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!

Preparing your Car for a Summer Road Trip

summer road trips

June is just around the corner and that means summer! Do you taking any summer vacations this year? What about just a weekend road trip?  We hope so!  You deserve a break – if only just for a few days!

If you are planning to take off in your car somewhere, we have some tips to help you prepare your car.  We want to make sure you don’t run into any bumps or hiccups along the road during your summer travels!

  1. Get a tune up. Schedule an appointment with our great service department here at Wantagh Mazda .  James, Gary and their staff will make sure your car is ready to hit the road. We can change your oil and check your battery, tire, fluids, brakes, and anything else you might need.  We’re even offering a special on all these things too – check it out HERE!
  2. Pack lightly. Clean out your car and remove any unnecessary items. Check the load limit on your car so you don’t overload it.  Note: this limit does include passengers.  Besides heeding this limit for safety, any extra weight will only decrease your fuel efficiency.
  3. Bring a GPS. Most people have smartphones now that have a GPS program incorporated into the phone. If you have a standalone unit, consider bringing that along, too.
  4. Be prepared. Pack an emergency kit in your trunk. This includes basic first aid supplies along with at least a flashlight, blanket, water, and snacks, etc
  5. Drive safely. Don’t drive when you’re feeling sleepy. Take a break or switch with another driver.
  6. Have fun. You’re on vacation, enjoy it!

So we want to know!  Where are the roads taking you this summer?

Mazda Enter MX-5 in Nürburgring 24 Hours

Mazda Enter MX-5 in Nürburgring 24 Hours

Mazda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata this year. As part of the grand celebrations, it will be entering the MX-5 into the grueling Nürburgring 24 Hours race in Germany on June 21st.

JOTA Sport will help Mazda get the MX-5 ready for the track and manage the team. Four drivers will take turns behind the wheel during the 24 hours, including Owen Mildenhall, Wolfgang Kaufmann, Teruaki Kato, and Formula One driver Stefan Johansson.

According to Mazda, the MX-5 that they will race will be mostly exactly like the regular stock version of the Miata. Only the necessary safety upgrades for motorsport racing will be the only changes. That means that it will be competing in the V3 class with other production cars powered by 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated engines.

It will be exciting to see the NC version of the MX-5 go through one last hurrah before the all-new ND model bows in next year.

The race begins June 21. Join with us here at Wantagh Mazda as we cheer on the Mazda team.

Welcome to the New Wantagh Mazda Blog!

Welcome to the Wantagh Mazda Blog
Welcome to the Wantagh Mazda Blog

We would like to send a warm thank you for visiting the Wantagh Mazda blog. We are working diligently to bring you the most up-to-date and useful information regarding Mazda cars and SUVs, as well as driving and safety tips, current Long Island events, and finally anything revolving around our dealership.

If this is your first time to the Wantagh Mazda blog, we invite you to look around, read our posts and leave a comment. For those of you returning, welcome back! We hope you enjoy what you see and read. We want to remind you to visit often to find new information about special offers and relevant Mazda news.

From all of us at Wantagh Mazda, welcome to the new Wantagh Mazda blog!

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