The Mazda Luce was Mazda's executive class sedan. The fifth generation of the Luce or HC series debuted in the U.S.as the 929 in 1987, to take on the Acura Legend. It was a big, bland rear driver with Mazda's first V6, a cast iron block, aluminum head, SOHC, 60 degree 3 liter, producing just over 200 hp. In the JDM, you could get it with a turbocharged 13B rotary.
As it was aimed at the luxury buyer in the U.S., it came with such niceties like automatic climate control (of sorts), adjustable shocks and a swing switch. To go along with the swing switch, you also got a lighter and an ashtray for later.
Back when it was new, the 929 was considered a big car, measuring 194 inches in length and weighing just a smidgen over 3,000 lbs. Compare that with the current Camry which measures 191 inches in length and weighs in at 3,240 lbs with the 268hp 3.5 liter V6.
Gianni is Daily Turismo's Pacific Northwest correspondent. He worked at a Mazda dealer washing cars in the late 80's. He drove a few 929's, but doesn't remember anything about them, other than thinking they were big boats, compared to his CRX.