How Not To Ice Race

On a crisp Sunday morning at the end of February I was fortunate enough to have finally amassed the right set of items/abilities to be able to participate in one of the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club's fabled ice races. If you know me personally you would know that I have been trying to attend one of these ice races… » 3/08/15 1:35pm 3/08/15 1:35pm

The Mazda BT-50 is the best Ford Ranger

Badges are the weirdest things ever, you can go full old-GM with them and don't distinguish them at all apart from changing badges or you can do what VW does and make a single platform that can be changed enough to compete in many segments and price brackets. A third option, taken by these two is just not making any… » 2/22/15 3:01pm 2/22/15 3:01pm

Buy A Mazda3 With Power, Or Don't Bother At All

The current Mazda3 is a very good car by all means, but while Americans can't have it with less than 155 horsepower, the European situation is slightly more depressing. » 2/13/15 7:30pm 2/13/15 7:30pm

Ask Mazda Diesel Prototype Racers Nunez and Bomarito Anything

Remember that wonderful Mazda6 diesel race car? Mazda carried over the development from that car into a wonderful diesel-powered prototype racer. We've got Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez who are racing that prototype at the Rolex 24 here to answer all your questions. What do you want to know? » 1/23/15 2:45pm 1/23/15 2:45pm

The Mazdaspeed6 Is Better Than You Remember

The old Mazda 6 uses the same platform as the old Ford Fusion and the 2.3 turbo in the Speed6 GT was built at the same factory as the 2.3 turbo powering the 2015 Ecoboost Mustang. Coincidence? Probably. Still a great car, though. » 1/19/15 9:00am 1/19/15 9:00am

Prepare Your Bodies For Fiat Chrysler Mazda

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/06/15 10:06am 1/06/15 10:06am

Mazda Just Had Its Best Sales Year Since 1994

Spurred by a recovering economy, easy credit, cheap gas prices and other factors, 2014 was a year of surging, record-breaking new car sales. There were a lot of winners there, including Chrysler, General Motors, Subaru, and now even Mazda. » 1/05/15 12:35pm 1/05/15 12:35pm

​These Are The Mazdas That Keep Our Beloved Miata Alive

We all desperately want Mazda to make the sports cars of our dreams. We've got one and we're constantly pining for another. But let's not forget that when Mazda was cranking out turbocharged RX-7s, it was also on the brink of yet another disaster, and among the things that saved them was making damn good cars for the… » 11/19/14 3:50pm 11/19/14 3:50pm

​The 2016 Mazda CX-3 Is A Juke Alternative For The Freak-Averse

Look, we really like the Nissan Juke. We love the way it drives and even the way it looks. We're weird that way. But Mazda may have just broken up our tawdry love affair with our favorite four-wheeled freak with the 2016 Mazda CX-3.
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GM Ordered 500,000 Replacement Ignition Switches Months Before Recall

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 11/10/14 9:30am 11/10/14 9:30am

Jack Baruth to Miata haters: your argument is invalid because ND

It's the tiny elephant in the room: the legitimacy of the Maza Miata's man card. Is it forged, or authentic? Are roadsters still manly? Does anybody really care after driving one? Moot points, says Jack. The new Miata is fit for a man, and you're wrong if you disagree. » 10/08/14 10:53am 10/08/14 10:53am

I drove 2800 miles in a half-dead Miata to see the 2016 ND

The desert north of Las Vegas was sweltering, broiling, intolerable. In front of me, brake lights and stopped cars for miles—construction. Above, the night sky taunted me. It was after dark but the air was a parching 104F, and I was trapped in a cockroach-sized lozenge of a sportscar whose A/C had given up the ghost,… » 10/03/14 10:35am 10/03/14 10:35am

Story how the founder of Mazda survived Hiroshima atomic bombing

Jujiro Matsuda, the founder of Mazda, might not have survived WWII if he hadn't made it to his regular barber just before another customer. This rarely told story was written on Automotive News by Hans Greimel after Mazda's official historian told it to him. » 9/27/14 2:31pm 9/27/14 2:31pm

The Miata Family Photo

Cars started streaming in around 11am, by the time we arrived it was a zoo, every flavor Miata you've ever seen, spread over a hilltop on just North-West of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. » 9/06/14 12:18pm 9/06/14 12:18pm

​The 2016 Mazda Miata Is Packing A Lotta Gizmos

The Mazda Miata hasn't really been a stripped-down, bare-bones roadster for years, but for 2016 it's packing a raft of safety and convenience features, most of which should be optional. (We hope.) » 9/04/14 2:20pm 9/04/14 2:20pm

The Next Mazdaspeed3 Is Still A 'Maybe' For All-Wheel Drive

When the all-new Mazda3 came out, two questions were on the minds of enthusiasts everywhere: "When do we get a Mazdaspeed version?" and "Will it finally get all-wheel drive?" Today, a new report addresses that second question with a solid "maybe." » 8/25/14 2:00pm 8/25/14 2:00pm

There Will Almost Definitely Not Be A New Mazda RX-7 In 2017

There's a rumor circulating right now. A great rumor. A rumor that says that there will be a new Mazda RX-7 debuting in 2017 and an even more amazing Mazda RX-9 coming in 2020. Yeah, that's almost definitely not gonna happen. Sorry. » 8/25/14 11:23am 8/25/14 11:23am

​The Things You Can Learn From 90s Car Brochures

Every time I get together with a handful of distant friends and talk about 90s BMWs, I have the same compulsion. It isn't I need an old BMW, it's weirder: I need to scan the amazing BMW brochures from my fanboy youth. » 8/22/14 10:36am 8/22/14 10:36am

Among 800-hp Camaros at Daytona, our old Miata draws a crowd

There were cars at Daytona International Speedway—cars that Editor Zach Bowman and the 330k-mile Miata he drove over from Utah shared the banking with—that use more horsepower to turn their superchargers than our eyesore made new. Like an AMX that looked like it might run on boiled-down Miatas. » 8/22/14 9:02am 8/22/14 9:02am