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Mazda’s stunning Miata RF “baby Porsche Targa” now has a price

Mazda’s stunning Miata RF “baby Porsche Targa” now has a price

Mazda has priced up the Miata RF, the hardtop convertible version of its MX-5 roadster, which the automaker unveiled unexpectedly back in March. Surprise star of the New York Auto Show, the slick fastback does away with its sibling's fabric roof and puts in its place a multi-section hard roof that unfolds and unfurls in a pleasingly origami style.

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The 2016 Ford Focus RS takes on 3 Rivals in High Performance compact showdown

The 2016 Ford Focus RS takes on 3 Rivals in High Performance compact showdown

The 2016 Ford Focus RS stands at the pinnacle of the American hot hatch landscape, a turbocharged high performance marvel that brings with it a history of dominance in the European market. Of course, with Subaru no longer producing a hatchback version of its venerable STI and Mazda long having put the Mazdaspeed3 out to pasture, there's really only one other boy-racer compact hatch around with the specs to tackle the RS head-on: the Volkswagen Golf R.

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The 5 Best Compact SUVs Under $30,000

The 5 Best Compact SUVs Under $30,000

Small crossovers and SUVs are among the most popular automobiles on the market, and it's really no surprise. Practical and versatile, with enough storage space and passenger room to go above and beyond the day-to-day needs of most families, yet without the stodgy image of a minivan, sport-utility vehicles and their closely-related crossover cousins continue to do big business for almost every brand.

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Mazda recalls 190k CX-7 SUVs over possible steering issue

Mazda recalls 190k CX-7 SUVs over possible steering issue

Mazda is recalling 190,102 CX-7 SUVs due to possible loss of steering resulting from a ball joint issue. The affected vehicles fall between the 2007 and 2012 model years; Mazda plans to fix the recalled vehicles in a staggered manner starting with the 2007 and 2008 model year cars, as well as 2009 to 2011 model year cars located in certain states (those with salty winter roads, namely).

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider priced, just as affordable as a Miata

2017 Fiat 124 Spider priced, just as affordable as a Miata

Fiat's long-awaited new roadster, the 2017 124 Spider, is set to go on sale this summer, and the Italian manufacturer has finally released the US pricing details. While the 124 Spider was co-developed with Mazda as the MX-5 Miata, the two cars don't have a lot in common, with the Fiat offering a 1.4-liter turbocharged option, as well as featuring a fairly different body design. There is one thing that's the same between the two sibling, however, and that's being incredibly affordable.

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Mazda’s Miata RF is a Porsche Targa on a budget, and that’s perfect

Mazda’s Miata RF is a Porsche Targa on a budget, and that’s perfect

Mazda's fourth-generation MX-5 Miata might be the lightweight droptop for purists, but it's the Miata RF that will satisfy the mass market hunting biggest bang-for-buck. The slick fastback style and mechanized roof give the classic roadster a brand new twist, not to mention a degree of Porsche Targa-esque theater, that's likely to appeal to drivers who might want luxury coupe looks but on a much tighter budget.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Drops Its Retractable Hardtop Just Before 2017 New York Auto Show

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Drops Its Retractable Hardtop Just Before 2017 New York Auto Show

It was perhaps the worst-kept secret at the 2016 New York Auto Show - after all, Mazda had sent out invitations to the media weeks in advance asking them to help 'blow the roof off' - but that doesn't mean that the new hardtop edition of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata didn't cause a stir when it was revealed the night before the show was scheduled to start. Officially, Mazda is calling the new MX-5 model a 'retractable fastback' or 'RF,' due to the sloping nature of its roofline, which stands in stark contrast to the more up-and-down look of the previous retractable hardtop edition.

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Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

If you ask a handful of Mazda MX-5 buyers just what they think the new MX-5 needs to be the perfect car, a bunch of them will tell you more power. Fiat has now offered details on its Abarth 124 spider and this is the version of the MX-5 that folks wanting more power have been waiting for. Granted it's not a lot more power with a rating of 170hp from the 1.4L MultiAir turbo engine.

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Mazda should build the sexy Roadster RS Racing Concept right now

Mazda should build the sexy Roadster RS Racing Concept right now

It's time for the Tokyo Auto Salon and Mazda has shown off three concept cars that will be on display at the show. The coolest of the trio is the roadster RS Racing Concept based on the new MX-5. This little black beastie had red trim around the bottom and an aero package fitted that looks fantastic.

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The Best SUVs to Buy in 2016

The Best SUVs to Buy in 2016

Looking for the best SUV to buy in 2016? It's shaping up to be a good year for families seeking a fresh take on a familiar formula: how to get the entire brood from point A to point B in comfort and with a dash of style while also hauling all of life's essentials and accessories. A host of new SUVs are hitting the streets in 2016, ranging from entry-level people movers to full-on luxury cruisers, and we've picked five that represent the best of what's fresh for the coming year.

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider packs 160hp 500 Abarth turbo four

2017 Fiat 124 Spider packs 160hp 500 Abarth turbo four

When the new 2016 MX-5 debuted more than a few MX-5 fans were disappointed to hear that the new car had less power than the old NC version that ended its run. The upside was that the new MX-5 was lighter than the old car meaning performance still improved. Then we heard that a Fiat version was in the works to be called the Fiat 124 Spider and that it might have more power.

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Fiat 124 teased with posters from around Europe

Fiat 124 teased with posters from around Europe

Fiat is teasing roadster fans right now with three images that have gone up recently over on the official Fiat USA page. We know a new roadster is coming from Fiat that is essentially a 2016 Mazda MX-5 with revised styling. The coolest thing about the coming roadster is that rumors keep suggesting that there will be an Abarth version with more power than the MX-5 offers.

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