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Mazda Miata

A 14-Year-Old Mazda Miata May Be Better Than a New One

Mazda's newest interpretation of their "Jinba Ittai" engineering philosophy for the Miata, which refers to perfect unity between a horse and rider, reflects this unity well enough that it had earned a slew of accolades, and made it onto the "Best Of" lists of a myriad magazines since it was released in 2016. However, there is an often-forgotten Mazda model from the early 2000's which may still have an edge over the new one: the factory-turbocharged Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata.
2018 stretched Tiguan

Recalls are NHTSA’s way of ensuring automotive safety

If you could be a fly on the wall in many automotive companies you would probably hear lots of griping about safety recalls; their cost, and their impact. Listening to that would make you think that the industry doesn't support the NHTSA recall program -- they do, but with forced smiles. However, the industry also realizes the recalls are needed because they help consumers know their products are safe.
Black and white car color

The Most Popular Car Colors and The Modern Paint Technology

Henry Ford once said about his Model T, "you can have any color as long as it's black". When I was a kid in the 60's the cars in my neighborhood were always painted cool colors. One neighbor owned a 59 Nash Rambler painted Plumb Purple. There were Orange Plymouth Road Runners. We had a Harvest Gold 67 Chevy Impala wagon. With the spring weather here I am seeing all the classic cars out riding around the neighborhood. And they are beautiful.

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