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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5
#13 of 42 Aw, shaddup Larry.
Aug 26, 2002 (11:18 am)
(BTW Karen, I'm down to only a couple dozen T-shirts -- and they're all XL, meaning I've never been able to wear one. We could use some more promos if Edmunds is so inclined ... Thanks! And thank you, everyone, for speaking for me!)
#14 of 42 Some more Edmunds freebies
Aug 26, 2002 (12:35 pm)
would be great!
People ALWAYS like free stuff!!!!
maybe some T-shirts with different designs?
#15 of 42 31 cars at MAPP IV!!!!
Aug 26, 2002 (9:58 pm)
here's the new car lineup breakdown:
7 first gen.
1 2nd gen.
23 3rd gen., which include:
NOW it's an EVENT
#16 of 42 Anyone contacted Mazda?
Aug 27, 2002 (6:47 am)
I'd recommend calling the number they list for information input in that "Zoom Zoom" magazine most newer owners receive.
I'd provide the telephone number or e-mail address here, but the mag's at home. Sorry.
#17 of 42 I'm sure they'd love to publish an article on MAPP IV.
Aug 27, 2002 (8:22 am)
I think the last issue had an article on a Mazda enthusiasts group in FL.
They also love stories about owners of multiple Mazdas (hey Meade, here's your chance for stardom since you've had multiple generations of Proteges and you and your SO have almost-twins). I guess Larry could get in too, since he and his each have Protege sedans. Soon, my wife and I may joing the twin-Pro club, since she like the current Protege/P5 and would like to get one BEFORE the 2004 Procus replaces it.
#18 of 42 Yeah, you'd THINK, Chow-Chi.
Aug 27, 2002 (8:43 am)
Is that why I've contacted them before EVERY preceding MAPP (all three of them) AND left the info and a contact number with the corporate telephone number, and I've never heard a peep?
I think that damned magazine is just a marketing gimmick, and the articles featured in it tell stories either about fictitious events or, at best, Mazda corporate-organized ones.
BTW, same experience with the Mazda dealers closest to the MAPPs. In each case, I called and left voice-mails with the dealerships. In one case (MAPP II, same location as MAPP IV will be) I contacted a dealer not five miles from the event and left all the info. No one ever did so much as return the several messages I left there.
You'd think they would've brought a new Protege by or brought some brochures or something.
Sorry. Just speaking from experience. I hope someone from corporate visits these discussions from time to time. If you happen to be reading this, you've got great cars -- but your Public Relations department absolutely SUCKS, Mazda NA!!! (I have a degree and 7 years experience in PR, and I've owned five Mazdas now ... I'll consider an offer!)
#19 of 42 Hmmm. Must depend on the marketing person.
Aug 27, 2002 (10:56 am)
I don't think most dealers have much initiative unless their regional mfr. rep twists their arms, because they want to avoid spending money sending an employee to baby-sit cars that might get damaged.
I've seen Chrysler, GM and Toyota take demonstration vehicles to malls, fairs, outdoor concerts and the like. Some have been from dealers (invoice stickers in the window and license plate frames identifying the dealership). Some appear to be "company-owned" vehicles (no invoice stickers and sometimes evidence of wear). I think the dealers were given incentives from the mfr (i.e. $$$) to trot their wares around.
So, Mazda NA, if you want to really get owners loyal to your brand, bring up awareness of owners that do get into their Mazdas. It might encourage others to do the same with theirs and get non-owners interested in what all the hooplah is about.
Aug 28, 2002 (8:32 am)
I heard from Jeanine and she needs an address to send the goodies. So who is the official Grand Poobah for MAPP IV (meade?)? Please send me an email and I will forward it on to Jeanine.
#21 of 42 Larry...
Aug 30, 2002 (11:10 am)
You won't have to worry about me running around MAPP with a riding crop or handcuffs. I am not coming anyway.
#22 of 42 "I heard from Jeanine ..." by KarenS HOST
Aug 31, 2002 (3:43 pm)
KarenS HOST, I think it is great that Edmund's has provided door prizes for the Mid-Atlantic Mazda Protege Owners Picinic! Thank you on behalf of all the regulars at TH and the picnic goers.