Mazda Donates $500,000 to American Red Cross

Mazda recently donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). All made possible by the Mazda Drive for GoodTM program.

Mazda has supported the Red Cross before when disaster struck. Now, Mazda is the first auto maker to provide the Red Cross with everyday operation funding.

The Mazda Drive for Good campaign consisted of $100 donation for each new Mazda sale around the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays to the customers’ chosen non-profits. In addition, Mazda employees volunteered for one hour in their respective communities for each test drive taken.

“Mazda is honored to not only partner with the American Red Cross, but to also be an official member of its Annual Disaster Giving Program,” said Jim O’Sullivan, CEO and president of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).

“Our Mazda Drive for Good program has enabled all of us at Mazda to focus on giving back to our local communities and our nation as a whole, so it was a natural fit for us to partner with a great organization like American Red Cross.”

When you purchase a Mazda, you get more than a top-notch vehicle. You become a member of a caring family that works hard to make a difference not only in the world, but also in our local community. Join the Mazda family at Wantagh Mazda today!

Mazda’s May Sales are Best in Eighteen Years

Yes, we’re in the last half of June now, but here at Wantagh Mazda, we are still excited about Mazda’s May sales results. May was Mazda’s best sales month since 1996 – that’s eighteen years! The brand sold a total of 29,731 units, which is a 22.5% over last year’s May sales. Overall this year so far, Mazda sales are up 6.4% compared to this time last year.

“Despite the economy being anyone’s guess these days, with GDP down and durable goods orders off, we see consumer confidence looking strong and shoppers turning into buyers, and the proof of this is the results we saw across the industry with May sales,” said Ron Stettner, VP of Sales for MNAO. “At Mazda, Memorial Day was huge for us, and we feared a slowdown toward the end of the month that never happened.”

Individual Mazda vehicles, specifically the Mazda6, the Mazda3, and the CX-5, posted particularly strong numbers. Plus, Mazda’s exclusive Skyactiv technology continues to lead to great sales results – 85.6% of May sales were vehicles equipped with the impressive Skyactiv technology.

If you’re looking for a great new vehicle with power, efficiency and style, come see us at Wantagh Mazda and check out our Skyactiv-infused Mazda inventory!

Enter Our Father’s Day Photo Contest!

Father's Day Photo Contest

Sunday, June 15 is Father’s Day, and Wantagh Mazda is celebrating by giving you the opportunity to win free detailing service by simply uploading a photo of you and the most important man in your life!

Entry is quite easy: just visit and like our Wantagh Mazda Facebook page and click on the Father’s Day Photo Contest tab. Upload a photo of you and your dad doing whatever it is you guys like to do! Whether it’s playing catch in the front yard, working on the Mazda3 in the garage, or grilling steaks on the deck. Be sure to title your photo and give us a brief description of what’s going on in the photo, and tell us what your father means to you. After you submit your photo, share with all your friends because….

The submitted photo that receives the most votes will receive a complete detailing package from Wantagh Mazda.   That gets you a wash & wax, tire and wheel cleaning, tire dressing, full interior cleaning, plus interior and exterior window cleaning.

Let the world know why your dad is such a great guy by entering our Father’s Day Photo Contest! Contest ends Monday, June 16. No purchase necessary to win.

25th Anniversary 2015 Miata Sells Out in Minutes

2015 Miata Sells Out

Early in May, Mazda announced that they were opening a preorder program for the 2015 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition, which was set to open on May 20, 2014 promptly at 10:25 AM (Pacific time). As soon as the pre-order microsite opened, 250 registrants accessed it to get their hands on this classic roadster. The special edition car sold out in a few minutes.

“It’s no secret the MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition is a specially crafted ‘Thank you’ to every MX-5 fan—former, current, and hopefully future,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “The enthusiasm surrounding the MX-5 since its debut in 1989 has been nothing short of phenomenal, and we sincerely appreciate every single person that has experienced the absolute joy of driving in an MX-5—whether behind the wheel or as a passenger. Since day one, this vehicle has been a true driver’s car and we hope to continue to build upon its dynamic legacy for generations to come.”

The anniversary 2015 Miata will arrive at dealerships later in the summer with a starting price tag of $32,205 for those looking for a six-speed manual transmission and $32,655 MSRP for those with an automatic. Here at Wantagh Mazda, we sure are excited to get this car on our lot!