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Does anyone know if the Mazda CX30 is coming to Thailand and when? The wife wants a SUV and love my Mazda 3 so the CX30 would be perfect for her. The CX2 is too small and the CX5 is too big. 

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It is quite sure that it will come to Thailand but I didn't find anything more precise than "2020".

In a way it is already here.

A Thai news article claims to show camouflage cars spotted somewhere in Chonburi. I send you the link to the article via PM.

 

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For Bangkok Motor Show?

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 – Sun, Apr 5, 2020

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It has just been released in Thailand. A very good car..

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I test-drove the CX-30 today- I really liked it, and the top-spec (~1.2m) has a really good safety/electronics package- the issue I had with it was the same thing that's noted in the reviews (which are mostly very positive), which was the small rear seat.  My wife is only 155cm, and she wasn't able to get comfortable in the back (and she's not a complainer).  If I were single or didn't have a kid to transport (as well as the occasional full-sized adult) in the back, I think I would have bought it- it handles well, the 165hp the engine puts out moves it along just fine, and overall it feels 'tight'- it was just too small for my needs.

 

I'm likely going to buy a CX-5 (I like Mazda and have owned them in LOS before with good results) as I need a bit more space, but that CX-30 is a really nice vehicle (much better than the CX-3, IMHO)- it looks good, too.

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27 minutes ago, flare said:

I test-drove the CX-30 today- I really liked it, and the top-spec (~1.2m) has a really good safety/electronics package- the issue I had with it was the same thing that's noted in the reviews (which are mostly very positive), which was the small rear seat.  My wife is only 155cm, and she wasn't able to get comfortable in the back (and she's not a complainer).  If I were single or didn't have a kid to transport (as well as the occasional full-sized adult) in the back, I think I would have bought it- it handles well, the 165hp the engine puts out moves it along just fine, and overall it feels 'tight'- it was just too small for my needs.

 

I'm likely going to buy a CX-5 (I like Mazda and have owned them in LOS before with good results) as I need a bit more space, but that CX-30 is a really nice vehicle (much better than the CX-3, IMHO)- it looks good, too.

I agree. We are now in a 2014 Mazda 3 and the wife wants an SUV with more room than the 3. She thought there was less room in the back seat of the CX-30 than our 3. She did like the top spec CX-5 which has the 2.5 liter turbo engine with AWD. Has every bell & whistle including ventilated seats. With a price of 1.85 million is should give you a BJ. lol Need to sell the 3 first but I am leaning towards the CX-5.

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Yeah- I test-drove the top-spec CX-5 with the 'big' engine (231hp) as well, and I definitely agree that the 1.85m price was way more than it was worth (though it was nice, of course).   I'm gonna try to get them to deal a bit on the 'Skyactiv 2.0 SP' version currently at 1.56m (I need all the safety bell-and-whistles, though more for the wife than me).  They're not selling many SUVs since the shutdown, and they might give a bit more than they usually would.  
 

While the atmosphere the last few months has been pretty bad, it's a good time to buy a car as dealerships are pretty hungry.

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34 minutes ago, flare said:

Yeah- I test-drove the top-spec CX-5 with the 'big' engine (231hp) as well, and I definitely agree that the 1.85m price was way more than it was worth (though it was nice, of course).   I'm gonna try to get them to deal a bit on the 'Skyactiv 2.0 SP' version currently at 1.56m (I need all the safety bell-and-whistles, though more for the wife than me).  They're not selling many SUVs since the shutdown, and they might give a bit more than they usually would.  
 

While the atmosphere the last few months has been pretty bad, it's a good time to buy a car as dealerships are pretty hungry.

Yes they are willing to deal. The salesman said he would knock off 50,000 off the 1.85.

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There are also some leftover, never-been-registered (meaning the warranty starts as if new) 2018 CX-5 top-spec models (with the 2.0 engine) in the dealer network- except for some minor changes (like a sunroof, which appeals to me in Thailand about as much as a robotic arm that pops out of the steering wheel and hits you in the nuts), it's nearly identical- I'm also looking at one of these if I can work a steep enough discount.  If not, I'll go for a 2020.

 

I should note I also drove the top-spec MG HS (a friend just bought a base HS and said I should take a look as he really likes it), which is aimed at the CX-5, but for just over 1m- the interior was really good- the two-toned seats looked great (the Mazda interiors are kind of dead looking), the electronics and large touch-screen were excellent, and the engine was actually better than I expected (the turbo-lag mentioned in many reviews wasn't bad at all)- that said, it's sprung so soft I couldn't deal with it, and the wife in the (extremely roomy) back seat practically got tossed to the opposite side from which she was sitting during fast lane changes- I took one quick turn, and the body roll was significant- where the Mazdas were 'tight', the MG was 'loose'.  It's too bad, because for the price I REALLY wanted to like it...  With better suspension, the HS might be worth buying at its current price (though that's said without the benefit of knowing how the HS holds up after a few years)- MG has upped their game a bit with it, though they're still behind Japan in overall quality.  If you're out kicking tires and you're near an MG dealership, take it for a ride just for the hell of it.  The CX-5 is way better, but it should be for another ~500k.

 

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For us it was a toss up between the CX5 and the CRV but we have come down on the side of the CRV after many hours of deliberations.

Just waiting for the updated (face lift) of the CRV which should be any day now

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7 minutes ago, canopus1969 said:

For us it was a toss up between the CX5 and the CRV but we have come down on the side of the CRV after many hours of deliberations.

Just waiting for the updated (face lift) of the CRV which should be any day now

The CRV has a CVT transmission and only about 170 hp out of the 2.4 liter engine. I would never buy a car with a CVT.  Reliability questions and very expensive to repair. Just MHO. The CX-5 has a 6 speed transmission and 231 hp from the 2.5 engine. I read somewhere that if you put high grade petrol in the 2.5 it can get as much as 250 hp.

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I have test driven a CX-5 twice ... yes quite nice. But I prefer our now nearly five years old 3.2L Everest, in all that time it has been almost trouble free. Put the third row of seats down and quite a lot of space...put the rear seats down and the space is huge. OK it uses quite some more fuel than a CX-5 but you get a lot more of everything for your money.

 

Definitely worth a test drive....

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I've driven the Everest- it's a nice vehicle, but I don't want a pick-up based SUV as I want a different suspension and a benzine engine option (I believe the Everest only comes with a 2.0 diesel these days)- it's super-roomy, but a but bigger than I need (it's closer to the CX-8). 

 

 



 

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On 5/26/2020 at 7:58 PM, Rdrokit said:

Yes they are willing to deal. The salesman said he would knock off 50,000 off the 1.85.

Mazda can knock off 100K, but just check their interest rates of the principal-  I think it' over 3.5%. Or you could get a small discount with a low interest rate. They may be getting desperate now, so many ou can haggle more out of them. 

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On 5/27/2020 at 1:49 PM, canopus1969 said:

For us it was a toss up between the CX5 and the CRV but we have come down on the side of the CRV after many hours of deliberations.

Just waiting for the updated (face lift) of the CRV which should be any day now

The 2.4 in the crv has been around many years, with improvements over each generation. Yes, there should be a minor crv out this year, depending on covid. It will most likely have the honda sensing system and some cosmetic changes. I have the 1.6 diesel awd version with I quite like. Not exciting to drive but its very comfortable over bad Thai flooded roads. At least it doesn't have the cvt:)

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