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Mazda Make Overview

Passenger Cars

Mazda 626 Overview
2002 - 1979 (used)
Mazda Protege Overview
2003 - 1989 (used)
Mazda Protege5 Overview
2003 - 2002 (used)
Mazda RX-8 Overview
2011 - 2004 (used)

SUV/Crossovers

Mazda CX-7 Overview
2012 - 2007 (used)
Mazda Tribute Overview
2011 - 2001 (used)

Vans/Minivans

Mazda MPV Overview
2006 - 1989 (used)

Pickup Trucks

Mazda B-Series Pickup Overview
2001 - 1990 (used)

Mazda Questions

Kristina Brown Vernon
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What Is Causing It To Die While Driving

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Kristina Brown Vernon
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Why Is The Engine Completely Shutting Down While Driving When The Radio And...

1 view with 1 answer (last answer 4 hours ago)
Yycarnoob101
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Really Nooby Question Here, When You Look Inside The Wheel Of A Car, The Re...

I just want to make my car look good without paying a lot

35 views with 8 answers (last answer 5 hours ago)
vfaust
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Where Is The Number 4 Cylinder Located In A Mazda B4000 4.0 Motor

Ive got a #4 cylinder misfire code. Where do I start at to figure out what is causing it. Where is the #4 cylinder located? Thanks in advance!

17 views with 2 answers (last answer 15 hours ago)
David Hursh
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How To Change My Coolant In My 2007 Miata 5

Going to use a standard coolant change kit by prestone

31 views with 8 answers (last answer 17 hours ago)

Older Mazda Models

Mazda 121 Mazda 323 Mazda 808
Mazda 929 Mazda B-Series Truck Mazda B2000
Mazda Bongo Mazda Capella Mazda Cosmo
Mazda Demio Mazda Familia Mazda GLC
Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege Mazda MAZDASPEED6
Mazda MX-3 Mazda MX-6 Mazda Navajo
Mazda Premacy Mazda RX-3 Mazda RX-4
Mazda RX-7 Mazda Truck Mazda Xedos 6

Mazda History

Ask just about any car aficionado to name the most memorable Mazda, and chances are they'll say the RX-7 sports car, an iconic vehicle that helped establish Mazda as a verifiable brand in the U.S. and could be considered the forerunner of the automaker's "zoom zoom" marketing campaign. But Mazda was around a long time before the RX-7 made its first appearance in 1978.

The origins of Mazda go all the way back to the 1920s, when the company that would eventually become Mazda, then called the Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., was founded in Hiroshima. Although it originally produced machine tools, the company soon began producing three-wheeled trucks and sedans. However, it wasn't until 1960 that the company produced its first four-wheeled vehicle, called the R360. Mazda soon moved aggressively into auto production, with the first Mazdas appearing in the U.S. in 1970.

During the 1970s, Mazda became known as the automaker that produced vehicles with the Wankel rotary engine, including the RX-2, the RX-3, and the RX-7. In 1979, Ford bought a 25 percent stake in the company, and Mazdas and Fords have been linked ever since. In fact, Mazda built early Ford Ranger pickup trucks, until Ford took over production of the trucks in the mid-1980s.

In later years, such Mazda vehicles as the 323, the 626, the Millennia, the Protege, and the Miata helped establish the Mazda brand. In addition, the automaker's popular "zoom zoom" marketing campaign helped distinguish the company from its competitors.