2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Test Drive

?2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club? Mazda?s New Fourth Generation Roadster still a Miata The Mazda MX-5 Miata made its world debut at the Chicago Motor Show in February, 1987, with U.S. sales beginning in May of that year. The second generation bowed ten years later in Oct 1997 at the Tokyo Motor Show and the…

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It had been quite some time since we had driven the Mazda MX-5 Miata, so with a ?new from the ground up? fourth generation MX-5 introduction just around the corner it seemed like a good time to revisit the world?s best-selling two-seat roadster. It was also the 25th Anniversary of…

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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT Club Test Drive

?2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT Club” Still giving thrill rides The Mazda MX-5 Miata, after more than 20 years, continues to, provide sports car enthusiasts with a pure and simple, fun-focused roadster at an affordable price. The experts at the Guiness Book of World Records, proclaim the MX-5 to be the most popular two-seat convertible…

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2014 Jaguar F-Type Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We can?t think of any auto company that has made as massive a turnaround as Jaguar. The classic British marque has gone from barely surviving through ownership changes to a pinnacle?where?now, the company has impressive ratings and a growing stable of outstanding products. The latest addition luxury lineup is the…

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2014 Jaguar F-Type Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Seattle ? When I was a small boy I would often sit in my dad?s recliner when he was at work and pretend I was driving a fast sports car on a winding mountain road?shifting, steering, braking ? and of course, there were sound effects. As I grew older, my imagination advanced…

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2014 Jaguar F-Type Test Drive

“2014 Jaguar F-Type: Return to a TRUE sports car” Three supercharged versions to choose from Seattle, Washington – The launch of the all-new 2014 Jaguar F-Type heralds the marque?s return to a classic, two seat convertible sports car ? something missing from the iconic British manufacturer?s model lineup since the legendary XKE. The F-Type represents…

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Heels & Wheels – Part 2

Three years ago a friend of mine, Christine Overstreet, decided to put together an automotive program just for women automotive writers, and that?s when Heels & Wheels (H&W) was born.?During the three-day program, we discussed what women shoppers are looking for and the reasons women purchase certain vehicles. Here are the rest of the vehicles…

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We think most people have a ?fantasy garage? ? you know the one that you?ll fill with your dream cars when your ship comes in or you win the lottery. One car that has been a constant in our ?garage? has been the Mercedes-Benz SL partially because it does double…

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Test Drive: 2012 MINI Cooper Roadster

The new 2012 MINI Cooper Roadster is the sixth model to enter the British automaker?s current stable. It is the first sporty two-seat roadster executed in a typical MINI interpretation for open-air motoring. The top is a manual affair that is easy to open and close, making it ideal for all weather conditions, and the…

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Fiat and Mazda Developing Roadster Together

Fiat and Mazda announced plans to jointly develop and build a new roadster.? The car is expected to be built at Mazda?s Hiroshima plant and sold globally starting in 2015, according to a report by Automotive News.? The Fiat version will be sold as the Alfa Spider in the United States as the brand reenters…

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