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  • 2024 Mazda CX-50 Turbo Premium Plus: Review

    2024 Mazda CX-50 Turbo Premium Plus: Review

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    First of all, Happy Holidays Hoons! I hope the season has been good to you so far. I feel like Santa Claus would look good in Soul Red Crystal Metallic, so it was with that in mind that I got started with this latest review. I last reviewed the Mazda CX-50 in June of 2022…

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  • 2023 Mazda Mazda3 AWD Premium Plus

    2023 Mazda Mazda3 AWD Premium Plus

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    I once penned an article early in my automotive journalistic career questioning “Why is good design so damn expensive“. I even used a red Mazda RX-7 as the header, a shining example of why a relatively inexpensive car can look amazing. Every time I see a fourth generation Mazda3 I immediately have the same visceral…

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  • 2022 Mazda CX-30 Premium – Review

    2022 Mazda CX-30 Premium – Review

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    Automobile sizes are incredibly relative from country to country, or at least from continent to continent. When I was in Germany recently, around the holidays, I was reminded of just how compact some “family cars” are. What we consider small works for a family of four, or even five, overseas. The Mazda CX-30 was built…

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  • The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata is more than the sum of its parts

    The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata is more than the sum of its parts

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    The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata brings out pure, joyous nostalgia. It reminds you of the adrenaline you experienced the first time you rode a bike without training wheels or drove a light, simple roadster with the top down. There’s no piece of the MX-5 pie that stands out as special, yet everything comes together to…

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  • Ioniq 5 vs. Mach-E vs. bZ4X – Quick Comparo

    Ioniq 5 vs. Mach-E vs. bZ4X – Quick Comparo

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    I have had the recent privilege of sampling quite a few new EVs coming onto the market and figured I am in the position to provide some useful consumer advice (for once). Within the span of a week, I got to spend time with the new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, and the not-even-released 2023 Toyota…

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  • 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Hatch Turbo Premium Plus l Review

    2022 Mazda Mazda3 Hatch Turbo Premium Plus l Review

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    Who here doesn’t like a hatchback? If you don’t, get out! Just kidding, we’ll take any and all reader. Please don’t leave. If you aren’t a fan of the hatch, let me help bring you over to the correct side. The hatchback is all things to all people, it’s not only practical, but with the…

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  • 2022 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD Review

    2022 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD Review

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    That the Mazda3, a five-door hatchback, even exists in the U.S. market in 2022 is shocking. It seems like every new vehicle introduced is a crossover or being marketed as such. Kia has the brilliant Carnaval minivan, yet all the messaging around it is how it’s “like an SUV.” Mazda in the past positioned itself…

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  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD l Review

    2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD l Review

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    Getting old sucks, and that is especially true in the crossover world. While many pine for now-classic 1990s and older enthusiast cars, very few people really wish they could find a mint CR-V. Notice I said “very few”, I’m regularly on weird car Twitter, so I know there’s a lot of diversity in our little…

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  • 2021 Mazda Miata l Review (plus, what’s next for the NE MX-5?)

    2021 Mazda Miata l Review (plus, what’s next for the NE MX-5?)

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    The Mazda MX-5 Miata is just about synonymous with the automotive enthusiast. The Top Gear/Grand Tour blokes claim that you have to have owned an Alfa Romeo to be a true petrolhead. Here in the states, it’s the Miata. Before we get too much further, yes I’ve owned a couple (NB and NC), and I’ve…

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  • 2020 Mazda CX-30: Second Bite At The Apple

    2020 Mazda CX-30: Second Bite At The Apple

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    Preamble I would have to go back and check the dates to be sure, but something like three and half years ago I reviewed the Mazda CX-3.  To cut to the chase, my take on Mazda’s small crossover was not favorable at all.  It was smaller than a Mazda3 yet cost more money.  My opinion…

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