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Mazda profits up, still not enough?

Even though Mazda profits for the latest fiscal year were up 35 percent, due to streamlining costs and better exchange rates overseas, things aren't perfect for the company. Analysts (those damn analysts) were expecting even better numbers. The company says they will see net income rise another 20 percent next year with a new Miata, sorry MX-5, Mazda 5 and MazdaSpeed6 all going on sale this year. We're still heavily on the Mazda bandwagon as far as ther products, but have not been im

Project ZX2 update

A long time ago I posted about getting my own car, a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2 (yes that's what I've had since my first post-college job), that I wanted to eventually autocross. Well, I finally got around to getting some parts put on the sucker. This morning a friend lent me some garage time and put on a new strut brace for the engine and a much larger rear sway bar (19mm from 13 mm stock) with new polyurethane bushings. I was surp

A different hue of Ridgeline

Our much attacked reader Stew, has sent in a couple of new pictures of his Honda Ridgeline. We're posting these as a follow-up to his original post and to also show a different color of the truck. The Steel Blue Metallic paint is pretty nice actually but shows off how awful the taillights can look. I also dig the roof rack that wasn't on our test vehicle. We're simply showing off a reader's vehicle that has been much talked ab

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