Last Updated January 22, 1997
This is an online testimonial to the poor commitment I feel Mazda Motors of America has to its customers. To a certain degree it is also a statement regarding the engineering problems with the 3rd Generation RX-7s (1993-present) but in my opinion the cars are not nearly as bad as the company.
This site is not intended to discourage people from buying RX-7s. As I say elsewhere, I happen to love the RX-7 in many ways and feel that Mazda has the most interesting car line of any non-European manufacturer - I just don't care much for the way I have been treated by certain individuals in Mazda Motors of America and its dealer network. Everything on these pages should be taken with a grain of salt since I am a dissatisfied customer and am not objective.
The purpose of this site is multiple:
The site may actually be doing some good. Check out the comments received from an employee of a Mazda dealership.
I purchased a 1993 RX-7 R1 Model new in May, 1993. The car was a demonstrator that had been driven 2,000 miles over the course of the previous 10 or so months by the owner of the dealership, Long Beach BMW/Mazda. It was a stock R1 with no options except for floor mats and dealer installed chromed rims and painted front spoiler. It had never been registered and was sold to me as a new vehicle. I paid $24,600 for the car, plus a 7 year, 100,000 mile extended warranty, tax, and license charges for a grand total of $28,000 and change.
I began having problems with the car and, to make a long story short, ended
up having to sue Mazda under the California Song-Beverly Act, or Lemon Law, in
December of 1994. On August 17th, 1995 I won my case in a decision by a judge
in arbitration. On November 9th, 1995 I gave Mazda back my RX-7 and
received a check in the amount of $44,299.63, covering all of my out of pocket expenses, plus interest and legal fees.
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All of the information on these pages is to my knowledge either an accurate summary of events and facts or is my opinion. It doesn't represent the views of Mazda (duh), my employer, my Internet service provider, or anyone else.