Tag: Mazda

19 Posts

Always Get a Second Opinion
Feb 11, 2020

Always Get a Second Opinion

Dear Car Talk

Maybe the next mechanic has a smaller boat to support.

maintenance mechanics Mazda Mazda3 2015

A Tiny Culprit Might Cause a Big Issue
Sep 21, 2018

A Tiny Culprit Might Cause a Big Issue

Dear Car Talk

Defective brake light switch to blame for car not starting.

starters ignition electrical wiring Mazda Mazda3 2015

Leaky High Mile Miata Needs Low-Buck Repair
Mar 08, 2018

Leaky High Mile Miata Needs Low-Buck Repair

Dear Car Talk

Here's a last-ditch possible cheap fix for a leaking radiator.

radiators leaks Mazda Miata 1991

Car Has Electrical Gremlins after Steering Pump Repair
Jul 18, 2017

Car Has Electrical Gremlins after Steering Pump Repair

Dear Car Talk

The car's start-up problem might be coincidence or a loose connection--but how did that happen?

steering batteries electrical wiring Mazda CX-7 2007

Review: Mazda Miata MX-5 hardtop convertible
Mar 06, 2017

Mazda 2017: The Miata's New Retractable Hardtop, and the Quieter CX-5 Goes Upscale

Jim Motavalli

Mazda has only two-percent global market share, but with the new Miata RF and CX-5, it's trying harder.

reviews convertibles Mazda Miata MX-5

Japanese roadsters and sportscars
Nov 30, 2016

Dependable Fun: Three Bargain Japanese Roadsters

Jim Motavalli

The Mazda Miata, Toyota MR-2 Spyder and Nissan 350Z Roadster all offer reliable rides--driving fun without the headaches of the MGs, Triumphs and Lotuses of old.

Mazda Miata Nissan 350Z Toyota

Jul 28, 2015

Fast Times in the All-New Mazda Miata

Jim Motavalli

The fourth-generation MX-5 is a return to basics, with reduced weight (and a smaller-displacement) but more power and lots of go-for-it gutsiness. 

reviews Mazda Miata 2016

Mileage difference between cars made in Europe and USA
Oct 14, 2014

Mazda3 MPG: USA vs. UK

Dear Car Talk

Robert was pretty excited about the 32 mpg his Mazda3 was getting until he talked to his brother-in-law in England, who told him that the U.K. version of this car gets almost twice that. Is Mazda holding out on us, or is there more to this story?

fuel economy Mazda Mazda3 2014

May 25, 2012

The Miata's Second Coming: As an Alfa-Romeo

Jim Motavalli

Mazda and Fiat are partnering to spin off a second Alfa-branded car off the all-new, back-to-basics 2013 MX-5 platform. The Miata is the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, largely because it's both fun and dead reliable. By marrying the two brands, we have the prospect of a problem-free roadster with an Italian soul and great, distinctive styling. Where do I sign up? On second thought, maybe I'll buy a good used Miata first.

convertibles Fiat Mazda

Feb 03, 2012

Car Saves NPR Station

Staff Blog

A little creative automotive thinking helped WCBE stay on the air this summer after a power failure.

batteries Mazda