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2009-2010 Mazda6 Recalled For Potential Spider Infestation
2009-2010 Mazda6 Recalled For Potential Spider Infestation

Who says spiders are harmless? If you own a 2009 or 2010 Mazda6 sedan you're probably not going to want to watch Arachnophobia any time soon. According to Mazda, a certain type of spider (the yellow sac) may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line (part of the emission control system)...Read More»

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Why Does My New Car Have No Temp Gauge?

While cars are coming with increasingly complex instrument panels, you might notice one feature is missing from your new vehicle: the coolant temperature gauge. Over the past several years, we've noticed the trend across a wide range of vehicles. Such is the case, too, with the latest versions of...Read More»

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2012 Mazda5: A Smart Pick, But Lean Feature Set Might Limit Appeal

For most of the time that it's been on sale in the U.S. market—nearly five years—the Mazda5 has been an odd one out in the market—and a niche vehicle, despite its conventional minivan silhouette. As Mazda points out, compared to the Dodge Caravan, which kicked off the U.S. minivan...Read More»

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2012 Mazda5: Live Gallery

We've just this week spent much of a day with the new 2012 Mazda Mazda5, and while you can find our complete driving impressions in our First Drive report, here we're bringing you a more extensive look at this smaller-scale minivan—especially inside. Anyone who's owned a minivan—or a...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Mazda Mazda5: First Drive

There's a certain charming simplicity about the 2012 Mazda5. Yes, it's a minivan. Yes, it's a little lower, sportier, and more fun to drive. And yes, it's configured for the needs of small families—simple, lean, and value-priced. You can easily open or close the non-power sliding doors with...Read More»

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Lets Mazda Seatbelt Lawsuit Proceed, But What Does It Mean?

The United States Supreme Court today ruled that the family of a woman killed in an accident in 2002 would be allowed to proceed with its suit against Mazda despite Mazda's compliance with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations on rear-seat safety belts. The federal ruling...Read More»

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Mazda Offers 20% Discount On The Miata Via Facebook Deals (Sorry, U.K. Only)

One of 2010's biggest social media stories was the rise of group-buying services like Groupon and Living Social. These companies have been a hit with businesses and consumers alike, offering great discounts on products and raising visibility for entrepreneurs. (Think of the hugely successful...Read More»

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An Overview of the 2011 Mazda Tribute

The 2011 Mazda Tribute is a sensible looking compact SUV. While the practical appearance may be appealing to some drivers, others may be inclined to hope for a more sporty look. There are four available trims on offer, the i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring, and s Grand Touring. If you live in...Read More»

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Miss South Dakota Takes On Distracted Driving

If you haven't yet picked favorites for the Miss America pageant this coming Saturday night, and you're concerned about distracted driving, listen to Miss South Dakota. The state's representative in the pageant, Loren Vaillancourt, has centered her message around distracted driving. Admittedly...Read More»

2011 Mazda2 First Drive
2011 Mazda2 Rated By IIHS, Misses Top Safety Pick

While the 2011 Mazda2 is respectable for safety, it’s not Top Safety Pick material. That's the message to take away from official safety ratings released this past week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Mazda2 earned top 'good' results for frontal offset and the new...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Trending In Social Media This Week: BMW Unveils 1-Series M Coupe, Ford And Chrysler

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

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Fuel-Pump, Corrosion Issue Prompts 2009-2010 Mazda5 Recall

Mazda5 models from the 2009 and 2010 model years are being recalled due to a possible fuel-system problem that could lead to stalling and trouble restarting the engine. According to a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), water might not have been cleared from a...Read More»

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2012 Mazda5 On Sale January 2011, Priced From $19,990

Smaller than minivans, MPVs haven't caught on like wildfire here in the U.S. the way they have in Europe, but Mazda's Mazda5 is making good headway as one of the few offerings in the segment. The next version of the small van, the 2012 Mazda5 with Nagare concept-inspired styling, goes on sale in...Read More»

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Cheap Cars With Big Value: 2011 Mazda Mazda2

What’s a family to do without additional vehicles to handle the needs of various household members? Sometimes that extra car needs to be fuel-efficient and nimble enough to zip in and out of tight parking spaces, with room for friends and cargo – and affordably priced. Today’s...Read More»

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2011 Mazda3: Driven

The Mazda3 is one of our favorite small cars on the market, but with every drive, we're reminded that this benchmark fun-to-drive small car (and Mazda's best-seller) might not be the right choice for every small-car shopper. In our opinion, there's only one way to go regarding the body styles. The...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Don't be misled. The automotive market did not experience a sudden recovery in September; and with a few exceptions, like trucks, October wasn't all that much better. The news merely looked good on paper because automakers traditionally compare current sales to sales figures from one year before --...Read More»

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Must Carmakers Use Best Safety Technology? Supremes To Decide

With tough new Federal crash-test procedures, and some cars offering as many as ten airbags, you might think that automakers do everything they can to meet the highest safety standards. And many do. But some automakers only fit equipment to meet the minimum requirement, especially if a model is...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
Best 2011 Affordable Small Sedans: Part Two

In part one of this two-part series, we covered the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Fiesta, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra. Here we pick up on the rest of the best 2011 affordable small sedans. Kia Forte With its 10 year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty (one of the best in the industry), and a...Read More»

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