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2009 Mazda RX-8 R3

10Oct
2009 Mazda RX-8 R3
2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 - Mazda Sports Coupe Review - Automobile Magazine
The RX-8 is an inviting car-small, sporty, fun to drive.

The RX-8 is an inviting car-small, sporty, fun to drive. It’s not overly endowed with power (238 hp with a manual transmission), but with only about 3000 pounds to motivate, that’s plenty. It’s somewhat lacking in low-end grunt (only 159 lb-ft of torque), but if you keep the revs up, it’s no problem.

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2008 Mazda RX-8 R3

10Oct
2008 Mazda RX-8 R3
2008 Mazda RX-8 R3 - Mazda Sports Coupe Review - Automobile Magazine
The RX-8 is an inviting car-small, sporty, fun to drive.

The RX-8 is an inviting car-small, sporty, fun to drive. It’s not overly endowed with power (238 hp with a manual transmission), but with only about 3000 pounds to motivate, that’s plenty. It’s somewhat lacking in low-end grunt (only 159 lb-ft of torque), but if you keep the revs up, it’s no problem.

Photo Gallery: 2008 Mazda RX-8 R3 – Mazda Sports Coupe Review – Automobile Magazine

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2008 Mazda 5 Touring

10Oct
2008 Mazda 5 Touring
2008 Mazda 5 Touring - Mazda Passenger Minivan Review - Automobile Magazine
It’s no sports car, but the Mazda5 has enough ‘zoom-zoom’ mixed with practicality to keep us entertained.

Count me among the fans of the 5, from the start. I was with Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan, in November 2004, when the company first showed this vehicle to the America press corps. Back then, even Mazda’s North American officials were unsure whether the 5 would fly in America, but I was enthused by this mini minivan’s packaging and thrift. The way I see it, there are plenty of people who need a bit more space and utility than a traditional sedan but who don’t want to spend the money that it takes to drive a full-size minivan or a mid-size SUV. Here at Automobile Magazine, we ran a Four Seasons test of a 2006 Mazda 5, and even the doubters among us were won over after twelve months. With an as-tested price of $21,510 and average fuel economy over our test’s 21,343 miles of 25 mpg, all while hauling up to six people and a lot of stuff, what was not to like?

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Totally, Completely, 100% New MAZDA6: We looked, discovered, and believed. When it zooms by the first time you probably won’t believe it’s the same car. If you loved the 08 you will beg for the 09. It’s like looking back at an old yearbook and realizing how your style has changed.

The MAZDA6 body has aged perfectly with a new aerodynamic sleek look & body color sport-type front grill, bumpers, door handles and side moldings. When it zooms by again you will notice the green tinted glass, in-glass rear window antenna, rear-sport-type combination taillights with LED, Xenon headlights and finally the single exhaust with dual outlets. Of course, that’s before you step inside or check under the hood.

The bigger wheelbase offers more stability and added comfort where space is needed for both driver and passengers, not to mention the best-in-class cargo space and 60/40 rear fold-flat seats for extra storage. There is something for everyone to love about the experience of this ride. You decide: the new AC with pollen filter for cleaner air, auto-dimming mirrors, push-button ignition start, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, 12V power outlets and many more features that were missing in the 08s.

Did we mention the engine! Whether you choose the 4-cylinder or a V6, the young engine will meet your expectations and growing endurance. This vehicle gets 30 MPG highway and 21 MPG city.*
The added value alone, from the assets above plus Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS) and other standard safety features should be enough to excite any buyer. For a vehicle that was exclusively designed with North Americans in mind, even the most practical bargain hunters will thrive on the affordability of this powerhouse.

The 2009 MAZDA6 will be arriving at MileOne dealerships in September starting at $19,220 MSRP*.

Hall Mazda: 866.815.3307
4372 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452
http://www.hallmazda.com/

Heritage AutoMall Mazda: 877.218.4227
716 Belair Road Bel Air, MD 21014
http://www.heritagemazdabelair.com/

Heritage AutoPark Mazda: 888.451.3714
11220 Reisterstown Road Owings Mills, MD 21117
http://www.heritagemazdaowingsmills.com/

*MSRP includes destination charges but excludes tax, title and license fees. Destination charges may vary in Alaska and Hawaii. Actual dealer price may vary. MPG varies by driver and selected model.

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