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The blog has exceeded 3,000 views today – Let’s celebrate with flames!

Mazda RX-8 at 2012 24 Hours of DaytonaViewership here on The Blog of Cars hasn’t typically been particularly high – I expect about 200 views on a good day. But thanks to a bizarre fluke involving a comment on Reddit, today we’ve exceeded 3,000 views. In fact, we’re currently at 3,518 with just under 5 hours to go in the day. Being a fluke, this may not last particularly long, but to entice you guys to come back again, have this fantastic photo of a flamethrower Mazda RX-8 at the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona. Happy Tuesday everyone, and thanks for reading The Blog of Cars!

Image Credit: kabelphoto (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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Mazda rumoured to be working on extra-small CX-3 crossover

In recent years, we’ve seen the advent of tiny, and arguably useless, crossovers – the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 come to mind. But such machines aren’t exclusive to the Germans. The Nissan Juke and the Ford EcoSport are also examples of such cars, and now Mazda is rumoured to be joining the bandwagon with a car they’ll call the CX-3.

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Automakers respond to my pleas, roll out lots of diesel goodness at LA Auto Show [UPDATE]

Just last week I wrote my plea for more diesel cars here in North America. If you haven’t read it, to make a long story short, diesel is awesome and we don’t have enough in North America. But it seems the automakers have been listening! The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show has barely kicked off, and already there are three manufacturers planning to bring new diesel cars to this side of the pond. Let’s have a look at them.

UPDATE: We have official confirmation of the Mazda6 diesel, scroll down to the original information for more details.

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Mazda reveals facelifted Roadster/MX-5 Miata

The third-generation Mazda MX-5 is now seven years old. That’s very nearly a lifetime in the automotive industry. It went through a facelift four years ago, and is due for replacement in the near future. But while we wait for that replacement, Mazda has seen fit to facelift it one more time for 2013.

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Mazda to bring MX-5 GT Concept to Goodwood, seeking customer feedback

If there are ever any complaints about the nimble Mazda MX-5, they usually relate to a lack of power. But Mazda might just be willing to fix that, as they’re bringing the more powerful MX-5 GT Concept to Goodwood in search of customer feedback.

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Next-gen Mazda MX-5 rumoured to lose 720 pounds over current model

Rumours suggest that Mazda’s engineers have been tasked with getting rid of a whopping 720 pounds (327 kg) from the 2,480 pound curb weight of the current MX-5 for the next-generation model.

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