The Truth About Cars » Mazda http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Mazda http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/reviews/mazda/ Who Will Build Sergio’s Next Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:05:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277738 FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Müller May Be On The Hot Seat, Crossover Racing, and Mazda’s CX-4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-muller-may-be-on-the-hot-seat-crossover-racing-and-mazdas-cx-4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-muller-may-be-on-the-hot-seat-crossover-racing-and-mazdas-cx-4/#comments Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:06:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268873 Porsche-Piech family is standing behind their man — which totally isn’t the kiss of death, right? That, Toyota’s completely nuts and it’s awesome and Mazda’s CX-4 breaks cover … after the break! Porsche-Piech family says Müller is their man, for now After a particularly disastrous trip to the United States, Volkswagen’s controlling family told sources […]

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Porsche-Piech family is standing behind their man — which totally isn’t the kiss of death, right? That, Toyota’s completely nuts and it’s awesome and Mazda’s CX-4 breaks cover … after the break! Porsche-Piech family says Müller is their man, for now After a particularly disastrous trip to the United States, Volkswagen’s controlling family told sources […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Ford’s Self-driving Herd Gets Bigger, Takata’s All Alone, VW Sends The Cavalry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-fords-self-driving-herd-gets-bigger-takatas-alone-vw-sends-cavalry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-fords-self-driving-herd-gets-bigger-takatas-alone-vw-sends-cavalry/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1257441 It certainly sounds like Ford is close to selling a self-driving Fusion real soon. That, Matthias Müller finally comes to the U.S. to ask “You mad, bro?” Nissan has no love for Takata, and business is hot south of the border … after the break! Ford is bumping up its autonomous herd Ford will add […]

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It certainly sounds like Ford is close to selling a self-driving Fusion real soon. That, Matthias Müller finally comes to the U.S. to ask “You mad, bro?” Nissan has no love for Takata, and business is hot south of the border … after the break! Ford is bumping up its autonomous herd Ford will add […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Winterkorn Appears on BI Top 15 List, Oil Near 11-Year Low (Again), and Jeep Goes Online in India http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-winterkorn-appears-bi-top-15-list-oil-near-11-year-low-jeep-goes-online-india/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-winterkorn-appears-bi-top-15-list-oil-near-11-year-low-jeep-goes-online-india/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253145 Where do you end up if you’re the former CEO of a company guilty of cheating diesel emissions tests, the fallout of which wipes out billions of dollars of value from said company? Business Insider’s “The 15 biggest career crashes of 2015″ list, of course. That, and Nissan prices the new Sentra, oil is still on a well-lubricated […]

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Where do you end up if you’re the former CEO of a company guilty of cheating diesel emissions tests, the fallout of which wipes out billions of dollars of value from said company? Business Insider’s “The 15 biggest career crashes of 2015″ list, of course. That, and Nissan prices the new Sentra, oil is still on a well-lubricated […]

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Longtime Mazda NA CEO O’Sullivan Retiring, Moro Stepping In http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/longtime-mazda-na-ceo-osullivan-retiring-moro-steps/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/longtime-mazda-na-ceo-osullivan-retiring-moro-steps/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248641 Mazda North American Operations CEO Jim O’Sullivan on Monday announced that he will retire at the end of the year and will be replaced by Mazda global sales chief Masahiro Moro. O’Sullivan has led Mazda for more than a decade, out from under Ford ownership and into a small, independent — but growing — U.S. […]

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Mazda North American Operations CEO Jim O’Sullivan on Monday announced that he will retire at the end of the year and will be replaced by Mazda global sales chief Masahiro Moro. O’Sullivan has led Mazda for more than a decade, out from under Ford ownership and into a small, independent — but growing — U.S. […]

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review – An Original Reborn (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-review/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238985 If there is one constant in the automotive world, it is that every redesigned vehicle gets bigger, more powerful, heavier and more complex. Bucking that trend is Mazda’s latest MX-5, one of the smallest and lightest cars sold in the United States. Since the launch of the Miata in 1989, Mazda’s tiny roadster has been a […]

