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CX-60 - what do you like about it? POSITIVE NEWS ONLY!! 馃榿

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Given the number of posts about CX-60 faults, I thought it about time we focused on the positives.

So, what do you like about your car? What flicks your switch or tickles your fancy?

No miserable sods please 馃ぃ
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The interior design is one of the best in class

The exterior design is one of the best in class

The 3.3 diesel engine is a peach in performance and noise and with low emissions with mega MPG
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1. Rotary controller and buttons!
2. HUD is big and wide
3. 12 inch centre display is really good
4. 360 cam is of really good quality
5. Even though the headlights look small, I love the brightness comes from those.
6. Loved the small interior light projected to centre console, so easier to see buttons and everything while driving.
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Generally, I value the improvements over my previous (20 plate) Mercedes E350D AMG Line Premium Plus.....

1. Much more comfortable than the Merc's sporty seats. I no longer suffer from cramp in my knees.
2. Far better equipped, HUD, Radar Cruise Control, I-Activsense etc.
3. Better ride (no low profile tyres thudding over every minor bump), yes I have got the superior factory fitted shocks.
4. Easier parking, the Mazda cameras are much superior (the Mercedes had Park-Pilot - far too scary!).
5. Incredible economy and lower costs (here, I include purchase price compared to the equivalent Merc PHEV).
6. Real leather and luxury, not faux leather and black plastic pretending to be 'premium'.
7. Far better all-round vision.
8. It doesn't look a black taxi - Soul Red Crystal - I haven't noticed as many heads turning since I sold my Italian Racing Red Jaguar XJL. It has a real road presence - looks more like a Bentley Bentayga than a BMW.
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Generally, I value the improvements over my previous (20 plate) Mercedes E350D AMG Line Premium Plus.....

1. Much more comfortable than the Merc's sporty seats. I no longer suffer from cramp in my knees.
2. Far better equipped, HUD, Radar Cruise Control, I-Activsense etc.
3. Better ride (no low profile tyres thudding over every minor bump), yes I have got the superior factory fitted shocks.
4. Easier parking, the Mazda cameras are much superior (the Mercedes had Park-Pilot - far too scary!).
5. Incredible economy and lower costs (here, I include purchase price compared to the equivalent Merc PHEV).
6. Real leather and luxury, not faux leather and black plastic pretending to be 'premium'.
7. Far better all-round vision.
8. It doesn't look a black taxi - Soul Red Crystal - I haven't noticed as many heads turning since I sold my Italian Racing Red Jaguar XJL. It has a real road presence - looks more like a Bentley Bentayga than a BMW.
Your Merc had runflats.
Your Merc had runflats.
Yes, they did, and too often they ran flat. I replaced three tyres in three years due to potholes. The car thumped over the most trivial hump. The Mercedes also burnt money as tyres and parts were silly priced. My previous Jaguar was even worse.
Yes, they did, and too often they ran flat. I replaced three tyres in three years due to potholes. The car thumped over the most trivial hump. The Mercedes also burnt money as tyres and parts were silly priced. My previous Jaguar was even worse.
Exactly, so non-comparable.

Runflats are horrendous no matter how good the suspension.
Surely this is about comparing vehicle ride and not about comparing tyre types? Fact, Mercedes factory fitted low profile run flats and Mazda didn鈥檛. Fact, the Mercedes ride was consequently horrible (glad you concur) when the Mazda ride isn鈥檛, but then I do have factory fitted replacement Mazda shocks.

However, you argued that wasn鈥檛 yet possible, hence why I made further enquiries of Mazda. You can鈥檛 resist denigrating any positive comments on this forum. Frankly, I accept that your PHEV car was a lemon, which is so very unfortunate for you. But if it was so bad, why didn鈥檛 you reject it instead of inviting more trouble by switching to a diesel? You are entitled to your opinion, but please accept that your poor experience isn鈥檛 common to everyone.

Did you not read the title of this thread? What do you like about the CX-60? 鈥淣o miserable sods鈥濃.
Frankly, I accept that your PHEV car was a lemon, which is so very unfortunate for you. But if it was so bad, why didn鈥檛 you reject it instead of inviting more trouble by switching to a diesel?
@Southeastern I have the same thoughts, why went for diesel after this real bad experience?
I suppose you definitely was hit with the depreciation cost while selling your PHEV, but why diesel again?
Surely this is about comparing vehicle ride and not about comparing tyre types? Fact, Mercedes factory fitted low profile run flats and Mazda didn鈥檛. Fact, the Mercedes ride was consequently horrible (glad you concur) when the Mazda ride isn鈥檛, but then I do have factory fitted replacement Mazda shocks.

