16th Feb 2007, 14:14
I fail to see what you are complaining about? They are replacing the engine, most manuf would not. And what's all this female driven drivel?What's THAT mean?
13th Mar 2007, 18:08
Don't you guys know, women are superior to men in almost every facet of life. I presume that includes proper care and feeding of automobiles. I'll bet she actually meant that the car was driven gently, as opposed to your (and my) testosterone induced charges down the on-ramp.
Seriously, I just bought a 6s with the 6-speed auto. It's a wonderful car, nice handling and plenty of acceleration. I know the 6 cylinder gets panned for lack of power, but I think it's nicely matched to the vehicle. Bought a new one after driving a similarly equipped used 6 with 43,000+. Both cars were very tight with no squeaks or rattles.
16th Apr 2007, 14:19
Just incase you guys didn't know mazda is owned by ford.. these cars are made in the United States in FORD facilities using FORD parts.. just an FYI.
21st Jun 2007, 14:43
To the guy above me... these cars are engineered in Japan. The Engine is the Mazda Z (which Ford even liked better than its crappy "zeta zetec" engine, then took the Mazda design and called it Duratec). It's only assembled in America for the North American market... elsewhere it's assembled in Japan.
BTW: Mazda developed the CD3 Platform which the car is built on... Ford STOLE it and is now using it in its own Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, MKX, and a bunch of other cars. Pathetic. Just Pathetic.
Also ****Ford DOES NOT OWN MAZDA***... they simply have a 33% stake in it.
24th Jun 2007, 00:16
Female driven explains enough for me. hahahahaha the glitch was in the driver's seat!
16th Oct 2007, 05:29
Its true, Ford acquired its stake in Mazda in the early 1980s when they realised that the Japanese automotive force would make huge waves in the future, and as the knowledgeable person above mentioned - they have been feeding off them ever since.
Female driven? what sort of generalization does that evoke? Does that mean it has been driven with a degree of disregard for and a lack of understanding of the technical aspects involved with motor vehicles?
11th Jan 2008, 12:33
FORD DOES OWN MAZDA I know I helped design the 3 which is based on the Volvo s4 platform and shares with it's sister the focus... so get over it... By the way I own a Mazda 6 and it sits just as pretty next to my 06 Range Rover aslo owned by Ford... I love the 6 and it is amazing.
25th Mar 2008, 15:33
FORD DOES OWN MAZDA PEOPLE!! Another instance a Ford Ranger/Mazda Pickup, same truck different front end.
1st Apr 2008, 06:16
In no way does Ford own Mazda! As a previous poster stated, it has a 33%, or, to be more precise, a 33.3*% stake in Mazda. This is more than ample for Ford to have a "controlling interest" in Mazda. "Controlling interest" does in no way mean Ford owns Mazda. It means that Ford has enough of a stake to have a strong say in how things are done and organised, parts sharing, design, etc.
In regards to the comment regarding the Ford Ranger, and the Mazda BT-50 being the same, apart from the front end, that's correct. This is commonly referred to as "badge engineering," meaning that one complete car can be badged as a different marque. An example of this is the Ford Laser/Tracer, and the Mazda 323. The car is actually a Mazda 323, but is "badge engineered" as a Ford, with visual differentiation, like front and rear end treatment, etc.
I hope this clarifies things.
27th May 2008, 08:37
The Mazda SUV and the 6 are the only cars that are manufactured in the states! The rest of the Mazda line are built in Hiroshima.
31st Jul 2012, 09:58
Not to stray off subject here, but Mazda's influence on the Duratec motor was one of the best things that ever happened to Ford. I've owned numerous cars with the 3.0, and it is quite simply an awesome engine. It may not have the power as competitors, but the fuel mileage is incredible.