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  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    There's a Mazda chat tonight - check the link on the left for your time zone. Starts in a little less than 5 hours from now. Zoom zoom!
  • russ_49russ_49 Posts: 54
    Finally let the wife take the CX-7 to work for the day! She drove into the local coffee shop, and the clerk at the window first asked if it was an Infinity! My wife said "No, it's a Mazda", and they started doing the commercial! Putting their heads down, listening, and saying "It's a Sports Car"! Then stated, "A VERY HOT CAR"!

    Her co-worker's asked if she bought a new car, and asked if it was a Lexus! My wife told them it was a Mazda, and they couldn't believe how awsome the car was, when she took them for a spin!!

    VERY COOL!!! ;)
  • GT AWD with tech package and homelink mirror. Love the style and the zip or should I say zoom zoom. A bit stiff of a ride, but very sporty. Still trying to find the proper seat adjustment. I think a telescoping steering wheel would help. Nav not as intuitive as my Garmin C330, but much more feature rich. The ride is fairly quiet.
  • callmerayzcallmerayz Posts: 11
    12 days 1300 miles and still happy.
    Price is very fair. Great value... Watch out Nissan, ford, GM, crysler, Toyota... Your customers are driving off in new CX-7 going ZOOM ZOOM.
  • marleybarrmarleybarr Posts: 334
    Thinking seriously about the CX-7. What is your driving impressions so far?
  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    Does this mean I'm a hardcore enthusiast?

  • russ_49russ_49 Posts: 54
    You certainly are VB!!! I see you have the TECH package! Can tell by the location of the camera mount! Exactly the same as mine!!! GOTTA LUV IT!!!

    I went to a wedding last weekend, found a parking spot close to the door, so I went and moved my CX after they told me I had to park in the street! When I went to get out of the car the country club manager started to walk over to me, I thought I was in trouble and would have to move. She wanted to sit in my CX! She had just bought a Murano 6 weeks earlier and wanted to take a look. After I went over everything with her and told her the difference in price, she stated that she was going to go down to see my dealer, and was seriously thinking of trading in her M!!!

    The very next day, while my wife was at the walkup ATM another guy got out of his car, and came over...he fell in love with it, a subaru guy, who stated that he's been looking at the CX for a while, and mine was the first that he had seen on the road....

    Copper Red, AWD, with Nav, and additional toys, VIN number in the low 200's...and loving every minute of it!

    By the way, did you get your "ZOOM-ZOOM" rear window decal in the mail yet? Mine is in!!! ;)
  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    LOL, yes the sticker came in the mail - still sitting on the table here. Guess I'll have to put it now.

  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    BTW, where did you put that ZOOM-ZOOM decal? I can't figure out where to put it.

  • zoom49zoom49 Posts: 76
    Most likely spot is on one of the windows, however our sticker was black so it wont show up.
  • russ_49russ_49 Posts: 54
    I said I had it, I didn't say I put it on yet!!!LOL...still trying to find a place also. I guess I'll just have to put it in the back of my wife's 05 Tribute!!! At least you can see it there!!! :P
  • russ_49russ_49 Posts: 54
    Hay VB, how long did it take you to get those plates in VA anyway? From your picture on the other post, those weren't the plates that you had on the car there? Just wondering, I was thinking about it, but in MA, it cost a fortune for a vanity plate, and takes way too long...
  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    At Brown's in Fairfax, that dealership has the ability to provide permanent plates on-the-spot - none of those temporary paper plates.

    Online purchase requires knowing the VIN and the title number. I had the VIN, but the title number wasn't available until the credit union finalized all of the paperwork. I had to wait a while, before the traction was recorded by the state and available for review online. Once that happened, I could purchase the vanity plate online. It took a couple weeks to receive the new vanity plates in the mail. The fee was pro-rated a bit. In Virginia, vanity plates plus registration renewal is only $45 per year. Vince.
  • jessterjesster Posts: 5
    I have put around 1100 miles on my GT AWD in a week and half and I love the car. The electric blue is a show stopper, gets lots of looks and easy to find in a parking lot. Had to drive from Portland to Seattle for work this weekend and found the longest twistiest back road possible, over two major mountains. It ate up the hills and the curves. Able to pass on tight steep sections that other drivers couldn't even think about. It great on the highway too, if your just cruising its about as close to auto pilot as you could hope for and if your pushing it there is great response from the engine and the steering wheel. Inside it has the fit and finish of a much more expensive car. Surpassed all my expectations.
  • Just got my CX-7 at dealer cost today. Here are the specs:
    Exterior Color: Brilliant Black Clearcoat
    Interior Color: Sand Leather GT
    Technology Package:
    240W Bose 9-Speaker Surround system w/Audiopilot
    DVD Navigation w/Voice Command & Touch Screen
    Rearview Camera
    In-dash 6-disc CD Changer
    PWR Moonroof w/Interior Sunshade
    Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System
    Perimiter Alarm

    Currently looking into putting 22 inch rims & tires and dvd screens in both headrests for passengers.
  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    Having experienced the Nav System for a month now, I've concluded it's not very good. In particular, I'm speaking to it's data base of POI's (Points of Interest) - very sparse. For example, I live in Northern VA. There are 5 Best Buy stores in my immediate vicinity - not one is listed. All have been existence long before the data base was created. Same with Target Stores. I've run across numerous other examples such as major shopping centers aren't listed.

    Contrast this with the Eclipse AVN 2454 NAV system installed in my Hyundai. All of the previous examples were found - dozens of entries.

    Contacted Mazda via their website - they have no techical data on Nav system, but pointed me to Navigation Technologies, who they say is the maker of the Nav System in the CX-7.

    Contacted Navigation Technologies ( They deny supporting the CX-7. So, I contacted Mazda again, and fwded my exchange of emails. Mazda finally admitted, that they're in negotiations with Navtech for future updates.

    So the problem right now, is that there is NO tech support for the Nav System nor for the current version of the mapping data in the CX-7. :mad:

  • honakerhonaker Posts: 74
    That sucks. I've never had a Nav system before, so I was kind of impressed that it knew anything. Maybe there'll be a TSB to update the mapping database after they get everything worked out?
  • astegmanastegman Posts: 171
    I just received a call that my new CX-7 has arrived safe and sound and is at the dealer. I will be picking it up tomorrow (the 12th). I am so excited...and nervous! Then I'm going on vacation on Monday but will not be taking it - just too stressful to do so, plus, we're going to the Jersy shore (LBI) and we're pretty rough on the car when we go - all that sand and beach chairs, etc. So the newbie will sit in the garage til we get back, at which time I will report in. Hopefully the autolock won't get the best of me...and I'm curious to see how the Nav system goes, after reading the recent posts. Wish me luck!!!!!!!!
  • honakerhonaker Posts: 74
    Have a good trip! I'm confident neither the autolock nor the nav will be a big challenge for you when you get back. :)
  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    Good luck on your trip.

    The NAV System works quite well - it's just the database is skimpy.

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