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Report: Mazda recalls 42,000 Mazda6 sedans

A few years ago, Mazda put out one of the more unusual recalls that we’be head of. They apologetically informed customers that they had been allowing (unintentionally) small, 8-legged invertebrates to live inside the cars’ fuel system. These spiders were evidently attracted to the smell of gasoline and took up residence, thanks to the size […]

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Report: Alfa Romeo’s new Spider won’t be Mazda based

Recent rumors suggested that Alfa Romeo struck a deal with Mazda to cooperatively build a compact rear-wheel drive sports roadster, which would take form as the Alfa Romeo Spider and the Mazda MX-5 Miata. But according to Autobild in Germany, the new Spider will be based off of Fiat’s own new rear-wheel drive platform rather than […]

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Reviewed: 2014 Mazda CX-9 brings driving pleasure to the seven seat crossover genre

It’s March in Vermont, this is a time of maple sap running out of the trees, heavy snowfall, and life punctuated only by ski trips and trips to stoke the woodstove. Inoperable are the dirt roads, freezing and thawing with no interest in their summertime draining habits, rutted, sometimes frozen, sometimes wet, every car in […]

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Report: New Mazda MX-5 due at the New York Auto Show

Now a quarter of a century old, Mazda’s Miata or MX-5 will be teased at this year’s New York International Auto Show. Likely to be powered with a 1.5 liter SKYACTIV-G naturally aspirated four cylinder engine, Mazda will keep the weight in around 2,200 lbs, as has been the case since 1989 and the car […]

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Report: Mazda6 diesel delayed due to lackluster performance

Mazda North America’s CEO, Jim O’Sullivan, recently shared some information with Automobile Magazine, who learned that the new US-spec Mazda6 diesel was delayed recently because the brand didn’t think the engine offered enough “zoom-zoom.” The engine originally destined to see duty in the new Mazda6 was a SKYACTIV-D 2.2L turbodiesel, which in Europe, produces 148hp and […]

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Report: Mazda2-based crossover could be on the way this year

A new report is in from AutomotiveNews, who apparently learned that Mazda could be preparing a new baby crossover this year. AutomotiveNews cites a report from Japanese publication, Nikkei, who said that it could be introduced as early as this summer. The model would obviously sit below the CX-5 and would put Mazda into one of the […]

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Mazda Hazumi Concept Teased

Mazda teases their new HAZUMI Concept for the Geneva Auto Show

What you are looking at is the inspiration for the next Mazda 2 minicar. The bright red sketch indicates a hazy collection of red tires, small windows and an eager face. In Japanese, Hazumi means “to spring up” and this tiny car might just do that as it will be offered with a force-fed 1.5 […]

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Mazda celebrates the MX-5 Miata, 25 years of awesomeness

Mazda revealed a new specialized webpage dedicated to celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5, also known as the beloved Miata. The Miata was introduced in 1989 and has been in production ever since. The current model is in its third generation with lots of rumors buzzing about surrounding the future of the Miata, […]

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Report: Mazda rumored to make a rotary-powered sports car to rival BMW i8

A recent report stated that Mazda’s new CEO negated any rumors about a near-future rotary. However, Britain’s WhatCar? reports that Mazda is indeed in the works with a rotary-powered sports car—though it will directly rival the BMW i8. That of course means hybridization, after speaking with “high-level sources.” But the hybridization will apparently involve plug-in […]

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Report: Next gen Mazda MX-5 Miata to weigh around 2,204lbs

Despite recent setbacks with an icon, Mazda is still proceeding with maintaining its sporty reputation with an all-new Miata MX-5 due in 2015. According to a new report from Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, the new Miata will weigh around 2,204lbs. That’s not just lightweight in general, it’s significantly lighter than the outgoing model. This […]

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