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Gordie1973
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CX-9

Post by Gordie1973 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:50 am

Howdy all,

Now that the diesel bubble seems to have properly burst, do you think Mazda would ready the CX9 for launch in Europe?

I’m in NZ at the minute, and they are everywhere, and if I’m honest, they look good, and I imagine they’d drive well (being a Mazda!), I think I’d be hard pressed to make the call between it and the Kodiaq.

Haven’t looked into reviews etc, but thought that since we are a global group it would be interesting to hear opinions.

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Re: CX-9

Post by Colin Lambert » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:44 am

Dunno! Mazda seem to be fairly opinionated. they don't seem to react well to market opinion.
( I have had 2) they do what THEY want.
Not for me though I must admit.
A. I think it's fugly (just my taste) &
B. Too slopey backed for me, cuts down on space for the hounds.
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Re: CX-9

Post by Zach » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:44 pm

I'm surprised they don't launch the CX 8 in Europe. In all dimensions the CX 8 is smaller, but has the same wheelbase. The numbers are good too... 2.2l diesel with 190PS and 450Nm.

I've got a family member that owns a CX 9, and imo it's a dog to drive compared to the Kodiaq. IMO, the Kodiaq is probably the best driving SUV before going onto the big euro V8's like SQ7 or Range Rover Sport
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Re: CX-9

Post by Kiwi Kodiaqer » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:04 pm

agree with zach, CX9 is a big vehicle to park etc, long bonnet but not much internal space for size of vehicle. CX8 looks similar size to kodiaq and would be closest contender.
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Re: CX-9

Post by Gordie1973 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:10 pm

Fair point, I didn’t now about the CX8 and to be fair, it was probably the 8 I was seeing around. (I thought it was a sleeker facelifted CX9), strange they didn’t open it to the uk in that case, although I think they have been burnt by the CX7 - which I still contend is a blinding (value for money) machine......
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Re: CX-9

Post by Zach » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:27 pm

CX 8 isn't available anywhere but Japan as far as I know. CX 8 was only for Japan for whatever reason, but now they're expanding it to Oceania which is nice. Just out of curiosity, where in NZ are you for holidays? Sorry about our crappy weather!
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Re: CX-9

Post by Gordie1973 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:46 pm

Doh! Fair point. Maybe too much NZ Sauvignon Blanc! (Not whilst driving obviously!)

We’ve been here for 5 weeks, into Auckland, flew to Christchurch, then down to Queenstown via Fairlie, Tekapo, Wanaka, Arrowtown. Flew from Queenstown back up to Auckland for Easter with friends in Waiheke, followed by a few days in Cooks Beach, then Rotorua, and have just arrived in Kerikeri for our final week up north, before a few days in Auckland to see friends before heading back to Ireland.....



It’s been amazing!


Weather has been great, mostly mid 20’s, but yes, it has turned a bit colder and wetter over the last week. We were in Rotorua last week - one day it was mid 20’s and bright, 24h later, freezing, blowing a gale, torrential rain, and 12 degrees! Felt like we were home again!!!
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Re: CX-9

Post by Colin Lambert » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am

Nothing above CX5 in the U.K.
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Re: CX-9

Post by SkodiaqDK » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:07 am

Unless they have fixed the problem with underdimensioned brakes, then stay away.... At least in 10 years they have sold the CX9 with bad brakes... I have had experience with 3 different model years.
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