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#1 Tom Demyan
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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

Tommy_W
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What Causes My Mazda To Lerch / Buck When I Try To Accellerate Hard?

No Codes, recent repairs: Valve Cover Gasket Looked at by local repair shop as well as dealer, problem not identified Drives normal if you drive like an old lady. 145K miles - original clutch - no app...

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chevisregal65
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Labor Cost To Replace Alternator Belt

How much for labor

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chevisregal65
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Labor Cost For Alternator Belt Replaced 2003 Mazda Protege

Labor cost relaxed alternator belt 2003 Mazda protege

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shep612
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2006 Mazdz Rx8 Shinka Engine Light Is On, Water Is Good, Oil Is Good Gas Ca...

2006 mazda rx8 shika engine light is on, water is good, oil is good gas cap is tight

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donkeytells
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Front Turn Signals Do Not Flash Rear Does, Lamps Are Not Burnt Out, Lamps C...

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Older Mazda Models

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Mazda MX-3 Mazda MX-6 Mazda Navajo
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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.