2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD Test Drive

“2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD” Easy on the Eyes 3-Row, 7-Passenger Compact SUV Mazda’s CX-9 has been recognized as one of the best SUV / Crossover / Minivan / Station Wagons in its class since it made its world debut back in 2006, and it reigns today as the senior member of Mazda’s versatile…

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With more than 100 different crossover/SUV models offered in the U.S., the shopping process can be downright daunting. We’ve been impressed by many of the utilitarian vehicles and one of our favorites in the compact segment is the Mazda CX-5….

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2018 Mazda6 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer One of the things we like about Mazda vehicles is their obsession improvement. That’s not to say other manufacturers aren’t improving their cars, it’s just that Mazda doesn’t to wait around for a new generation to make changes, they just do it. For example, for 2018 Mazda is giving their…

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Test Drive

“2018 Mazda MX-5 Club” Mazda’s MX-5 Roadster is still a Miata The 1987 Chicago Motor Show was the stage for the world debut of the Mazda MX-5 Miata , with U.S. sales beginning in May of that year. The second generation bowed ten years later in October 1997 at the Tokyo Motor Show and the…

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2018 Mazda6 Signature Sedan Test Drive

2018 Mazda6 Signature Sedan An Attractive, Mid-size Sporty Sedan The 2018 Mazda6 Signature sedan represents the top of the line trim Mazda6. Entry level trim for the model line is the Mazda6 Sport, followed by the Touring, Grand Touring, and the new Grand Touring Reserve. The feature content leaves little to be desired, and comfortable…

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Since inception in 1990 the Miata has revolutionized the classic two-seat sports car. Sports cars with names like MG, Triumph and Austin Healy had often been impetus of dreams of young and old Americans, but their reputations for poor reliability and practicality made for limited sales….

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20128 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Test Drive

“2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD” A Stylish 3-Row, 7-Passenger Crossover SUV The Mazda CX-9 has been recognized as one of the best SUV / Crossover / Minivan / Station Wagons in its class since it made its world debut back in 2006. And regardless of what category one places it in; it was first…

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2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Test Drive

“2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD” All New ideally sized and refined compact Crossover The 2013 Mazda CX-5 five-passenger Crossover SUV was the first Zoom-Zoom family member to feature Mazda’s full array of SKYACTIV® technologies. It offered a view of the Japanese brand’s future, incorporating SKYACTIV® Technology and focusing on optimum fuel economy, while at…

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2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun Part 2

Lexus LC 500 to Volkswagen Jetta GLI By Bill Schaffer Mount Hood – Here are the cars from the Lexus LC 500 to the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which made up the balance of the 24 cars in the 2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun. When the two-day drive was finished, the NWAPA members chose favorites….

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2018 Mazda3 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We are ‘old timers’ in the auto writer business, having reviewed new cars for about 27 years. The most interesting thing about being in the business that long is seeing how much the cars continue to advance and how good most all the new cars are. A good example of…

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