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Old 09-10-2005, 07:21 PM
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Good dealer, Colonial Mazda in CT. There is a guy there Jeremy who knows a lot about Mazda's. He is very helpful and talks to me on my level not tryin to act all professional, he is definately cool and knows what he is doing.
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:53 PM
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First dealer in my life where I don't dread going, always helpful, loaner always on hand. Just the best I have ever seen in service.
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:33 AM
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Fairway Mazda in Savannah
set me up with a rental for the day with lil to no hassle, took it in for the fuel tank/lower control arm recall. took it in at 8:00, they called me around 3 to pick it up(i live 45 mins away) oh and the rental was a brand new 2wd 2005 f-150 crew cab, big *** truck style made it weird getting into the 8 again. the truck felt like riding down the road sitting on a couch, while the 8 of course sucked me into the seat and held me tight(she thought i had left her for another sports car i guess) they put in the heat blanket thing and redid my computer to keep it from idleing high, but the service guy said i wasn't effected by the ball joint recall, mines a 2004 A+ service!
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:28 AM
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Cook Mazda in Farmington Hills, Michigan

2005 RX-8 GRAND TOURING M/T with $2,400 down with a $204/month payment on a 2 year lease.

Younes is the man!!! :D
No bullshit. Straight forward dealer.
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Old 11-04-2005, 10:34 AM
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Ira Mazda in Danvers, MA. Sales were great (although I had S-Plan, so only bargained on the trade-in). My first service was great too so far.
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I'd give a definite positive to Brown's Mazda in Fairfax, VA. I brought my RX-8 in for the recalls and also mentioned some rattle and noise issues. Greg Harmon went the extra mile, keeping the car a couple of days to try to locate them. They solved them, under warranty. I was pleasantly surprised as one often gets blown off for intermitent noises.
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Old 11-11-2005, 08:43 PM
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Thumbs down Alhambra Mazda: Extremely Negative

ALHAMBRA MAZDA (Alhambra, CA): Updated 2.12.2007

Overall: Extremely Poor
Recommend: Absolutely Not
Sales: Marginal
Parts: Acceptable
Service: Extremely Poor

2.12.2007 UPDATE:
MNA told me to have Ricky Tru (svc mgr) look at some chemical residue issues I had w/ Mr. Clean Autodry carwash. He verfied the problem & demonstrated & suggested using a razor blade + glass cleaner. After trying it out myself, I now have $2k worth of damage and need my windows replaced. They denied all responsibility.

9.7.2006 UPDATE:
They made 3 deep, rice grain-sized scratches (all the way to the metal) to my passenger-side front door when I brought the car in for routine oil service. They accepted responsibility, but the damage was done already.

5.5005 DELIVERY:
Salesmen are nice, but my new car was delivered w/ many minor cosmetic flaws- scratches, scrapes etc. They don't handle their cars very meticulously or with much care.

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Old 11-24-2005, 11:02 AM
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Nelson Mazda-Nashville-Very positive. We bought an 8 and a Tribute in 10 days timeframe. Between Adam and John aka "Rod", I could not have asked for a better experience. The service department is great-Both Ben and Lonnie are very attentive and accommodating. I have sent numerous potential clients down to see them. I would recommend them!
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:07 AM
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Cush Mazda in Escondido, San Diego area is awesome. The sales dept has 75% mazda owners in it, and the service dept has 5 techs that have been working on mazda's over 10 years. We all know it is hard to find people that know what they are doing. If you are in Southern California talk to Josh "sales manager" or Chuck Evans "master technician" they are awesome.
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:51 PM
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Cutter Mazda Honolulu. Got me into my 8 at just 500 bucks over invoice.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:15 AM
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Sellers-Sexton Mazda in St Robert, MO

Service: POSITIVE! (Mar 2005)

Their Mazda tech Jerry spent time talking to me about my RX8 and rotaries in general. He really seemed to know and love rotaries. The service manager told me Jerry had years of experience on rotaries and was highly rated by Mazda as a rotary tech.

I had them change my plugs & do a re-flash under warranty.

The whole service staff was courteous and friendly, but actually speaking to their Mazda tech who was a rotary enthusiast really gave me confidence.

I would recommend their service dept for RX8s based on my experience.
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Old 01-12-2006, 12:19 PM
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Positive: Nelson Mazda in Tulsa, Ok.

POSITIVE: Nelson Mazda in Tulsa, OK.

THey have fixed everything wrong that I have ever asked.

1) Painted Rotors
2) Rear Tailight (condesation issue)
3) Battery
4) Starter
5) Plugs
6) All TSBs

Probably more than I can think of at the moment.

Excelent service, these people are why we buy Mazdas!

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POSITIVE: Brown Mazda in Toledo OH
Seemed to be very up front. Bought a great used car at a great price.
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Old 01-25-2006, 12:55 PM
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POSITIVE Paul Miller Mazda - Lexington, KY

What a refreshing experience, after the nightmare with Kerry. The service writer (LaRon, or Ron, for short) is knowledgeable and is hooking me up and taking care of me. He knows I'm a racer and I was gonna have them remount my tires, but he referred me to a local shop that does a lot of race cars, instead of keeping the business. He admitted that, even though he has the same equipment as them, they'll do a much better job. I've seen a Porsche 911 Turbo track car that they've done, so I trust them fully.

It's smart to take extra care with the racers and enthusiasts. They're the ones that'll drive business in.

