1998-2004 Mercedes SLK Pre-Owned

Looking for relatively affordable and sexy topless German fun? You could spend an evening or two in Hamburg’s ‘Reeperbahn’ red-light district– but an easier and more morally-acceptable alternative involves checking out the last-generation Mercedes SLK roadster instead. After hitting Canadian showrooms in 1997, this two-seat German drop-top began competing for shopper dollars against machines like the BMW Z4, Audi TT, Nissan 350Z and to some degree, the Mazda MX-5/Miata.

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2011 Mazda2 Touring

2011 Mazda2 Touring
2011 Mazda2 Touring - Editor's Notebook - Automobile Magazine
A great little hatch.

I drove both the automatic and manual Mazda 2 within days of each other and while both cars impressed me, the manual 2 is, in my mind, the much better package. On the highway, the four speed-auto runs out of gears causing revs to consistently stay up over 3000 rpms. The manual’s fifth gear is just enough to keep revs and noise down in the cabin. I was cruising at 80 mph on the highway and, unlike the 2 with the auto box, the manual car never sounded buzzy. In fact, the engine sounded remarkably at ease. Impressive. At this speed, even in fifth gear our Four Seasons Honda Fit’s 1.5-liter 4-culinder would have been deafening.

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2010 Mazda MX-5 GT Review

Every fan of “Grease” knows the song that begins with “Summer loving” as it accompanies one of the classic parts of this classic movie: the two lead characters musically reminisce about their summer love story. One enjoyed a romantic fairytale and the other, a platonic relationship. In both cases, it all ended when they returned to school in September.

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