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Hello,
we currently have the cx30, great car , our 5th mazda.

I'm always looking at whats new and the mx30 has caught my eye.
never had an EV, and like most people making the swap from ice engines there are alot of questions.
what are the views of drivers that have made the move to the mx30 from ice engine?
cost /range/charging etc etc
the 124 miles range is concerning....but there again we only do 6000 miles per year..
 

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What was it about the MX-30 that didn't convince you?
Hi. Comparing it to the Cx30. The centre console was nice but the air con screen seems a step backwards, found it distracting when trying to adjust while driving, just didn't make sense when Mazda promote a non touch screen with the infotainment to avoid distraction..
We found space in the back very tight... Getting in and out with the rear doors was difficult, this would be impossible in a car park with cars either side..the drive was fine and very smooth... We drove on mixed roads and used 10% of power over 12 miles so the 120 miles seems about right... This could work for us just.. but we'd be charging 2-3times a week...
EV v petrol is the new Diesel v petrol justification.. at £28k it is cheaper than the rest, but next year there is lots of ev's coming to the market and looking online they offer more ...sorry Mazda you have got it wrong... This is backed up by the news they are adding a rotary engine as a range extender..
 

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Hi. Comparing it to the Cx30. The centre console was nice but the air con screen seems a step backwards, found it distracting when trying to adjust while driving, just didn't make sense when Mazda promote a non touch screen with the infotainment to avoid distraction..
We found space in the back very tight... Getting in and out with the rear doors was difficult, this would be impossible in a car park with cars either side..the drive was fine and very smooth... We drove on mixed roads and used 10% of power over 12 miles so the 120 miles seems about right... This could work for us just.. but we'd be charging 2-3times a week...
EV v petrol is the new Diesel v petrol justification.. at £28k it is cheaper than the rest, but next year there is lots of ev's coming to the market and looking online they offer more ...sorry Mazda you have got it wrong... This is backed up by the news they are adding a rotary engine as a range extender..
That's a fair assessment of the MX-30. I'm with you I wish it was a touchscreen instead, that choice seemed odd to me.
 

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Hi. Comparing it to the Cx30. The centre console was nice but the air con screen seems a step backwards, found it distracting when trying to adjust while driving, just didn't make sense when Mazda promote a non touch screen with the infotainment to avoid distraction..
We found space in the back very tight... Getting in and out with the rear doors was difficult, this would be impossible in a car park with cars either side..the drive was fine and very smooth... We drove on mixed roads and used 10% of power over 12 miles so the 120 miles seems about right... This could work for us just.. but we'd be charging 2-3times a week...
EV v petrol is the new Diesel v petrol justification.. at £28k it is cheaper than the rest, but next year there is lots of ev's coming to the market and looking online they offer more ...sorry Mazda you have got it wrong... This is backed up by the news they are adding a rotary engine as a range extender..
Suicide doors are a disaster, and space in the back is poor. But space in the CX30 is not great either...
 

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I am absolutely IN LOVE with the design of the MX-30, inside and outside. It's so freaking cool. It's got a very modern/retro look and we've been driving it around town and took it to a "cars and coffee" at the beach and everyone was flocking over to check it out. Lots of looks from people and love that there won't be very many on the road for a while! The CX-30 design is nice but it's not eye-catching and unique like the MX-30. Also if you don't drive that much you really don't need to be worried about the range. We don't drive that much and haven't ever even gone below 50% range as we always plug it in while it's parked. It's always topped-off for the day! For long road trips you can take advantage of the included Elite Loaner program where you get to rent any ICE Mazda for up to 10 days for no charge.
 

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Ah, interesting, I had the opposite outcome after test driving both, the CX-30 and the MX-30.

First the CX-30 and although I loved the aggressive, sporting look, the drive was... Ok. Nothing really remarkable.

Once I sit in the MX-30 and started driving I had zero doubt. More reactive, quieter, agile, elegant.

To be fair, all the flaws of the MX-30, like the suicide doors, lack of space behind and short range are irrelevant to me and my needs, so there was really no doubt in my decision.

In the end, chosing a car should be a combination of personal taste and your real needs.
 

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We drove on mixed roads and used 10% of power over 12 miles so the 120 miles seems about right... This could work for us just.. but we'd be charging 2-3times a week...
I thought general idea is you want to charge the car almost every day (or rather night) at home, using the cheapest off-peak / overnight energy tariff you can get. Sadly I don't have access to a 5p per kWh supply that others have, but if I did it changes the economics and convenience quite a bit.
 

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I am absolutely IN LOVE with the design of the MX-30, inside and outside. It's so freaking cool. It's got a very modern/retro look and we've been driving it around town and took it to a "cars and coffee" at the beach and everyone was flocking over to check it out. Lots of looks from people and love that there won't be very many on the road for a while! The CX-30 design is nice but it's not eye-catching and unique like the MX-30. Also if you don't drive that much you really don't need to be worried about the range. We don't drive that much and haven't ever even gone below 50% range as we always plug it in while it's parked. It's always topped-off for the day! For long road trips you can take advantage of the included Elite Loaner program where you get to rent any ICE Mazda for up to 10 days for no charge.
You and me both bro.
Still in love after more than one year. Its starting to feel a bit embarrassing.
Those doors look dead cool and give the car character. Kids love em. And thats just the way it is. Period. 🤣
 

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You and me both bro.
Still in love after more than one year. Its starting to feel a bit embarrassing.
Those doors look dead cool and give the car character. Kids love em. And thats just the way it is. Period. 🤣
Haha that's awesome man! Glad to hear you and the kids still love it that much after a year! I'm so stoked! Taking it to another car show this weekend hehe.
 