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If there is one constant in the automotive world, it is that every redesigned vehicle gets bigger, more powerful, heavier and more complex. Bucking that trend is Mazda’s latest MX-5, one of the smallest and lightest cars sold in the United States. Since the launch of the Miata in 1989, Mazda’s tiny roadster has been a […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1992 Mazda MX-3 GS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/crapwagon-outtake-1992-mazda-mx-3-gs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/crapwagon-outtake-1992-mazda-mx-3-gs/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238401 Today brings Round Two in the “Obscure Project Car That Probably Should Be a Parts Car” series this week. Commenter dwford mentioned the Mazda MX-3 in reply to Monday’s Isuzu, and it reminded me that I haven’t seen one for quite a while as they were prone to rust and rice-ification. Leave it to Mazda […]

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Today brings Round Two in the “Obscure Project Car That Probably Should Be a Parts Car” series this week. Commenter dwford mentioned the Mazda MX-3 in reply to Monday’s Isuzu, and it reminded me that I haven’t seen one for quite a while as they were prone to rust and rice-ification. Leave it to Mazda […]

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Oh, So The Mazda Koeru Might Be a Completely New Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/oh-mazda-koeru-might-completely-new-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/oh-mazda-koeru-might-completely-new-car/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237969 Settling the debate between whether Mazda’s Koeru concept from Frankfurt was a new CX-5 or CX-9 (or CX-7?),  CEO Masamichi Kogai told Automotive News that the answer may be “none of the above,” apparently. On Monday, Kogai said that the Koeru could get the green light as a sporty crossover, sold alongside the CX-5 as a wagon-esque […]

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Settling the debate between whether Mazda’s Koeru concept from Frankfurt was a new CX-5 or CX-9 (or CX-7?),  CEO Masamichi Kogai told Automotive News that the answer may be “none of the above,” apparently. On Monday, Kogai said that the Koeru could get the green light as a sporty crossover, sold alongside the CX-5 as a wagon-esque […]

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LA 2015: New 2017 Mazda CX-9 Is Literally on Lockdown http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-new-2017-mazda-cx-9-is-literally-on-lockdown/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-new-2017-mazda-cx-9-is-literally-on-lockdown/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:44:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1222737 You’ll excuse us if the new 2017 Mazda CX-9 photos we took lack a little substance. Mazda’s newest crossover was on lockdown by the automaker in Los Angeles on Tuesday, allegedly because competing engineers were a little to eager to snap pictures underneath the new girl’s sheet metal. Whether we’re allowed to take pictures of it now or later, […]

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You’ll excuse us if the new 2017 Mazda CX-9 photos we took lack a little substance. Mazda’s newest crossover was on lockdown by the automaker in Los Angeles on Tuesday, allegedly because competing engineers were a little to eager to snap pictures underneath the new girl’s sheet metal. Whether we’re allowed to take pictures of it now or later, […]

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LA 2015: New 2017 Mazda CX-9 Leaks Ahead of Reveal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-new-2017-mazda-cx-9-leaks-ahead-reveal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-new-2017-mazda-cx-9-leaks-ahead-reveal/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220945 Our friends over at AutoGuide have wonderful leaked photos of the new Mazda CX-9 that will be announced Wednesday. The photos show a sleeker CX-9 than the current model, although not nearly as dynamic as the concept sketch released more than a month ago. A lower belt line and bigger windows should help the three-row […]

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Our friends over at AutoGuide have wonderful leaked photos of the new Mazda CX-9 that will be announced Wednesday. The photos show a sleeker CX-9 than the current model, although not nearly as dynamic as the concept sketch released more than a month ago. A lower belt line and bigger windows should help the three-row […]

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Failure to Launch: Mazda Canada Decides to Pass on Mazda2, Will Focus on Crossovers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/failure-to-launch-mazda-canada-decides-to-pass-on-mazda2-will-focus-on-crossovers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/failure-to-launch-mazda-canada-decides-to-pass-on-mazda2-will-focus-on-crossovers/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 03:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220505 After officially giving the Mazda2 its North America reveal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in January, Mazda Canada announced, nearly 10 months later, it will not sell the subcompact hatchback in the country. “Following a thorough evaluation of the B-car segment, Mazda Canada has decided not to launch the new generation Mazda2 in Canada,” Mazda Canada said in a […]

