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Weeklong Road Test: 2010 Mazda3 Is A Friend To All Families
Weeklong Road Test: 2010 Mazda3 Is A Friend To All Families

Although there is a less expensive four-door version of the 2010 Mazda3 that makes a sound buy as a first new car, there is just something about the outright utility and family friendly style of the Mazda3 five-door hatchback that makes it truly lovable. Starting at just $20,290 very well equipped...Read More»

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The 2010 Mazda5 Is A Genre Buster That's Ahead Of Its Time

Although the Mazda5 compact minivan arrived on our shores with little fanfare, its impact on the North American auto landscape is going to be heard for decades to come. Honestly, how can you argue with a shrunken six-seat minivan that gets 21 city, 27 highway when connected to an automatic (you can...Read More»

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Automobile Magazine Identifies a Couple of Now-extinct 2009 Hold-over Pickups for Bargain Shoppers

A couple of cancelled 2009 pickup models are still on dealer lots and could represent a bargain for prospective shoppers looking for a good deal!   Automobile Magazine recently published a list of eight 2008 and 2009 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs that have each hit the end of their respective...Read More»

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The 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the Perfect Escape From Family Life

Being a part of a family means a lot of wonderful things among them a feeling of belonging and love. But there is another side of family life that is a bit darker and it usually involves off-key recitals, endless soccer practices and the ever exciting getting of groceries. But what if there was a...Read More»

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Depressed Sales Could Hurt Dealer Service Business For Years

The depressed auto sales trend that began back in 2008 is going to leave some lingering effects, affecting the service department business of new-car dealerships for many years. So predicts J.D Power and Associates—that dealer service traffic will decline by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, with...Read More»

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Consumer Reports' 2010 Top Picks...And How TCC Rates Them

Consumer Reports, the widely respected magazine from the non-profit Consumers Union, has published their annual list of Top Picks, and although Toyota might be maligned in the press due to the current accelerator-related recall hearings, the automaker still has two vehicles (including one Lexus) on...Read More»

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One Month Later: How The Auto Industry Has Helped Haiti

Exactly one month ago, on January 12, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale devastated the city of Port au Prince and other parts of Haiti, resulting in at least 212,000 deaths. Almost immediately, support began pouring in from individuals, governments, and corporations around the globe...Read More»

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2011 Mazda2 Interior Revealed, Still Not As Snazzy As Ford Fiesta

The 2011 Ford Fiesta interior wowed 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show attendees, but the 2011 Mazda2, the corporate cousin of the Fiesta, couldn't be compared--Mazda hadn't finished it yet. Today Mazda let loose the final product, and though it looks to be a nice environment for a fun-to-drive and...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-9: Reviewed, Call All Aboard?

2010 Mazda CX-9:  A Model Intermodal During the postwar years, the ubiquitous three-row station wagon roamed highways ferrying families, boats, and campers.  Those machines are extinct; a new breed of crossovers has taken their place.  One is the all-wheel-drive Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring, which...Read More»

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2010 Mazda6i Touring Plus Review: a Four for Joe Six Pack

Mazda's revamped 6 is a sporting sedan.  Its rakish body encloses four-adult size perches with tall-driver friendly front thrones. The Euro-theme sculpted interior door panels and its floating dash pad have jazzy black overlays. Switchgear needs improvement; the info button is dash left, hidden...Read More»

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2010 Mazda6i Touring Plus: More Size, Features, and Power

Mazda has made significant improvements to their Mazda 6 with an all-new re-engineered car that is larger, has new features, and an increase in power. All this has been accomplished without significantly affecting the price, fuel economy, or driving dynamics. Just about every dimension inside and...Read More»

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2010 Mazda CX-7: A Sporty Family Crossover With A Twist

When I was a kid, black lights and glow-in-the-dark posters were de rigeur.  Clock radios had flip-digit numerals that cast an atomic glow. You can relive that era in the Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring, a small, all-wheel-drive crossover with black-light instrumentation.  During the day, you get...Read More»

New 2011 Mazda Mazda5 minivan, to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show, March 2010
Preview: 2011 Mazda Mazda5

The 2011 Mazda5 was unveiled today ahead of its upcoming debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The pint-sized family hauler gets a dramatic new design and updated powertrain to deliver more style and efficiency in a compact and useful package. The most immediately noticable feature of the 2011...Read More»

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Second Drive: 2010 MazdaSpeed3

Back over the summer when TheCarConnection.com first drove the 2010 MazdaSpeed3, around California's Monterey Peninsula, we declared it "a joy to drive, even when the surfaces are far less than ideal." But that was in warm summer weather, both on lightly trafficked canyon roads and on Mazda's own...Read More»

2010 Mazda RX-8
Rumor: Mazda To Re-Launch RX-7, Retire RX-8

Folks of a certain age will no doubt recall the snazzy Mazda RX-7. In the early 1980s, while Van Halen fans were cruising the strip in Trans-Ams and Firebirds, their equally badass New Wave friends were tooling around in Madza's RWD sports coupe. (Hopefully, without their less-badass friends...Read More»

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The Left Field Choice: The 2010 Mazda6

There is something about the way Mazda builds its engines that gives them a divinely unique character. Whereas so many competitors have four cylinders that drone and six cylinders that are as exciting as Tupperware, Mazda makes motors that truly give new meaning to "zoom-zoom." They are mechanical...Read More»

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Driven: the Mazda3 4 Door Sedan 2.5

If you want to make a bit more of a unique statement than the Civic or Corolla allows you do have options. With gas prices as crazy as they are economy cars like the Mazda3 now make perfect sense. And the unique angularity and giant grin coming from the 3s front grille all conspire to make this one...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Breakup Alert: Mazda, Ford End Shared Vehicle Development

After decades of shares product development, Mazda and Ford Motor Co. look poised to go separate ways. According to comments made by Mark Fields, Ford's president of the Americas, last week to Bloomberg, Ford is planning to go it alone with future vehicles. It's not altogether surprising. In late...Read More»

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Mazda Reconfigures 2010 Mazda6, Looks At New Option Strategy

The 2009 Mazda6 was, by almost all accounts, an excellent product arriving at an inopportune time—when auto sales temporarily ground to a halt and the market itself underwent a massive recalibration. Mazda had initially offered the Mazda6 in a dizzying array of build combinations, but that proved...Read More»

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