The 25 Hours of Thunderhill in the B-spec Mazda 2 and Honda Fit - CAR and DRIVER
The 25 Hours of Thunderhill in the B-spec Mazda 2 and Honda Fit - Feature
2011 Ford Fiesta vs. 2010 Honda Fit, 2011 Mazda 2 - Comparison Tests
2011 Scion tC - Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 69 - CAR and DRIVER
On Wednesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car's Exhaust note. To hear it again, click play
above. Several of you correctly identified the sound of a four-cylinder
engine paired with an automatic transmission, in this case situated inside
of a 2011 Scion tC.
Like that sound? Download the MP3 and quiz your friends, make your own
ringtone, or just lull yourself to sleep with sweet, sweet vehicular ear
2011 Scion tC
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F1 car at Thunderhill Raceway
1974 March 741 F1 car lapping at Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California
on May 17, 2009.
Original sponsor: Jagermeister Original driver: Hans Stuck Jr. Currently
racing in HGP (Historic Grand Prix)
Engine: Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 liter, 475 HP at 10,200 RPM. Car weighs
1280 pounds ready to race without driver. Rear tires 15" wide on 18" wide
Top speed at Thunderhill: 157
2012 Mazda2 versus Infiniti FX50 0-60-0 MPH Performance Mashup Test
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Mazda 2 and the 2012 Infiniti FX50 have
very little in common except for perhaps interior volume. In fact the two
vehicles are about $50,000 apart when it comes to price. The Mazda 2 in
this video has a sticker price of of around $17K while the Infiniti FX50 is
just about $66K. So the question we wanted to answer was just how much more
performance can do you get for your extra $50,000 USD. To find out we put
the cars to the test to see how fast they go from 0-60 MPH and perhaps more
importantly how far many feet it takes them to run from 0-60-0 MPH. If you
are curious about the results. Check out the video.
2014 Mazda Mazda3 5 Door Hatchback Review and Road Test
The mainstream compact car segment is the perfect example of the infamous
"driving appliance." The Corolla and Civic sell in enormous volume because
they are the middle-of-the-road "white bread" option, not in-spite of the
vanilla. Unlike many in the automotive press, I don't find anything wrong
with that. In fact, I love me some Wonder Bread. But sometimes you feel
like a pumpernickel, and that's where the 2014 Mazda3 comes in.
Accounting for 30% of Mazda's worldwide volume, calling the Mazda3 their
most important product would be putting things lightly. As a result 2014
brings a complete overhaul to every aspect of the 3 and the compact sedan
now rides on a platform derived from the larger 6. The "Kodo" design
language of the larger sedan has also been brought down to its smaller
stablemate to astonishing effect. While the old Mazda3 was all smiles and
bubbles, the new 3 is all grown up and aggressive with Mazda's incredibly
attractive grille. Before the 3′s release I was quite torn about who was
the fairest of them all but now there is no contest.
The 2014 dimensions play a huge role in the way the 3 looks on the road.
Mazda moved the A-pillar 3.5 inches to the rear making the hood longer,
lengthened the wheelbase by 2.5 inches, dropped the height by 6/10ths and
made the whole car 1.6 inches wider. So far so good, but somehow Mazda
managed to slash the front overhang and increase the wheel-to-front-door
distance to an almost RWD like proportion. That would probably have been
enough in a segment dominated by slab sides, but Mazda puts two distinctive
character lines to separate the 3 from the pack. Out back we have tail
lamps that mimic the front styling and your choice of a hatch or a trunk.
Opting for the hatch gives the Mazda3 a side profile reminiscent of BMW's
X1, not a bad thing to be reminded of.
With pricing that ranges from $16,945 (sedan) to a hair under $30,000
(loaded hatch) if you check all the option boxes on a Mazda3 hatch, it's
obvious the Mazda spans the price spectrum from white bread in a bag to a
paper-wrapped organic artisan cheesy sourdough. Like the Ford Focus, this
large price span means the $19,495 iSport and $20,645 iTouring compete with
the bulk of Corolla/Civic shoppers while the upper level trims compete with
the Ford Focus, Acura ILX, Lexus CT200h, Buick Verano, and the few that
shopped Volvo's defunct C30.
Compared to the Civic and Corolla, the Mazda3 delivers superior dynamics
and more premium dash materials in exchange for less tech and no
touchscreen infotainment. This is a dangerous trade in a segment known for
placing features before fun. On the flip side, the Mazda3 has everything it
needs to compete with the Focus, ILX, Verano and CT200h. Mazda's chassis
tuning makes the Mazda the most fun to drive (even considering the ILX
2.4′s Civic Si roots), the infotainment system is entry-level luxury
worthy and 2014 brings all full-speed range radar cruise control and ever
gadget the Buick and Lexus shopper could want. So is the Mazda3 the perfect
pumpernickel for Wonder Bread prices? As good as. Civirolla shoppers who
can be convinced to cross-shop will be pleased with Mazda's sexy exterior,
comfortable seats and road manners, but those after large seats and large
trunks will return to the white bread alternative. I suspect the near
luxury shoppers are the ones that will miss out the most however thinking
that nothing this tasty could come in a package with a Mazda logo on it.
Music contained inside is licensed ubder Creative Commons
Sweeter Vermouth Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Road Race Honda Fit
We check out Pattarapong Heatanurak's bad ass Fit that takes on the
competition on the track.
2015 Honda Fit First Drive with Carl Pulley
The 2015 Honda Fit is the third generation of Honda's versatile 5-door
subcompact hatchback. First introduced to the U.S. in 2006 as a 2007 model,
the Fit was named a Car and Driver "10-Best" vehicle for seven straight
years. This and the many other accolades earned by Fit speak to its
practicality, fuel efficiency and affordability, but also its feature
richness, high-quality interior and driving enjoyment. For the completely
redesigned 2015 Fit, the unique combination of these traits and the
functionality, fun and refinement they provide have been further enhanced
with even greater versatility, fresh styling, a more dynamic and refined
driving experience, and substantially upgraded technology and luxury
The versatility of the 2015 Fit is fundamental to its design. With
class-leading interior space and versatility, courtesy of its
center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®, the Fit epitomizes
smart functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the
ability to carry voluminous cargo, including long and tall items. The
larger interior features a remarkable 4.9 cubic feet increase in passenger
volume and a 4.8-inch increase in rear seat leg room, all the more
remarkable considering its even more compact exterior footprint, including
a1.6-inch decrease in overall length.
2011 Mazda 2 Sport 5-spd Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 Mazda 2
Sport. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Corksport B Spec Mazda 2
Corksport has spent the last few months preparing their 2011 Mazda 2 for
the B Spec class! This video highlights Corksport and their new venture
with Derrick Ambrose behind the wheel.
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NEW 2015 Honda Fit review with walk around & Watch Honda kick me out!
The all new 2015 Honda Fit at the media event during The 2014 Chicago Auto
Show. Also a tour of all the Honda at The Chicago Auto Show including 2014
Honda Civic Si, ASIMO, XBOX ONE Forza game, HPD k20 engine, 2014 Honda
Accord Coupe and other 2014 Honda cars / trucks with HondaPro Jason.
#Honda #HondaLove #HondaFit #LoveToday #Forza #FuelCAS
For more info on Honda please visit http://www.honda.com/
Questions? Email HondaPro Jason: Jason@HondaProJason.com
Special Thanks to: Matt for the camera work, Honda for allowing me to film
the new amazing 2015 Honda Fit and all the great people at the Chicago Auto