Tag: Mazda

15 Posts

Mar 06, 2017

Mazda 2017: The Miata's New Retractable Hardtop, and the Quieter CX-5 Goes Upscale

Jim Motavalli

Mazda has only two-percent global market share, but with the new Miata RF and CX-5, it's trying harder.

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Japanese roadsters and sportscars
Nov 30, 2016

Dependable Fun: Three Bargain Japanese Roadsters

Jim Motavalli

The Mazda Miata, Toyota MR-2 Spyder and Nissan 350Z Roadster all offer reliable rides--driving fun without the headaches of the MGs, Triumphs and Lotuses of old.

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Jul 28, 2015

Fast Times in the All-New Mazda Miata

Jim Motavalli

The fourth-generation MX-5 is a return to basics, with reduced weight (and a smaller-displacement) but more power and lots of go-for-it gutsiness. 

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Mileage difference between cars made in Europe and USA
Oct 14, 2014

Mazda3 MPG: USA vs. UK

Dear Car Talk

Robert was pretty excited about the 32 mpg his Mazda3 was getting until he talked to his brother-in-law in England, who told him that the U.K. version of this car gets almost twice that. Is Mazda holding out on us, or is there more to this story?

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May 25, 2012

The Miata's Second Coming: As an Alfa-Romeo

Jim Motavalli

Mazda and Fiat are partnering to spin off a second Alfa-branded car off the all-new, back-to-basics 2013 MX-5 platform. The Miata is the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, largely because it's both fun and dead reliable. By marrying the two brands, we have the prospect of a problem-free roadster with an Italian soul and great, distinctive styling. Where do I sign up? On second thought, maybe I'll buy a good used Miata first.

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Feb 03, 2012

Car Saves NPR Station

Staff Blog

A little creative automotive thinking helped WCBE stay on the air this summer after a power failure.

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How to make a Mazda Miata ride smoothly
Jan 03, 2012

Today: This Mazda Miata is making my wife sick!

Dear Car Talk

Pedro just purchased a "fun to drive" convertible that gives his wife motion sickness when she rides with him. Is there anything he can do to soften up the ride for passengers?

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Can a damaged Fiat be repaired
Jul 01, 2011

Nora's mom loves her damaged Fiat. Is there any hope?

Dear Car Talk

My mom is great. I love her, and I need to know how to help her. She has a '74 Fiat Spider convertible. It's adorable and fast, and she loves it. But, it's not running. AGAIN. It's been parked for...

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Mazda6 recalled due to spiders
Mar 03, 2012

Mazda recall due to... Spiders?!

Kieran Lindsey

This sounds too bizarre to be true. Fortunately, our Wildlife Guru, Kieran Lindsey, graciously agreed to untangle the web for us wildlife morons at Car Talk Plaza. Here's what she found out.

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car recommendations for a miata lover who doesn't want to get crushed by an suv
Jun 01, 2005

Do I have to sacrifice safety for a convertible?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Mazda Miata I'm the original owner and have driven -plus miles without a repair if you don't count the electronic antenna getting stuck I love my Miata However out here in Southern California I figure I am...

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