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Mazda Make Overview

Passenger Cars

Mazda MAZDA2 Overview
2014 - 2008 (used)
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

Turnercaleb95
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93 Mazda B2600 Runs But Doesnt

I have a 93 Mazda b2600 2.6L 2WD and first it doesn't start it just rolls over and over and over then I get it started and when I drive away 1st gear doesn't run at all it goes like 2 mph with th...

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brice019
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2002 Mazda Millenia Dies When Idling Or Sometimes When Reversing.

I have replaced the alternator, Vaccume gasket, distributer, spark plugs, timing belt, fixed water leak, and thermostat. We've had alot of issues and spent alot of money and now the car runs fine we...

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Alex Vila
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I Have A Rx-8 6-speed At Have 20" Rim And The Tire Warning Light Is Flashin...

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Bassgirl
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97 Mazda 626 4 Cylinder. Stuck In Park. I Use The Switch Lock. Is This A...

1997 Mazda 626. 4 cylinder . Stuck in park. Got it up the gill by finally figuring out the switch lock. Any easy fix. Or testing can be done by me. Before 100 hr for a mechanic. Brake lig...

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Brian Delk
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I Put A New Starter In My Car. It Started Up The First Time But Now It Won'...

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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.