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Category Archives: Mazda

1994-2002 Ford Laser Lynx: One Big Family Tree


I have always had a soft spot for small three door hatchbacks, maybe because as a kid I imagined that some Chevette, Civic or Escort would be my first car … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

1991 – 1998 Mazda MX-3: A Left Field Home Run


The ’80s and ’90s were the sweet spots for coupes sales. The sheer variety of what was available in just the U.S. market alone meant that there was something for … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

2014 Mazda3: From All Smiles to Serious Luxury Looker


The new Mazda3 poses an interesting question. Would you prefer luxury in a compact package from a non European (German) company or bare bones luxury from a German carmaker? Cars … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

2007-2013 Mazda2: Big Fun Small Package


Now is a great time for anyone looking to buy a new car. Especially an entry level one. Quality and content has risen so fast recently, that entry level cars … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

1975-1977 Mazda Roadpacer: Turning Japanese Via Australia


The American car market at one time was the center of the automotive world. Many small companies like Mazda partnered with larger companies like Ford to help get a foothold … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

2007-2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3: Practical Performance


Mazda has always had one foot in performance and the other in practicality, often with surprisingly good results. For so small a company, it’s a miracle that it even cares about … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

2013 Mazda 6: Stepping Out of the Shadows


It’s funny how new cars are released a year before their actual model years. Marketing may be the culprit, but doing such a preemptive rollout usually signals a drastic measure … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

1990 -1995 Mazda Eunos Cosmo: The Once and Future King of the Rotories


While few knew that the Mazda Milinnea, was to be the flagship sedan of Mazda’s aborted luxury brand Amati, everyone knows that one car does not make a brand. With … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

1994-2003 Mazda Millenia S: Late to the Game, But Still a Player


There was once a time when the word luxury and Japanese car were not sonimounus. That changed with Acura in 1986 and Infiniti/Lexus by 1989. The luxury car market was … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

2001 Mazda Protégé MP3: A Sound Ideal


Often times car makers can’t keep a good thing to just one market. Collaborations between manufacturers usually allow them to tailor cars to markets where they might have been weak … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment