2012 Mazda3 with Skyactiv Starts at $18,450

Mazda released pricing on the 2012 Mazda3, which is now available with the automaker’s Skyactiv engine. The new power plant will be available in Mazda3 i Touring models, which start at $18,450. “Mazda3 i Touring models swap the MZR engine for the all-new SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine, and is EPA-rated to achieve 40 mpg on the highway,” says Mazda in a press release. Mazda says that the new engine delivers 21 percent better fuel economy, but that ... continue reading»

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Mazda Recalls 408,782 Vehicles Globally

Mazda is recalling 408,782 Mazda3 vehicles worldwide for defective windshield wiper motors, 157,666 of which are in North America. According to Mazda, the motor’s “ground terminal may be bent,” a defect that could “cause a loss of the electrical ground connection, which could result in an inoperative wiper motor.” Mazda didn’t specify the model year, but the affected vehicles were produced from January 7, 2008 to March 31, 2009. To see if your vehicle is recalled ... continue reading»

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