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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

Michael Lambert
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2004 Mazda Rx8 Total Loss Of Dash.

I was backing out of my drive way when I lost all power for my car, dash stopped working and it no longer will turn over to start. The radio also does not work anymore as well. I have no idea wha...

8 views with 7 answers (last answer 9 hours ago)
MandoS37
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Can I Replace The Rod That Runs Through The Steering Lock Connecting The Cy...

10 views with 2 answers (last answer 11 hours ago)
donv46
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How Much Would A Mint Condtion 1990 Mx5 With 18,000 Miles Sell For?

Trying to estimate value for insurance purposes since at 25 years old, this car could qualify as either an antique or a classic car.

7 views with 2 answers (last answer 14 hours ago)
David Garcia
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My 1995 Mazda Millenia Tachometer Goes Crazy When I Get To 2th Gear, Then W...

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Lesli Marino
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What Is The Best Suv Crossover Mpg

151 views with 2 answers (last answer about a day ago)

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.