2008 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD 3.7 from North America
Front axle, brake calipers, complete steering rack failure, key fobs eat batteries.
Looks great, rides good.
Is in the shop for minor or major repairs all the time.
Had 3 Explorers before. 1991, 1996, 2003; all made 200,000 miles no problem with regular maintenance. This Mazda barely broke 100,000. We always keep the service up on our vehicles. The steering rack repair cost more than the Sport Trac I've had for over a year with no troubles.
Just say no to Mazda. It's not vroom vroom, it's a giant sucking sound of money leaving your wallet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th March, 2018
28th Mar 2018, 21:01
Actually, it was "zoom zoom", not "vroom vroom". Anyways, Mazda has since come up with new slogan: "Driving matters". Too many people were incapable of figuring out what "zoom zoom" was supposed to mean. Probably not that wallet thing, though.
1st Apr 2018, 03:43
Most reviews for this vehicle are positive.
But I don't doubt what you say.
I remember the Rotary days of Mazda.
Keep us posted.
23rd Apr 2018, 18:28
You purchased this vehicle with 70 thousand miles. Did you buy it from a Mazda dealer? Also, did the vehicle come with the maintenance records from the previous owner?
I own one of these, and what I do know is that the transfer case has issues and the water pump also. I have never heard of the steering rack having a problem. I just did a suction and refill of my power steering fluid at 105k. I haven't had a problem.
If you plan on keeping the vehicle, join the Mazda CX-9 forums, it's free.
If you get rid of it and buy another used vehicle, please have it checked out. Sometimes a good deal is really someone unloading their headache onto you.