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2007 Grand Touring Mazda MX-5 Miata oF Terry Koenig

A Mazda Club featured vehicle is the 2007 Grand Touring Mazda MX-5 Miata of Terry Koenig from Lake Arthur, New Mexico. Here is the story:

Here is my 2007 Grand Touring Miata on a February outing to Bottomless Lakes (Near Roswell, NM). A gorgeous day for February, and the back roads to the Lakes makes for a fun trip in the Miata. The one way 50 mile trip provides you with an ample opportunity to run through the 6 speed gear box, and tapping the throttle now and then just to feel the responsiveness of the eager 160 or so hp under the hood.

My years of with an MGA, and a Morgan +4, are a thing of the distant past, but not the thrill of hitting the road, with the top down, riding low to the ground, and feeling the car hug the road as you zip along a curving stretch of pavement that tosses in a few dips and low hills that brings me back to the excitement of driving a sports car. . . . . . Yeah Mazda can make for a Zoom Zoom kind of day.

When a bit more cargo space is needed it’s nice to rely on a 2018 Mazda 6 Signature. Equipped with a 250 hp turbo-charged 4 cylinder engine, linked to a 6 speed automatic transmission or steering wheel paddle shifters delivering a reliable 30 mpg. It retains the Mazda Zoom Zoom Spirit while delivering a comfortable, relaxing ride, check this out for more info.

2023 Mazda CX-50

A new name is coming to the Mazda lineup in the form of the 2023 CX-50 SUV, which will take on compact crossover rivals such as the Hyundai Tucson, the Nissan Rogue, and the Toyota RAV4. The CX-50 will be available with either a naturally-aspirated 187-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a turbocharged version of that engine making 250 horsepower. All models will come with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. A hybrid model is also in the works and it will use a power train from Toyota. The CX-50 shares a platform with the subcompact CX-30 crossover and the Mazda 3 compact car, so we expect athletic handling. Although it’s barely larger than the existing CX-5 SUV, the CX-50 wears more rugged styling elements, which is a departure from Mazda’s more refined designs elsewhere in the lineup. Mazda says that it will be sold alongside the slightly smaller CX-5, but we think it will eventually be phased out leaving the 50 as the brand’s compact SUV entrant, read more at this Related Site. (from Car & Driver online)

2023 Mazda CX-50
2023 Mazda CX-50

Technical Section – Question & Answers – Upkeep Hints

Please note: Questions and answers are provided for information and advice purposes. No liability either express or implied is assumed by reliance on the information presented either by the writers or the MC. Some or all of the below is from our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/mazdaclubusa. This is just a part of what appears there and in the member magazine. Also be sure to see our Facebook group for immediate help from fellow members.

LED Interior Lights

Q:     I would like to install LED interior light in my 67 Mustang . Does anyone have any suggestions?

Paul Gibbons

A:     During the Pandemic period, This is what I did to my 2017 MX-5 GS “Stay at Home Project ” installing Interior !!

I installed the Android Auto Retro kit and Stainless steel Pedal Pads under my local Mazda Dealership. I love this CAR !!

Kevin Cheung

Kevin Cheung's 2017 MX-5 GS LED Lighting
Kevin Cheung's 2017 MX-5 GS LED Lighting
Kevin Cheung's 2017 MX-5 GS

In the News – 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S

On May 30, 1967, Mazda began its legacy of innovation, bringing to marked it first Wankel rotary engine and first sports car. The rotary was in an engine design that many had tried to build for production, but only Mazda could make it viable – because it had to. In the 1960s the Japanese automotive industry was on the cusp of globalization, Mazda needed to harness a technology that would differentiate it in the marketplace to avoid consolidation. Upon licensing the Wankel rotary in 1961 from German firms NSU and Wankel GmbH, Mazda went to work, with its best and brightest engineers tasked with bringing the technology to market.

With the launch of the Cosmo Sport 110S – Mazda found solutions for the considerable issues that had plagued the rotary, from internal scoring to loss of compression. As lore has it, Yamamoto had used graphite as a lubricant on apex seals after noticing how easily his pencil slid across his sketches. From there, the Cosmo Sport would kick off the legacy of successes, from sales to circuits, with the Cosmo unseating some of the best sports cars of the day.

This particular 1967 Cosmo Sport 1110S L10A (short wheelbase) was one of possibly three 1967 Cosmos that were officially exported to the U.S. This one was registered to Curtiss-Wright Corporation, the North American right-holder of the Wankel rotary engine for aerospace development application research. I subsequently changed hands three more time before coming back “home” to Mazda. The odometer reading is original and correct at a little over 16,000 km.

This car is owned by Mazda North American Operations as part of the Mazda Heritage Collection.

1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S
1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S

Technical Sections – Questions & Answers – Upkeep Hints

Please note: Questions and answers are provided for information and advice purposes. No liability either expressed or implied is assumed by reliance on the information presented either by the writers or the MC. Some or all of the below is from our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/mazdaclubusa. This is just a part of what appears there and in the member magazine. Also be sure to see our Facebook group for immediate help from fellow members.

Mazda6 Master Cylinder Cap

Q:     For your information about master cylinder caps. Evidently they are a major issue that they won’t go back on at least in older models because of a design flaw. Few will go back on because the center section gets jammed up and won’t allow it hook. Mazda does carry updated caps and I strongly urge you to order one thru your local dealer. They are $26

My car is a grey VW T6.1 ABT Style. Parts stores do not carry them! I literally had to zip tie mine down to drive it for a few days until it came in.

Brian Webb

Q:     It is a really bad design. If you replace one, buy one for a 2nd gen Mazda6. They are a normal style, are a direct fit, and will never break like the stupid design the 1st gen 6 has. Also it’s cheaper, and just looks a lot cleaner.

Patrick Olds

Disable Daytime Running Lights

TECHNICAL SECTION – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – UPKEEP HINTS

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Q:     Can anyone tell me how to disable daytime running lights on a 2019 Mazda CX-5? According to the owner’s manual it’s possible, but one page just refers me back to the other. Their manuals are awful!

Don Turner

A:     I found this from another thread and thought this would be very useful on the how-to forum for people who want to disable their DRL.

HERE’S HOW TO DO IT::

SETUP:

1) car set to ignition (car is active, but engine is off)

2) press brake pedal down and hold during the whole time

3) parking brake up

START:

you have to do the whole process once you start under 23 sec.

4) turn parking light on and off 5 times. on – off – on – off – on – off , etc.

under 2 sec start #5

5) turn hazard light on and off 5 times.

under 2 sec start #6

6) turn parking light on and off 5 times.

DONE:

7) to check if the DRL still comes on, simply disengage the parking brake. If it doesn’t come on, then you’re done. Otherwise repeat the process again.

Repeat same step to reactivate

Vernon Hastings