by Bruce on Dec 14, 2008 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...
by MPVeee on Mar 26, 2006 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.
by Hud on Nov 9, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Mazda MPV 3dr Minivan 4WD
Reliable to a fault,(I like to tinker), the light bulbs don't even burn out! This 4X4 is as solid as new and has turned out to be a good fiend. Now for the "but"...the MPG SUCKS!!! and I live in So. Cal so it hurts.
by Anibal on Sep 10, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Mazda MPV 3dr Minivan 4WD
My parents bought the 4X4 MPV with
only 5,000 in 1992. Since then it has
been fairily reliable. The
transmission burn out the 2nd time in
1998 and our mechanic desided to buy
an used transmission and viola!!! he
found one from a wreked Nissan
Pathfinder and haven't give any
trouble sincce then. This is the
perfect car for college and for the
beach too. The space behind the
rearmost seat is scarce but is a nice
combination between passenger space
and handy proportions. The quality of
the interior is outstanding, after 14
years the datshboard looks just like
new and the fabrics are in great shape
to. Try to say that from a Chrysler
by GARY AND FRIENDS on Oct 30, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Mazda MPV 3dr Minivan 4WD
THE DESIGN FOR THE TIMING BELT IS NOT
THE BEST: HAD TO REPLACE IT 3 TIMES
DUE TO PULLEYS FAILING (AFTER 115000
MILES) DID ALL THE WORK MYSELF
OTHERWISE IT WOULD HAVE COST ME AN ARM
AND A LEG. VALVE COVER LEAK AROUND
95000 MILES, AFTER THAT NO MORE LEAKS.
THAT IS TO ME EXCEPTIONAL SINCE ALL MY
OTHER "OLD CARS" LEAKS. AT 135000
MILES IT IS IN PERFECT MECHANICAL
CONDITION. DOES NOT BURN ANY OIL.
FUSSY ABOUT TYPE OF ENGINE OIL OR
VALVES WILL KNOCK. (uSE ONLY HAVOLINE
10W30 OR VALVOLINE HIGH MILEAGE.
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