Paul Miller has a cool dealership in Mazda's new showroom format, too.
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Old 01-27-2006, 11:56 PM
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David Bauer...and Andy (Last Name ??) @ Premier Mazda (Beasley) in Georgetown, TX. Great Service....I drive past a local Mazda dealer (D. Eakin) in Killeen about 50 miles for the better service. I know that the fine staff at Premier understands that customer service matters.....ESPECIALLY, after the sale is complete.

Thanx Dave,
K. Hearon
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Old 01-28-2006, 06:09 PM
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Rosenthal Mazda in Arlington, VA - POSITIVE! I purchased my 8 there and the service department is top notch! Shaw on the Green Team is my customer service guy and he has not let me down at all. Every problem is fixed without question. I would advise anybody in Northern Virginia area to go there!
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:52 PM
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Biddulph Mazda -- good

POSITIVE: Biddulph Mazda in Glendale Arizona.

I have been taking the car there since November 2003, its first scheduled service. THey have fixed everything that needed fixing. I have the 4 year free maintenance, and they have never hesitated following the Schedule II schedule since I do lot of short trips. On the most recent visit they replaced the plugs, air filer, bettery and starter.(the car was starting hard in the mornings), oil and filter. The only item I have paid for in the last 2 1/2 years is the periodic tire rotation and balancing.

All of the service writers (currently Dan) have been pleasant and competent.
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Good service experience in State College PA

OK, after sitting in the garage for a week my 8 wouldn't start. After a few brief attempts, I realized it wasn't going to start, and I put the battery on the battery tender over night. Still no start in the morning, even with the de-choking proceedures.

Mazda's roadside assist would only tow the car to the NEAREST dealer, even though I live between two. Because I've had previous experience with Rider Mazda in State College, PA I decided to have the car towed there at my own expense.

Turns out the car was severely flooded (I was told it needed to dry out overnight), and the dealership determined that my 305A battery needed to be replaced. The battery was replaced under warranty, with a pro-rated charge for the part.

But at first, the dealership wanted me to pay for the plugs and de-fouling of the engine. I argued that if the problem was caused by a bad battery that was replaced by the updated battery under warranty, then the plugs and labor should be warranty as well. The dealership agreed to request warranty coverage from Mazda for the plugs/labor as well.

I was later informed that Mazda agreed to cover the work under warranty.

The car is running fine now with new plugs and updated battery.

The dealership was polite and responsive throughout the service experience, and called to make sure I was satisfied with how the work had been handled.

Overall - satisfied with service experience at Rider Mazda.

UPDATE: starting problems continued

Moved to Colorado in the mean time, and took the car to the local Mazda dealership in Colorado Springs when the starting problems continued. I was informed that the starter had a recall on it, and had not been replaced. Also, when the plugs were checked, the old type (pre-recall) had been used to replace my flooded plugs. The dealership in Colorado Springs was very surprised that the previous dealer had not replaced the starter or put in the specified plugs.

Still I'd say my overall experience was satisfied, but be wary.

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Smile Johnny K. at Tulley Mazda in Nashua, NH

If any of you live near Nashua, NH and want a good Mazda salesman, be sure to talk to John Kwiatkowski at Tulley Mazda just off Exit 2. He was absolutely excellent to deal with!

He answered my questions patiently, was never pushy, and followed up with me via email when I reqeusted it instead of the incessant phone calls from some other dealers. When it came time for pricing, he offered a competitive price vs. the other area dealers.

So if you're shopping for a Mazda, be sure to talk to Johnny K. Mention that I sent you; you won't be disappointed!

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Old 04-03-2006, 12:06 PM
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Middletown, NY - Middletown Mazda has been very good in terms of warranty fixes so far. I'll keep y'all posted.
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Originally Posted by N5TEV
I have two brief reports here ...
2. Casey Mazda, Newport News VA, SERVICE DEPT: EXCELLENT! Although me having a 10+ year service relationship with them on my RX-7 may have had some influence. Offered up the "M" flash without me asking, as well as all the recall work. Identified and ordered 3 pieces of internal trim needing replacement, under warrantly, without me having to ask. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Ask for Perry.

M Flash?
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:32 PM
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O'hara Mazda in Fairhaven Masachusetts has the BEST service dept. i have ever dealt with. Their service managers and techs are top notch. They even have one of the best Master Techs in the Northeast. I highly recommend them to anyone who is having any problems with any of the "BIG" Mazda dealerships in the Boston area.Be sure to talk to Andy, the service consultant-he really knows his stuff.

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Werner Mazda (formerly Talarico) - POSITIVE
Gold Street in ManchVegas (Manchester), NH

These folks understand the concept of Customer Service throughout the shopping, acquiring, and ownership cycle. Even when dealing with service issues that both the regional factory rep and MNAO were being jerks about, these folks have consistently done everything in their power to be there for me. Thumbs Up to April, Mark, & Bill!!! With a switch in regional factory reps in play now (as of April, 2006) and Dan returning (at least for now) as the regional rep for this dealership, this scenario can only get even better!!!
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:47 PM
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Southern States Mazda Raleigh, NC. Service Dept. Positive. No experience with the Sales Dept. but Service guys are on the ball. Excellent service.
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Valley Mazda, San Louis Obispo, California - (Central coast) very good Service Manager owns a RX-8 and has had other forms in past - knows his stuff and can explain some of the odd things posted as complaints and how to fix them. Not cheap but not dishonest, parts guys will do there best and don't cheat little old ladies
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