Mazda2: The Story That’s Too Good Too Be Untrue


Mazda are probably the best Asian automaker for affordable and efficient cars. They have a reputation that competes with the likes of Honda. Reliable, affordable and efficient superlatives that seem to roll off easily from critics whenever they are describing any Mazda model. Now looking at the Mazda2, Mazda have done a brilliant job as expected. If you are looking for a fun supermini to drive, then the Mazda2 should be a serious option for you.

What’s In a Name?

The Mazda2 has a varied number of names. Depending on your location you are going to know it by a different moniker. It is known as the Mazda2 Demion in Israel, Toyota Yaris in Canada and Toyota Yaris R in Mexico and Puerto Rico. As for the American market the Mazda2 has been rebadged and is known as the Scion iA. Scion is Toyota’s baby marque, which they are retiring this year. After which the iA will be known as the Toyota Yaris iA. Read More

Mazda 3: Mazda Leading Compact Surprise

Mazda 3

When you think of compact cars you think of the great car manufacturers that practice and perfect their craft in the nation of the Rising Sun. Subaru, Honda and of course Mazda are just some of the great car makers in Japan. Mazda like most Japanese automakers makes great compact sedans that are closest thing to automotive reliability and affordability.

The History

The Mazda 3 was introduced as a replacement for the Familia/322/Protegé. It was received warmly by critics, where they gave favourable reviews. Most reviews were basically impressed with the car’s performance attributes as well as it efficacy. The first car was based of the Ford C1 platform which is shared by Ford Focus and the Volvo S40. Read More

Mazda RX-8: The Rotary Advocator

Mazda RX-8

This is truly a wonderful sports car that had its life clipped at the bud as emission regulations took their toll. Well, we love our environment and we must do everything possible to make sure that we leave it in the best condition for our progeny. However, my feelings are a bit ambivalent when you hear a car like the Mazda RX-8 has gone into “production extinction,” because of tighter conservative regulations. However, if there is a car heaven out there where the classic Beetle is parked next to the vintage Porsche 911, then we all can rest assured the RX-8 will be taking it easy as a resident there. Read More

Mazda Mazda 6: Strikes a Cord After The Accord

Mazda 6

The Asian automakers seem to have this class, wrapped around their fingers. The Asian domination has gobbled up the family car class where brands like Hyundai, Kia, Mazda and Toyota make headlines. After the Accord the car that follows is the Mazda 6. The Mazda 6 is also known as the Mazda Atenza in China and Japan. The Mazda has many merits that Asian automakers only know how to make.

The History

Mazda 6 had its nameplate emblazoned for the first time on a vehicle’s chassis back in 2002. It replaced the Mazda Capella/616-626, where it expounded on the company’s new design philosophy Stylish, Insightful, and Spirited. It did this to many rave reviews, accolades and awards. Read More

Mazda MX-5: Find Out Why It’s The Bestselling Roadster Of All Time

Mazda MX-5

Well, Mazda isn’t a name you would attach normally, to high-end performance cars such like Porsche or Ferrari. However, the Mazda MX-5 doesn’t betray the brand’s image. This car is also at a price range with which most car buyers will feel comfortable with.

What’s in a Name

Well, depending on which part of the globe you are in you may find the MX-5 using other monikers. In the US they know it as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, while in Japan they knew it as the Eunos Roadster for some time. Miata is Old German for reward, while Eunos is derived from two languages that is Greek “”eu”, which means good, and “nos” which is the English abbreviation of numbers. Generally, Eunos talks of good numbers or things etc. Upon the release of the third generation, the MX-5 name was consolidated worldwide with the exception of the US where it continues to be known as the Mazda Miata. Read More