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Mazda began in 1920 as Toyo Cork Kogyo, a company focused on building machine tools and utilitarian vehicles. The company was regularly exporting three-wheel vehicles to eastern countries when World War II ended with the atomic bomb. The national crisis meant Mazda would halt production and lend its resources to revitalizing the Hiroshima Prefecture.

In the late 1940’s, Mazda would resume three-wheel exports, but wouldn’t produce a consumer level vehicle until 1960. By this time Ford had taken notice of the growing Japanese automaker. The two manufacturers collaborated on several products, and in 1979, Ford purchased a 25% share in the company. Mazda struggled through the ‘90’s, which lead Ford to a 33% controlling interest in the company. The brand has since been revitalized by major releases like the Mazda 3, Mazda 6, and the RX-8.

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Mazda Reviews

First Drive: 2016 Mazda MX-5
October 10, 2015

Mazda prides itself on building cars that are fun to drive, and the company's redesigned MX-5 roadster definitely delivers.

2015 Mazda62015 Mazda6 i Touring
January 9, 2015

In a midsize sedan segment that’s crowded with plenty of quality options for consumers, the 2015 Mazda6 still stands out for its styling and sporty handling.

2014 Mazda MX-52014 Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT
July 16, 2014

After a week test driving the new 2014 Mazda MX-5, it’s no wonder why the Miata is still by far the best-selling two-seat roadster in the world.

2014 Mazda 32014 Mazda3 S Grand Touring
February 26, 2014

The newly redesigned 2014 Mazda3 boasts a sleek and agressive look, an impressive interior and the same great performance we've come to expect.

2014 Mazda 62014 Mazda6 i Grand Touring
January 8, 2014

A great looking ride with a high-end interior and performance to match, the 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring should have customers flocking to dealerships.

2013 Mazda CX-92013 Mazda CX-9
July 9, 2013

The new 2013 Mazda CX-9 has a look all its own and an interior that rivals the very best in the midsize SUV segment.

2013 MX-52013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club
June 12, 2013

Not all sports cars require you to have deep pockets. The 2013 MX-5 Miata delivers a great top-down experience at an impressive sticker price.

April 17, 2013

Between its style, amazing performance and spot-on pricing, the 2013 MAZDASPEED3 promises to deliver driving excitement to potential buyers.

2014 Mazda6First Drive: 2014 Mazda6
February 4, 2013

The redesigned Mazda6 is a force to be reckoned with in the mid-sized sedan market, a beautiful car that's fun to drive.

2013 Mazda CX-52013 Mazda CX-5
May 23, 2012

Between its sporty design, upscale interior and solid performance, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is ready for primetime.

2012 Mazda3 i 5-Door Grand Touring2012 Mazda3 i 5-Door Grand Touring
March 9, 2012

Mazda delivers a sporty car with a sleek design and great interior that challenges for luxury car status at a bargain price.

2011 Mazda2 Touring2011 Mazda2 Touring
November 29, 2011

Boasting style, performance and a reasonable price tag, the 2011 Mazda2 is one of the best compacts on the road.

Mazda CX-5 CrossoverFirst Look: Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUV
September 14, 2011

We caught the unveiling of this new crossover at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

2011 Mazda Miata MX-52011 Mazda Miata MX-5
August 31, 2011

The 2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition PRHT is such a great car that we can't believe Mazda will only make 750 this year.

2011 Mazda 6i Sedan2011 Mazda 6i Sedan
May 2, 2011

The Mazda 6i Sedan earns its stripes with a sports car look and the comforts of a large sedan, but can this redesigned model set itself apart from other vehicles in the midsize segment?

Mazda22011 Mazda2
June 29, 2010

Sporty, affordable and fun to drive with solid fuel efficiency, the 2011 MAZDA2 is a real option for first-time buyers.

Sites worth visiting

The Mazda official corporate website has more than just the standard retail fare of some other group owned brands. The page has a comprehensive history of the brand, a nice company profile, and interesting features including a look at their Rotary Engine. If you need the retail support, you’ll find all of the links from this page as well. This is a great spot to get some extra insight on the brand.

Mazda at Wikipedia
The Mazda page at Wikipedia is a bit scattered, but if you’re willing to dig, there is plenty of info to pick up. The page focuses on the development of the Mazda brand as a part of the Ford group. Wikipedia always shows a nice model timeline and, in Mazda’s case, a look at the changes to the brand image.

Around the Blogosphere

Mazda at Autoblog
If you’ve spent any time on our site, you know we revere the guys at Autoblog above all else. The reason? They’re the best. If you want the latest developments on the RX-9 or just the daily news from our Japanese friends, this is the spot to be.

Community Sites

Mazda Club
The Mazda Club was formed in 1988 to offer a place for enthusiasts to share their passion for Mazda cars. The site has a lackluster forum, but they make up for it in good info and feature articles. They also have a decent blog covering much of the information mentioned in our bloglist above.

Mazdas 24/7
This is easily one of the best Mazda communities on the web. The forums are crazy active, boasting more than 500 active members at any time of the day. They have a base of 50,000 folks who post daily on any model and any tuning topic you can imagine. If you’re not already a part of this forum, you need to be. You’ve got 4,000,000 posts to read through.

Mazda 6 Club
This site keeps a basic blog as the front page, but the real nectar is in the forums. With 15,000 members and model specific forums the site is sure to have plenty of information to keep you busing during your lunch hour. Be sure to check back regularly – their forum members are active enough to keep a hot feed of fresh threads.

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