Mazda’s 2019 MX-5 delivers a greater driving experience

2019 mazda mx-5 miata rf

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a great car. Mazda remains focused on delivering a truly wonderful driving experience that’s packaged in a stylish compact machine. The ND generation of the Miata delivers this in spades, but Mazda’s found a way to make it truly aces; more power. Engineers at Mazda have focused on fine tuning […]

Can the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata make a good family vehicle?

I am in my early forties. I am married and I have two kids. I have a nice home and a decent family vehicle. I have something resembling a career and a sweet side gig writing about cars. You’d think I’m living the dream, but I’m not. I have a secret deep down inside me […]

Review: 2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

It seems that almost every week someone asks me about three-row SUVs. People want them because they appreciate the extra space as well as the functionality of the third row seats for when they have to transport their kids and their kids’ friends. The questions are pretty much the same. As are my answers. But […]

Perfecting Perfection: 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

The answer is always Miata (MX-5). At least that’s the stock answer when you ask an automotive enthusiast what car you should buy. You have St Bernard you need to haul around? The answer is Miata and pull out the passenger seat. You need to go to Home Depot or Lowes for lumber? The answer […]

Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

Two years ago my sister-in-law decided that it was time to replace her 4-cylinder 5-speed Honda Accord coupe with something new. Like everyone else in the world these days, she wanted a small cross-over. She wanted one for the same reasons that everyone else wants one for – higher ride, bigger trunk, ease of egress […]

2016 Mazda CX-3: Tiny CUV Packs Plenty Of Fun

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xExoItTewo[/youtube] Crossovers suck! …said the average enthusiast, who might be looking to eat their own words in the near future. Crossovers have gotten a lot better, and a whole lot more engaging to drive. Exhibit M: The Mazda CX-3. It’s a sub-compact CUV packing in a whole lot of driving enjoyment. Do we wish there […]

Quick Spin: 2015 Mazda3

I try to write a review of every car I drive, but this is not always possible. In 2015 I missed a few, so here are my abbreviated impressions of these cars. Something funny has been happening lately. Every time someone asks me for a basic vehicle recommendation, I find myself suggesting a Mazda of […]

2016 Mazda MX-5 MiataRebirth Of The King?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syIaA_YcaGg[/youtube] It’s the common answer to most questions asked of the average automotive enthusiast. If you want affordable and fun, rear-wheel-drive, front-engine, sports car goodness, you go with the Miata. That’s what folks have been saying for years now. For 2016, we have a reborn new version of the slow car-fast poster child; the ND-generation […]