Mazda’s been on something of a roll lately. They have some of the most consistently fun to drive cars in the entire industry, from the new 2016 Miata all the way up to their crossovers and sedans. You have Dave Coleman to thank for that, and now he’s here to answer all your questions for the next hour.
You may not know who Dave Coleman is, but you’ve seen his work. He’s a vehicle development engineer for Mazda North America, and one of the top guys in charge of making sure all their cars are fun to drive. Before that he was the technical editor of the dearly departed Sport Compact Car. And he’ll be here at 2 p.m.…
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