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By Tom
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1993 Mazda MPV Minivan 3dr Minivan


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Probably made better then the newer minivans with all the problems aka transmission failures. It is an older vehicle so what can you expect right. At start up it runs very rough and there is a clicking noise coming from the engine. It is hard starting at times and then it is fine. It isn't very good on gas that's for sure. The slow opening back door is annoying. You need really long arms to reach the controls feels like its a strain to push the buttons. The far back seat is not removable. Lacks power going up hills. Built better then today's vehicles that are made to fall apart.


Best Features

The removable back seat(middle row only), locking gas, cup holders,functioning rear windshield wiper, folding rear seats, these vans tend to run forever and can handle wear and tear and mileage.


Worst Features

Needs key-less locks, power windows, a 4th door, a little more power for the engine, resolve the problem with the starter, these vehicles are also known for their belt problems. It couldn't be a much uglier vehicle. For such a gutless vehicle it should get better gas mileage. Terrible glove box.


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Very Dependable!
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By MCK
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1993 Mazda MPV Minivan 3dr Minivan


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Great family vehicle, wonderful to travel long distance in. Fits a lot of people. Dependable and really reliable. Not the prettiest van out there, but the van does have some pick up and go :)


Best Features

Reliable, dependable, good family car. can take out seats for more space. The rear a/c and heater.


Worst Features

Full size spare. Address timing belt and starter motor issues.


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Can't Part With It
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By humansvcsgypsy
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1993 Mazda MPV Minivan 3dr Minivan


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I bought it 8 months ago and have already put as much into repairs as I paid for it. It had 146,000 then and over 153,000 now. Rebuilt the front end (steering), replaced 18 valve- lifters (3 per cylinder), had a minor transmission problem--and I can't part with it. Excellent build quality-- everything works! Great sound system. Drives like a breeze. Size is a plus.


Best Features

Great V6, acceleration, handling, great space for a mini-van, great A/C system, build quality, easy to get into tight spaces, 7 storage bins.


Worst Features

For a top-of-the-line model, should have had cornering lamps & stonger electric window motors. Worry that transmission will give out soon.


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Poorly Maintained and Still Runs!
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By Cosmic Dave
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1993 Mazda MPV Minivan 3dr Minivan


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I've had a few problems, including burning the tranny twice, timing belt failure, and a tricky connection in the starting system (if I drive it hard for an extended period then turn off the engine for a short period, like at a convenience store, when I go to restart it I either have to jiggle the shifter or simply open then close the hood to get it started. I've also the paint is peeling on the rear hatch,but considering how poorly I maintain it and how much I drive it I think it's great! I can't wait to buy a brand new one and drive it into the ground, but I haven't been able to kill this one yet!


Best Features

The non sliding side door.


Worst Features

More room behind the rear seat for groceries and tools. Also, every car should come with a 1/2 ton floor jack instead of that dinky little twisty contraption.


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transmissions! why did I buy one more?!
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By Johnston
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1993 Mazda MPV Minivan 3dr Minivan


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I love the style, unlike the other reviewers. We got rid of our first MPV due to transmission problems, got another one, and had to get a new transmission at 100K. Dealers all seem to know that MPVs have troubled transmissions. Why didn't I know before? I loved the way it looked, drove, everything but the fear of transmission problems. glad to trust Toyotas/Hondas these days.


Best Features

styling and moderate size.


Worst Features

transmissions!


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