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1990 Mazda MPV Minivan


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Mazda MPV Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 121 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1990

    A dual-range five-speed manual transmission is new.

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)

Quality car

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda MPV 3dr Minivan

When we bought this care from a private party, it hadn't been well cared for. It wasn't garaged and it had some body rust on the roof. Within a year it required a 'mini- overhaul' at about $4,000. But, we loved how it drove and the power was good for the size of the car. Since that first repair, we've only had one other incident: the guides and pulleys for the engine belt assembly failed and shredded the belt on a trip. Fortunately, Mazda engines shut down when that happens (some don't and the engine is destroyed). We had the roof replaced, the exterior completely repaired and we repainted it the original 'sand mica'. The engine runs strong. We're keeping it!

Good van

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda MPV 3dr Minivan 4WD

I have had over 40 cars and never thought I would end up with a van. It just has become comfortable like an old pair of shoes. Reliable, rattle free and cozy. Transmission is the worst. 3 in 134,000 mi. Oh how I wish I had bought a 5 speed. They are near impossible to find but if I do...

Built for the long haul!

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda MPV 3dr Minivan 4WD

Bought the '90 MPV in '94 with 94,000 miles on it. It now has 203,000 with very few issues. I've had some really odd problems that were fairly easy to fix. 1. Lost all coolant once, (bad hose). 2. Snapped a timing belt just after replacement (tensioner pulley went south). 3. Distributer "module" died while traveling 65 mph. All issues after 150,000 miles. All of these were no big deal really. I wish they would have continued this style of MPV - I'd keep buying them without hesitation.

Gas Mileage


  • 18
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  • 22
  • highway
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Full 1990 Mazda MPV Review

What's New for 1990

A dual-range five-speed manual transmission is new.

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