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I ended up getting the CX-30 - 2.5L AWD - No cylinder deactivation. I wanted the 3 Hatchback, but they all have the CD and I didn't want to chance it. I was going for either white, which really accentuates the plastic cladding, or the gray which hides it. I've had several Mazdas over the years (14 & 15 3's) so hopefully this one will be just as reliable.

As soon as I drove it off the lot, with 30 miles on it, I took it on the highway and put it into manual mode. From there I gave it several 80% throttle runs in 4th/5th gear up to 4k rpms and let it engine break. I also did one full WOT, which was actually by mistake. I now have 71 miles on it and will drive it normally the next few hundred miles.

It rained most of the day so I was able to test the AWD. Works extremely well. The 6spd trans is very precise.

*I'm highly irritated though with the dealership as I specifically told them NOT to wash the car and they did. Swirl marks are all over the paint.

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Welcome.

The Mazda3 Hatchback was also on my list but I couldn't get past how badly (ugly!) the rear end was designed. CX-30 on the other hand is nearly perfect in every way!

Since you seem to be a bit of a spirited driver, any plans to do some 0-60 runs? I think it would be great to compare how real world numbers compare to what Mazda and the automotive publications have been reporting. So far, how would you rate the CX-30's performance?

I suggest finding a good detailer to correct the paint and seal it with a coating or PPF.
 

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Welcome.

The Mazda3 Hatchback was also on my list but I couldn't get past how badly (ugly!) the rear end was designed. CX-30 on the other hand is nearly perfect in every way!

Since you seem to be a bit of a spirited driver, any plans to do some 0-60 runs? I think it would be great to compare how real world numbers compare to what Mazda and the automotive publications have been reporting. So far, how would you rate the CX-30's performance?

I suggest finding a good detailer to correct the paint and seal it with a coating or PPF.
I'll give it some time before doing a 0-60 run from a dead stop. Want to let the drivetrain break-in, which includes the trans. I gave it a few good full throttle runs from 40mph to 80mph.

The car is extremely smooth, handles great, fantastic AWD and is very refined. I love it.
 

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I ended up getting the CX-30 - 2.5L AWD - No cylinder deactivation. I wanted the 3 Hatchback, but they all have the CD and I didn't want to chance it. I was going for either white, which really accentuates the plastic cladding, or the gray which hides it. I've had several Mazdas over the years (14 & 15 3's) so hopefully this one will be just as reliable.

As soon as I drove it off the lot, with 30 miles on it, I took it on the highway and put it into manual mode. From there I gave it several 80% throttle runs in 4th/5th gear up to 4k rpms and let it engine break. I also did one full WOT, which was actually by mistake. I now have 71 miles on it and will drive it normally the next few hundred miles.

It rained most of the day so I was able to test the AWD. Works extremely well. The 6spd trans is very precise.

*I'm highly irritated though with the dealership as I specifically told them NOT to wash the car and they did. Swirl marks are all over the paint.

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Regarding the swirls, take it back and get the dealer to correct the paitwork.
we had this with my son's seat ibiza, the delaer swirled the paint , so got them to detail it, but they made it worse, so has it detailed by a local detailer, the dealer paid for it , £500 and also got £400 for our troubles as i was prepared to return the car...
 

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The issue I'm concerned about is them making it even worse.

i would source a local detailer, ask his advice, and cost to put right, go to the dealer and say, this is what is going to cost to repair the paint.. see what they say. get them to deal with the detailer direct or use your right to refuse the car( just the threat should sort it)
www.detailingworld.com will have links to detailers...
 

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Great idea. I'll probably do that. A friend of mine is a top notch detailer in the area. The dealership is trying to get me to use theirs though and they claim "he is really good". I'm skeptical.
 

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Great idea. I'll probably do that. A friend of mine is a top notch detailer in the area. The dealership is trying to get me to use theirs though and they claim "he is really good". I'm skeptical.
Welcome to the forum @TunaFresh! I don't blame you for being skeptical with the dealer if they already left swirl marks on your CX-30. Aside from that how has it been dealing with your dealer?
 
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