Mazda CX-5 GSX 2012 Review

Posted on May 23rd, 2012

I never call the Thames Coast road by its proper name. I call it ‘The Road of a Thousand Bends’. Apart from a couple of short straights at Manaia and a few villages dotted along Read More

Mazda3 MPS 2012 Review

Posted on April 10th, 2012

It’s interesting driving the cars that you know are going to be coveted by the future generation of performance-hungry young drivers. Because of our fairly cheap insurance in New Zealand, people under 25 can afford Read More

Mazda3 GSE Skyactiv 2011 Review

Posted on February 21st, 2012

Fuel economy wasn’t a strong point in the outgoing Mazda3, something that’s been rectified in the new model. In fact, it’s a gigantic 25% more efficient than the previous version. That was a little on Read More

Mazda BT-50 4WD Double Cab Limited 2012 Review

Posted on January 20th, 2012

We tested Mazda’s new BT-50 a few weeks ago, but in its lesser GSX guise. This week we’ve had the luxury Limited version which adds leather and reversing sensors. It was interesting to have a Read More

Mazda BT-50 GSX 4×4 Double Cab 2012 Review

Posted on December 9th, 2011

Mazda’s passenger car grin has been transplanted across to its commercial ute brethren to standardize the corporate family look. I had the great fortune to get out of the latest Ford Ranger XLT and into Read More

Mazda CX-7 GSX 2010 Review

Posted on August 27th, 2010

It’s a fact that not all crossover vehicles are created equal, not just in terms of quality and appeal but also in their focus and job description. It’s a broad market segment with some crossover’s Read More

Mazda6 Limited 2010 Review

Posted on August 13th, 2010

It’s no secret that the second generation Mazda6 is a very good car. It’s known for being dynamically proficient, well equipped and sharply dressed. So when it came time for a mid-lifecycle facelift how could Read More

Mazda3 MPS 2009 Review

Posted on November 20th, 2009

While they may not have the lengthy history of roadsters or coupes the hot hatch is now a well-established vessel for automotive performance and practicality. Since the VW Golf GTI of the 1970s, hot hatches Read More

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