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Mazda Rotary Engine Will Return, May Take Several Years

With the RX-8 sports car expected to be discontinued after the current model year, Mazda, the last bastion of the Wankel rotary engine, will be without a car in its lineup featuring the free-spinning engine. Why the predicament? Because Mazda just can’t seem to engineer the rotary to meet its... read more

October 21, 2010 by 
 
Mazda Kodo-themed hatchback preview

Video: Mazda Gives A Glimpse At Kodo-Themed Mazda2, Mazda3

The audio sounds like the background to a James Garner TV montage, but the visuals are pure cutting-edge Mazda design. Wrapping the Kodo design theme around a compact... read more September 8, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda RX-8

Mazda SKY Rotary Engine Under Development

The rotary engine is a love-it or hate-it piece of engineering. Marvelously simple and compact yet viciously inefficient, variants of the spinning triangle have seen use in... read more September 7, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda Shinari concept

2010 Paris Motor Show Preview: Mazda Shinari "Kodo" Design Concept

Looking an awful lot like the Tesla Model S crossed with Infiniti's Essence Concept, the Mazda Shinari might not be entirely unique, but it's certainly attractive. Today... read more September 3, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda Shinari Concept

2010 Mazda Shinari Concept: New Images

Mazda recently shocked the automotive world by unveiling the stunning new Shinari four-door coupe concept car at an exclusive event in Milan, Italy. The latest concept is the... read more September 1, 2010 by 


 
Driven: 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Sport

Car and Driver Predicts Mazdaspeed 3…Diesel?

The Mazdaspeed 3 has received major praise from the automotive press. For most, it is the fastest car on the market for the money, and gives plenty of practicality along with... read more August 30, 2010 by 


 
1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata Leather

Mazda MX-5 Miata: Big Fun, Little Cash

You cannot talk about cheap, fun cars without mentioning the Miata.  It's about as simple as a car can get. You get a four-cylinder engine up front, a stick for selecting... read more August 27, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

KBB'S Top Ten Back To School Cars

Kelley Blue Book is a quintessential online automotive resource. People constantly use their website for price quotes to negotiate trade-ins, purchasing prices and advice for... read more August 16, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door Convertible PRHT Man Grand Touring Front Exterior View

Mazda Wants Next Gen MX-5 To Weigh 2200 pounds

A car that weighs less than 3,000 pounds is a rare one in an automotive landscape filled with safety and emission regulations. Despite this, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of... read more August 4, 2010 by 


 
2006 Mazdaspeed6

Used Market: 2005-2007 Mazdaspeed 6

The Mazdaspeed 6 was launched in 2005 as the European sports sedan on the cheap, much like the Subaru Legacy GT.  It didn’t try to outperform other comparable cars, but... read more July 18, 2010 by 


 
Driven: 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Sport

Driven: 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Sport

Hot hatches are a sore spot for American connoisseurs. The Europeans and Japanese always seem to get the best ones, while we're stuck with inferior models. Not so with the... read more July 8, 2010 by 


 
2007 Mazda MAZDA3 5dr HB Manual MAZDASPEED3 GT Steering Wheel

NHTSA Investigating BMW Z4, Mazda3 Power Steering

The whole Toyota drive-by-wire safety issue has brought a new era of taking complaints seriously, and now two sporty cars are being investigated by the National Highway... read more July 5, 2010 by 


 
2003 BMW Z4

BMW Z4 And Mazda3 Under NHTSA Investigation For Power Steering Failure

The woes of electric-assist power steering keep mounting. Cases in point: The 2007-2009 Mazda3 and 2003-2005 BMW Z4. The NHTSA today announced an investigation into both... read more July 2, 2010 by 


 
2011 Mazda2 First Drive

First Drive: 2011 Mazda2

Whatever you do, don't call the 2011 Mazda2 a Fiesta clone. At least not within earshot of a Mazda employee--that is, unless you're looking to be educated on the many... read more June 25, 2010 by 


 
2008 Mazda Furai concept

Mazda’s Nagare Styling Philosophy To Change

 The styling on current Mazdas, called Nagare after one of their concept cars, is either a love it or hate it proposition. The front ends of the Mazda 3 and MX-5 seem to be... read more June 23, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door Convertible PRHT Man Grand Touring Grille

Rumor: Mazda Miata Could Get Rotary in 2012

 The RX-8 is on its way out after some abysmal sales and tightening regulations for fuel economy and emissions are not Wankel engine friendly. The last sports car in the... read more June 16, 2010 by 


 
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