Fun but pricey to fix major, known, common issues.
2007 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring
When running well, this car is fun and sporty to drive. Accelerates fast with the turbocharged engine, and shifts through the gears quickly and smoothly. It is comfortable to drive with heated leather seats (that have lumbar support) that are fully motorized hand, adjustable for height, and how straight or relaxed you want the back to be. The back seats fold down with ease and the cargo area is much larger than it appears from the outside. There is a known issue with the timing chain on these vehicles. They stretch/wear out very quickly, and are not cheap to have replaced. My vehicle is going through oil quite quickly. After 1300 miles driven (from a fresh oil change), there was barely any oil on the dipstick. The turbo chargers have been known to go out, as well. All in all, I love this vehicle, but I hate all the major issues I have had with it. I wouldn't recommend buying one without a completely exam by a trusted mechanic.