There's a maxim we have used here at Jalopnik for many years: four wheels good, two wheels bad. Why do we say this? To put it simply: safety. Cars are inherently more stable than bikes, and they offer greater protection to their driver and passengers. That's why the motorcycle crashes that get posted here tend to be…
As we watched this tuned Mazda RX-8 lift-off-oversteer into a forest we couldn't help but think to ourselves "damn, that GoPro is strong."
I know what you're thinking: So what? The last one was a boring, minivan-esque suburban driveway flower. But the latest Mazda CX-9 Crossover, to be introduced in North America sometime late this year or early next, will be all new.
China and Japan have never really been the best of friends, yet they typically try to get along so they can mutually benefit. But over the weekend, relations took a turn for the worst over a substantial land dispute.
Ugh, manual transmissions, am I right? All that clutching and shifting and engine braking and being more in control of your car – it's exhausting! Forget all the reasons you should learn to drive stick. Everyone knows we need to have our hands free so we can eat french fries or text photos of our junk to people we…
If you weren't already a devotee of the lightweight, rear-drive, rotary sports cars from Mazda's glory years, this video will convert you.
Not gonna lie, sports fans. This ad tugged at my heartstrings. I think the same will happen to you too.
One silver Eunos Roadster (JDM MX-5) is closely following a friend's red Miata on North Carolina's famous Deal's Gap. They don't know a 53' Semi is about to block their lane. The ensuing crash is a lesson in tailgating.
A supercharger bolted directly to the hood of your Miata doesn't mean you get any added horsepower, nor does it make you look cool. But is it worth a six pack of Heineken?
It looks like the Takeri concept really did anticipate the new Mazda 6, and we couldn't be happier. This is one pretty face.
Lots of things make America great: apple pie, baseball, a flawless criminal justice system that never ever makes mistakes, and, according to this TV ad, the Mazda Miata.
The latest iteration of Mazda's KODO design language lands on the refreshed MX-5 Miata, replacing its Derpy smiling face with something slightly more aggressive. This upgrade is only for Japan now, but we're hoping and expecting it'll arrive here for the MX-5's next model year.
Last Friday, June 22, 2012, the Wankel rotary engine's last remaining and steadfast devotee, Mazda, produced their final rotary engine in their Hiroshima plant. The Wankel engine never really fulfilled its promises and hopes, though over its history over 25 major automobile, motorcycle, tractor, and aircraft…
How can an independent Mazda survive to zoom-zoom another day? Alliances. Like, say, loaning its robust roadster tech to the Italian brand that once defined the genre as "fun but flimsy"? Yes, Mazda's inked a deal that could see the next MX-5 become an Alfa Romeo spider, and we couldn't be happier.
Enthusiasts now have three (err... two, because one of them is pretty much the exact same as the other) inexpensive RWD handling-focused cars to race. Rather than enjoy this sudden bounty, many have taken to forums to explain why their particular choice is superior (don't even think of uttering the word "Scion" on a…
Well, not actual bees, just the entomological wail of a race-prepped Mazda rotary, trapped inside a Mazda RX3 and racing through the 2010 Rally New York Autumn Rally Sprints. It is one of the loudest rally cars you'll ever hear.
Pickup trucks are usually the featured vehicles of hard luck tales put to music, but in this case of this vintage commercial it's a 1973 Mazda RX3 wagon.