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In my case, I was also considering the Mini and the Honda E. I test drove each one and liked them all 馃ゴ. However, the ride on the Mini is distinctly firm and I've fallen out of love with the looks - perhaps over familiar? The Honda has a much better suspension but I didn't like all that fake wood and they seem to be having a notably large number of teething problems. The Mazda has the worst performance/ range stats of the 3 but I really liked the smooth drive and overall solidity of the car. Also, as per Bjorn Nyland, it's as quiet as some much more expensive rivals (door rattles apart!) . So, I preferred the greater comfort of the Mazda to it's more sporty and efficient rivals and so far, I'm happy with my choice. How about you all?
 

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Firstly after owning numerous car manufacturers I found Mazdas a great drivers car
Secondly having owned a few I liked the look, feel and reliability
Thirdly a light bulb moment that I was no longer doing long journeys which meant I did not need the cx5 range..and it was in its last year of warranty plus with the tax savings etc hiring a ICE for really long journeys twice a year costed in.
Tried Skoda...too big and after options post 40K
Tried VW..OK but just not for me
Honda and Mini too small for my needs
Looked at others but above the ev grant pricepoint so no grant
Which brings me to pricepoint for features that did not involve a huge option list (y)
Add free charger with the deal I got
And it was in the dealership waiting for me so within a week I had it
Good looking
With the engine sound off it is so quiet (with the rattles "fixed")

But it is still so far so good at the moment as it does have niggles as you would expect on the initial version of any car so let's see what it's like over the longer term..and what the future brings

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Thanks for your reply Alan. I agree that the longer term will determine our final opinion on the MX - we're on a journey as they say (far too often!) I too have owned a variety of makes over the years , but the Mazdas (all MX5's) never let me down. I've also had Hondas and they were all reliable but the most recent one, a CRZ, had very little sound insulation and I suspect that the E is the same. Anyway, I think that we're in for an interesting ride and that this Forum will provide a lot of information and moral support when needed which hopefully won't be too often 馃檪.
 

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Top of short list was Rav4 Prime but the very few in stock in a 100mile radius had $8K dealer mark up. NO THANKS**

For EVs, Kia Niro EV which I did test drive and just didn't feel like it was worth the price (even found one dealer who had no mark up. all others had $3500-$6000 mark up). Inside felt and looked cheap (can't really find a better word, lol)
Mini SE non available yet and would have to reserve
Last but not least was Hyundai Kona, but -0- stock in 200 mile radius so couldn't test drive

**Probably the biggest concern I have for MX30 is the fact that there were about 12 available (10 PP, 2 base) in a 50 mile area, and non of them had any mark up, lol. I actually got it for less than MSRP. Very concerning considering the literal lack of other other options out there right now when it comes to EVs and PHEVs
 

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This was the only one on my shortlist tbh (other than the Taycan) as I needed a cheap company car to replace my privately owned diesel that was quickly wearing out. The Taycan was about 3 times the price so that was out immediately, the only other car in the price range was the Renault Zoe and as I value the safety of myself and my passengers that was also immediately discounted. Very happy with the Mazda though so good choice in the end.
 

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The Fiat 500.
The dealer sold also the MX-30: a much bigger car and better equipped to the same price.
So we tested the MX-30 afterwards. A no brainer.
The Fiat handles well on the road too by the way.
 

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We have had Ford's for nearly 30 yrs as we benefit from the Ford Privilege Scheme which means a huge discount. My Focus was due for replacement but apart from the Mach E, Ford don't do a full EV. Luckily my family run dealer is also a Mazda dealer and as I didn't want to change dealers I researched the MX-30 and liked what I saw.
I couldn't test drive as I was recovering from a cycling accident and had a full neck brace however my wife who was previously adamant that she would never drive an automatic had a test drive and fell in love with the car after about 5 minutes.
For me the price was competitive and the car didn't look like an EV without the TV sized screens a lot of EVs seem to have.
I only keep my car for 2 yrs and if I did not like it I would go back to Ford so there was no risk in buying.
So far I love it and it suits our changed life styles so is a winner all round.
We are away on our first long trip next week but don't see any issues with range anxiety as plenty of chargers enroute and hotel has free charging.
 

