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Mazda6 is a driver’s car among family sedans

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Mazda | 0 comments

This review originally appeared in The Spokesman-Review. Mazda just spent eight years developing a fascinating technology you’ll never...

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Mazda CX-3 a youthful crossover even a grandmother could love

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Mazda | 0 comments

This review first appeared in The Spokesman-Review. If you’d asked me last month to describe the typical Mazda CX-3 driver, school...

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Mazda CX-9: New AWD system and great tires take winter’s measure

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in Mazda | 0 comments

This review originally appeared in The Spokesman-Review. Bad weather in the mountains forced a schedule change, bringing us a Mazda CX-9...

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Mazda3: compact hatch evokes Mazda’s driver-engagement DNA

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Mazda | 0 comments

Few brands do DNA better than Mazda does DNA. A strong familial thread links the smallest Mazda with the largest. Across the board,...

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Mazda CX-9 loses weight, grows roomier, more sophisticated

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in Mazda | 0 comments

This review originally appeared in The Spokesman-Review. Since 2011, every car and crossover in Mazda’s lineup has submitted itself to a...

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New Mazda CX-3 stretches class limits

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Mazda | 2 comments

This review first appeared in The Spokesman-Review. I was tempted to launch this piece with the less-is-more trope. After all, the all-new...

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