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Honestly, the automotive market is such a global industry that the final assembly point is really insignificant. If the manufacturer has efficient and effective quality control, then that's all that matters.
Agreed. Where it is built is insignificant as long as the Quality Control is good. Only time will tell if there is a reliability issue in the long run, but I doubt it.
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So the 3 is an all-new car for Mazda. I like buying cars in the first model year... to a point.. knowing that it's going to feel more "new" longer and hold resale value typically better, but Mazda's still fixing some of the kinks. Probably they'll make some adjustments mid-year or for MY2015 to smooth out any rough spots (that can't be fixed with a firmware update, LOL.)

That's all well and good when this all-new car is being built in one of the primary plants. Now they're taking an all-new model that may have peculiarities or concerns, going to an all-new factory, in an all new country of operations and trying to build to the same quality spec. Mazda's a good company and I have faith in their ability to try to do the right thing here, but pardon me if I'm a little dubious. I'll be happy to keep my car with a "J" VIN, just in case.

In the fullness of time, they'll likely work out the kinks, and for now they can fall back on .jp for production issues.
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You guys realize Mexico is a global manufacturing country and if you're basing the country on the product... shame on you.

guess you shouldn't buy a ps4 since it's manufactured in China.
or a xbox because it's also manufactured in china.
Don't buy a garrett turbo because they are also manufactured in China.
Dont even bother buying that front lip................CHINA.

Don't ever buy a VW, Cadillac, Chevy...... all from Mexico
Don't risk your luck on a WRX/STi, a lot are made in Mexico
Don't buy a EVO, manufactered in mexico and supplied world-wide.

absolutely nothing is made in the usa anymore.
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It doesn't bother me at all. Some of the best car parts come from mexico. It's still going to be Japanese parts just assembled in mexico. So instead of Koji putting it together it's Juan. It doesn't matter about the country of origin. It's all about factory standards. You can still make a piece of shit in a good country.


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You guys realize Mexico is a global manufacturing country and if you're basing the country on the product... shame on you.

guess you shouldn't buy a ps4 since it's manufactured in China.
or a xbox because it's also manufactured in china.
Don't buy a garrett turbo because they are also manufactured in China.
Dont even bother buying that front lip................CHINA.

Don't ever buy a VW, Cadillac, Chevy...... all from Mexico
Don't risk your luck on a WRX/STi, a lot are made in Mexico
Don't buy a EVO, manufactered in mexico and supplied world-wide.

absolutely nothing is made in the usa anymore.
Also some Xboxs and Xbox games come from mexico too


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The quality control for any plant in any country that IS Mazda will likely be controlled by a Japanese executive from Mazda anyhow. The logistics of a plant in Mexico will only affect how easily, quickly and cheaply we (US dealerships and US customers) can get future parts and cars.
Juan may be physically making them now, but he still works for Koji...and Koji is probably in Mexico hovering over Juan's shoulders.
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Koji is going to be spending some time with Juan to get all the tools and parts in the right place though... the first year of any retooling (new gen car, new plant, etc.) is almost always going to have teething problems.


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One of the strangest things I remember seeing when I lived in San Diego were two Japanese business men talking to each other in fluent spanish. I mean, straight up-no accent-if i wasn't looking I would've thought they were Mexican. Then I remembered that I had a Japanese friend who's dad worked for an electronics company who commuted to Tijuana for work. As everyone has already said, they've been doing this for a long time already.
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Koji is going to be spending some time with Juan to get all the tools and parts in the right place though... the first year of any retooling (new gen car, new plant, etc.) is almost always going to have teething problems.
Uhh... yeah, that's why they have quality control. I wouldn't really be too concerned about it, especially with a Japanese company in charge.
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. It's all about factory standards. You can still make a piece of shit in a good country.
Another good point. Just cause it is made in USA doesn't = good quality.

If they make a new speed in Mexico, or the next Miata, I won't hesitate to buy it either way. Doesn't matter to me.
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