Tag: Mazda MX-5

QOTD: What’s The Best Manual Transmission You’ve Shifted?

Modern paddle-shift autos and DCTs are infinitely better than older automatics. You can still have much of the fun and control on a winding road you would in a manual-equipped car, plus all the convenience of being able to delegate shift duties when you hit traffic. But rowing a big metal wand around to swap […]

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What’s The Best Used Sports Car For Less Than $8000?

The affordable sports car conversation has been dominated of late by the new 2023 Nissan Z, which is expected to come in at less than $40,000. But while that might make it good value next to its more expensive Toyota Supra rival, and bearing in mind its twin-turbo V6’s 400 hp output, it’s still not […]

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10 Model-Defining Car Details That Were Really Only Optional

Some of the world’s greatest cars are defined by some truly great details. Things like a set of unforgettable graphics, an iconic wheel design or a legendary engine. But you might be surprised to find that some of your favorite car details and features weren’t actually part of that car’s standard package. A Lamborghini Countach […]

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The Nissan Z Is Expected To Cost $40k, Here Are 10 Other RWD Coupes You Can Buy Instead, And Why You Should

Though Nissan hasn’t confirmed final prices for the 2023 Z coupe, the company openly admits we should expect it to come in around the $40k mark. That sounds like pretty spectacular value compared with the $51,090 you’d need to spend to get into its direct Toyota Supra 3.0 rival. But it only takes a little […]

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QOTD: Are New Cars More Expensive Than In Your Dad’s Day?

New cars are crammed full of the kind of performance, convenience and safety technology that buyers could have only dreamed about at the turn of the millennium, let alone back in the 1970s and ‘80s. But has that extra gadgetry made our new cars more expensive? Clearly the physical numbers on those prices are bigger […]

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Can A 15-Year-Old Honda S2000 Keep Up With The Mazda MX-5 And The Fiat 124 Abarth Spider?

The thing that makes inexpensive roadsters a delight is the same thing that makes new ones a little difficult to sell. The basic roadster formula is so good and so well established that it may lead enthusiasts to ask if they really need to shell out the money for a new one when there are […]

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Move Over Corvette, Mercedes’ G-Class Is Now America’s Fastest Selling New Car

For the first time in four months, the Chevrolet Corvette has been knocked off podium position as the fastest-selling new car in America in May. It hasn’t been replaced by anything sensible, though. Instead, its slide to the number two position means the ascension of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class into the top spot. That’s according to […]

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AMG GT R Speedster, Genesis G70 Coupe, V10 Miata Transplant, 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Driven: Your Morning Brief

Good morning and welcome to our daily digest of automotive news from around the globe, starting with… German Company Turns Mercedes-AMG GT R Into An 850 HP Speedster Bussink drew inspiration from both the Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss and Mercedes F1 cars to create this on-trend speedster out of an AMG GT R. Only five […]

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