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2011 Mazda3 Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick
2011 Mazda3 Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just tested the Mazda3 for roof strength, and whether you choose the hatchback or the sedan, this small-car model achieves a top 'good' rating from the insurance-industry-supported safety agency. And, it's now a Top Safety Pick. In hatchback...Read More»

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HID Headlamps: Brighter, But Failing To Shine In The Mass Market

For some, the blueish, whitish beams of xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are bothersome—or even blinding. But for most of us who have driven vehicles with them, it's hard to argue with their significantly improved visibility. That opening line sounds, unfortunately, like it...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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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»

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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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
Today at High Gear Media: We Drive the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Your weekend was great, right? We spent some hot quality time with the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia. That was pretty cool. Oh, you went to the bookmobile and had lunch with your aunt? Oh. That's cool too, I guess. [MotorAuthority] All of this makes us sad that Italias seem to be biting it way more...Read More»

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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»

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»

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»

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»

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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»

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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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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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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»

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