• Dan Akerson's Empty Skull avatar Dan Akerson's Empty Skull Posted: 11/27/2012 10:17pm PST

    What's the difference between a Mazda dealer and an Iraqi flea market? A lack of explosions.

    Mazda will be just like VW when it sold the Phaeton. It might lure a few upmarket customers -- who will immediately be treated like crap.

    I like Mazda and wish them well -- but there dealers need to be repeatedly beaten with sticks.

  • MikeJ avatar MikeJ Posted: 11/27/2012 7:22pm PST

    I never would get a Mazda!!! There cheap piles, and they have absolutely NO acceleration! (ex leased one for 2 yrs n hated it also)

  • fb_1062099260 avatar Peter Posted: 11/27/2012 6:23pm PST

    You missed Hyundai internal Genesis up market brand with in a brand.That could be another course to just make car's look expensive.

  • phuzee1 avatar phuzee1 Posted: 11/27/2012 6:40am PST

    Maybe part of the plan should be an expanded dealer network. Where I live I have to drive 100 miles in any direction just to find a Mazda dealer. More outlets would go a long way to helping your sales by making your product easier for more consumers to see abd have access to.

  • fb_100001030552214 avatar Dominick Posted: 11/26/2012 6:35pm PST

    Immediately use Ziebarts sound barrier tech. cheap, but effective. Then use noise cancellation tech and triple door seals, felt coated wheel wells ala Lexus. Mazda's have way too much road+tire noise. Plush up interiors. The CX-9's is very nice. Please stop using cheap carpets. Change lite beige interiors for caramel , add garnet red and to be different shyactive blue leather w/ navy dash/carpet and door panel trim. Use Porsches's color palette here in USA. install 10" "windows" style touch screen. 8spd.autos. and taller 6th gears for MPG. or aka Porsche 7spd tranny. Top gear is ovedrive.

  • fb_82100996 avatar Richard Posted: 11/26/2012 1:21pm PST

    I had a Mazda 3 GT 5-door that was fully loaded. It was WAY nicer inside and had a lot more features than my friends’ Acuras and Lexus (heck, even BMWs are stripped unless you hit every add-on button). I think it’spoosible for Mazda to play in the same league as Acura (near luxury) but not much higher than that.

  • fb_100003285596220 avatar Brad Posted: 11/26/2012 11:30am PST

    Make a fullsize sedan like the cx-9.

  • fb_1017877659 avatar John Posted: 11/26/2012 9:45am PST

    I don't see how Mazda will ever reach 400,000 US sales without a hybrid or a eVehicle.