Car and Driver – along with every driver — Loves the Mazda3

By Scott Taylor

Is it good form for one of the automotive industry’s premier independent publications to gush over a single vehicle?

If that vehicle is the 2015 Mazda3, then it appears gushing might be an understatement.

According to Car and Driver Magazine, the all new Mazda3 is about as good as driving gets: “Mazda’s all-new 3 sedan and hatchback prove that economical, fuel-efficient cars don’t have to be dull to look at or to drive. To acknowledge this achievement, we gave it ...

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We’ve Come a Long Way Baby

By Scott Taylor

In what will be a multi-part series we’ll talk with some of the people at the Dilawri Group who have been in the automotive industry the longest in order to get a feel for how the business has changed over the years. First up, Mark Carver, general manager at Crown Mazda.

Mark Carver the general manager at Crown Mazda has been in the automotive business for 17 years.

“I’ve been married to my very understanding and patient wife Traci for ...

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Take Your New Car to the Dealership for Service

By Scott Taylor

Since everybody knows a mechanic – or at least has one in the family, right? – new car buyers often think they don’t need to take their newly-purchased vehicles back to the dealership for service.

After all, “My buddy Joe at the corner gas station can change the oil.”

However, after 17 years in the automobile industry, Crown Mazda general manager Mark Carver, agrees you don’t have to take your car back to the dealership for regular maintenance, but it ...

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Mark Carver: ‘The CX-5 is the Best Car We’ve Ever Owned’

By Scott Taylor

The reviews are in and the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is getting raves everywhere:

“Now entering its third year of production, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 continues to climb the sales charts, quickly becoming one of the most well-reviewed and desirable compact crossover SUVs around. While the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 still dominate as sales-volume leaders, neither has the sporty handling or clean, uncluttered instrument panel of the CX-5, nor can they match its impressive highway ...

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Sell or Trade? It’s About Peace of Mind

By Scott Taylor

If you ask Glen Daman, the president of the Dilawri Group, if you should sell your old car privately or trade it in at the dealership when you but a new one, Glen has only one answer.

“For me, it’s about peace of mind,” said the Prez.

“There is no absolutely true answer to that question,” Daman continued. “It’s true, you might be able to make more money selling your old car privately, but remember, if you trade-in your car, ...

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