Posts from ‘Mazda’

Mazda MX-3 GS, V6

Mazda MX-3 GS

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2018 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

If our readers were asked to rank Toyota Corolla traits, we’d guess sportiness and enthusiast interest would fall pretty far down the resulting list. Still, there have been Corollas capable of piquing a cheap-wheeler’s curiosity, and we think the 1987-88 FX16 GT-S “hot hatch” is one of the cars from this subset.

2019 Mazda 3 Hatchback

2019 Mazda 3 Hatchback Premium AWD in Soul Red Crystal

2015 Audi Q52019 Mazda 3 Hatchback Premium AWD

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 549

Fuel used: 19.0 gallons

2019 Mazda 6

Tom and his family took the 2019 Mazda 6 Signature on a weekend road trip to the Twin Cities. Bayport is one of the first Minnesota towns along Interstate 94 as you head west out of Wisconsin.

Having heard great things about the food and architecture of Minneapolis, my daughter was excited to learn that her college water-polo team would be competing in a tournament at a school just outside of Minnesota’s largest city. As things turned out, that early-spring trip was a whirlwind event that left little time for anything but polo, sleep, and travel.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring in Machine Gray Metallic (a $600 option; includes Auburn Nappa leather)

Quick Spin

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF Grand Touring

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 475

Fuel Used: 13.8 gallons

 12 Classic Celebrity Car Commercials

This TV commercial features the unlikely pairing of Ruth Gordon and the Subaru BRAT.

Good news, Matthew McConaughey fans–Tinseltown’s improbable product pitchman is back for another round of Lincoln commercials. The enigmatic star of such films as Mud and Dallas Buyers Club has returned to help the luxury carmaker roll out the new Nautilus midsize crossover.

Mazda CX-9 Signature

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature in Soul Red Crystal

2015 Audi Q52019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 366

Fuel Used: 16.1 gallons

2019 Mazda CX-5 with Skyactiv-D Diesel Engine

2019 Mazda CX-5 with Skyactiv-D Diesel Engine

New York Auto Show It’s been rumored — and promised — for a long time, but Mazda finally … finally … introduced its much-anticipated diesel engine at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

2019 Mazda CX3, 2019 CX-3

2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Vulcan V6

Ford Vulcan V6

A hit with fans and critics alike, the 1998 Wes Anderson film Rushmore is a rare treat for movie fans with an appetite for mild surrealism combined with sparse but brilliant dialogue–not to mention the incredible directing. But there’s something else brilliant about Rushmore that often goes overlooked: the music.

Mazda 3 AWD

2019 Mazda 3 AWD

Consumer Guide Automotive It’s not often that a vehicle’s redesign isn’t necessarily its headline news.