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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 Questions

Stuart Hoffer
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What Does Ls Mean On Miata Mx_5

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meetodd
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What Is A 1550 Code On 01 Millenia?

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lori_hark
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My Dashboard Lights Went Completely Out While Driving At Night. 1993 Mazda...

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Sandy2002
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Need Instructions On How To Replace The Motor For Auto Electronic Tilt Stee...

I purchased this car new. this quit working on me right after I bought the car. They told me it was because I did not have a button pushed in. I did not really believe this, but it was working at that...

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Patricia Byrne
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I Have A 2006 Mazda Tribute. Got An Oil Change Done And Now My Car Won't St...

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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.