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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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just had a test drive.
if mazda had made a cx30 ev they would of had a winner...
mx30 is not for us ...
 

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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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According to the press CX 30 will be available as an EV in China. Same drivetrain. Personally love the design of the MX-30 but that is a question of taste.
 

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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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