Mazda is Working to Make Diesel Cool Again

Mazda is working to make diesel cool again, starting with the CX-5.

For many years the diesel engine was thought of as reserved for trucks, especially semi-trucks as they trudge along bringing huge trailers loaded with materials to their destinations. At some point automakers started putting diesel engines into smaller passenger vehicles which meant more of us could begin to learn how this type of fuel worked. The diesel engine was originally thought of as a dirty engine that was used only for hauling and carrying but the tradeoff was a huge amount of pollutants in the air. As the diesel made it into passenger cars the only concern was whether or not this engine burned clean enough.

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For 2016 We Have a new Posterchild

02.28.16 - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The term “posterchild” has always been used to mean the perfect example of something. Whether it’s the egg that was frying in the pan which was used to help give kids a symbol of what their brains would do when they got hooked on illegal drugs or a high performance car that is the best new offering from an exotic automaker, the posterchild name lives on and we use it on a regular basis.

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Great Vehicles for Grads

College Graduation Cars

It’s that time of year again where we come close to the end of a school year and many high school and college grads will get many great graduation gifts to celebrate their achievements and a transition to the next step of their lives.  For those graduates some will receive  vehicles as the graduation gift from parents or grandparents, but what are some of the top choices to give graduates in order for them to have a fantastic vehicle that won’t cost them an arm and a leg to either insure or operate. Read more

Best Cars Under $30,000

2016 Mazda Miata on the Road

Everyone wants the best of the best. This is true when it comes to their cars, trucks, and SUV’s as well. Not everyone, however, can afford the exorbitant price tags that come with some of the luxury items they seek. What many don’t know is that if they look hard enough, they can enjoy some of life’s little luxuries in a lower model vehicle. There are some great cars available on the market for under $30,000. Here are some of them. Read more

Mazda 3 Shows Off

2015 Mazda 3

The tagline of the Mazda family has been “Zoom Zoom” since early 2000. This slogan embraces the spirit of the Mazda family, inspiring a sense of fun and whimsy that accompanies driving a Mazda. Coupled with the “If It’s Not Worth Driving, It’s Not Worth Building” campaign; Mazda’s advertising efforts firmly cement the brand’s philosophy about their cars. Already a leader in the SUV field, Mazda’s compact models are often overlooked, but don’t be fooled; it’s not because they’re not worthy.

In line with the Ford Focus and the VW Golf, the Mazda 3 falls right into Mazda’s niche market; those looking for a fun car that can perform with efficiency. With a graceful new design that focuses on Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion principle, the 2015 Mazda 3 even looks fun to drive. The remodel for 2015 focuses heavily on the grill and headlamps and a newly streamlined roof design that gives the 3 an impressive and imposing new look.

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Fuel Efficient Convertibles for 2015

2015 Audi TT Convertible

A long daily commute, the desire to take a weekend cruise, or even just for the fun of it, no matter what the reason someone purchases a convertible car over the choice of one that has a full roof enjoyment and desire are obvious. Cars that have a top that folds down and disappears have always turned heads and offered a desire to enjoy the windswept feeling offered by a convertible.

For the 2015 model year, and with rising gas prices, having a convertible that offers a decent amount of fuel efficiency makes perfect sense to stay on the road longer and enjoy the freedom and feeling. Here are the ten most fuel efficient convertibles when mated to an automatic transmission for the new model year for owners to enjoy. Read more

A Third Year of Fun for the 2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Mazda CX-5

When Mazda unleashed the CX-5 on the scene two years ago there was no telling what would happen. Enhanced by performance and fantastic good looks this awesome crossover SUV came in strong and has carried the mantra of “zoom-zoom” for Mazda for two full model years. Coming out for a third tour of duty the CX-5 has even more enhanced performance from a more powerful engine, but also keeps up with fuel efficiency most car owners are clamoring for these days. Add to this the advanced safety features, great handling and the CX-5 handles the competition from the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape with ease and brilliance.

Mazda obviously felt it was close to perfection with the 2014 model of the CX-5 because the only change for the 2015 is the addition of Advanced Keyless Entry for the Touring and Grand Touring trims. Otherwise unchanged, the CX-5 is a gorgeous crossover SUV that offers a host of technology and features for all shoppers to enjoy and fall in love with very easily.

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