• Mar 16th 2006 at 5:00PM
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The upcoming Mazda CX-7 SUV is hot-- so much so that Mazda notified dealers that it is restricting export sales of the vehicle. Word from the automaker came at last week's national dealers council meeting.

According to Automotive News, there are certain overseas operations that try to buy vehicles in bulk, and then turn them around to sell at exorbitant prices-- usually before these vehicles are even released in that market. For example, Mazda found a Russian website taking orders for the CX-7 at  $57,000. The CX-7, which goes on sale in the U.S. next month, starts at $24,340, including destination.

While Mazda has not previously restricted its dealers export policies, other manufactures have such restrictions, usually for marketing purposes.

[Source: Automotive News]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Look Infiniti FX-ish. A good looking design. Mazda's on the right track here.

      • 9 Years Ago
      The CX-7 really does look very muscular. Mazda is on a very good way here. Actually, if I wre Mazda, and I'd just found out someone was willing to pay $57,000 for my new car, I'd hurry to get to tht market, to earn the money.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The spamming on this blog is getting way out of hand. Why isnt this being taken care of?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Banning Michael Karesh would solve half of the spam problem.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Compared to the Nissan Murano, the closest vehicle currently on the market, the CX-7 is about $4,600 less expensive even after crediting the Nissan $1,500 for its additional features. (Calculation performed using http://www.truedelta.com.) In other words, it appears to be a great value.

      With three kids, I look forward to checking out the CX-9. However, in my book it has one strike against it: no manual transmission.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What's up AutoBloggers! It's exciting to finally see the CX-7 on their way to the dealers. There have been more and more sightings in California as well as other states!

      Everyone is welcome to checkout an established CX-7 community at MyCX7.com

      We've got tons of pics and information about the CX-7 including CX-9 spy shots. Checkout more discussion at:


      Thanks...See you on the forums!

      • 9 Years Ago
      why are people getting excited about this? It looks like your normal run of the mill minivan w/ 4 doors
      • 9 Years Ago
      This happens here in Brazil, some private importers are selling for example a mini cooper convertible for almost 90000 dollars, and the hard top one for 82000. this is only one example, there are some other cars that are sold 3, 4 or even 5 times its price in the US. Another example is the RX-8 that can reach almost $100000
      • 9 Years Ago
      Great look! Good for Mazda.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I saw one of these on the road the other day, it's a neat look vechicle. Hopefully it'll do great and start Mazada and large upswing.

      • 9 Years Ago
      It looks decently sporty as a crossover and with the 4 cylinder turbo power unit it must be decently fast AND frugle. And then there is the good price. Perhaps its real competitor is the new RAV4 with the 3.5L 6 cylinder power unit.
      Both these vehicles seem to be sporting and undercut established 4wd alternatives like the Murano/FX35 etc etc
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