Mazda Experts

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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

tutu15
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I Just Bought A 2005 Mazdav3 With No Owners Manual, How Do I Set Up The Cd ...

Is there someplace I can purchase a manual so I can look this up??? So sorry for the bother

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maleah
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Why Does My Car Randomly Cut Out While Its Stopped

I have a Mazda Ms8 Efini, and its started to cut out while im in idle or while not moving. its also does it while the car is slanted either forward or backward, like if im coming out of a driveway fro...

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George Crosbie
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What Is Happening With My 323 Mazda 1998 Transmission The Hold Light Keeps ...

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Brbish2
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"hold" Light Flashes

When I start to drive my car for the first time in a couple hours, whenever my automatic switches from 1st to 2nd gear, the car kicks extremely hard. I can feel a slight kick in higher gears but noth...

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dlincoln
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2002 Mazda Millennia Where Is Fuel Relay

I would like to no where the fuel pump relay is on this car

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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.