My (almost) 1 year experience:
it’s squirrely at 50mph on dual carriageways
The weight is too far back so the front feels light
The boot is too small and the shape of the rear door makes it worse
The battery is about two thirds of the capacity it should be
I agree the pipes under the bonnet are a mess - there’s a huge space under there but the pipes block it all off
on the plus side it’s only costing me £240 a month all-in and I get to give it back in 2024
I agree with Seasidebaz to a large extent.
It’s clear Mazda were totally unprepared for the sudden consumer demand for EVs, rapid electric charge point infrastructure expansion that happened last year.
the MX-30 seems to have a lot of compromises geared to either being a hybrid or a “range extender” variant. Both of which are dead in the market place now.
The battery weight is too far back, (again due to the expectation that there would be more machinery up front in hybrid/range extended variants), which makes handling interesting in the wet. Also, it’s far too easy to spin the front wheels, a symptom of the poor weight distribution.
The Traction Control is clearly exactly the same software as used on the CX-30, and is totally confused by the Electric Motor’s instant and constant torque, the car is uncontrollable with it turned on, which is a shame.
Battery needs approximately another 10 to 15kWh to really make the car more appealing the current market.
There is so much empty space, under boot, under the front bulkhead, and under the bonnet that really should have been used more effectively.
My 2022 Makoto appears to have slightly upgraded motor (or more likely motor control software), and the 3phase charging is a welcome addition.