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2011-2012 Mazda BT-50 recalled for transmission fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 5200 of its 2011 and 2012 BT-50 utes fitted with the automatic transmission over concerns a faulty sensor could cause the transmission to downshift into first gear unexpectedly...

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Mazda MX-5 RF vs Mazda MX-5 comparison
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Mazda MX-5 RF vs Mazda MX-5 comparison

If you have about $45-50k to spend on a convertible, there aren’t many good choices. The default pick is, of course, the Mazda MX-5, and as we discussed previously, it would be our pick over its Italian cousin, the Abarth 124, but now there is a new MX-5, one which throws mud at tradition and seeks to attract a new type of buyer to the brand...


Mazda 2, 3, 6 recalled for seat fix
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Mazda 2, 3, 6 recalled for seat fix

Mazda has recalled thousands of its previous-generation passenger cars this week, over concerns for faulty seat lifters. The recall centres on the seat height adjustment mechanism, which could see either the adjustment lifter link crack, or the lifter link retaining nuts separate...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?
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Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?

Read the full article here. For those who are prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stones' throw of many major metropolitan areas. One such location is Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short 2 hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift
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'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift

If you're a fan of the mighty Mazda RX-7, you've not doubt heard of New Zealand drifter 'Mad' Mike Whiddett, and surely seen – or indeed heard – his ear-melting quad-rotor Mazda RX-7. Well, after 10 years in his possession, and more than a handful of rebuilds, the professional Kiwi skidder has treated the car to another refresh...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison
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Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist offerings – the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ – are true to that formula. Both of these Japanese, sporty, fun and affordable cars may follow the same path towards inducing grins, particularly when fitted with manual gearboxes as our test cars are, but there are some fairly large differences between them...


Mazda MX-5 RF gets five-star ANCAP rating
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Mazda MX-5 RF gets five-star ANCAP rating

The Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop has received the same five-star ANCAP rating as its soft-top sibling, reaffirming its status as one of the best-performing sports cars in crash tests. Mazda has also made the range safer than before by making blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert to base variants in both body-styles, alongside the GT's adaptive LED headlights that swivel into corners...


Mazda CX-3 and Yamaha EX Deluxe: The perfect match?
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Mazda CX-3 and Yamaha EX Deluxe: The perfect match?

For those prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stone's throw of many major metropolitan centres. For me, on this occasion, it's Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short two-hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...


2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab review

Considering an extra-cab ute? Need to prioritise load capacity over rear passenger comfort? Then the 2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab could be the ute for you.

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


New Mazda CX-5 to gain seven-seat option - report
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New Mazda CX-5 to gain seven-seat option - report

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 that will launch in Australia in the coming months could well be joined by a seven-seat variant, if reports out of Japan are to be believed. Japanese site LiveDoor claims that a seven-seat version of the new-generation Mazda CX-5 will be offered in that market by the end of 2017, because Mazda doesn't sell the larger CX-9 seven-seater in its home market...


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review
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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

With the launch of the RF, Mazda has given buyers a stylish alternative to the soft top MX-5. As you'd expect, though, the characters of the two vehicles are very similar.


Mazda boss says MX-5 as crucial to Mazda DNA as rotary engine
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Mazda boss says MX-5 as crucial to Mazda DNA as rotary engine

Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders declared Mazda's MX-5 as crucial to the company's DNA and ethos as the development and adoption of the rotary engine. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF, Benders said: "In many ways, the MX-5 took over from what the rotary engine infused into the company...


Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

Last weekend, Mazda MX-5 owners across the country were in heaven. For the first time, the MX-5 Fan Fest was held at Sandown Raceway in this invite-only event. With over 1500 people in attendance and 477 examples of Mazda's little legend on the track, a southern hemisphere record was broken. (The world record is somewhere beyond 2000..


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

With the launch of the RF, Mazda has given buyers a stylish alternative to the soft top MX-5. As you'd suspect though, the characters of the two vehicles are very similar.


Australia's key role in Mazda/Isuzu Ute deal
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Australia's key role in Mazda/Isuzu Ute deal

Australia was a key driver in Mazda’s decision to enter a joint-venture (JV) arrangement with Isuzu Ute to collaborate on the next-generation BT-50 and D-Max ute/pickup trucks, due around 2020. As announced in July, the two Japanese companies ditched existing ute JVs (Mazda with Ford, Isuzu with General Motors, which we already know plans to move upmarket with the next Colorado) and buddied up to better amortise costs...


New Mazda CX-5 expected to remain top-seller
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New Mazda CX-5 expected to remain top-seller

Mazda Australia is very confident its imminent second-generation CX-5 crossover will retain the current model’s sales dominance, against an array of improved rivals. The second iteration of Mazda’s hugely popular mid-sized SUV is due by June — no, we don’t have a more specific date yet — and gets a number of updates over the current offering, which dates to 2012...