Archive for November, 2016

What’s Under the Hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-5?

Monday, November 28th, 2016
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2017 Mazda CX-5 New Powertrain and Comfort Features

The wait for the all-new 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been a long one, and it looks like it’s going to be a little longer still. But after getting a glimpse at the completely redesigned interior and exterior, the powertrain options and all of the other advanced new safety and technology features found within the new 2017 CX-5, it appears our patience is going to pay off in a big way. That’s because the all-new CX-5 is going to be as fun to drive as it is comfortable to ride in, as powerful as it is safe, and as impressive of a sight inside as it is outside.  To wet our whistle as we wait for the 2017 Mazda CX-5 to arrive on our Seacoast Mazda lot, let’s take a closer look at its new features and check in on its release date. (more…)

What are the Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE Safety Features?

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Mazda Feature Highlight: i-ACTIVSENSE

Automotive safety has come a long way since the days of seat belts, airbags and, well, little else. These days, in fact, it’s not just the driver that has to worry about keeping everyone in the vehicle safe. Because now the vehicle helps, too. Yes, driver attentiveness and safe driving habits will always be the best way to get to and from your destination safe and sound. But now your Mazda has an active part to play in keeping everyone safe, as well. And that’s thanks to Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies. (more…)

How Do I Find the Right Used Car for My Teen?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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Features to Look for in a Used Car for a Teen

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Or maybe it will be the best day ever, if you need help running errands and hauling the younger kids around. It’s the day your teen gets their driver’s license. Immediately after they get their license – or, who are we kidding, in the weeks and months leading up to it – they’re going to be begging you to get them a vehicle. And they’re going to want the most stylish, sporty, powerful vehicle on the market. You know, the one with all the bells and whistles and latest tech toys. And maybe they’ve been a great kid up to this point, so you’re going to spoil them a little. Or maybe you’re going to get them a reliable used vehicle for their starter car. If that’s the case, here’s what to look for in a used car for a teen. (more…)

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving in Portsmouth

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Making the Most of Thanksgiving in Portsmouth NH

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means families all across the country will soon be sitting down at tables filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and a vast selection of other Thanksgiving delicacies. They’ll gather together to fill their bellies and reflect on everything they’re thankful for. But Thanksgiving is about so much more than just somber reflection and an overly-full stomach. It’s also about taking advantage of a couple days off work to truly enjoy the company of family and friends. Thankfully (see what we did there?), we live in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where there’s no shortage of fun Thanksgiving activities. To help you get started, we decided to put together a little guide that’s sure to help you make the most of your long Thanksgiving weekend. (more…)

Where Can I Donate Food to Help the Hungry?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Portsmouth NH Area Food Pantry Locations

Now that the calendar has turned to November, people are invariably beginning to think about their upcoming Thanksgiving feasts. But it’s also important to remember the people in our area who aren’t going to have enough food for Thanksgiving – or for any other day of the year. So in the spirit of the season, we thought we’d put the spotlight on a few of the organizations in the Portsmouth area that make it their mission to make sure everyone has enough to eat. We’re blessed to have a number of food pantries throughout Portsmouth. And while we’re only listing three here, every one of the others deserve our appreciation and support as well. So let’s join together and make sure everyone in our community has enough food to enjoy Thanksgiving and beyond. (more…)

What Features are Included in the 2017 Mazda CX-3’s Available Packages?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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2017 Mazda CX-3 Available Package Features

There aren’t a whole lot of new features in the 2017 Mazda CX-3 when compared to the 2016 model year version, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a ton to get excited about. Each trim level received new upgrades both inside and out, including new standard features like new wheels, new safety features, new driver assistance systems and new connectivity and entertainment features. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 also comes with two new available packages which allow you to customize your new CX-3 so it perfectly matches your needs. It also has two available premium exterior paint options – crystal while pearl and soul red metallic – to choose from for further customization. (more…)