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 |  Jun 23 2014, 10:29 AM

AutoGuideNow Week of June 23Convertibles and luxury compact crossovers are on the menu this week, and despite the sheer number of cars we’re testing this week, no one is complaining. Here’s AutoGuide Now, where we let you into our garage to see what we’ll be reviewing in the near future. Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 12 2014, 3:51 PM

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Rumors of a Porsche sports car that would sit below the Boxster are rising again, this time suggesting the car could arrive for 2016.

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 |  Jun 11 2014, 2:02 PM

The Beginning of a Legend

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Vehicle Overview

In 1990 Mazda introduced a back-to-basics sports car. Utilizing the same philosophy as British roadsters did in the 1950s and 1960s; the MX-5 Miata was a lightweight, front engine roadster that offered moderate power, a well-balanced chassis and top down motoring fun.

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 |  May 02 2014, 10:30 AM

Mazda Miata 25th Anniversary

Who doesn’t love the Mazda Miata? This small, rear-drive roadster provides a greater fun-per-dollar ratio than any Ferrari. Customers that are interested in the special 25th Anniversary edition of this car had better pay attention.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 7:54 AM

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Chevrolet’s hardcore Z06 Corvette is breaking with tradition starting in the 2015 model year.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 7:03 AM

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Announced prior to its Geneva Motor Show debut, McLaren has just released these first images of the stunning 650S Spider.

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 3:01 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 36


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Unlike past installments of Ask AutoGuide we’re taking a moment to help one of our own this week. Don’t like it? Well then, how about you send us some car-buying questions then? How’s that sound? In any event road-test editor Mike Schlee could use a new ride. He’s the proud owner of a first-generation Mazda Miata that’s sitting just shy of 200,000 miles.

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 |  Jan 29 2014, 11:32 AM

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An open-air version of the new 2 Series introduced earlier this month during the Detroit Auto Show will be sold in the U.S. and will reach production late this year.

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 |  Oct 10 2013, 8:06 AM

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This year’s annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book offers the latest in gift ideas for the excessively rich including a $150,000 Falconry kit. However, if you’re looking for something more practical, though no less opulent, you can also pick up a special edition Aston Martin.

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 |  Sep 18 2013, 5:02 PM

Top 10 Cheapest Convertibles


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In the market for a convertible but the Jaguar F-Type doesn’t fit your budget? AutoGuide has compiled a list of the top 10 cheapest convertibles currently available.

 |  Sep 10 2013, 11:59 AM

2015 audi a3 cabriolet

Audi is planning to offer a a top-down experience at a more affordable price with the debut of the A3 Cabriolet today at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Continue Reading…

 |  Sep 09 2013, 9:01 AM

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More than a VW Eos but not quite a drop-top Audi A5, the very-new A3 Cabriolet will soon be on sale in North America.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 10:32 AM

Warm Weather Cars You Might Actually be Able to Buy


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The U.S., Japan, Italy, Britain and even Germany; they all have something in store for buyers who want performance without going particularly spend-crazy. 

From hot hatches to sports coupes and full-on convertibles, there’s nothing quite like having a performance machine to play with in the summer. You might be surprised by the choices under $30,000 and that’s exactly what this list is here to demonstrate. What are you waiting for? Click through and see what your choices are.

 |  Jul 16 2013, 8:02 AM

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Sharing almost all of its specifications with the 911 Turbo coupe, Porsche’s open-air turbocharged sports car was spied testing today on the Nurburgring. 

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 12:45 PM

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Mazda’s severed ties with Ford and recent shift to a single, scalable platform have birthed a series of noteworthy products, but there’s one major question mark left in the company’s portfolio.

It still isn’t clear what Mazda plans to do for either of its performance nameplates. Information on the next MX-5 is still scarce, but a new report suggests Mazda plans for its new roadster to weight in 220 lbs lighter than the current car.

That’s significant considering the current car only weighs 2,447 lbs when equipped with the soft top and a manual transmission. Both the convertible hard top and the automatic transmission add weight.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Mazda MX-5 to Get 1.3L Turbo

Mazda will partner with Fiat to build the car, which will lead to both a new MX-5 and a new Spider for Alfa Romeo. While Mazda hasn’t made details about the car availble, past speculation suggests the car will be powered by a turbocharged 1.3-liter four cylinder rather than the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four it uses today. That, at least in part, could help account for the weight savings.

[Source: Automotive News]

Discuss this story at MazdaWorld.org

 |  Jul 08 2013, 1:32 PM

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Convertible sales account for a tiny fraction of the market, and that slice is shrinking.

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 |  Apr 18 2013, 1:01 PM

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Remaining under the radar is key to successful espionage, yet James Bond’s go-to Aston Martins are anything but inconspicuous.

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 |  Mar 04 2013, 11:32 AM

New photos showing off the rear end of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible hit the web today, showing off the bow tie brand’s halo sports car from a new angle. 

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 |  Mar 01 2013, 9:48 AM

If there’s anything that can counteract just how cool the Toyota FT86 Open concept is, it’s the music in this video. Still, it’s well worth a watch.

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 4:46 PM

BMW’s smallest rear-wheel drive range was just spied testing in the Swedish snow.

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 |  Jan 14 2013, 7:01 PM

Needless to say, Audi’s RS5 is an exciting car thanks in no small part to its 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V8.

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 |  Jan 08 2013, 11:01 AM

Five-Point Inspection


Definitively unique, and plenty of fun to drive, is the MINI Roadster too quirky for its own good, or for that matter, too sporty? Starting at $29,250, is the MINI Roadster worth it?

 |  Jan 04 2013, 7:28 AM

With Mercedes having recently revealed the mid-cycle refresh for its E-Class Sedan and Wagon, now comes a similar update for the sporty and luxurious Coupe and Cabriolet models.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 7:49 AM

While not the outright performance flagship of the Volkswagen Golf brand, the new Golf R Cabriolet is likely to be the most expensive.

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