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
Bought new. Now 136,000 miles, mostly trouble free. Parked 9 years in Texas sun and paint looks new. Mechanical problems have included valve job for noisy valves, new water pump, new radiator, new fuel pump, and new speedometer. That's the complete list in 9 years of driving. Last year I installed new leather seats as the original front ones were cracking (probably from parking in the sun). Have added a DVD/TV with rear monitor for the kids. It has been so cheap to own and maintain I plan to keep it another 10 years. Not a flashy vehicle, but reliability has been spectacular. A great buy used as prices are low and don't reflect high quality and reliability of this van.
Compact diminsions and non attention getting. No worries about my high end audio video system because theifs don't even look at this old model.
A bit more power and a bit more sound insulation so I can hear the quiet passages in my DVD's a little easier!