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Hi All,

My name is Welmoed and I am of Dutch origin.
I bought my MX-30 unseen end of June.

Before that I had a test drive of the MG ZS EV.
I did not like the soft suspension (shocks) and the rather oldfashioned heater system.
In my Prius III I had headup display, automatic hester/cooling system and more features that I became used to.
The MG lacked all of that and considering the way it handled while driving, I chose the MX-30 First Edition over the MG.

Have made a short test drive beginning of August and I am pleased with what I experienced.
Although some 200 kms is not long range, the distance is sufficiently for most of my trips.
Only a couple of times a year I have (return)trips that need a charging stop to reach home.

As I learned from my dealer I may expect delivery by September 17th.
It seems that Mazda NL targets on a delivery of all sold MX-30s on the same day.
We'll see how that turns out.
 

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Hi All,

My name is Welmoed and I am of Dutch origin.
I bought my MX-30 unseen end of June.

Before that I had a test drive of the MG ZS EV.
I did not like the soft suspension (shocks) and the rather oldfashioned heater system.
In my Prius III I had headup display, automatic hester/cooling system and more features that I became used to.
The MG lacked all of that and considering the way it handled while driving, I chose the MX-30 First Edition over the MG.

Have made a short test drive beginning of August and I am pleased with what I experienced.
Although some 200 kms is not long range, the distance is sufficiently for most of my trips.
Only a couple of times a year I have (return)trips that need a charging stop to reach home.

As I learned from my dealer I may expect delivery by September 17th.
It seems that Mazda NL targets on a delivery of all sold MX-30s on the same day.
We'll see how that turns out.
Congratulations and welcome to the forum. You will be one of the first to experience the MX-30. With the model designation of MX, I anticipate that it will have a sporty drive.

Please share your experiences with us (even while there are so few of us on the forum). This will help future owners, potential owners and those like me that won’t have the opportunity to own a MX-30 until they bring it to our markets.

Welcome and congratulations
 

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Hello,

i’m new here and from the netherlands.
We buyed a mx30.

i hope we gethe car at end of september.
I test drive the car and ir feels good.
Most of the driving diatance whe can do whit home charging.
 

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Hello,

i’m new here and from the netherlands.
We buyed a mx30.

i hope we gethe car at end of september.
I test drive the car and ir feels good.
Most of the driving diatance whe can do whit home charging.
Congratulations. Let us know when you take delivery. I can’t wait to hear how it drives.
 

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Congratulations. Let us know when you take delivery. I can’t wait to hear how it drives.
While test driving I found the MX-30 handling like my Prius, quickly changing lanes was a straight forward job. No "swinging" of the car as the MG did (a bit like the old American cars from the 50-70ties did, like an ocean steamer :).
I noticed the previously mentioned "motor sound" that the Mazda engineers said to have incorporated in the car.
As my allowed test drive only could be a 30 minutes drive I chose to take the highway and see if I could accelerate like my Prius. I found no issues, accelarating was smooth and fast. I went up to a 130 kms/h and of course saw "fuel" leave the battery faster, but not over my expectations.

For my Prius I kept record of fuel consumption vs kms travelled and found the car usually did close to 5 ltr per 100 kms.
I'm going to do the same for the EV.
Once I have my car, I will keep record of kW charged and distance (kms tavelled) from either full or 80% down to 10%.
That should also give me the kWatts per 100 kms.
If you're interested doing the same PM me and I will send a copy of my Excel sheet so you can do the math for your car.
 

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... I found the MX-30 handling like my Prius. ... a bit like the old American cars from the 50-70ties did, like an ocean steamer....
I never thought I would ever hear someone describe a Mazda or any new car intended to have a sporty drive in those terms. Even my phone was upset. It froze on those words for a half hour.
 

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I never thought I would ever hear someone describe a Mazda or any new car intended to have a sporty drive in those terms. Even my phone was upset. It froze on those words for a half hour.
Made one sentence of two??? The first sentence was about the Mazda, the second about how the MG handled.
Or are you pulling my leg ;)
 

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Sorry. I thought you were saying the Mazda was BOTH like the Prius AND the cars from the 50s to the 70s. I missed the Not in your sentence.

I guess I was still in shock with the comparison to a Prius.

While have never driven a Prius and I understand they have many great qualities, It was my understanding that handling was not their focus where it is the top priority of Mazda.
 

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I have driven many cars, among those US cars from the 60s and 70s. They all had that rolling and "stamping" that seagoing ships often have on rough seas. I drove UK, D, F, I cars, the Prius was my second Japanese car while on the move from ICE to hybrid and now to EV. Both Prius and Mazda have a stiffer suspension as European cars have.
Although in name a well-known UK brand at the time, the MG now is Chinese owned and I understand that chinese people like a softer ride than we do in Europe, more like the Americans did.

The apt response of the Mazda to the steering wheel was a nice surprise to me and something I already expected.
Even the response to the "throttle" (accelerator) felt good and certainly not sluggish. The rich outfit of the First Edition also led to my decision that this car is to be the one for the next several years.
So I presume I will be very content after having received my own MX-30.

As with my Prius I will keep track of the MX's "fuel" consumption to see if it meets or exceeds the factory figures.
 

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Dealer and owner expectations often differ :(
My car was to be delivered about week 37, now we're in week 38.
Dealer mentioned cars still not in Holland, should be at the end of week 38.
That means delivery ought to start in (second half of?) week 39.
Let's see if that prediction does not cause me to eat my fingers :)
 
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