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    Official: 2014 Mazda6 finally breaks cover in Moscow
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    Mazda has made the unusual choice of selecting the Moscow Motor Show to unveil its all-new 2014 Mazda6. The mid-size sedan looks very sharp, and powered by the Japanese automaker's latest line of Skyactiv engines, it ought to be efficient and solid to drive, as well. Visually, the Mazda6 is the ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: Getting down to the point at the Japanese Grand Prix
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    2009 Italian Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Underdogs turned front-runners. Grands prix won by six different drivers. Four teams switching their lineups midseason. A multiple world champion (quite nearly) returning to the grid. A team principal and technical director ...

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    Grassroots Motorsports' Tim Suddard picks ten future Japanese collector cars
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    First generation Mazda Miata - Click above to see entire list of future Japanese Collector Cars
    "Everybody wants to go to the dance, no one wants to stay and clean up." So says Robert De Niro's Sam in John Frankenheimer's spy thriller/car porno Ronin. We mention the line, because it's not only ...

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    Toyota's drastic overhaul to reportedly replace 40% of management
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    In an effort to slow the crash, Toyota Motor Corp. is undertaking a massive overhaul and management reorganization next month when Akio Toyoda takes over as president. Toyoda, the grandson of Toyota's founder, will be officially appointed on June 23 at the annual shareholder's meeting. With the new ...

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    Japanese furniture company creates "wooden supercar"
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    click image for photo galleryWhile it's certainly true that the cost of raw materials like steel and aluminum is going up, we hope automakers never follow the lead of this Japanese furniture company and start building cars out of wood. Liberally billed as a "wooden supercar", the organic auto is ...

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    For Sale: Mazda Hen's Tooth..err, Cosmo
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    click on the pic to see more of Chuck's shotsAutoblog addict Chuck Goolsbee was out in his E-Type last weekend and naturally wanted to avoid the freeway in such a delightful car. Pulling a Clark Griswold, Chuck got lost on an Indian reservation. Rather than have the neighborhood assist in stripping ...

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    Jim Press gains a seat on Toyota's board of directors
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    Jim Press, the man at the helm of Toyota Motor North America, is set to become the first non-Japanese member of Toyota's board of directors. He is currently a managing officer of the company, but when promoted the title on his desk will read "Senior Managing Director". That desk will be shipped to ...

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    Kim Jong-il bans Japanese cars in North Korea
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    If one of us were a bat-crazy dictator, we'd have all sorts of fun issuing nonsensical edicts and impossible-to-follow commands like "Increase the day to 32 hours!" "Make the toilet water flush clockwise!" "Upgrade my computer to Windows Vista!!!" Stuff like that is why we love to hate Kim Jong-il. ...

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    Future Classic: Dodge Colt
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    With the rise of the import trend, we're seeing Musclecar-era Japanese rides attain some of the same cachet as domestic iron from the same time. Funny, they didn't strike us this way at the time, but looking at them now, they're like three-quarter scale models of the Big Three's offerings. There ...

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    RR of the Day: Shot of Cappuccino
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    This week we bring you another Japanese Kei car, but one infinitely cooler than the Mitsubishi Toppo we featured last week. Today's RR of the Day is a nice Suzuki Cappuccino owned by a gentleman that goes by the Flickr handle benoitcerrina. The Cappuccino is a rear-wheel drive roadster that, ...

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    2006 Volvo S40 T5 AWD in the Autoblog Garage Day 3-4
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    Some automakers do things differently just to be different. Volvo is one of those brands, and the interior of the S40 bears out the company’s antiestablishment ways. From the ultra-slim center console to the Dynamic T-Tec seating material to the vertically stacked stereo and HVAC controls, ...

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    Diesel's star on the rise in Japan?
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    As in the U.S., Japan isn't exactly known for their voracious consumption of diesel-powered vehicles. In point of fact, just a single derv-burning model, the Toyota Landcruiser Prado, remains on sale in the entire country. The fuel's fortunes in Japan were significantly harmed by a number of ...

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