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2014 Mazda Mazda6, With Takeri Concept Notes, To Bow At 2012 Paris Motor Show
2014 Mazda Mazda6, With Takeri Concept Notes, To Bow At 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mazda’s Takeri Concept vehicle may be on the stand at the 2012 New York Auto Show, on display for the U.S. market, but its Big Apple appearance sets the stage for the world debut this fall at the 2012 Paris Motor Show of the next-generation 2014 Mazda6 five-passenger mid-size sedan. Our...Read More»

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New Mazda 6 Sedan Coming--Just Not From Michigan

Mazda has built mid-size sedans at their Flat Rock, Michigan, plant since 1987. In 1992, the plant became a joint venture between Ford and Mazda called AutoAlliance International, but the relationship between the automakers has since fallen on hard times. Rumors about Mazda selling their stake in...Read More»

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Mazda 6, Ford Mustang Plant Is Final Custody Issue In A Relatively Quiet Corporate Divorce

Ford built an automotive plant at Flat Rock, Michigan, in 1972; back then, the facility was the most advanced casting plant in the world. Labor troubles and decreasing demand for V-8 engines led Ford to shutter the plant in 1981, and the facility sat vacant for several years. Fast forward to 1987...Read More»

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Recall Watch: 2010 Mazda Mazda6

Roughly 52,000 2010 Mazda 6s are being voluntarily recalled by Mazda. Only Mazda 6s built on or before February 8, 2010 are affected by the recall. Apparently spiders can get into the evaporative canister vent line and weave a web. This web has the potential to create a restriction in the line and...Read More»

Yellow sac spider. Photo by Richard Bartz.
Spider Problems: Hyundai, Honda Models Also Caught In The Web

It turns out spiders don't just have a preference for newer Mazdas. They like newer Honda and Hyundai models, too, and potentially a host of other vehicles. What we first saw last week seemed like a carefully crafted April Fool's joke: A certain type of spider, the yellow sac, might crawl in...Read More»

Yellow sac spider. Photo by Richard Bartz.
Spider Infestation Problems Lead To Mazda Recall

The Mazda6 is an undoubtedly good sedan. It's a perfect family vehicle for those that don't need the size or fuel costs of an SUV or crossover. But it's not so great if you have an arachnophobe in the family--a problem with a specific spider species infesting part of the fuel system has prompted a...Read More»

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2009-2010 Mazda6 Recalled For Potential Spider Infestation

Who says spiders are harmless? If you own a 2009 or 2010 Mazda6 sedan you're probably not going to want to watch Arachnophobia any time soon. According to Mazda, a certain type of spider (the yellow sac) may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line (part of the emission control system)...Read More»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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Next-Gen Mazda6 Will Get 43-MPG Diesel Model

Mazda is going diesel in the U.S. after all, with a new-generation diesel four-cylinder engine capable of achieving up to 43 mpg. The new diesel engine (SKY-D) and an all-new six-speed automatic transmission will be launched in the U.S. in 2012, in the automaker's "next-generation mid-sized"...Read More»

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2010 Mazda6i Touring Plus Review: a Four for Joe Six Pack

Mazda's revamped 6 is a sporting sedan.  Its rakish body encloses four-adult size perches with tall-driver friendly front thrones. The Euro-theme sculpted interior door panels and its floating dash pad have jazzy black overlays. Switchgear needs improvement; the info button is dash left, hidden...Read More»

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