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After officially giving the Mazda2 its North America reveal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in January, Mazda Canada announced, nearly 10 months later, it will not sell the subcompact hatchback in the country. “Following a thorough evaluation of the B-car segment, Mazda Canada has decided not to launch the new generation Mazda2 in Canada,” Mazda Canada said in a […]

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Mazda Goes All Hollywood for Next-gen CX-9 Premiere http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/mazda-goes-hollywood-next-gen-cx-9-premiere/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/mazda-goes-hollywood-next-gen-cx-9-premiere/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:05:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211857 Mazda announced Wednesday that it would unveil its next-generation CX-9 in Los Angeles later this month. The three-row crossover made its debut in 2007 and hasn’t changed much since. Mazda’s seven-seater still sits atop the Ford CD3 platform used by previous generations of the Mazda6/Ford Fusion and Ford Edge. It also sports the same powertrain as the previous-generation […]

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Mazda announced Wednesday that it would unveil its next-generation CX-9 in Los Angeles later this month. The three-row crossover made its debut in 2007 and hasn’t changed much since. Mazda’s seven-seater still sits atop the Ford CD3 platform used by previous generations of the Mazda6/Ford Fusion and Ford Edge. It also sports the same powertrain as the previous-generation […]

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Let There Be Light: Mazda Shows Specialty MX5s at SEMA Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/let-light-mazda-shows-specialty-mx5s-sema-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/let-light-mazda-shows-specialty-mx5s-sema-show/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:30:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1207857 Mazda will show two different concepts of its lightweight convertible next month at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first, a Speedster concept of the MX-5 Miata is a lightweight version of the two-door, two-seater that, among other things, dumps the windshield in favor of a deflector and hopefully looks like a damn Bocar XP-5. The […]

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Mazda will show two different concepts of its lightweight convertible next month at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first, a Speedster concept of the MX-5 Miata is a lightweight version of the two-door, two-seater that, among other things, dumps the windshield in favor of a deflector and hopefully looks like a damn Bocar XP-5. The […]

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015: Mazda’s RX Concept is Less And More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-mazdas-rx-concept-less/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-mazdas-rx-concept-less/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:05:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205929 Well, what we mean is less information is more frustrating. Or less exterior styling is more attractive. Or the less we know, the more we want to know. You get the gist. Unveiled in Tokyo alongside its legendary 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport, the RX-Vision “represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day […]

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Well, what we mean is less information is more frustrating. Or less exterior styling is more attractive. Or the less we know, the more we want to know. You get the gist. Unveiled in Tokyo alongside its legendary 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport, the RX-Vision “represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day […]

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I Was Wrong: Mazda’s Concept in Tokyo is Rotary After All http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/wrong-mazdas-concept-tokyo-rotary/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/wrong-mazdas-concept-tokyo-rotary/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205409 “We’ve all but given up on rotary powered engines being fuel-efficient and commercially viable so calling this an RX concept would be a long throw.” Speaking to Autocar on Tuesday, Mazda’s chief research and development officer Kiyoshi Fujiwara said that the company’s sportscar concept coming to the Tokyo Motor Show this week would in fact be a rotary-powered […]

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“We’ve all but given up on rotary powered engines being fuel-efficient and commercially viable so calling this an RX concept would be a long throw.” Speaking to Autocar on Tuesday, Mazda’s chief research and development officer Kiyoshi Fujiwara said that the company’s sportscar concept coming to the Tokyo Motor Show this week would in fact be a rotary-powered […]