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That is a fantastic question. I鈥檝e owned a lot of Mazda cars, all four MX-5 generations, a CX-3 and 2 CX-5s鈥 So it鈥檚 fair to say I鈥檓 happy with the brand.

Last year we moved out of London to be closer to family and now the CX-5 doesn鈥檛 make sense. Instead of long trips, now most of our driving is short trips into town, or slightly longer trips to see family at weekends. So I had decided to go Electric, and to be honest I didn鈥檛 like Mazda鈥檚 only EV offering.

I test drove a few EVs, the MINI EV was quite nice, the MG crossover was pretty good value鈥 But at the end of the day the MX-30 drives the way I like (I鈥檓 used to how Mazda cas drive), it has the features I like (I demand a HUD)鈥 So I鈥檓 prepared to put up with the less than exciting performance (which I don鈥檛 need) and the frustratingly short range (which isn鈥檛 going to be a problem for 95% of my use case), and have a car that I enjoy driving.

Also my partner, who hates driving automatic cars and stated categorically that she would hate driving an EV, fell in love with how lovely the MX-30 was to drive about 10min into her test drive鈥
 

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It seems that many of us (and our partners) have been seduced by the way the MX30 drives and can therefore overlook it's perceived shortcomings. The value-for-money factor has also been important for many but the fact that the cars aren't selling very well shows, I think, that many people will dismiss it as a contender because of its lack of range and oomph. Hopefully, we're the lucky ones because we tried it and recognised its charm. 馃
 

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It seems that many of us (and our partners) have been seduced by the way the MX30 drives and can therefore overlook it's perceived shortcomings. The value-for-money factor has also been important for many but the fact that the cars aren't selling very well shows, I think, that many people will dismiss it as a contender because of its lack of range and oomph. Hopefully, we're the lucky ones because we tried it and recognised its charm. 馃
It's just some psychological barrier. In 6 months time i only once used a fast charger on a longer roadtrip.
 

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I'm with alot of other drivers on here. I've had Mazda's over the past ten years, and before that had alsorts of different brands which once i started owning Mazdas these fell short of my expectations. I had until recently a MX 5 Mk1 150000 miles, had it 8 years Bullet proof. Sold it on for the same as I paid for it so someone else could enjoy it, plus I started to use it less due to getting in and out. Another reason like adore the MX 30. Love the smoothness, the lack of drama, and so quiet 馃か 馃槾 馃憣
 

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My wife and i had been talking about getting into the EV deal, but nothing really got our attention until we went to go see the MX-30 in person. We immediately turned in our 2020 CX-5 Signature turbo model for it, and we never looked back. We feel the car doesn't have any short comings. We only drive 30 miles round trip to work every day, and we're not racing anyone on the way there or on the way back. We also have another vehicle at home if need to go on longer trips out of town. We (mostly me) like the EV driving life style much more than I would have thought. We think the car is great.
 

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History:
M2 x 2 Kept each for 3 years from new
M6 Kept for 3 years from new
MX-5 Kept for 3 years from new
MX-30 > purchased last July...

TD various EV's, none of which were on a par with the MX-30's price point.
Drive around 100 miles a day, with the odd extended drive from Lincs to Scotland, not had many issues with charging. Just check before leaving is all you have to do.

RA only lasted about a couple of weeks, now not a problem.
When they bring out the next mid range EV, may name will be on their list.

Period.
 

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I was looking at the ioniq5 & the Kia ev6. Both of these had quite a range & were really good. However on enquiring about them the price was overwhelming. For the mileage I do I couldn鈥檛 justify the thousands extra. I also have an mx 5 that we like using in the summer, actually it replaced a kit car that I built. I think people would agree that ev鈥檚 are a new concept still but as I have discovered most of the probs I have had with my 30 people on this site have helped enormously. In my early 70鈥檚 so this, the 30, will probably be my last buy. Very well made & great for my needs. Really nice looking in & out.
 
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