Mazda Make Overview

Passenger Cars

Mazda 626 Overview
2002 - 1979 (used)
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)


Mazda CX-7 Overview
2012 - 2007 (used)
Mazda Tribute Overview
2011 - 2001 (used)


Mazda MAZDA5 Overview
2017 - 2006 (used)
Mazda MPV Overview
2006 - 1989 (used)

Pickup Trucks

Mazda B-Series Pickup Overview
2001 - 1990 (used)
Mazda B-Series Truck Overview
2009 - 2002 (used)

Mazda Questions


2008 Mazda Tribute

Car began losing power especially going uphill..won't go over 45 - 50 mph. I had transmission completely rebuilt $2600 & now told if I don't repair something in the exhaust all the work I just pai...

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Five Beeps

I have a 2007 Mazda 3, 183,000 miles. I'm experiencing a random beeping. I'll start the car, put on my seat belt, and about 30 seconds after I start driving it beeps five times. No dash light comes ...

7 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 hours ago)

How Are Other Owners Dealing With The Noisy Vvt/ Stretched Timing Chain Iss...

How are other owners dealing with the Noisy VVT/ stretched timing chain issue where their Mazda dealers say the noise is normal until after the special warranty extension expires? Then try to sell y...

3,992 views with 15 answers (last answer 15 hours ago)

2002 Mazda Protege 5 Fuel Issue

Too much fuel to the cylinders. Lots of white smoke and engine light on. Local shop told me the injectors were stuck open and needed replacing. I replaced them and still get the same result. Not ...

0 views with 8 answers (last answer 18 hours ago)
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Why Won't My Rear Lights Turn On? The Break Lights Power But Not The Runnin...

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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 MAZDA3 Sport
Mazda MX-3 Mazda MX-6 Mazda Navajo
Mazda Premacy Mazda RX-3 Mazda RX-4
Mazda RX-7 Mazda Xedos 6

Mazda Overview

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.

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