Buying used: 2010 Mazdaspeed3 not to be taken lightly

The 2010 Mazdaspeed3 was available in hatchback configuration only, and power was provided by a turbocharged and inter-cooled version of Mazda’s 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Speed3 was that rarest of creatures: an affordable hot rod, accessible to just about everybody

2011 Mazda CX-7 stands the test of time

The CX-7’s level of refinement was a cut above the Ford-based Mazda Tribute, but it had less cargo space and was not available with a V6 engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes The CX-7 was a cut above competitors, but it had less cargo space and was not available with a V6 engine or manual transmission

Mazda CX-30 for 2022 is familiar and functional

in terms of design, purpose and overall flavour, this subcompact SUV is very much like the Mazda CX-5. Similar wheelbase, drivetrain, driving experience and is aimed at roughly the same group of buyers

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mazda has mastered the art of building innocuous, practical family transport, and CX-30 is right on target

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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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