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The best vehicle I have ever owned
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By mamadurf
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan 4WD


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We bought our MPV used with 15,000 miles on it. We have taken numerous roadtrips with it and it has more than met our needs. I love the four captains chairs and rear AC. It made trips with teenagers a lot more fun! Unfortunately in the last year, our timing belt belt has broken twice and left me stranded on our local interstate. Luckily, our "new" mechanic told us about the problems and it is now fixed for good!! You can have it when you pry it from my cold dead hands!!


Best Features

Captains chairs, rear AC, 4WD.


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By R. Curry
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan 4WD


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This vehicle was purchased because of its potential in comparison to the current suv's. After owning and driving it for 2 years and finding the depreciation very deflating, I also find the vehicle to be very disappointing. While the room that it boasts of is indeed at first a seller, when you actually utilize it you see that it is more of a mirage. The rear seat does come out easily for extra room but when it comes to folding it down for the space it is bulky. Would I purchase this vehicle again? Not likely. I would probably spend the extra money on the real deal instead of putting good money down the drain.


Best Features

The open feeling of the cabin makes you feel more at ease with the road and your surroundings. Most of the amenities are close at hand for the driver which makes for a safer trip.


Worst Features

The defrosting system is not really functional. The heat has to stay on when it is humid and cool or the whole car fogs up and you can't see. I've tried everything known and the only thing that works is to crank the heat and make everyone in the cabin uncomfortable.


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Better than minivan
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By john lavasseur
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan 4WD


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MPV proves to be acceptable alternative to the dreaded minivan. Of all the new cars I have purchased, I was the most skeptical of the MPV. It has proven to be very reliable and the high clearance and 4 wheel drive makes N.E. travel easy; I actually prefer driving this more than my '04 Volvo XC90.


Best Features

Rear heat/AC, giant sunroof, towing capacity, load leveling package.


Worst Features

Start making the MPV again, new model is just another minivan.


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Better than minivan
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By john lavasseur
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Vehicle

1998 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan 4WD


Review

MPV proves to be acceptable alternative to dreaded minivan. Of all the new cars I have purchased, I was the most skeptical of the MPV. It has proven to be very reliable and the high clearance and 4 wheel drive makes travel easy. I actually prefer driving this to my 04 Volvo X90.


Best Features

Rear heat/AC, giant sunroof ,towing capacity,load leveling pkg.


Worst Features

Start making the MPV again.


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Better than minivan
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By john lavasseur
on

Vehicle

1998 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan 4WD


Review

Mpv proves to be acceptable alternative to the dreaded minivan. Of all the new cars I have purchased, I was the most sceptical of the MPV. It has proven to be very reliable and the high clearance and 4 wheel drive makes New England travel easy. I actually prefer driving this more than my '04 Volvo XC90.


Best Features

Rear heat/AC, giant sunroof, towing capacity, load leveling package.


Worst Features

Start making the with again; new models are just another minivan.


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