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26 May

The HR-V draws deeply on past and present. In many ways, it's a throwback to the best things 20th-century Honda ever did, such as elegant interiors, sweet suspension tuning, and well-considered details.

26 May

My failed attempt at selling my Mazda3 to a private party had nothing to do with the fact that I took crappy pictures or that the advertised price of the car was way too high. I made the mistake of assuming when you pay off a car loan, you get your title in a timely manner.

25 May

Dealer David Slone owns the largest auto dealership group based in Arkansas, yet he has been stymied in his efforts to buy a German luxury brand dealership -- anywhere. Slone, 52, has spent three years looking for a BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi or Porsche store to buy.

25 May

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that global production of its CX-5 crossover has surpassed the one million barrier at the end of April 2015 - making it the second quickest model to hit said mark following the Mazda 3 . It has taken only three years and five months to reach said milestone since production commenced in November 2011 at Mazda's Ujina plant in Hiroshima, Japan.

25 May

Mazda's new U.S. marketing campaign is the company's biggest in two years and includes a 60-second spot called "A Driver's Life," narrated in sentimental rhyme by "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul. LOS ANGELES -- Fifteen years after coining the slogan "Zoom Zoom" to pitch its cars to customers who see driving as a pleasure and not a chore, Mazda Motor Corp. is hoping to refine its fun-to-drive message by launching its biggest U.S. marketing campaign in two years under a new tag line: "Driving Matters."

25 May

The way we look at the issue of reliability can be addressed with one question: Would I feel comfortable buying this vehicle if it had over 100,000 miles on it? You can bet that a car with that kind of mileage would dip pretty low in terms of price. Finding a screaming deal on a good, reliable vehicle despite its high mileage may be the most promising part of these cars.

25 May

Starting the morning in sticky Texas conditions, day one of the Texas World Speedway Majors served as Round Five of the Mid-States Conference 12 Round Championship. Drivers in 28-Runoffs eligible classes took to the 15-turn, 2.9-mile course in what is anticipated to be the final national-level SCCA event held at the venue.

24 May

When Mazda first released the Miata more than two decades ago, no manufacturer was selling anything like it. The four-cylinder roadster was affordable, reliable, and handled like a go-kart.

24 May

The 2016 Scion iA, a sedan based on the Mazda2, will be built at Mazda's Salamanca, Mexico, plant and sold in the U.S. LOS ANGELES -- Cheap gasoline and tight supplies from a new factory in Salamanca, Mexico, have persuaded Mazda Motor Corp. to forgo selling the redesigned Mazda2 in the U.S., a top executive said. Last year, as Mazda's international sales offices jostled for allocation of the fuel-sipping subcompact hatchback, U.S. executives decided it wasn't a priority, Rob-ert Davis, senior vice president of U.S. operations at Mazda, said in an interview.

24 May

The first set of Conference Champions have been crowned as the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour Southeastern Conference title run came to a triumphant conclusion May 2-3 at Summit Point Motorsports Park. The new two-conference structure on the East Coast opened the door for many new faces to claim a season-long Championship.

24 May

Senior editor Greg Migliore test drives the 2016 Chevy Camaro prototype hours after the sports car was revealed on Belle Isle in Detroit. Senior editor Greg Migliore shows off the 2016 Chevy Camaro prototype at the first drive of the iconic sports car.

24 May

General Motors is laying out some serious green to maintain the Chevy Corvette's expansive color palette. The automaker is breaking ground on a new paint shop this summer that's part of a $439-million investment to upgrade the 34-year-old Bowling Green, KY, factory that builds the Stingray.

23 May

The analyst foresees fleets of autonomous vehicles providing on-demand transportation as a service that's much less expensive than today's taxis or even Uber. However, the true threat is not to private vehicle ownership but to driver-based services such as today's taxis and other forms of public transportation.

23 May

The crisis with Japanese air bag supplier Takata has been burst wide open with the government's decision to almost double the number of vehicles involved to 33.8 million. The recall of driver and passenger-side air bags with inflators that can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel has been deemed the largest in automotive history.

23 May

We've already reported vehicle sales data in the first post-GST month earlier today - the car industry experienced a massive 32.7% drop in April compared to March, selling just 45,187 units compared to 67,314 the month before. You have the numerous pre-GST sales promotions to explain the numbers - essentially a lot of the buying that would normally happen in April probably got brought ahead to March, softening the demand in April.

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