Interesting that you mention not buying first year model runs. I bought a '17 CX-5, the first year model of second generation. I've had it over 2 years and I've had zero issues with it and no recalls. Although, Mazda added cylinder deactivation tech to the '18 and '19 models which is being recalled due to a glitch in programming. The system is essentially letting internal engine parts to impact each other, stalling the engine and not allowing a restart.The mounting issues on new Mazda 3's is giving me pause from being a 1st year new model buyer (multiple recalls already). Think I'll be waiting till the CX-30 is in a second year of production before seriously considering it.
Last weekend I stopped by one of the DFW area Mazda dealers to see if there was a CX-30 sitting around. They were in the process of prepping some that had been recently delivered. I was, honestly, a little disappointed. It kind of struck me as a revamped Dodge Caliber... Maybe it will grow on me...
My lease on my "other" car runs out in a few months.
Considering Mazda-3 or CX-30. It will depend on 3 variables, compared to the others on my short-list.
1) Total Cost of Lease (Money @ Signing + Total of monthly payments + Disposition Fee)
2) Gas Mileage (compared to others on my short list)
3) Feeling during Test-Drive.
I haven't seen any definitive numbers on American Gas MPG??
Interesting to see such varying opinions on the CX-30...I personally like it a lot and I hope it's a hit for Mazda but I can understand it all depends on what people are used to, looking for...What their expectations are etc...Also marketplace and region...It would be great to see Mazda have another hit like the CX-5 in North America.
Sat in one this week. Back seat space is awful and interior quality is deceiving. The simplistic design looks cheap, IMO. Also, parts of the interior are blue? Not sure why.
If Mazda wanted a Crosstrek killer, this won’t work. They didn’t learn from the CX-3. This thing is too small.