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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #340
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    Corvette C7 fuel economy, 2014 Mazda3 sedan, Isle of Man Episode #340 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and the crew this week is Dan Roth, Autoblog Executive Editor Chris Paukert, and Senior Editor Seyth Miersma. We cover the 30-mpg highway fuel economy that the 2014 Chevy C7 Corvette can ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Mazda3 sedan teaser surfaces, authenticity questioned
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    Thanks to our ever-industrious readers, we've received a number of tips today about the as-yet-unseen sedan variant of the 2014 Mazda3. All center on the image above, which is claimed to be a leaked first look at the new compact. It certainly looks convincing enough, with its short rear deck, ...

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    Video: First 2014 Mazda3 ad appears
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    If we judge by your comments on our recent announcement post about the new Mazad3, you Autoblog readers approve, pretty wholeheartedly, about the redesign efforts happening over at Mazda. Pressed for an opinion, we'd be forced to admit that we find the new 3 quite fetching our own selves. To add ...

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    Official: Mazda3 officially unveiled
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    Mazda has officially pulled the sheets off of its 2014 Mazda3. The all-new compact boasts a wheelbase that's a full 2.4 inches longer than the outgoing model, yet the hatchback is a nearly two inches shorter from stem to stern. The machine is also lower and wider than before, which should give ...

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    Breaking: 2014 Mazda3 breaks cover early, in Euro-spec at least [UPDATE]
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    We're set to get a closer look at the US-spec 2014 Mazda3 later today, but AutoExpress has the first peek at the machine's European cousin (after initial leaks reportedly came from a Czech outlet). The photos show a compact that's taken plenty of design inspiration from its older sister, the ...

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    Spy Shots: 2015 Mazda3 interior spied for the first time
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    In terms of exterior appearance, not much has changed from the last time we spotted the next-generation Mazda3 out testing. Oh, sure – we can see plenty of details that clearly show the new Kodo design influence (that front end reminds us a whole lot of the sleek new Mazda6), but these ...

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    Video: Watch a high-speed chase from a motorcycle-mounted officer's point of view
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    Riding a motorcycle through high traffic can be a stressful experience. And we don't even want to imagine what it's like to have to actually pursue someone on a motorcycle. Fortunately, we don't have to. Officer Troy Gurley of the Florence, Alabama police force recently attempted to stop a ...

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    Spy Shots: 2015 Mazda3 shows its shape
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    Mazda's new Kodo design language is set to quickly spread across the automaker's entire lineup, judging by these spy shots of the next-generation Mazda3 that show some very familiar styling cues. No matter, we're impressed with what Mazda has done on the CX-5 crossover and Mazda6 sedan in terms ...

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    Official: Mazda3, CX-5 earn IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    Mazda technologies like SkyActiv-Body and SkyActiv-Chassis, plus ultra-high-tensile steel, six airbags, "crusable" brake and accelerator pedal assembly and collapsible steering column have helped the 2013 Mazda3 and 2014 Mazda CX-5 win Top Safety Pick laurels from the Insurance Institute for ...

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    Official: Mazda's new Mexican plant capacity rises to 230,000
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    After the turmoil of last year, 2013 is getting off to a much better start for Mazda. The company has issued a release indicating that the forthcoming plant in Salamanca, Mexico has had its production capacity raised even though it isn't scheduled to go online until March 2014. The original plans ...

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    Report: Are you the next Mazda3?
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    The next-generation Mazda3 is expected next year, but aside from renderings and our own imagination about a compact economy car sporting Mazda's new Kodo design language, we really have no clue what this design will actually look like. Auto Express has gotten a hold of some shots it believes are ...

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    Report: 2014 Mazda3 to shed hundreds of pounds; diesel, Mazdaspeed variants possible
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    According to Car and Driver, the next-generation Mazda3 is set to undergo an extensive overhaul, similar to what the Japanese automaker has done with its larger Mazda6 sedan. On the powertrain front, expect the still-new 155-horsepower 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder to carry over. But since ...

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    Report: Slow-selling Mazda2 may not be renewed for U.S.
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    As with its platform-mate, the Ford Fiesta, the Mazda2 hasn't exactly made hay with the monthly sales numbers. Unlike it's Ford relative, however, Mazda isn't committed to sticking it out with the Mazda2 in the U.S. Ford has gone on record as saying it will remain committed to the Fiesta here, ...

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    Review: 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv
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    Ably Carrying The Banner For Internal Combustion Forget the Mazda CX-5. The Mazda3 still carries the sales gravitas that the CX-5 aspires to, but for now, the C-segment sedan and hatchback that has provided eight years of sales bedrock is still the most important Mazda model. That's why, after ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #267
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    BMW M goes Diesel, Ford Focus fleet sales numbers, California 2025 green car mandate Episode #267 of the Autoblog Podcast is here with Chris, Dan, Zach and Chris Paukert this week. Topics include the addition of diesel-powered BMW M models overseas, the surprisingly high fleet sales figure for ...

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    Official: Ward's releases annual 10 Best Engines list
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    It's that time of year, folks. No, we're not referring to the oodles of time spent shopping for the holidays, we're talking about end-of-the-year lists. Kicking things off in the automotive spectrum is industry stalwart Ward's Auto, which has just released its annual 10 Best Engines ...

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    Video: Mazda driver fights crazy claw tow truck
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    There's the right way to protest your vehicle being towed, and there's a wrong way. The individual in the video after the jump is a clear believer in the latter method. We aren't entirely sure where this took place or what sort of circumstances led to this particular Mazda3 to find itself doing ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv
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    Does Technology Make A Segment Leader? Want to give yourself a headache? Go out and shop for a new compact sedan with the stipulation that it must have seating for up to five passengers and a highway EPA fuel economy rating in the high-30-mpg range or better. You won't have to look hard, because ...

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    Official: 2012 Mazda3 priced from $18,450* with Skyactiv
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    Mazda has officially released pricing on the 2012 Mazda3. The Japanese automaker has dropped the price on the Mazda3 i SV sedan, which now carries a price tag of $15,200 (*plus a $795 destination fee). That vehicle comes equipped with the previous-generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under ...

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    Recalls: Nearly 500,000 Mazda3s recalled over windshield wiper defect
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    According to Reuters, Mazda is preparing to announce a recall that could affect any Mazda3 built between January 2008 and July 2010. The recall has been issued because of an electronic glitch keeps the windshield wipers from working properly. So far no accidents have been reported that relate to ...

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