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Mazda3 Stop Sale Ordered Due to Gas Leak, Fire Risk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/mazda3-stop-sale-ordered-due-gas-leak-fire-risk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/mazda3-stop-sale-ordered-due-gas-leak-fire-risk/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1188586 Mazda stopped selling and delivering 2015 and 2016 Mazda3s built between May 21 and Aug. 24, the automaker announced Tuesday. A faulty fuel shut-off value may lead to fuel being pumped into the charcoal emissions canister, which could lead to leakage, engine stalls and possible fire. The stop sale and recall affects 14,270 vehicles in the U.S. and 136 vehicles in Puerto […]

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Mazda stopped selling and delivering 2015 and 2016 Mazda3s built between May 21 and Aug. 24, the automaker announced Tuesday. A faulty fuel shut-off value may lead to fuel being pumped into the charcoal emissions canister, which could lead to leakage, engine stalls and possible fire. The stop sale and recall affects 14,270 vehicles in the U.S. and 136 vehicles in Puerto […]

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Mazda Teases Sports Car Ahead of Tokyo Reveal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mazda-teases-sports-car-ahead-tokyo-reveal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mazda-teases-sports-car-ahead-tokyo-reveal/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1183874 Mazda on Wednesday released a teaser image for a sports car it will show off at the Tokyo Motor Show on Oct. 28. The automaker divulged few details about the car, other than to say it would “almost condense Mazda’s entire history of sports car development into a single model,” which means nothing in itself. What may be […]

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Mazda on Wednesday released a teaser image for a sports car it will show off at the Tokyo Motor Show on Oct. 28. The automaker divulged few details about the car, other than to say it would “almost condense Mazda’s entire history of sports car development into a single model,” which means nothing in itself. What may be […]

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Frankfurt 2015: Mazda Shows Off Koeru Concept, Won’t Need To Kill MX-5 To Build It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/frankfurt-2015-mazda-shows-off-koeru-concept-wont-need-kill-mx-5-build/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/frankfurt-2015-mazda-shows-off-koeru-concept-wont-need-kill-mx-5-build/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:50:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1172282 Mazda is on fire with its designs as of late, and the newest entry to their concept stable is this — the Koeru — and it’s likely not the next CX-5 or CX-9. Welcome back, CX-7. The Ford Edge and Nissan Murano have proven once again that third-row seating isn’t needed in order to sell […]

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Mazda is on fire with its designs as of late, and the newest entry to their concept stable is this — the Koeru — and it’s likely not the next CX-5 or CX-9. Welcome back, CX-7. The Ford Edge and Nissan Murano have proven once again that third-row seating isn’t needed in order to sell […]

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Mazda6, Miata Interior Designer Will Lead Mazda Design in US http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mazda6-miata-interior-designer-will-lead-mazda-design-us/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mazda6-miata-interior-designer-will-lead-mazda-design-us/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:30:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1163698 Julien Montousse, the man who designed the interiors of the new Miata and Mazda6 for Mazda, and the last-generation Camaro for General Motors, will lead the automaker’s California design team, Mazda announced Tuesday. Montousse takes over for Derek Jenkins, who left the company in July for a “stealth project” according to Automotive News, who cited […]

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Julien Montousse, the man who designed the interiors of the new Miata and Mazda6 for Mazda, and the last-generation Camaro for General Motors, will lead the automaker’s California design team, Mazda announced Tuesday. Montousse takes over for Derek Jenkins, who left the company in July for a “stealth project” according to Automotive News, who cited […]

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As Other Automakers Abandon Russia, Mazda Sees Opportunity with Engine Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/as-other-automakers-abandon-russia-mazda-sees-opportunity-with-engine-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/as-other-automakers-abandon-russia-mazda-sees-opportunity-with-engine-plant/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1160450 As the price of oil and gas sinks to below $50/barrell, so does Russia’s economy. The former Soviet state, highly dependant on oil and gas revenues for growth, is expected to experience economic shrinkage between 3.4 and 6 percent this year. That isn’t good if you’re doing business in rubles and some automakers are beating a […]

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As the price of oil and gas sinks to below $50/barrell, so does Russia’s economy. The former Soviet state, highly dependant on oil and gas revenues for growth, is expected to experience economic shrinkage between 3.4 and 6 percent this year. That isn’t good if you’re doing business in rubles and some automakers are beating a […]

