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Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week
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»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

If you're going out car shopping this weekend, you should know that automakers aren't discounting cars the way they did just a few months ago. As Toyota fought to recover its reputation amidst allegations of unintended acceleration in the spring, it launched a round of heavy discounts.  That...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

2009 Mazda RX-8
Mazda Comes Out With Strong, New Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Program

As an ex-Internet Manager for a major dealer who sold tons of used cars over the years, I make no secret that I’m a big fan of manufacturer certified pre-owned (CPO) programs. Consumers benefit by getting a vehicle that meets a higher standard AND gain long term protection through an extended...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda5
Top Five: Ways To De-Stress On A Road Trip

In honor of today's post about parents using music to relax on road trips, I'd like to present my own top five ways to relax and de-stress when spending a lot of time behind the wheel. Without further ado: 1. Music: I agree with those who need music to relax while spending hours on the highway. I...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Grand Cherokee A Top Safety Pick; Crosstour 'Disappointing'

Depending on which utility vehicle you choose, you might be getting vastly different degrees of roof protection in the event of a rollover. That's the surprising result of that a new round of tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) serves to highlight. First, the good news: In...Read More»

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door Convertible PRHT Man Grand Touring Front Exterior View
A Vehicle Replacement Analysis

What are the markers that indicate that you need to replace your car? I’m not talking about just the miles on the odometer, but rather those things that make the decision easy to make. Something that you can put a pencil to and come up with an answer that’s there in black and white. Consider...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Update: Mazda Dealer That Overcharged Mentally-Disabled Woman Loses Franchise

We've already brought you the tale of Madeline Leonard, the mentally-disabled woman who was overcharged by a Canadian Mazda dealership for a 2010 Mazda 6, when in fact she hadn't even intended on buying a new car. Well, now Mazda of Canada is severing ties with the dealership, Mazda of Orangeville...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Cup In BRE Livery
Indy 500 Champ, Mazda, And SCCA Community Racing MX-5 For Charity

Quick! Name two creatures that like driving down the road with the top down and the wind blowing through their hair. The only two I can think of are people and their pets, so the idea of turning next week’s Playboy MX-5 Cup at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca into a fundraiser for the Monterey Society...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Canadian Dealership Overcharges Mentally-Disabled Woman for Used Car

Have you heard the one about the woman who went to the dealership for new tires and came out with a new car? No, it's not a joke, at least not in the case of Madeline Leonard. Leonard took her 2004 Mazda 3 in for new tires at Mazda of Orangeville in Ontario. She walked out with a 2010 Mazda 6, for...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Top Five Upcoming Family Cars

2010 is going to be a busy year for new cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, as the industry continues to recover from a horrific 2009. Here's a look at five new or redesigned models that might appeal to modern families. This list is presented in no particular order. 1. 2011 Buick Regal: This new...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Family Car Advice: Know What You're Buying

A sad story out of Canada reminds us that paying attention to fine print and fast talk is extremely important when buying a car. Jalopnik has all the sordid details, but the short story is that a mentally-disabled woman in Canada was tricked into buying a car when she went in for routine service...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Pirelli Working on "Smart" Tire

Could smarter tires translate into safer family cars--and potentially reduce ownership costs? Tiremaker Pirelli is working with Schrader Electronics on its Cyber Tire project (previously Pirelli was working with Brembo and Magnet-Marelli), which is a project aimed at creating a production-ready...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda5
Best Five Vehicles With Third-Row Seating For Under $25k

Need a few more seating spaces but have some challenging budget constraints? Pick your vehicle carefully, and you won't have pay much more at all. For under $30k there are many vehicle choices with a third row, but you even have a number of choices for less than $25k—or even, in a couple of...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring
2010 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring AWD: fun, sporty, economical crossover

The Mazda CX-7 is a sporty five-passenger vehicle that will haul nearly as much stuff as it does people. The CX-7 has decent cargo space, a comprehensive set of safety features and distinctive looks. It is designed to compete in the Crossover market with the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV-4.  ...Read More»

2009 MAZDA3
Mazda Recall Issued On 90,000 Compacts In Asia

It appears it isn’t just Toyota and Lexus getting all the bad press. Mazda too has come under fire following the announcement that it will recall more than 90,000 compact cars, mostly in Japan and China. The recall affects customers of the Mazda3 compact sedan and hatchback, currently the...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDA3 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View
Need Mazda Roadside Assistance? There's An iPhone App for That

Need help with your 2010 Mazda3 and its flat tire? Or maybe your 2010 CX-9 has some locked keys inside, completely someone else's fault? Now, in the ad lingo of the moment, there's an app for that. Mazda's joined the fray and built a new iPhone application that brings its owners roadside assistance...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Weeklong Road Test: 2010 Mazda6 Flatters Family Sedan Drivers

One of the biggest fights couples get into during trips in the family car is over the way the vehicle is being driven. Most often the passenger (otherwise known as the back-seat driver) will complain that the car is being driven too quickly and aggressively. Unfortunately many family sedans are...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Mazda: Miles Of Smiles, But A Little Too Smiley

Mazda is in the middle of its Claim Your Mazda sales drive and is trying to get buyers in the door. When those buyers arrive, theyre going to be greeted by some seriously unappealing cars. Take a look at the new Mazda 3, for example. It's got a face like a maniacal clown. The grille is upturned...Read More»

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