2010 Honda Fit Sport Review

Wow, are things ever heating up in the small car category. Having driven the Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, Volkswagen Polo, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Mazda2 as well as smart fortwo within the last two years and, most recently, the Ford Fiesta, I can tell you with certainty that if you plan to be in the market for a new subcompact vehicle in the next 12 to 18 months, you will have more to chew on than ever.

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2010 Mazda 6 Grand Touring

2010 Mazda 6 Grand Touring
2010 Mazda 6 Grand Touring - Editor's Notebook - Automobile Magazine
The Mazda 6 is a fine car if you’re looking for a mid-size family sedan.

The Mazda 6 is a fine car if you’re looking for a mid-size family sedan. The V-6 is strong and smooth, the six-speed automatic selects gears smartly and without drama, and the ride is comfortable without being flaccid. Mazda also has the best-looking car in the segment with those dynamic, shapely fenders. Yet, when Mazda enlarged their American-market mid-sizer for the 2009 model year, they lost the biggest thing they had going for them: a car that supported their uniquely sporty image. Unlike the engaging Mazda 3, the 6 doesn’t have that nimble, faster-than-it-actually-is feel.

Photo Gallery: 2010 Mazda 6 Grand Touring – Editor’s Notebook – Automobile Magazine

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1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S – Orange Blossom Tour, Florida

1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S – Orange Blossom Tour, Florida
1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S - Orange Blossom Tour, Florida - Automobile Magazine
Spring Break(Down): An end-of-winter celebration on four wheels.

The whole notion of heading to sunny Daytona Beach, Florida, on spring break never appealed to me, not even when I was in college in the cold, gray Northeast. The all-night parties, bad dancing, and inordinate amount of vomiting wasn’t my idea of a good time. I much preferred my springtime stimulation in vehicular form. You know – jumping cars over enormous frost heaves. And perfecting rally-style e-brake turns through snow-covered hairpins. And seeing if I could get my brake rotors to glow white by the bottom of a badly paved, tree-lined downhill section of my favorite back road.

Photo Gallery: 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S – Orange Blossom Tour, Florida – Automobile Magazine

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Mazda to have a life-size Scalextric track at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Relive your childhood dreams of playing with a life-sized Scalextric track on the Mazda stand at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (1-4th July) which features 20 years of Mazda MX-5. This year, Goodwood Festival of Speed has added a Moving Motor Show day on Thursday where visitors have the chance to drive cars up the famous Hill climb. Mazda will have the Mazda MX-5 road car available for visitors to drive as well as passenger rides in the MX-5 race car. Held in the grounds of Lord March’s Goodwood estate in Sussex the event has become the world’s largest celebration of motoring culture.

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