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2010 Mazda RX-8 R3 – Road Test

A number of years ago I drove the Mazda RX-8 and fell in love with it! It was my favourite car for well over a year before another came along and knocked it from the top spot on my list. From that point on I seemed to have a new “favourite” car on a very regular basis. So, what made the RX-8 so great that it held the top spot for so long, yet no other car has been my favourite for any more than a couple of months? If I drove it again today would I be just as enamoured with it, or was it really just a passing fancy? We’re about to find out…..

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster – Road Test

It been a while coming, but I finally managed to get behind the wheel of Nissan’s iconic Z sports car. The last time I was in one – as a passenger – was about 25 years ago! This week not only do I get to drive it, but I get to drive the all-new version – the 2010 370Z Roadster (next week I’m driving the 40th Anniversary 370Z Coupe, so come back to find out about that!). Has the Z really been around that long? 1970 – that was the first model year – way back when Nissan were called Datsun. I remember the Datsun 240Z – it was one of those cars everyone loved the second they saw it. Powered by a 2.4 liter in-line 6 cylinder producing 150 hp, it was only available with a 4-speed manual transmission, (that ruled out about 98% of the American population as potential purchasers – they only know how to use the right foot when driving). As the Z went through its various upgrades and changes, it …

2011 Mazda MX-5 GT – Road Test

In 1989 Mazda introduced the MX-5 to the world (or Miata as it was known in North America) and in one fell swoop gave us something we didn’t know was possible – an affordable, reliable and fun-to-drive roadster. Sure, we’ve had fun little, sporty, and even sometimes affordable roadsters in the past… but only in the traditional British and Italian sense… with continual break downs to the extent that the owner also had to learn to be a mechanic!