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post #21 of 77 (permalink) Old 01-08-2014, 03:25 PM
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Even with a Japanese company, QC takes a while to implement -- take the 2012 Sky 3's with faulty shift solenoids. The revised ones only came out shortly before the 2013's started shipping. With the new 2014 car you have infotainment glitches, etc. now, and I will expect those to be fixed only shortly before the 2015's come out.

With production moving to Mexico you can pretty much expect manufacturing glitches early on that will be solved probably within a 6-9 month timeframe. That is my extremely risk-averse take on the subject.


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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.
My girlfriend whom is Mexican, and also who visits Mexico to visit family, tells me that there are lots of Japanese people that live in Mexico. She also has Japanese somewhere in her family.


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It's a little funny for the people who say no to this poll...they build your homes. They build your roads. Most of the building you work in are made by them. But you won't buy a car from them that is made with the same parts, same machinery and same people in charge.

I know it's not the same thing but every time this post pops up I think of this movie scene...


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If I went into the dealership to buy the 3 and it was made in Mexico, it wouldn't have stopped me. I like the car and just have to have it.

Having said that, I personally like the "Made in Japan" label on the door jam of my 2014 Mazda 3
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If I went into the dealership to buy the 3 and it was made in Mexico, it wouldn't have stopped me. I like the car and just have to have it.

Having said that, I personally like the "Made in Japan" label on the door jam of my 2014 Mazda 3
I can print you a "Made in Japan" sticker on my printer, if that"ll help.


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Mazda Mexico Plant Officially Open - Good or bad?

So the plant officially opened today, even though they have apparently been making the Mazda3 there since January. What do you guys think?

I personally am glad that I got both of my Mazda3s early so they are made in Japan. I know they say there should be no difference, but personal experience just doesn't concur. VW said the same thing at the turn of the century when they started building the Jetta in Mexico. Me being a naive college student, I went out and leased a brand new 2001 Jetta 1.8t.

Car was a freaking nightmare from a build quality and reliability point of view. Everything from mis-aligned body panels, peeling paint, peeling interior trim, ignition failure at 5k miles, failed rear brakes at 10k miles, failed ABS unit, three failed window actuators, multiple sensors going bad, you name it. Car probably spent as much time at the dealer the first year than I did driving it, and year 2 and 3 didn't fare much better. Worst of all, a buddy of mine bought a German built GTI 1.8t that same year and had none of the issues that my Jetta had.

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Money.....the reason why Mazda opened a plant in Mexico. That's just my guess.

Everybody knows to stay away from things made in China. Poor build quality with cheap materials.

I can't say if it is a bad thing or a good thing. Mazda should worry about their build quality and qc. So, does opening a plant in Mexico hinder qc? We'll find out I guess.




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thats just a bad generalization. its all in how the company qc and manage their supply chain. not too long ago, japan was the country that made crappy tin can vehicles and the cheap nike shoes. now we assume japan =quality.

all countries make bad products, its up to the company to demand the quality from suppliers and train their factory staff well.


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All I can say is my hhr had 80k miles on it and it was bulletproof. It was made in mexico. Hopefully mazda quality stay at the top.
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It's a good thing. lots of cars are made in mexico.

not everything made in mexico is junk, they in fact have just as strict manufacturing requirements as us.

I love that people are so ignorant to think that if it isn't made in the USA it's crap. Honestly think about it, look at what IS made in the usa
Chevy. Look at all the problems and shitty quality they have.
nuff said.
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