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Must Carmakers Use Best Safety Technology? Supremes To Decide
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»

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring
2010 Mazda CX-7 - A Driver's Crossover

All automobiles have trade-offs. No matter how hard you try, you’re never going to get everything you need in one double or triple-box conveyance. In my household, the accent is always on fun, so a sporting vehicle is likely to make me happy. Yet when I need to carry more items than a couple...Read More»

2010 Mazda6
What Are The Insurance Costs For A 2011 Mazda6?

Many people are very curious to know what the insurance costs for the 2011 Mazda6 will be. Unfortunately, since the car has not yet been released in the United States, it’s difficult to know exactly what the expected insurance costs are. However, if you are planning on purchasing one of these...Read More»

2009 MAZDA3
This Owner Is Sticking By Her Mazda3

With the recent catastrophic Toyota acceleration problems, car manufacturers as well as the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) are cracking down on quality and getting to the bottom of any car complaints as quickly as possible. Just recently, Mazda notified the NHTSA board that...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Today at High Gear Media: Mazda Shinari, Regal and Post-Grad Cars

In today's morning mail, the Mazda Shinari--a gorgeous four-door coupe that we can't help but think would kick the RX-8 to the curb. Agreed? [MotorAuthority] The 2011 Buick Regal is one of the IIHS' Top Safety Picks this year, meaning it's earned top scores, has stability control, and meets new...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Midsize Cars Cheaper Than Their Small Cousins

Not too long ago, if you wanted a small car for the fuel economy, but wanted to be surrounded by creature comforts and enjoy the drive, you were out of luck. All that has changed now. The new small cars reaching dealerships this summer can be equipped as borderline luxury cars, with leather...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

This summer, car sales have been even slower than automakers had expected, leading some of them to counter with aggressive discounts.  But, as fall approaches, we've seen them cut back on the deals they're offering.  This month, many of the best options for shoppers are domestic, but even some...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA5
Mazda’s Worldwide Recall: 215,000 Vehicles In The U.S.

Mazda has issued a recall notice that includes 215,000 vehicles in the United States, 100,000 in Canada and Mexico, and 11,000 in China. The company stated that it plans to expand the recall to other international markets including Europe and Australia. In the U.S., Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles built...Read More»

Mazda MX-5: Should Steven Slater Drive This JetBlue Ride?

MX-5 Miata Grand Touring PRHT.  It's a Stormy Blue Mica cure for a Steven Slater meltdown. In TV land, talent (people in front of the camera) want good hair days.  They spray, mousse and gel their way to welded-tresses.  But one little car can offer more mane-raising motoring enjoyment than...Read More»

2009 MAZDA3
Mazda Recalls 2007-2009 Mazda 3 And 5 Models

Mazda has announced a recall of almost 200,000 cars due to a problem with the steering. A defect in the power-steering systems of 2007-2009 Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 models could cause a sudden loss of steering assist, increasing the likelihood of a crash. The affected models were all built between April...Read More»

2009 MAZDA3
2007-2009 Mazda3, Mazda5 Recalled For Power-Steering Issue

Mazda is recalling 2007 through 2009 model-year Mazda3 and Mazda5 models for an issue with the power-steering system. The recall follows an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), looking into power-steering system failures in the 2007-2009 Mazda3. Altogether...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Azera 4-door Sedan Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

  Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have made giant strides in recent years.  Some of their 2010 and 2011 cars are among the best they've ever made, and are rated near the top of TheCarConnection's lists for best family sedans and small crossovers. It's showing in their sales numbers--the...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Top Five Affordable Family Cars

The economy is still sputtering its way out of the recession, and families on a budget will be looking to save money as they shop for new cars this fall. With that in mind, we take a look at five family vehicles that will appeal to the budget minded. Before we start, a few rules. We are looking at...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Smart Car Shopping: Big Deals On These Five Convertibles

  It may sound like some strange factoid hurtling in from a parallel universe, but ragtop shoppers, take heart: sometimes, convertibles are cheaper in summer. How can that be? We've seen automakers introduce convertibles in the dead of winter--when people are most receptive to the idea of a warm...Read More»

2010 Mazda6
2011 Mazda6: Better Fuel Economy, New Details

Mazda has released the first official information about the 2011 Mazda6 sedan, and in addition to improved fuel economy the model gets a new look, including new materials inside and new details inside and out. While engine power hasn't changed for 2011—offerings remain either the 170-horsepower...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto + Side Exterior View
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

This week, the automotive landscape is tilted in favor of the buyer who comes prepared.  The across-the-board discounts we saw all spring have faded, in favor of targeted discounts on particular cars.  You'll no longer find everything at your local Ford or Chevrolet dealership on sale -- but if...Read More»

Car Town
Car Town And DriverVille: Two Games For Gearheads Come To Facebook

If you use Facebook -- and of course you do -- you know how much fun games like Farmville and Petville can be. Take a look at your news feed, and you'll see dozens of updates from nearly forgotten high school acquaintances, each begging you to help with chores and other drudgery so they can unlock...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

Before you go out car shopping this weekend, there are two things you need to know. One is that you might want to wait a few days.  Our partners at TrueCar.com, the car pricing experts, tell us that the cheapest day to buy this month will be Wednesday, July 28.   You'll often get the best deals...Read More»

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