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Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology – Light Years Ahead of Competition

SkyActiv: First Look

SKYACTIV is a system based on efficiency: efficient engines, smart transmissions, effortless chassis and streamlined and superior car body technology. And for a company that has recently been hitting the headlines for alarming reasons, Mazda is definitely turning up the heat in auto manufacturing technology. So what exactly is this technology?

Number One in Fuel Efficiency

It’s common knowledge that fuel prices are at an all-time high; these days, you can barely cover 40miles per gallon on the road. Mazda is aware of this, and is doing its part in helping car owners save when it comes to gas pump prices. A lot of car manufactures have introduced fuel-efficient sedans and hatchbacks. However, Mazda is blazing the trail with its SKYACTIV technology. It encompasses original body frames, redesigned pistons, all designed to improve the vehicle’s fuel use, making it viably competitive when compared to other hybrids. Mazda intends to boost fuel efficiency of all of its vehicles by 30% using SKYACTIV technology, which will see its debut with the Mazda2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mazda MX5 Car Parts – 3 Reasons Why We Want Them

In February 1989 the Mazda MX-5 debuted at the Chicago Motor Show and ever since MX5 car parts have been a hot commodity. What is it about this car that makes it so desirable? Well, I guess that just depends on whom you ask. Is it the beautiful design or the superb handling, or just the flat out FUN?

1. With over 400,000 units sold of it’s first generation from 1989 – 1997 Mazda has produced on of the most beloved sports cars of all time. In its history the MX-5 has won over 150 awards. These include Car and Driver magazine’s annual Ten Best list seven times. Wheel Magazines car of the year for 1989 and 2005 Sports Car International’s best sports car of the 1990′s and “ten best sport cars of all” 2005-2006.

2. Because this car has an approximate 50:50 front/rear weight balance, the car has nearly neutral handling. This makes the MX5 a popular choice for amateur and stock racing enthusiasts. This of course creates a huge demand for parts

3. Compared to other popular sports cars the Mazda MX-5 comes with a very reasonable price tag. With a base price of $22,500 the 2009 model becomes a possibility for many that find higher priced vehicles out of range. With the money saved and many MX5 car parts available online it is possible to make modifications and really customize the vehicle as you see fit.

It is very easy to see why the Mazda MX-5 is such a beloved automobile and why MX5 car parts are sought online with such feverish vigor. Read the rest of this entry »

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