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My wife does not want to drive anything else any more. Its mx-30 or nothing. Honestly for those 4 Times a year holidaytrip, i still have a 2012 mini clubman (suicide door as well). No kids, one little dog. Home loading, 6kwh. 99% of the dailydrives is within 200km range....it Just fits.
 

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Mazda were always going to struggle with the transition to Electric. They are a relatively small car maker who have survived by having extremely advanced ICE technology, uniquely enjoyable drivability, and quirky niche models which don’t comfortably fit into classic market segments.

Being late to the EV party the MX-30 seems to be what, I think, Mazda hope will maintain their brand image/reputation while buying time for them to transition from their now irrelevant ICE technology.
 

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Mazda were always going to struggle with the transition to Electric. They are a relatively small car maker who have survived by having extremely advanced ICE technology, uniquely enjoyable drivability, and quirky niche models which don’t comfortably fit into classic market segments.

Being late to the EV party the MX-30 seems to be what, I think, Mazda hope will maintain their brand image/reputation while buying time for them to transition from their now irrelevant ICE technology.
They need to team up with other producers, dont you think?
This is gonna cost a lot, obscene amounts of cash. There is a risk that the brand and the Mazdaness will be Lost in transition. Remember the film Lost in translation? MX-30 is not a bad start so all is not lost in Mazdaland. Yet😬
 

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I am in love with the MX-30 and ticks all my "personal" boxes but... what where they thinking?
I mean - it is based on the CX-30 platform. Why not making the CX-30 electric and that's it?
That would have been just more practical, more spacious, and CHEAPER to make too...

why they decided to design a new thing, and whatever they changed is just WORSE than the starting point?

as said - I am on my own 90% of time - max it is me and my partner + optional dog. Rear seats are used 2 times/yr for short distances etc...

but I do see that a CX-30 electric would have opened this product to such a bigger audience.
On top they could have saved a lot of money (design, tooling, separate components, etc) making it the cheapest EV on earth.

To make a comparison with MINI world:
CX-30 is the countryman
MX-30 is the paceman

the first one is a success, the second one was discontinued after the 1st gen. I personally loved the paceman (as much as I love the MX-30) but I do see (with rational eyes) why most of people prefer the countryman (and the CX-30)
 

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They need to team up with other producers, dont you think?
This is gonna cost a lot, obscene amounts of cash. There is a risk that the brand and the Mazdaness will be Lost in transition. Remember the film Lost in translation? MX-30 is not a bad start so all is not lost in Mazdaland. Yet😬
I just think Mazda are in a really difficult position. The sudden push to EV (consumer demand and government incentives), took Mazda by surprise. They probably have quite a lot (perhaps as much as 5 years worth?) of ICE vehicles still in the product pipeline, they can’t have an EV which will make their entire product range redundant!

The MX-30 seems deliberately quirky and awkward, while still being an excellent quality car. The critics can’t fault the vehicle design and quality, only Mazda’s market decisions (I.e. suicide doors, small HV battery) This serves to stop their existing looking antiquated, while keeping the brand reputation for building great cars.
 

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I am in love with the MX-30 and ticks all my "personal" boxes but... what where they thinking?
I mean - it is based on the CX-30 platform. Why not making the CX-30 electric and that's it?
That would have been just more practical, more spacious, and CHEAPER to make too...

why they decided to design a new thing, and whatever they changed is just WORSE than the starting point?

as said - I am on my own 90% of time - max it is me and my partner + optional dog. Rear seats are used 2 times/yr for short distances etc...

but I do see that a CX-30 electric would have opened this product to such a bigger audience.
On top they could have saved a lot of money (design, tooling, separate components, etc) making it the cheapest EV on earth.

To make a comparison with MINI world:
CX-30 is the countryman
MX-30 is the paceman

the first one is a success, the second one was discontinued after the 1st gen. I personally loved the paceman (as much as I love the MX-30) but I do see (with rational eyes) why most of people prefer the countryman (and the CX-30)
Asked myself exactly the same question.
But the MX 30 looks a lot better and feels more upmarket. Its way cooler inside and out. There is nothing wrong with the CX-30, but practicality aside the design just does not feel that special. If Mazda's goal was to create something appealing aesthetically and cool without trying to hard, they pretty much nailed it.
OK I'll just come out and say it. Was parked next to a white model 3. Many are white because they re cheaper by the way. To me the Tesla looks kind of ugly. Sure its more efficient, better charging network, better range. But still. The MX-30 looks a lot better. And strangest of all, a lot more exclusive. Maybe superficial and stupid but super happy to get into my Mazda and not the model 3.
 

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Asked myself exactly the same question.
But the MX 30 looks a lot better and feels more upmarket. Its way cooler inside and out. There is nothing wrong with the CX-30, but practicality aside the design just does not feel that special. If Mazda's goal was to create something appealing aesthetically and cool without trying to hard, they pretty much nailed it.
OK I'll just come out and say it. Was parked next to a white model 3. Many are white because they re cheaper by the way. To me the Tesla looks kind of ugly. Sure its more efficient, better charging network, better range. But still. The MX-30 looks a lot better. And strangest of all, a lot more exclusive. Maybe superficial and stupid but super happy to get into my Mazda and not the model 3.
A Mazda Xperimental is NOT supposed to be for everyone!
 
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