CX-9 Test Drive Update.

Spoiler alert: It didn’t go well. Our days as a Mazda household will end in six-ish months. Le sigh.

This is the one we drove: https://www.owensboromazda.com/new-Owensboro-2019-+-Mazda+CX+9-Grand+Touring-JM3TCBDY7K0309457

I adored it. Plenty of power. Smooth drive. Comfy seats. Lots of electronic gizmos (head-up display, 360° camera, heated/cooled seats, etc.). Gorgeous design (in my opinion).

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My wife...didn’t like it. She said it felt “cramped.” And it was “not enough of an upgrade over our CX-5.” She said the center console was too big, infringing on leg space, and the thick A-pillars made large blind spots. Her verdict was that it felt “too much like a car.” Which is probably why I liked it so much. :-( I love my 6 and the way it drives and this felt like a 3-row 6. 

It didn’t help that this dealer has 8 Mazdas in stock (literally) and their salesmen know NOTHING about them. This one was even out of gas when we tried to test drive it. It literally said “Range: 0 miles.” We had to stop at a gas station just to be able to test drive it on the highway. It’s obvious that this dealer only wants people driving Fords.

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At the end of the test drive, my wife said “Does Honda or Toyota make a three-row SUV?”

Oh well. Life goes on. I was hoping we could extend the Mazda tradition, but it’s her car and I want her to be happy.

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Have a sad Mazda for your time.

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