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Set for November Reveal in Los Angeles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2017-fiat-124-spider-set-november-reveal-los-angeles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2017-fiat-124-spider-set-november-reveal-los-angeles/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:03:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1157914 Those really keen on the Mazda MX-5, but undeterred by reliability and resale issues are in luck. The reborn Fiat 124 Spider, built upon the fourth-generation MX-5, will be revealed in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show as expected, reports The Detroit Bureau. Citing a source within the company, the reborn 124 Spider nameplate will […]

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Those really keen on the Mazda MX-5, but undeterred by reliability and resale issues are in luck. The reborn Fiat 124 Spider, built upon the fourth-generation MX-5, will be revealed in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show as expected, reports The Detroit Bureau. Citing a source within the company, the reborn 124 Spider nameplate will […]

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BREAKING: Finicky Mazda Remote Start App Has Stopped Working, Power Outage Blamed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/mazda-remote-start-app-stopped-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/mazda-remote-start-app-stopped-now/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:05:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1154985 Mazda’s remote start app, which the automaker rolled out last month, has been suspended until Sept. 2 while the automaker restores its servers, the automaker said in an email Thursday to owners. … we regret to inform you that, due to a system outage at our supplier’s data center, the MMS website and smartphone application […]

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Mazda’s remote start app, which the automaker rolled out last month, has been suspended until Sept. 2 while the automaker restores its servers, the automaker said in an email Thursday to owners. … we regret to inform you that, due to a system outage at our supplier’s data center, the MMS website and smartphone application […]

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Review – Nomenclature, Be Damned http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-mazda-cx-3-review-nomenclature-be-damned/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-mazda-cx-3-review-nomenclature-be-damned/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:28:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1141002 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD (U.S.)/GT AWD (Canada) 2.0-liter SKYACTIV DOHC I-4, direct injection, dual S-VT (146 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 146 lbs-ft of torque @ 2,800 rpm) 6-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic w/ Sport mode and paddle shifters 27 city/32 highway/29 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 30 mpg on the camping-gear-laden test cycle, 80 percent highway […]

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD (U.S.)/GT AWD (Canada) 2.0-liter SKYACTIV DOHC I-4, direct injection, dual S-VT (146 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 146 lbs-ft of torque @ 2,800 rpm) 6-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic w/ Sport mode and paddle shifters 27 city/32 highway/29 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 30 mpg on the camping-gear-laden test cycle, 80 percent highway […]

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Mazda Ends Mazda5 Because There Are More Crossovers to Make http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/mazda-ends-mazda5-crossovers-make/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/mazda-ends-mazda5-crossovers-make/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1135850 The miniature Mazda minivan — aka the Mazda5 — won’t be brought to the United States after this year, according to the automaker (via Autoblog). The small, boxy family hauler dwindled out in the U.S. (but was never less functional) because we’ll buy anything that looks like a crossover. In unrelated news: Mazda will be […]

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The miniature Mazda minivan — aka the Mazda5 — won’t be brought to the United States after this year, according to the automaker (via Autoblog). The small, boxy family hauler dwindled out in the U.S. (but was never less functional) because we’ll buy anything that looks like a crossover. In unrelated news: Mazda will be […]

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Mazda Replaces First Crashed MX-5 Miata for Unlucky Buyer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/mazda-replaces-first-crashed-miata-unlucky-buyer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/mazda-replaces-first-crashed-miata-unlucky-buyer/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1124281 Feel bad for the guy whose brand-new car gets smashed less than a mile away from the dealership? We do. Apparently, so does Mazda. Jalopnik has a great story about a new 2016 Mazda Miata owner whose car met an all-too-soon end less than a mile away from the dealership. The ends were smashed, the driver and passenger were bruised […]

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Feel bad for the guy whose brand-new car gets smashed less than a mile away from the dealership? We do. Apparently, so does Mazda. Jalopnik has a great story about a new 2016 Mazda Miata owner whose car met an all-too-soon end less than a mile away from the dealership. The ends were smashed, the driver and passenger were bruised […]

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