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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

jcope0762
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'02 Mazda 626 Lx 2.5l V6. Overheating - Need Advice - Have Repair Manual So...

I have a '02 Mazda 626 LX with the 2.5L V6. I had a overheating issue basically a year ago to the date, ended up being my luck both the thermostat and waterpump failed within a day of each other,...

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brian3o3
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Hello Brian Here. I Just Bought.a 95 Mazda Millennia 2.5l. The Front End Wo...

The check engine light is on but can't find a place to run diagnostic

29 views with 8 answers (last answer 13 hours ago)
Lynn Rougeau
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Where Is The Temperature Sensor Located In The 1992 Mazda Mx 6

77 views with 8 answers (last answer 15 hours ago)
joseangeljimsant
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I Open The Soft Top But I Can Not Close Now

I did everything the nabual explain, I still can not close it

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 18 hours ago)
Brandon Armour
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2002 Mazda Tribute, Manual 4 Cylinder Surging After Car Start & While Sitti...

Right after I start the car (start up seems like it's hard for car to start sometimes) I release the clutch and the car surges very noticeably for 5 seconds or so. After that it surges very small...

2 views with 1 answer (last answer 20 hours ago)

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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.