Our Fleet Test Drive Review: Mazda CX-7 - 15th Report
09 June 2011
Author: Tristan Young
After enjoying the superb grip in cold, wet and snowy weather for nearly six months due to a set of Continental winter tyres, I decided to swap back to the original summer rubber.
I called my local Kwik-Fit, who'd stored the summer tyres for me, at the start of March and said I'd like them re-fitted at the end of the month. I was assured that only a few days' notice was needed and that I should call back later.
So, with the last week of March approaching I called again and was informed I'd be contacted when the tyres arrived in a few days. A few days passed. Nothing. I called back and was told head office hadn't yet responded.
Almost a week after my original call I was contacted to say the tyres would arrive in eight days - which the branch said they had to fight for as the original quote from HQ was a month and a half. In the end, the tyres turned up two days early. It seems I was unlucky as I've heard of no other delays and Kwik-Fit's official line on the average time for tyres to arrive back is nine days.
The service at Kwik-Fit Bagshot was swift, too. Possibly too swift as the tyre pressure light was on when they handed the car back. A quick pressure check revealed all four tyres to be down 4psi over the recommended figure.
Will I fit winter tyres again? Definitely - even if there's a minor trouble swapping back next spring.
|Mazda CX-7 2.2 diesel 5dr manual|
|Claimed combined |
|Model price range||£26,515|
|CO2 (tax) ||199g/km (31%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£136/£273|
|Boot space (min/max)||455/1348 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Revised CX-7 now (only) |
has a diesel variant
|Positive||Consumption, interior |
space, dealer service
|Negative||Gearbox problem, |