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Mazda recalls 2010-2013 Mazda3, 2012-2015 Mazda5, 2013-2016 CX-5, 2016 CX-3: 2.2 million affected
Mazda recalls 2010-2013 Mazda3, 2012-2015 Mazda5, 2013-2016 CX-5, 2016 CX-3: 2.2 million affected

Mazda reports that it plans to recall some 2.2 million vehicles to address a problem with their rear hatches. Roughly one-third of the affected vehicles are registered in North America The recall stems from corrosion affecting the hatch lift supports. Mazda reports that the protective coating...Read More»

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Consumer Reports Dubs The Toyota Prius Best New-Car Value; Nissan Armada The Worst

It's December, and by now, nearly every automaker has rolled out its 2014 models, giving new-car shoppers lots to look at. And right on cue, Consumer Reports has just named its best and worst new-car picks. To determine where models fall in the rankings, Consumer Reports compiles data on each car...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Mazda5 Driven: As Thrifty And Fun As Three Rows Can Be

For most shoppers, the decision to get a third row of seats—to seat six or more when needed—is one that's going to involve some sacrifice, both in terms of the family budget and driving enjoyment. First there's the initial blow, as most vehicles with three rows typically cost thousands...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
No Temperature Gauge? Say It Isn't So!

Disappointment is the word that describes my reaction to reading at The Car Connection that there is a trend afloat to reduce the use of coolant temperature gauges. The article dealt specifically with Mazda's decision to use a cold light in the new 2012 Mazda5. I don't take issue with the idea of...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
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»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
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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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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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»

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»

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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»

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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»

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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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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»

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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