen only 2 in my area (NY/CT). I guess they are just not selling around here, but on the other hand, it's great being the only one on the road!

    I have seen three roughly in that area. All 3 in Hoboken, NJ in the past week.
  • cxrabbitcxrabbit Posts: 134
    Same here. Out on Long Island I haven't seen ANY!
  • nmknmk Posts: 111
    Just returned from New Zealand after 3 months where I saw three CX-7's. They just began to import them there. :)

    Here in upstate NY, I saw my first CX-7 on the road in Catskill, NY.today. We have owned ours since Aug. 30, but having been "out of town", we haven't had much chance to drive around looking. :cry:

    Darth Vader Greay GT AWD w/Nav.
    NMK
  • I'm not sure this is the right thread for this but I love this car so much I'm considering Vanity Plates.

    I tried a few combinations and found the following available.
    CXSEVEN
    CX SEVEN (I CAN ALSO ADD THE STATE SYMBOL IN THE SPACE)
    CX7 GT
    CX7TURBO
    CX7 ZOOM
    CX7 ZMZM
    ZZMZZMZM
    ZOOMZMMM
    ZOOMZZMM
    ZQQMZQQM

    ANY OPINIONS BESIDES SAVE YOUR MONEY?
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,913
    I'm partial to CX7 ZOOM. :shades:
  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    My vanity plate used to be "MZDA CX-7".

    Now,

    It's "Mr CX-7"

    :P

    Vince.
  • The CX7 hasn't been out long enough for you to switch. LOL
  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    Interestingly enough, here in VA, there are no restrictions on the number of times you switch plates (in theory, at least). Each time you do, you just pay for a pro-rated amount. In VA it's easy to do. Just establish an on-line, secure account with DMV. Buying plates is just one of many things you can do on line.

    Vince.
  • That's a good deal.
  • I have mounted the "bug deflector", It is on a black CX-7. Looks great, works great (because I'm aways late getting to point B) and was faily easy to instal. I believe I paid $45.00 from the dealer for it.

    Also, the winter mats are the best I have seen around. Deep black rubber with an ice/water lip, well worth the money if you plan on keeping it for awhile. I live in West Michigan so we get a lot of "Lake effect snow"
  • I have a white CX7 and I think I'm gonna go for the bug deflector, winter mats and the sunroof deflector. I'm glad to hear you like the mats because it's hard to tell from the picture and they are pretty cheap dollar wise. I hope they are thicker than the cargo tray material. I have "Monster" mats for my Jetta and they are very rugged but they don't make them for Mazda.

    I'm also considering getting the sunshield for the windshield, especially with an all black interior. I think it's about thirty dollars... not sure how well it's made but I'm hoping it's better than those tacky cheap cardbord ones, although they do work.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    I have the sunshade and it's fairly well built, but rolling it up can be a pain at times, especially from the driver's seat.
  • I posted somewhere earlier in this thread about the Mazda sun deflector. It's junk for me, without "modification." Cardboard shields would actually be better where I'm at, because the foil one sagged on me.

    Mazda's shield fits, but the CX-7 windshield is just too long and too horizontal for it to support itself on a hot day. ...Then again, the temps were around 100F here when I bought my car. "Your conditions may vary."

    -c92
  • rex10rex10 Posts: 24
    I saw a post elsewhere that the correct mightymounts for Yakima are 10V and 24H. Yesterday I went and bought the 10V and they fit the factory rack perfectly (don't know about the 24H).

    I agree with other posts that the factory rack is very easy to install by yourself. The little tabs slide off or can be gently pried in the correct direction with a tiny screwdriver, then you just put the racks on and screw them into the mounting posts.

    I'd like to see if Yakima ever makes a "landing pad" that works with the posts on the CX-7. That would be a very nice way to have Yakimas attach to the car. All of the "landing pad" bases I've seen so far have two mounting holes, not one.
  • I considered adding a rack but until I see an OEM in person I'm not sure I want one. I'm not crazy about the way it looks in pictures and it has to kill the aerodynamics. If I had a real use for it I might cave in. Truthfully I only ever used a roof rack once to attach a cargo carrier because I overpacked for a family vacation and to transport some ladders when I bought a house. Other than that I really only need roof rails so I can tie a xmas tree to like I had on my Odyssey minivan. They did have cross bars available for the minivan but the van roof was pretty sturdy. On the other hand the CX7 roof is smooth and not ribbed so it may not be as solid. I guess one option might be to install it only as needed and remove it when not.
  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    For some reason, the CX-7 just wouldn't look right with a roof rack! The essence of Zoom-Zoom would be lost :)
  • I agree, but if it had rails it wouldn't be so bad. The OEM rack on the hand kills the look and I just couldn't deal with except for functionality.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    The OEM racks are very easy to install and remove, but I tend to keep mine on about 50% of the time as I practically live at Home Depot. I don't get much wind noise so I assume they don't spoil the airflow too much. However, if I put a ladder on the roof it howls like a mofo.

    Also, some have commented to me that the CX-7 looks better with the racks.
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