Mazda3 Turbo is a good car gone bad

With high driveability, comfort and convenience on a par with anything in its category this should be an enjoyable car to drive. But it’s not and I couldn’t return it to Mazda fast enough

For 2021, Mazda has built in so many nanny features that it renders the car almost undriveable – or, at the very least, a pain in the butt

Gone but definitely not forgotten: Mazda RX-7

A 1993 Mazda RX-7: its Wankel-inspired rotary engine pumps out enormous amounts of power with comparatively small displacement. It originally came in five colours, including this, “competition yellow mica.” Behind the wheel, the car’s performance is intoxicating

It offers hell-for-leather performance, yet idles like a purring cat at stoplights and is perfectly civilized on the highway