However, you argued that wasn鈥檛 yet possible, hence why I made further enquiries of Mazda. You can鈥檛 resist denigrating any positive comments on this forum. Frankly, I accept that your PHEV car was a lemon, which is so very unfortunate for you. But if it was so bad, why didn鈥檛 you reject it instead of inviting more trouble by switching to a diesel? You are entitled to your opinion, but please accept that your poor experience isn鈥檛 common to everyone.

Did you not read the title of this thread? What do you like about the CX-60? 鈥淣o miserable sods鈥濃.
The tyre type is PART of the ride. If you put a runflat on the CX60, you'd be in hospital for a week.

The reality is, you constantly compare the ride quality, but the car you are comparing them too had tyres that are not 'usual'. The Merc ride is actually rather sublime, but the runflats do give it a similar 'jarring' effect of the Mazda over potholes, if you fitted normal tyres to it, like the Mazda has, the ride would be lovely. The Mazda ride is horrible, always has been, always will be until they redesign the suspension, which they will eventually as the cars value is receding faster than Donald Trumps hair line and this is a major factor. Your posts wont improve that, but Mazdas intervention to this widely reported issue will.

I've already answered your second question once on a previous thread weeks ago so feel free to go and peruse that again if you've forgotten.

The title of the thread can be anything it wants to be , similar to the problems threads, there's no law about what is written on it, as you found, when writing on the problems thread and being annoyed with people posting problems. Ironic eh? I was merely clarifying that you cant compare certain things.

The best bit, you turned a little one liner that would have had no real impact to this thread into a big long drawn out discussion, which has certainly diverted the point of the thread, well done you, top marks.

@Southeastern I have the same thoughts, why went for diesel after this real bad experience?
I suppose you definitely was hit with the depreciation cost while selling your PHEV, but why diesel again?
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This has already been addressed previously a few times in short - depreciation, no dealer wanting it (literally, no one I kid you not) so I had to stick with Mazda as they were the only dealer willing to give me a decent price and discount on the new car to offset the depreciation. I also had the silly idea the 'newer' cars would be better (aka internet myth) which I found, they aren't :) . This was when I realised the depreciation on them is insane because there are so many available, and the car is flawed as every review has also mentioned, so it effects its worth.

What most realise, but some get their knickers in a twist because they don't and they have this buyer defensive ego thing going on, is that I like the car, it's a good looking, excellently designed motor that does a lot right. However, its a massive let down in some fundamental areas, and those that impact me specifically. You don't get improvements to happen by saying nothing. Even as simple has having to wait 50 days to have a dealer workshop slot, that is an insane amount of time to wait to fix a car with a problem that was there on day one..less than six weeks ago. So they need to improve. They won't improve things if stuff is not talked about. If it wasn't for us earlier adopters, and those of us on Youtube moaning about the doors, no one would have gotten the sound proofing done on warranty.

You also can't just return a car because of things like ride comfort etc, if you could, I would have chopped it in and moved on to something else and I wouldn't be here writing this. I can't sell it as the depreciation is already higher in one year than say an Alfa Romeo Stelvio in three years.

Why Diesel specifically? Best engine and most affordable setup for an SUV, I'll choose diesel everytime in a car this size, even more so after my experience with the PHEV.
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The tyre type is PART of the ride. If you put a runflat on the CX60, you'd be in hospital for a week.

The reality is, you constantly compare the ride quality, but the car you are comparing them too had tyres that are not 'usual'. The Merc ride is actually rather sublime, but the runflats do give it a similar 'jarring' effect of the Mazda over potholes, if you fitted normal tyres to it, like the Mazda has, the ride would be lovely. The Mazda ride is horrible, always has been, always will be until they redesign the suspension, which they will eventually as the cars value is receding faster than Donald Trumps hair line and this is a major factor. Your posts wont improve that, but Mazdas intervention to the widely reported issue will.

I've already answered your second question once on a previous thread weeks ago so feel free to go and peruse that again if you've forgotten.

The title of the thread can be anything it wants to be , similar to the problems threads, there's no law about what is written on it, as you found, when writing on the problems thread and being annoyed with people posting problems. Ironic eh? I was merely clarifying that you cant compare certain things.

