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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

toehler
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2006 Mazda Tribute--the Fuse For The Headlights (#17) Keeps Blowing. I Rep...

I had a blown fuse which was causing the main headlights not to work. it is fuse (#17) in the interior fuse box. So, I replaced it and turned the lights on, I have blown two more fuses repeating th...

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Dylan Allen
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I Got A Mazda Rx 7! It Has Sit Up For A Year! Tune Up List? I Know Belts Br...

Standard

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funktelligent
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My 2011 Mazda 3 Interior Light Housing Won't Snap On To The Headliner Any I...

I tried to use the two metal hooks to snap it onto the clear plastic but it doesn't line up with the headliner

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Paulmh
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Hi My 2004 Mazda Rx8 Starts Really Well When Engine Is Cold But Has Problem...

My beloved 2004rx8 wont start when the engine is hot , will start after resting for 10- 15min or after several goes trying to start it . First thing in the morning its fine go for a slow short drive...

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Navasil Hernández
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Why Wont It Turn On

Everything works fine except that it wont start

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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.