This is a discussion on Mazda sucks within the Forum News, Feedback, Problems & Comments forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; Originally Posted by Grizzly2 zoom, zoom, zoom. After you talk with the salesmen, come back another day and sneak into the repair shop and ask ...
A friend of mine with, I think, a Mercedes SUV, has twice had it in the shop because some high-tech anti-theft transmission interlock literally bricks his entire vehicle when it malfunctions. His repair bills have both exceeded $1,500.
This is one of the reasons I bought a bare-bones basic model truck. I miss the cruise control, but nothing else. Even though it's a Ford, normally pretty reliable (my third Ford over the last 30 years), little things keep breaking down, mostly electrical switches like the window controls (full of lint -- worked after I fixed them), the fan switch (contacts for the third speed have literally melted, so I just do without). I've replaced headlamp bulbs twice in 93,000 miles, but those are ridiculously cheap and easy to replace, so no worries there.
My dad had a friend who bought two Mazda RX-7s back in the day, as in the late 1970s. They were fine for the first year, then began having problems. By the mid-1980s, he'd sold both and said, "That was a mistake. I'll never buy another Mazda again." I think he went with Toyota from then on. No issues.
I almost bought a third-gen RX-7 in 1994. My dad reminded me of the story of his friend, related a few more horror stories, and talked me out of it. Besides, I had purchased an Acura Integra GS in 1991, which gave me nearly two decades of trouble-free service! Zero issues.
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I havenít seen any. Sorry.
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Go to the cc forum there are 2 different adds there the Mazda the op is referring to and another
The first my Mazda
The second by upbeat news
I don't see what the big deal is , I click the "what's new" tab to renew the page
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On another gun forum that I visit, the same thing is happening, and strangely, many of the members aren't seeing the fake posts at all. It will be a fact of life, so we (I) better get used to it. On one of those forums, that is infected more than us, the administrator got mad at me because I was seeing what he wasn't. He was using AdBlocker Plus. I didn't have the plus version, so I installed it - in the settings section there is a block to block "unobtrusive ads". Those are the devil. No more fake posts - all is well, for now.
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Mazda has had many great models through the years. Folks loved the small trucks in the 90's before they became Ford clones. the 626 and Protege 1.8 were great cars. My 2007 2.3 Mazda 6 has been a good one. It's all the high tech equip they keep using that is keeping the warranty work level very high - much higher than before. But I'm sure all the brands are pretty much in the same boat.
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I'm a rotary fan. A thousand years ago as a kid, I helped a race team campaign an RX-3 in SCCA races on the east coast. And when I say "helped", I mean I got in the way a lot, but it was fun and they tolerated me.
The early rotaries did indeed suck. Those were usually the 12A engines, and the apex seals on the rotors would fail early and often, leaving the engines with low compression. The next-gen 13B engines were better, and got better every year. Eventually, the apex seal problem was fixed, but the fuel efficiency would never get where it needed to be, and the rotaries had to bite the dust. RX Mazdas are crazy fun to drive, and MPGs be damned.
I always thought that if the rotary had as much production time by as many companies that made piston engines over the last 100 years or so, the rotary would be a very viable engine today.
Later, I had an 88 MX-6, and that car was awesome. It lasted 350,000 miles before it got too troublesome to keep on the road. I'd still buy a Mazda now if they made one that fit my needs, but they don't.