In the year I have owned this van I have replaced or rebuilt the transmission, starter motor, alternator, the turn signal module, and the battery. Engine leaks oil. It has left us stranded so many times, it is beyond understanding. It would not be so bad if once it was fixed it had some power but that is not the case. It ran fine when I bought it privately, but when I when I went to the dealer with questions I was regarded as the devil himself.
The four wheel drive is great in snow and the air conditioning works very well.
Put a decent performance engine in these vans! They are gutless. It is not recommended topull trailers with them as they can't do it. The gas mileage is poor. We now see the interior is cramped with little storage space behind the rear seat.
We have 173,000 miles on our '94 MPV with 3.0 Liter V-6. No problems with engine, transmission or A/C in 15 years! Gets 22.88 MPG on the Highway. Pulls a 21' Wellcraft Boat since it has the tow package and is Rear Wheel Drive. Made in Japan and it shows. Took seats out and it is great for trips to Home Depot or Garden Center. Small turning radius is handy when parking downtown. We recently had it painted since we plan on keeping it forever. Not flashy but very dependable and versatile. Low insurance premiums and decent on gas. Stuart FL
This MPV has been a joy for me, since I have owned it for one year, it has been a great utility car, that you can use for towing/family use/and also to do errands as well. This car has been really good for going over on the grass or just any where that you would not get stuck much. Since I have owned this car, I have had to fix the radiator hose that connects the the engine block, that was rubbing against the compressor, and I have also had to fix the speedometer. Later I looked under the car and the wire that hooks up to the speedometer was loose. Simple problem to fix, tighten up the wire thats under the drive train. Overall, this van/suv/truck, as I use it, has been great.
Feels like a truck/van/suv. There is a lot of room in the back for pets, also for people and a lot of room for heavy loads as well. Also, if you want to take short cuts through valleys and woods, its a great car to do that, with people and cargo and pets in it. Plus, sound system is also really good.
Wobbles too much when off roading, speedometer will malfunction with so many miles on it, power steering does not stay straight, hose will sometimes leak, cruise control also will malfunction as well, wobbles side to side when going speeds 75-80, not very good in high fast winds outside going 60 MPH.
I have been a proud owner of this
vehicle since past one year, I has
given me the money worth I paid for.
When I compare this with other much
Hyped cars like Honda and Toyota, i
feel I got a very good deal. I am
satisfied. Thanx Mazda