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Help deciding between 3 cars

ssvegeta2ssvegeta2 Posts: 4
edited June 2017 in Mazda
Hello, first time posting here. I looking to get a larger vehicle for my expanding family. We currently own a 2003 Mazda protege5 that has served us well. I am currently considering 3 different vehicles:
 2007 Mazda cx9 awd with 145000 kms. Took it for a test drive and enjoyed it. Concerned about its reliability. How long could this car last? The site does not score it very well.

 2007 mitsubishi outlander xls with 187000kms.

2007 ford freestyle select with 146000kms. I read the motor is on the week side. Not the best highway car. Concerns it's may not be as fun as ride.

 Any thoughts and experience with these 3 choices would be greatly appreciated. Open to other

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,823
    Of those, I'm pretty sure the Mazda would prove the most reliable. 

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 123,050
    I agree... however, my friend's CX-9 just lost an engine.. $6000 to replace with a used one. :s

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    That cx9 though is ford based. Does it use the ford V6 also?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    I would take the Mazda on an extended test drive and work the transmission, and pay close attention if you feel any hard shifts or slippage. Also listen for noise from the front struts when going over bumps.

    Yes that year Mazda CX-9 still used the Ford CD3 platform and the Ford V-6. (3.5L Cyclone engine).
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,875
    Ford seems to have a problem with engines lasting, at least more than others I've heard about.
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  • ssvegeta2ssvegeta2 Posts: 4
    What are your thoughts on a 2006 subaru tribeca with 152000kms? 
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Kinda underpowered IMO.
  • ssvegeta2ssvegeta2 Posts: 4
    Mr_shiftright thank you so much for the input. Also thanking about a 2007 hyundai veracruz . I'm all over the map. Lol. Lots of test driving to do. This has helped narrow my search down ☺
  • ssvegeta2ssvegeta2 Posts: 4
    edited June 2017
    Also considering 2006 acura mdx
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