Mazda CX-9 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Just when we thought we?d found the best three-row crossover (the Audi Q7) a couple of months ago, the all-new Mazda CX-9 lands in our garage to drive for a week and forcing us to ask ourselves, ?Is the Mazda better than the Audi?? Good question. They both offer excellent…

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Unlike many brands that have dozens of models in their lineup, hoping to appeal to every nook and cranny of the automotive market, Mazda has only seven. With the upcoming introduction of the new generation CX-9, all seven are a product of the KODO?Soul of Motion design school and are…

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each time an automaker starts from a clean sheet of paper to do an all-new version of a popular model, or to ?reinvent? a great car, we hear all the auto enthusiasts of the world suck air into their lungs and hold their breath, praying silently that ?they won?t screw…

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring Test Drive

?2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring FWD? An All-New Subcompact Crossover SUV Mazda has just launched a vehicle that represents an all-new dimension in the crossover SUV marketplace. It is bigger than both the Mazda2 and the Mazda3, but is smaller than the Mazda CX-5. It is the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3. An ideally sized crossover,…

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2016 Mazda6

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Sometimes lost in the skirmish between Camry, Accord, Altima and nearly a dozen others, the Mazda6 is often overlooked by mid-size sedan shoppers, however its distinctive styling and state-of-the-art engineering make it one of the best choices. All-new in 2012 the Mazda6 is the flagship sedan of a brand that…

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2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Test Drive

?2016 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD? The ideally sized compact Crossover gains refinement Mazda developed the first member of the Zoom-Zoom family to incorporate the full array of SKYACTIV? technologies- the 2013 Mazda CX-5. It was and is a compact, five-passenger Crossover SUV. That first Mazda CX-5 represented a look into the future of the…

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2015 Mazda3 Grand Touring Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Of all the extraordinary Asian brand cars, Mazda seems to have the edge over most of the other brands in the ?driving fun? column. It?s like in Europe, where the BMW is often considered to have a little more of that driving pleasure magic. The concept of driving fun is…

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2015 Mazda6 GT Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer One of the most difficult new car buying decisions is picking one from the mid-size sedan grouping. With cars like Accord, Altima, Camry, Chrysler 200, Fusion, Legacy, Malibu, Mazda6, Optima, Passat and Sonata the task can be daunting and darn right confusing. There are just as many ways to pick…

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2015 Mazda CX-5 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When the new Mazda CX-5 debuted about 18 months ago, it injected Skyactive? into the Mazda vocabulary and took the company in a fresh new direction. Most manufacturers develop a variety of systems for their drivetrains, suspensions, chassis, etc., and then put them together in the vehicle. The Mazda Skyactiv…

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2014 Mazda3 5-Door

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We don?t understand the Bernoulli Principle, which explains how air moving around the wing creates the lift to make an airplane fly, any better than we understand Mazda?s Skyactiv technology. Never-the-less we know that airplanes fly and Mazda is building some great new cars with its Skyactiv technology. We?ve driven…

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