Mazda Experts

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Mazda Make Overview

Passenger Cars

Mazda 626 Overview
2002 - 1979 (used)
2016 Mazda CX-3 Overview
2016 (announced)
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View CX-3 questions
Mazda Millenia Overview
2002 - 1995 (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 B-Series Truck Overview
2009 - 2004 (used)

Mazda Questions

Ronald Hartman
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I Can't Disengage The 4wd On My Mazda B2600.

I've been driving it and it is ripping my truck apart.

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Dustin Crowell
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Ticking In Motor, 2.0l Auto Trans.

Hey guys, Just wondering of any of the Protege guys out there has a really loud ticking, almost sounds as if theres pinging metal under the hood. It only happens when the car is hot and at perfect idl...

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angel42168
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Would You Recommend Using Marvel Mystery Oil For A Slight Ticking Noise?

Just recently bought used with 92,000 miles on it. Appears to have been well taken care of and runs great. However, lately it has been making a slight ticking sound when first started or after sit...

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RebeccaAnn
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Will A Transmission Out Of A 1999 Fit A 2001, And Any Others That Will Fix,...

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stafe98
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Car Wants To Cut Off But When U Drive And Dont Stop It Is Fine

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Older Mazda Models

Mazda 121 Mazda 323 Mazda 808
Mazda 929 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.