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Broken Links[edit]

Reference #16 to Ford's site is dead. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.21.80.80 (talk) 12:51, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Wikilinks[edit]

I think the wikilinking should be improved to something like 323_(Mazda)

Shouldn't this article be moved to Mazda Motor Corporation and Mazda a redirect? RedWolf 04:49, Apr 21, 2004 (UTC)

Suzuki sourced[edit]

FYI all Mazda's compact Japanese-only products are Suzuki-sourced. -- stewacide 02:29, Jun 17, 2004 (UTC)

Edits[edit]

I made a whole pile of edits and added all sorts of Mazda cars. I hope it's appreciated! -- User:Sfoskett

mazda factory[edit]

how can I find a mail of mazda factory to ask something..

http://www.mazda.com/ Gzuckier 02:57, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

pronunciation[edit]

Do you say /mæzdə/ or /mɑzdə/? My American friend says the latter, and I hear the former more often in Canada.--Sonjaaa 02:17, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

  • I use the latter in Iowa, and so does everyone else. I've never heard anyone use the former. --DMurphy 05:48, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Australians also use the /mæzdə/ pronunciation. --Xyzzyva 18:26, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
  • mɑzdə is a uniquely USA pronunciation, the rest of the world says mæzdə. (Same as pronuciation of "Pasta" is USA or rest of world)195.189.181.150 (talk) 14:03, 18 November 2008 (UTC)


"The initial vowel sounds (in the American and Canadian advertisements) are references to the first and last A sounds in the original Persian pronunciation"

This doesn't make sense =/ The preceding paragraph drew a distinction between American and Canadian pronunciations. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.206.71.119 (talk) 03:13, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Mazda did have a badge prior to 1977[edit]

I would like to refer to the quote... "In the years prior to 1993, Mazda did not have a logo, only a stylized version of their name." ...Mazda did have a badge prior which was scrapped in 1977. The badge has a rotary housing with a m in the middle

  • The badge you are talking about is not a rotary housing with an "M", it is a rotor with an "M" in the middle. There is also the "M" inside a circle for non-rotary powered Mazda's —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.46.115.39 (talk) 06:00, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Ownership[edit]

Isn't Mazda wholly owned by Ford now? --Hungoverdrawn 20:06, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

See: http://www.mazda.com/investors/04hokoku/2005/pdf/ar05_20e.pdf --Krtek2125 01:22, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. A simple 'no' would have sufficed! ;) --Hungoverdrawn 09:20, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

The article is contradicting, on the right side it say for owns 33.9% vs the article intro says 33.4%. Nothing big but which is it, just so it is uniform.

Both figures are present in official Mazda/Ford communication but the correct figure seems to be 33.9% according to this source with which I'll next update the article. --maf (talk-cont) 22:33, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Userbox[edit]

for Mazda fans:

Mazda Logo3.png This user believes in the existence of Zoom Zoom.

Ford's alliance with Mazda[edit]

The Ford Courier was the first Mazda-built Ford but it was introduced in 1972, not 1979. ``user:kevjgav``

{{User:Aeon1006/Userboxes/User mazda}}

Logos[edit]

"As of April 2007, Mazda will not have an official symbol, only a styled version of their name; the previous flying "m" might be still in use in some dealers for a little longer."

What is this all about? IS their logo being dropped from dealers? vehicles? at all? i have see absolutely no proof for this. please explain

-Pautlorius

Not only is there no proof of the badge being dropped (I've scoured the official press releases and found nothing) The next generation Mazda2/Demio which is being released later this year has already been shown with the badge still in place. Considering there is only about 6 weeks until the beginning of May, I'd say that section is completely false.

-Vor

1979 deal[edit]

The "history" section makes mention of "The 1979 deal" as if it's been mentioned previously, but it hasn't. Later, in the "1970's" section, mention is made of Ford taking a 25% stake, so presumably, that is the 1979 deal. Although it's still a little unclear, because the "History" section says that in 1999 Ford increased their stake from 15% to 33.39%, so somehow Ford's stake decreased from 25% in 1979 to 15% in 1999? This should be made clearer, and putting it all in the same section would help. Ppelleti 04:55, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

I've removed most of the external links (one was blatant advertising couched in a press release, others were regional clubs or web forums with no clear connection to any Mazda company). I'm also removing the Spec Miata site (which is ostensibly "official", either by Mazda or the SCCA, though it's not explained by them) but replacing it with a broader link to Mazdaspeed, which includes that site and several other North American Mazda spec series in its own links section. I also pared down the growing list of country-specific Mazda web site links into a single link to the company's global web site, which links to those sites (and the company's Japanese-language home site) already. Duncan1800 (talk) 23:26, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

More cleanup[edit]

Looking again, I decided to go quite a bit further:

  • Minor proofing and spelling checks.
  • Adjusted the corporate infobox - as far as I can tell, the Zoom-Zoom slogan is now worldwide. Also consolidated to just the one global website.
  • Removed a passage from the History section about trucks, which went into way too much detail about engines, etc.
  • Also edited the History section to remove the Mazda USA portion, as the company's models are better covered (I believe, anyway) with a worldwide outlook.
  • Clarified the bit about Ford's stake in the company (it's now been made clear that they began with 15% in the 1970s, then moved up to the 33% figure in 1999).
  • History has now been fully reworked along a more cohesive timeline.
  • Adjusted image sizing in the Marques section and resized the Logos table a bit (there was a lot of gray space). I would actually argue that the Marques section could be consolidated to a paragraph within the History section, as it does relate in a certain way to Mazda's financial issues during the 1990s (specifically the efforts to create Amati that went nowhere, and the huge proliferation of different models under all those brands). Based as I am in America, however, I'll let someone with better knowledge of the marques involved take a crack at it.
  • Removed a video clip link from the Auto racing section, which was essentially someone's personal drag racing video. Fun, yes (it is an interesting launch), but not exactly notable.
  • Changed the Sports section to Sponsorships and cleaned it up somewhat, adding details and sourcing here and there.
  • Removed the Future section (about a hydrogen hybrid vehicle) and incorporated into History.
  • Removed the Trivia section and incorporated into History. Also created a new Marketing section to house info about the long-running Zoom Zoom campaign.

