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A Fan of the Minivan - The Mazda5
A Fan of the Minivan - The Mazda5

Yup, I admit it. I am a fan of the minivan. In particular, the one I bought, the Mazda5, because I ended my personal life by having children. Now if you watch their ads, they say you can be cool and still drive a minivan. But as any good parent will tell you, once the kids come on the scene and rob...Read More»

Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid
Driven: Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Mazda hasn’t ignored the possibility of a hydrogen economy, but it’s taken a quite different path than other automakers with its hydrogen test vehicles, like the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid. Instead of using costly fuel cells, it’s focused its hydrogen efforts around a rotary internal...Read More»

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The Highly Useful and Utterly Unappreciated Mazda5 Minivan

Price: starting at $18,745 Pardon me for making up a word but the Mazda5 but I have been backed into a corner due to the fact that the Mazda5 really isn't a minivan. It's more of a "mini-minivan" really. But seeing as the spacious and comfortable 5 is based on the sporty 3 chassis that is no bad...Read More»

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The Six Passenger Mazda5: Family-friendly Whether New or Used

Way back in the 1990's, Honda debuted a minivan in the U.S. that turned out to be 10 years too early in release.  Honda's first-gen Odyssey van was a friendly, six seat runabout that was more than willing to serve the needs of families from 3 to 6 members.  The four cylinder Accord engine was...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA5
2009 Mazda Mazda5 Sport Review

Probably one of the most overlooked vehicles out there, the Mazda5 is a diamond in a sea of coal. With six passenger seating...and yes, the third row is better for the youngsters, but I have sat in it (with my six foot XXL frame) for over an hour long trip and didn't get cramped up. The middle row...Read More»

2010 Mazda Premacy (Japan)
Mazda5 Likely Sporting Few Changes for 2010

Mazda has announced equipment details for the Premacy, its Japan-market compact minivan that closely parallels the Mazda5. Based on this, it's likely that the 2010 Mazda5 will return with just a few minor equipment changes. In Japan, the Premacy gets a new fuel economy gauge and a newly redesigned...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept
2008 Chevrolet Orlando: Disney in Paris?

The new Chevrolet Orlando concept looks like it might be the perfect family truckster for a trip to a Disney park--Euro Disney, that is. GM says the Orlando seven-seater mini-minivan won't be built in Detroit and won't be sold in the U.S. after all. The Orlando is based on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept
Chevy Orlando Gets No Dawn Here

Now you haven't seen it, now you don't: That Chevrolet Orlando concept coming to the Paris show won't be coming from North America after all. Earlier this month, we showed you the sketches for the Chevy Orlando, a city-sized seven-seat wagon that GM had intended to build in Hamtramck, Michigan, and...Read More»

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Who Needs a Hybrid for Good Mileage?

Try to find a Prius. Go ahead, we dare ya! A few random calls to dealers around the country reveals that you won't locate many, if any, of the popular hybrids on Toyota's retail lots, not unless one is parked there waiting for a service bay. And while demand is a little lighter for some models...Read More»

Mazda Wants the 2 For America

Mazda is considering adding the subcompact 2 to the company's lineup in North America in the not too distant future. Jim O'Sullivan, president of Mazda North America, also said the company is studying plans for selling diesel engines in the U.S. market for the first time. "We're not ready to make...Read More»

TCC Drives: Mazda5

Is it a Euro-sized minivan? A crossover? An MPV? A tall wagon with sliding doors? Whatever way you see it, the 5 is a class of vehicle that we don't have enough of in the U.S.: zippy and fun-to-drive (in personality if not execution) yet cavernous inside. Not since being in the Kia Rondo —...Read More»

2007 Mazda Premacy HRE Concept
2007 Mazda Premacy HRE Concept

Call it “sustainable Zoom-Zoom.” Mazda has turned the advertising slogan, “Zoom-Zoom,” into more than just a cliché. It’s become the design and performance theme for its product lineup. But can it survive the transition to more environmentally-friendly powertrain technology? That’s the...Read More»

CX-7: An Only Child

Ford’s Detroit show release on the Edge says, “Ford outpaced the competition in CUV growth in 2005 and looks to further energize the CUV market in 2006 with the new Edge and two other crossovers — the Lincoln MKX and Mazda CX-7.” Although Ford hadn’t said anywhere else...Read More»

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