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    2015 Mazda5 Minivan Drops Manual Transmission For the Final Model Year

    For the 2015 model year, the one and only purpose-built Mazda family hauler has been overhauled, but dont expect any miracles. By overhauled we mean that the Japanese manufacturer cut down on some available options for the small minivan, chief among which is the elimination of the six-speed...
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    2008 Mazda5 CEL came and went a couple of times. No symptoms so far...

    2008 Mazda5, ~50k mi. A couple of days ago I had to drive through extremely heavy rain for a few hours and the next day the CEL came on. It stayed on and off until I put gas. No weird engine symptoms (loss of power, lurching, fuel economy changes) and no fluids problems, all checks allright...
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    Car and Driver. 2014 Mazda 3 i Grand Touring vs. 2014 Ford Focus SE

    Good stuff, I think the last point on Final Scoring, Performance Data, and Complete Specs eliminate some of the subjectivity of other reviews/comparisons. Introduction Results Final Scoring, Performance Data, and Complete Specs From the December 2013 Issue of Car and Driver Just as Sonny...
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    2014 Mazda3 Hatchback USA Configurator Goes Live

    The Mazda 3 hatchback has long been one of our favorite compact cars. Although not a mega-volume player like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, the Mazda 3 has always kept enthusiasts in mind with its responsive handling and robust powertrains. We especially like the styling and packaging of...
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    This Six-Rotor Mazda RX-4 Is A Whole Hornets Nest Of Buzzing Insanity

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay9pTLa3mSE The Mazda RX-4 was never really known as a sports car, especially here in the United States. It was a weird little Japanese coupe with a weird little Japanese engine, and that was that. A weird car for weird people. That is completely not the case with...
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    Mazda Route3 Hiroshima to Frankfurt Challenger Tour 2013

    Mazda Route3 Hiroshima to Frankfurt Challenger Tour 2013 To prove just how good its new model is, Mazda is sending eight of its new compact hatchbacks on an unconventional test drive traveling more than 9,300 miles from the factory in Hiroshima to the 2013 International Motor Show in...
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    Motor Trend 2014 Mazda3 1st Drive: If you Liked the '3 Shared with Ford and Volvo...

    Lone Zoomer: If you Liked the '3 Shared with Ford and Volvo, You'll Love the All-Mazda One Gallery You know the old adage: If you want something done right, do it yourself. Sure, where small automakers like Mazda are concerned, that idea flies in the face of all that economies-of-scale...
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    Autoblog 2014 Mazda3 First Drive. The Cure For The Common Corolla

    I hate the Toyota Corolla. I'm not talking about the new 2014 model; I can't yet judge a car I haven't driven. I'm referring to the current, old-as-dirt sedan. As an appliance, I get why people buy it, but it represents everything that I, as a car enthusiast, dislike. I don't like looking at it...
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    Car and Driver 2014 Mazda3 First Drive Review: The segment might have a new King

    Since its 2003 debut, the Mazda 3 has always left us grinning. We even kept grinning after Mazdas designers pasted an actual smile on the face of the second-generation model. That stylistic misstep turned out to be one of our biggest gripes with the old 3; others were essentially limited to a...
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    2014 Mazda3 S Grand Touring First Drive

    Mazda Finally Puts It All Together Published: 07/11/2013 - by Mike Magrath, Features Editor There's no Hippocratic Oath for automotive journalists. There's no creed, code or promise we swear to, right hand steadied on a weathered copy of Strunk and White's Elements of Style. But if there were...
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    2013 Mazda5 Sport Lands on Cars.com Top 10 Best Base Models List

    Just because you might not be able to afford more than the very least in a car doesn't mean you have to sing the base-model blues. Automakers are adding more features to their lowliest trim levels to entice shoppers even if some are stuck in the stone ages before the USB port became a necessity...
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    The World's Fastest Convertible

    Good laugh. If it has been posted already, disregard <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ugry2jvrJuM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugry2jvrJuM
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    Subaru Impreza shows off 360-degree passing technique (VIDEO)

    Leave it to a Subaru WRX to find a new way to improve the art of passing. This dash cam vid shows a white WRX pirouetting past our recording car and somehow straightening out before either sliding off the road or slamming into the car ahead. If this were a standard move in rally racing, the WRC...
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    2014 KIA Rondo for Canada

    For the veterans in the forums, you might remember this car :). It seems that the next gen will make it to Canada after all. Compared to the current generation, this actually looks very decent. Still, no sliding doors, booh ;). I think KIA has come a long way since. Now, 6 Manual transmission? I...
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    Yema A-MPV Copycat

    A MPV debuted today at the Chengdu Auto Show in China, it is called the A-MPV and it is made by the madmen of Sichuan Yema Automotive, who always manage to surprise in their home-base Chengdu. And yes, Yema wins this years prize for best named vehicle of the show! Congrats to Yema there. The...
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    2014 Mazda6 confirmed for Paris Motor Show

    2014 Mazda6 to be Mazda's Next SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY-Based Vehicle All-New Mid-Size Sedan Expected to Go On Sale in 2013 NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today will announce the production of the all-new 2014 Mazda6, whose design elements will be...
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    Watch GM engineer's Cadillac CTS-V wagon blow its airbag during autocross run

    So many things can go wrong before a wedding that a entire movie and reality television genres have been created because of it. An unintentionally exploding side-curtain airbag is probably low on the list, put that's the unlikely snafu that caught out driver Brad Doerr. Doerr was, though, doing...
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    Subaru Legacy that spent 3 months at bottom of Finnish lake starts on first try

    "Ja, that ice'll hold ya." Until it didn't, and suddenly a man's 1996 Legacy wagon was at the bottom of a shallow lake in Finland. Three months later, the Subaru wagon was dragged from its freshwater slumber, and while most people would just write the car off or at most turn it into a parts...
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    Toyota CEO lists favorite cars from other automakers

    During a meeting of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Toyota president Akio Toyoda offered a "Chapeau!" to his fellow CEOs by listing his favorite cars from other makers. He listed just one vehicle from five makers represented on the board, in alphabetical order: the Honda NSX...
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    Autos.ca Comparison Test: 2012 Chevrolet Orlando, Mazda5, Dodge Journey and Prius V

    The small family hauler category welcomes a few new entries this year, as automakers seek to introduce vehicles with better fuel consumption and value than minivans, which have grown larger and pricier than many growing families can afford. Today, we look at the Chevrolet Orlando, Mazda5, Dodge...