Tag Archives: Mazda

Installing a Trailer Hitch on a Mazda Miata Is Incredibly Easy and Fixes the Car’s Biggest Flaw

It may sound like blasphemy adding weight to a new Mazda Miata, but the lovable convertible sports car is small, and owning one really puts a squeeze on how much stuff you can carry. So my friend David decided to install a trailer hitch, and surprisingly, the whole job was extremely easy.

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Watch As Tristan Nunez Tries To Defeat A Flame-Spitting Rotary-Powered Oversteer Death Machine

Last weekend during the Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca, Mazda racer Tristan Nunez climbed aboard a manic high-rev monster from the company’s past to do battle with the other drivers, but also with the car. He’d managed to wrestle the mid-engine rotary racer to the pole position, but on the first lap of…

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One Man’s Quest To Prove That Mazda RX-7s Really Aren’t That Tough To Work On

Mention the rotary engine, and you’re bound to get an entire peanut gallery promising apex seals going boom. Ryan Gilbert wasn’t scared away when his girlfriend’s family 1979 Mazda RX-7 was up for grabs. In fact, he’s well on his way to returning it to the drag nights and autocrosses it used to do.

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EPA Rates the Mazda CX-5 Diesel at Up to 29 MPG Combined

Mazda has been promising the U.S. a diesel engine for nearly a decade now, but year after year has passed and still no diesel. Now, with the EPA releasing ratings for a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel CX-5, the prospect of a diesel Mazda is finally feeling real. Here’s how the car did in EPA testing.

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Here’s How Much Quicker a ND Mazda Miata Is Around the Nürburgring than a NA MX-5

The Mazda Miata has been the go-to light, agile convertible for enthusiasts on a budget for four generations now. If you’re wondering if cashing out for the newest one is worth it, or if you should just find an old one and save a hefty chunk of change, maybe this Nürburgring comparo will set you straight.

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14-Year-Old Robert Noaker Wins MX-5 Cup Race At Mid Ohio 

What were you doing when you were 14-years-old? I was probably playing GameBoy in my room with the music turned up too loud and eating everything my mother put in the cabinets. Rob Noaker, however, just spent his 14th year on Earth winning a professionally contested motor racing event, yesterday’s MX-5 Cup race at Mid…

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The 2019 Mazda Miata’s Big Horsepower Bump Won’t Hurt Fuel Economy 

The 2019 Mazda Miata is Mazda’s answer to the prayers of the people—the prayers that start with “more power” and end with “amen, also please don’t forget the power.” The best part is, new fuel-economy ratings say the bump from 155 to 181 horsepower won’t cost more at the pump.

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Here’s How Japan Does a Giant Mazda Rotary Party

Every now and then there’ll be a weekend where the whole world gets together and dials its car culture all the way to 11—or in this case, seven. That’s what 7s Day is; a giant celebration of Mazda rotary engines on the weekend of July 7 and 8 that happens in many cities, including New York. But here’s what went down…

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Why A Tiny Fish Is Stalling The New Toyota-Mazda Factory In Alabama

A small, Alabama-native fish species that rarely grows longer than an inch had a big impact on the 2,400-acre site of the planned $1.6-billion plant for Toyota and Mazda. A lawsuit about the fish’s potential for extinction with development in the area was filed in June, and the automakers announced that work to build…

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Lawsuit Claims $1.6-Billion Toyota-Mazda Factory Could Push Fish Species To Extinction

During the entire last half of 2017, more than a dozen U.S. states were making a fuss to become the site of a $1.6-billion production plant for Toyota and Mazda. Now that the companies have picked Alabama, the fuss has changed—the plant could put a rare fish species at risk of extinction, according to a recent lawsuit.

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