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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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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!

When it breaks, i'll sell

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda MPV 3dr Minivan

260,000 plus miles. Bought it new. 4cylinder automatic. No problems I couldn't fix myself, although I'm a mechanical engineer by training. Hasn't been babied, but never abused, either. Used as a daily driver to ferry kids and cargo, and commute. Little rust for its age. Interior, except for stained floormats, is almost as new. Everything still works. Tires, belts, hoses, plugs/wires, shocks/struts, brakes, and battery have been replaced. An ignition module and radiator were the only significant failures. Hoping to find a late model "tall wagon" as a replacement that'll give as good of service.

Owned since new

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda MPV 3dr Minivan

We have had the van since the birth of our third son. I like it because it is a 5 speed and is very comfortable. We recently replaced the engine with 55800 miles (90000 km). I also prefer it to a new one because it has no airbags. It has been annually rustproofed and has little rust.

The best mini van ever

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda MPV 3dr Minivan

I've owned many cars in my 30 years of driving. This car is the absolute best in reliability. With 144,000 miles I think this car will never die. I did all of the maintenance myself which was minor. Oil Changes, Spark Plugs, Brakes, a rear axle seal went at 33K, rear air shocks, alternator, battery, tires. This car has towed my 2500lb trailer every summer all over the northeast with no problems. I was sorry to see that Mazda decided to make it a front wheel drive in recent years. I have never gotten stuck in the snow even with just 2wd.

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What's New for 1990

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

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Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 22
  • highway
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