I might add a photo or two at some point within the History section, but for now I'm satisfied. More sourcing is probably needed for some sections, too, but it shouldn't be hard to find. In any case, the article is now more up-to-date and better organized, which is all I was looking for, really. Duncan1800 (talk) 03:54, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

And then, because I apparently wasn't finished, I went and added some photos. I believe I'm finished for now... Duncan1800 (talk) 04:05, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

New citations needed[edit]

I thought it was a little insane that Mazda is making 2 trillion dollars while others companies are making 1/10 of that? --Antoshi~! T | C 19:15, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Name[edit]

I removed the first sentence of the section "Name":

The name of the company is supposedly derived from Mazdoor, an unskilled laborer.

because there is no reference and it sounds unlikely. It was added on 09:52, 12 August 2008 by User:Ben Gnarly Uxh (talk) 11:36, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

UK Mazda 2 advert music[edit]

There is a new Mazda 2 advert in the UK and I've been trying to identify the background music in it. It is NOT the advert here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2BAhOAq_KvA (I can't get enough) but rather seems to have lyrics that sound something like "Go baby go baby go, don't upset the rhythm no". Any ideas?

87.115.90.44 (talk) 20:11, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

And now I get to answer my own question. The background music is "Don't upset the rhythm" by the Noisettes ( http://www.myspace.com/noisettesuk ) as found by a search in ask.com (who knew Ask sometimes out performs Google eh?)
87.115.90.44 (talk) 20:19, 28 December 2008 (UTC)


Emblems[edit]

So Mazda changed an Emblem which looked like Renault´s to one which looked like Mercedes...--83.63.180.213 (talk) 23:05, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Incorrect sponsorship detail[edit]

Fremantle Football Club is listed as someone Mazda sponsors (under Teams abroad)

I can see no sign of them on Fremantle's offical sponsorship page: http://www.fremantlefc.com.au/sponsorship/tabid/9153/default.aspx

It looks like Hyundai sponsors Fremantle Football Club instead


203.171.124.70 (talk) 14:56, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Incorrect dates[edit]

States that Wallace was CEO from 1995-1997, but text later states that Wallace became CEO in 1997

Myqlarson (talk) 09:15, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Commercial Advertisement[edit]

The last external link "Mazda Turkey - Mazda" directs to a local dealership in Turkey (it is not only a dealer of Mazda but also Rover and Land Rover. It is a clear advertisement exploiting Wikipedia and thus should be removed. Gorbay (talk) 00:40, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 March 2015[edit]

The following sentence is incorrect. 'As with its leadership in Wankel technology, Mazda remains (so far) the only automaker to have used a Miller-cycle engine in the automotive realm.' Nissan produce a miller cycle engine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_HR_engine The sentence also implies Mazda are the only company to use Wankel engines. Multiple NSU cars, including the Spider, also used this tech. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSU_Spider RichyX83 (talk) 12:44, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 12 July 2015[edit]

AwesomeAaron1998 (talk) 05:16, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

@AwesomeAaron1998: Could you state the details of the request, like which content you would like to change/add? Thanks. Graphium 05:29, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 17 February 2016[edit]

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The new corporation[edit]

In 1984, Mazda Motor Corporation has been legitimated and then found Mazda Foundation and Mazda Facturing Corporation in US. By doing those, it will be an evidence that mazda is one of the biggest automotive corporation in the world. Besides that, Mazda do not limit the corporation by just promote the best and superior product, but also do some innovation in order to make the corporation larger and the product better. One of the evidence of mazda innovation is make "Environment-Related Activity Promotion Plan".

[1] Andikur (talk) 12:02, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

There is a unambiguous factual error in the article. I can't edit because I just made an account.[edit]

"Mazda remains (so far) the only automaker to have used a Miller-cycle engine in the automotive realm." No, the Ford CMAX Energi has a Miller-cycle engine. I have one. added by BoldInventions (talk) 00:31, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 30 August 2016[edit]


Hey. "... Persia is also the name of God to Zoroastrians..." The word Persia is wrong here, because the text is about company's name "Mazda" which is a "Persian" word, and "Persia" in this section needs to be changed to "Ahura Mazda" or just "Mazda"


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@AzeRotH: Yes check.svg Done – well, sort of... I removed "Persian" and didn't replace it with "Ahura Mazda" as you had written because it was already mentioned at the beginning of the sentence, making the sentence redundant... Let me know if you have any questions. Regards— MeowMoon (talk) 22:54, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request[edit]

I'd like to add a "Technologies" section to the Mazda page- doing so will allow the company's latest innovations to be further elaborated upon, such as G-Vectoring Control: http://www.deeptread.com/blog/2016/6/30/mazda-g-vectoring-control; http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a29737/how-mazda-g-vectoring-works/; CarLover (talk) 07:19, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://www.shopcheapcars.com/who-owns-mazda.html