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So I’m a huge Mazda person, my first car was a 91 Mazda 323 with the famous automatic seatbelts. I have had other cars over the years from a BMW 3 series to a Jetta GLI and many others.

In 2010 I came back to Mazda with a new 3 series then traded up to a new 2012 Mazda 6 for more space. Then my kids got even bigger and we traded up to a new 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature. I love the CX-9 it only has 38,000 miles and it’s paid off.

My car was 2013 Jeep we used as a recreation vehicle. It was fun to take it on the trails but only got 12 Mpg because it’s on 37” tires and had heavy metal bumpers.

Since I Have a company car the Jeep did not get used much I bought it with 5 miles on it and it had 23,743 miles on it when sold it back to the dealer for cash.

Since I’m in the USA the MX-30 was only to be sold in California with a limited run of 560 cars and only Premium and Premium Plus trims available.

So I set out to purchase my MX-30. I had to buy it from a California dealer and have it shipped with my own money and means.

So I started the Deal on February 17th and had to do all the paperwork by snail mail. The deal was completed on February 24th.

The Transporter picked it up on the 26th and it was delivered on the 4th of March.

It was delivered with a dirty interior and only one key. The exterior was covered in dead bug carcass's but it was to be expected it did just travel 2,650 miles, So I wasn’t mad about that.

So I washed the car and detailed the interior, I didn’t play the radio just had the doors open for maybe 20 minutes.

I went to start the car and it was dead it just flashed all the warning lights then cut off. I thought I had gotten a broken car but then I went to Google and found out these things still Have a 12V battery.

So I went to the store and bought a 12V battery charger. After a couple hours I was able to start the car and play with the settings.

I took the car around my neighborhood on a short trip because it had no Plates and was not registered to drive on roads yet.

This is when the problems began. I tried to register it and filled out all the paperwork but it was denied. They said I needed the “MCO” Manufacturers Certificate of Origin to register it.

So back and forth with The dealer they said they cannot give me the MCO because it was titled in California. They had originally told me it was going to be titled in North Carolina.

Anyways I got a copy of the California title and had to pay twice for a Title transfer to North Carolina this took 13 days to complete so my MX-30 was sitting collecting dust for almost 2 weeks while the paperwork was straightened out.

So March 17th was the first day I was able to drive my MX-30 legally and I have to say it’s a great car and holds to all the Mazda standards for handling.

I have to say it was a pain in the ass to get this car from California to North Carolina but I’m glad I did it. I love this car!!

Mazda Corporate has been great!! They cut me a check for the battery charger and I have a appointment at the closest dealer 45 miles away for a 2nd Key and free wash and detail. They apologized for all the hassle I have had and I feel like they really care about me and my purchase.

Sorry about the Novel but it was a pain being the first in North Carolina to have an MX-30 but it was worth it in the end.

I love this car!!
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