Really enjoyed my test drive of the Mazda CX-9. I was really surprised how well the car handled and performed for a midsize crossover SUV. I was comfortable in the drivers seat and there were plenty of gadgets and gizmo’s that made the driving experience more enjoyable. The blind spot warning detector was a great example of this. If there is a car in your blind spot and you want to change lanes, a warning light appears in your left door rear mirror alterting you to danger. 40 to 0 mph brake test – passed with little or no forward angle thrust. Sound system was good. I want the navigational package but the car I drove didn’t have it available. I’ll definitely want to see how it operates before I commit to any purchase.
Big advantage was price. Fully loaded we’re looking at about $40,500 which will make it about $8000-$10,000 cheaper than all the other cars in my “final cut”. All the others will have to prove they’re worth the extra investment.
Next the Infiniti FX35 . . . . . .