Remember that horribly infectious song, "Rump Shaker" by one-hit wonders Wreckx-N-Effect? Apparently that's how the new Mazda CX-7 struck writer Warren Brown's family, butt not in a good way. While the reviewer enjoyed the crossover and its 2.3-liter, 244-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, and its near sports-car handling, Brown's wife and daughters sharpened knives smoldered in their seats. Finally, they exploded, complaining how hard the firm squabs felt during the ride.

Didn't the family Brown also complain about the Lexus LS' seats? We haven't driven a CX-7 yet, but we're beginning to think that hard seats are the least of the author's worries.

[Source: Washington Post via the Post and Courier; Lyricsstyle.com]