Why did Ford buy Mazda then sell it right away?

Why did Ford buy Mazda then sell it right away?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They wanted to use their 4 cyl engines because Ferd can’t make a non-V8 for shit.
    To this day they still use the Mazdaspeed3 engine with some improvements, they call it EcoBoost.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's it? They just wanted to learn how to make a 4 cyl engine and they had to buy a wholeass car company?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They wanted to use their 4 cyl engines because Ferd

      Its even worse than that, they got the 4cyl tech from Mazda then proceeded to make them worse. If you pull the crank pulley on an MZR engine, you have to pull off the timing cover and valve cover to retime the engine.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pfft, its not even that hard. I did this a 2nd time with the engine in the car.

        STORY; i discovered my buddy used an impact and ugga dugga'd a bolt thru my timing cover when he was supposed to hand tighten it. (Crank pulley timing bolt)

        >t. 2.5 swapped a Fusion engine into my "08 Mazda5 for the lulz

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kinda like how Toyota bought the LT5 from GM during the American Great Recession and modified it to be the tundra 5.7L

      Nothing wrong with borrowing tech if it makes a great product

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Buick / Range Rover aluminum V8 come to mind.
        Everybody uses injectors based off of Bosch's technology.
        There's shit like this all throughout the automotive world.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Kinda like how Toyota bought the LT5 from GM during the American Great Recession and modified it to be the tundra 5.7L
        Why are you spouting this moronic shit again when you've been proven 100% wrong without a shadow of a doubt?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ferd can’t make a non-V8 for shit.
      Vulcan, their straight sixes, lima, etc.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Mazdaspeed3 engine
      the cylinder block is the only thing shared

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >cylinder block is the only thing shared
        Turns out that's been a real win for English Ford fans. Late Ford 4 bangers mate up to an Mx-5 gearbox into Escorts, etc.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much same with the others. GM got theirs from Opel and Chrysler from Mitsubishi

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >GM got theirs from a brand they have owned for the majority of that brand's existence
        so GM got theirs from GM?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Opel (the subsidiary) developed the engine for themselves and GM took it to the rest of the company.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >GM developed the engines for themselves and took it to the rest of the company

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >hey bro we're all part of the same specias yakow

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Toyota has never won le mans, but a independently developed prototype by Gazoo Racing with Toyota's name on it did
            holy shit, toyota cucks BTFO.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Opel was pretty independent from US GM and was a constant design/tech source for US GM.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            GM departmentalization is on a level unheard of by any sane human.
            One nameplate CEO will refuse to share technology with another nameplate because it will affect their profits (and his bonus).

            You think of GM as a military organization- air force is ordered to provide ground cover for infantry, regardless if there's anti-air Missiles in the area or not, their job is to do or die.

            In reality GM is like the NFL with each team trying to be the best of the season and scouring the rule book for an advantage or finding a way to screw over the other team.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            besides the compact and midsize vehicle platforms, EVs, and transmissions that Opel used but didn't developed, they were pretty much independent from GM. and even though most of the R&D for GM's 4 cylinders didn't even come from Opel, they got it from Opel.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You sure it's not a Volvo engine?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's probably the T5 5 cyls that they only used in the EU, Oceania, and select asian markets.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My 2015 Transhit Connect had a 2.5 Mazda engine.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >because Ferd can’t make a non-V8 for shit.
      uh based??

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they didn't
    they bought 25% in 1979 and then sold the majority of their shares during the financial crisis in 2008

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They never 'bought' Mazda, they bought shares and traded tech with them for almost 30 years, until ford divested their shares after the great recession.

    Are you thinking of Jaguar, or Aston Martin?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ford and gm both bought up as many brands as they could get their hands on to diversify and expand market penetration. they both over expanded and the plan blew up in their faces

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mazda and Volvo were the two brands that made sense under Ford, and probably would’ve remained a good match had they stayed together. Much more than Jaguar or Aston Martin ever was.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all mazdas are mom mobiles

    they're toyotas for the self proclaimed "speed demon" boomer

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