The best bit, you turned a little one liner that would have had no real impact to this thread into a big long drawn out discussion, which has certainly diverted the point of the thread, well done you.



This has already been addressed previously a few times in short - depreciation, no dealer wanting it, so I had to stick with Mazda as they were the only dealer willing to give me a decent price and discount on the new car. I also had the silly idea the 'newer' cars would be better (aka internet myth) which I found, they arent :) . This was when I realised the depreciated on them is insane because there are so many, and the car is flawed as every review has also mentioned.

What most realise, but some get their knickers in a twist because they don't and they have this buyer defensive ego thing going on, is that I like the car, it's a good looking, excellently designed motor that does a lot right. However, its a massive let down in some fundamental areas, and those that impact me specifically. You don't get improvements to happen by saying nothing. Even as simple has having to wait 50 days to have a dealer workshop slot, that is an insane amount of time to wait to fix a car with a problem that was there on day one..less than six weeks ago. So they need to improve. They won't improve things if stuff is not talked about. You also can't just return a car because of things like ride comfort etc, if you could, I would have chopped it in and moved on to something else and I wouldn't be here writing this.

Why Diesel specifically? Best engine and most affordable setup for an SUV, I'll choose diesel everytime in a car this size, even more so after my experience with the PHEV.
yeah got it, almost like a f**ked up situation. I agree with you, if you don't speak up with the issues with your vehicle nothing happens. The suspension is a widely spoken issue, and I believe if more people raise this there might be an action from Mazda. I've send an email to [email protected] regarding suspension and what they told is to do a PQI. But if enough people send an email, they might notice this?
Sod it. Can't even have a thread about the positives without it being hijacked by negativity :rolleyes:
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yeah got it, almost like a f**ked up situation. I agree with you, if you don't speak up with the issues with your vehicle nothing happens. The suspension is a widely spoken issue, and I believe if more people raise this there might be an action from Mazda. I've send an email to [email protected] regarding suspension and what they told is to do a PQI. But if enough people send an email, they might notice this?
Yeah was a 'no way out just deeper in' kinda ordeal.

Yeah Mazda UK in my experience don't really do 'much' in terms of relaying information to Mazda themselves, it has to go through the dealership with the whole PQI thing.

But I am SURE your car does not have the revised suspension fitted because of the symptoms you're experiencing, so I think you are going to be able to sort out the bouncing issue - it wont sort out the ride quality but that bouncing definitely. Just drive in to another dealer and ask them about the TSB for the suspension swap.
Not an owner yet, another 14 hours to wait, but during my test drive two weeks ago (in a Homura), I gave top marks to the HUD and performance under hard acceleration. Great driving position and more than enough space, even in the back which had been a slight prior concern. Interior quality was outstanding and hoping for even better in my Takumi.
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It didn't take long to screw up the thread " POSITIVE NEWS ONLY " 馃憥
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It didn't take long to screw up the thread " POSITIVE NEWS ONLY " 馃憥
I'll let people off on this occasion. No more going off-piste going forward 馃榿
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It is known in the family here as the "Beast"...lol....it does turn heads in this Soul red colour....when you do need to give it some safe overtaking requirements....it always obliges..always.
Interior quality is on a par with my ex Q5 and my ex Volvo XC40....and to manoeuvre this beast is so simple, still trying to get the wife behind the wheel to understand how easy this thing is to drive.
Thought long and hard about pros and cons and looked at other cars.....I had like anyone a choice of many cars, however, a few minor cons like many other vehicles out there do not spoil the feeling I get when I get into it...LOVE IT
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1. Overall a very safe car for my family.
2. Homura machine gray also turns heads a lot!
3. Interior, bose speakers, panoramic brings in a lot of light, face recognition driving position memory is great as my wife also drives the car.
4. It moves pretty good for a 2.1 tonne car.
5. I would call the suspension pretty comfortable and soft (Unless you push it)
6. Reasonably quiet at high speeds.
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The interior design is one of the best in class

The exterior design is one of the best in class

The 3.3 diesel engine is a peach in performance and noise and with low emissions with mega MPG
You do know that engine noise comes through the speakers don't you - it not real 馃ぃ馃ぃ
You do know that engine noise comes through the speakers don't you - it not real 馃ぃ馃ぃ
Great news, I'll turn the volume to 11 馃ぃ
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