Mazda Company Beginnings

Written by Mazda Fan

The first Mazda was exported torepparttar United States in 1970, and from that moment on,repparttar 140917 company became committed to providing its customers with impressive vehicles that deliver what they promise – a reliable and secure driving experience. With this continued determination, it is no surprise that Mazda is a leader inrepparttar 140918 car industry today.

Not many people know that Mazda began as a small cork company in Hiroshima, Japan. But in 1931,repparttar 140919 company turned its attention to vehicles, and createdrepparttar 140920 first Mazda three-wheel truck.

However, it wasn’t untilrepparttar 140921 1960’s, that Mazda designedrepparttar 140922 cars that would find their way torepparttar 140923 U.S. By 1970,repparttar 140924 compact truck with a rotary engine – a two and four door version – was exported to America.

Notoriety came quickly, and in 1981,repparttar 140925 Mazda GLC was namerepparttar 140926 “Japanese Car ofrepparttar 140927 Year.” Another major recognition followed in 1986, whenrepparttar 140928 Mazda RX-7 was noted to berepparttar 140929 “Import Car ofrepparttar 140930 Year.” What’s more,repparttar 140931 RX-7 delighted its fans by setting a speed record at a Bonneville National Speed Trial – 238.442 miles per hour.

Lemon Laws Don’t Protect Used Car Buyers

Written by Charles Essmeier

Most buyers of new cars are probably familiar with lemon laws, which allow consumers a refund or replacement when their car turns out to be defective. These laws generally cover leased cars as well as purchased ones, and they have worked well as a consumer protection tool. Unfortunately, no such laws exist for used cars, and buyers should be careful when purchasing them.

Many car dealers offer “certified used cars” that come with some sort of warranty, but most independent used car dealers do not. In most states,repparttar law permits used car dealers to sell cars “as is”, and in that case, anything that goes wrong, even if it happens five minutes after purchase, becomesrepparttar 140916 buyer’s problem. Dealers selling cars on an “as is” basis often aren’t even required to disclose any problems a vehicle might have to potential buyers. Most independent car dealers sell older, less expensive cars than those sold at major auto dealerships. A lot ofrepparttar 140917 profits that independent used car dealers make come from financing, particularly from financing those with bad or poor credit. Those with problem credit often find that such dealerships, which self-finance, are their only chance at obtaining a car loan. These loans, with their resulting high payments, often leave buyers without any extra cash to pay for repairs of undisclosed problems. Legislators in several states are considering laws that

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