Though the piece is currently for subscribers only, we can tell you that after a lengthy play-by-play recap the author tells us Mazda is looking for a new way to communicate with its dealers that's more secure. Might we suggest carrier pigeon, as no transmission in our digital era seems 100% secure anymore.
Automotive News also dug a little deeper and discovered that despite this recent PR shiner, the RX-8 ironically achieved the highest customer satisfaction scores of any Mazda in a recent J.D. Power & Associates study. For its part, Mazda will review whether or not it will even go ahead with its original plan to not include RX-8 owner survey numbers in dealer scores.
[Source: Automotive News – sub required]