2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3: Larger Than Life, Frighteningly Powerful, And Occasionally Unbalanced

Some people (and cars) are just born with that special something — a star power that not only makes them special, but also makes it acceptable for them to be a bit more demanding of the world around them. This phenomenon is often dubbed “being a diva”, and it applies just as much to famous people who demand Cool Ranch Doritos in their dressing rooms (lookin’ at you, Britney Spears) as to cars like this 2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3: both are larger than life, frighteningly powerful, and occasionally demonstrate signs of being a bit unbalanced.

2013 Mazda CX-5 Pounces Like A Cheetah

Back when The Love Boat sailed the Seven Seas with a heavenly host of Charlie’s Angels, you could get a good small car for about $5,000. As we entered the gay 90s with Hillary and Bill Clinton, the size of our cars increased, and starting prices doubled to about $10,000. Now, in the day of sequestration and Inauguration Day lip-synching, the size of a good small car has doubled once again — this time to around $20,000.

Driven: 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT

That’s right, we love the Miata – and we’re totally cool with it.

Mazda3: Big Benefits In A Small, Affordable Package

It’s Saturday night and you’re all set to drive to the Cedar Springs area in Dallas, or Boystown in Chicago, or South-of-Market in San Francisco. Thank goodness you’re driving the compact yet classy Mazda3, because parking will be tight.

2012 Mazda MAZDA5: Shuttling The Kiddies Has Never Been So Much Fun

The term “mini van” has become an oxymoron; it’s like “jumbo shrimp” or “livable wage”, you just can’t reconcile the two words. The truth is, today’s so-called minivans are almost as big as their full-size van cousins. So, when Mazda…

2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Grand Touring

By Casey Williams Built in 1954 by architect Morris Lapidus, Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau was once the most luxurious and modern hotel in the country. Its curvy façade and bright blue pools made a perfect backdrop for Frank Sinatra welcoming Elvis…

2011 Mazda MAZDA2

By Nick Kurczewski The 2011 Mazda MAZDA2 four-door hatchback brings a cute new face to an increasingly crowded sub-compact market currently dominated by the Nissan Versa, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris. Low-running costs and a bargain price-tag are the key…

Internet Car and Truck of the Year Announced

Chicago (February 10, 2010)–The Internet Car and Truck of the Year website, an online venue not dependent on OEM advertising, held its inaugural Internet Pros and Average Joes vote for their favorite new cars.
The Internet Pros are comprised of a select team of 12 online writers from some of the leading automotive Internet sites, while the Average Joes consisted of more than 50,000 votes from the motoring public.

2011 Mazda2 Slideshow

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Top 5 New Vehicles – LA Auto Show

2009 LA Auto Show

As is customary, I choose the Top 5 vehicles from the show and post them here. Note, these are new vehicles introduced from gay-friendly manufacturers. Some of my colleagues will more than likely point out the absence of the excellent vehicles introduced from Hyundai and Kia. Until they extend their same-sex domestic partner policies throughout their organization, they do not qualify to be in our picks from the auto shows.