by lindseyg2324 on Jul 15, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan
We bought our MPV used about 1 yr ago. We bought it knowing the trans drove rough, but thought it would get us through what we needed it to. The previous owners seemed to have no issues with it. Within 3 months the radiator went out. Replaced it right away. 6 months later, engine heads went out. Due to the config. of the engine, it is a very timely & costly repair, in total around 48 hrs. My husband took on the task to save $. It took us 8 months to get that finished. 1 day after the engine was done, the trans finally went out.
Replaced it. I don't have faith that this car will last much longer.
Sad that it's not working out. Husband is determined to make it last after working so hard.
by yunush on May 24, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan
Bought the van brand new in 2000, 13 years later and its still running strong with 230,000kms... Recently with my abuse ( I run it around 4 - 5000kms a month) its started giving minor problems such as the alternator and stabilizer links, but that is expected of a car of its age. Gas milaege is great compared to other vans, awesome people hauler, and great flexibility with the seats. Fun to drive.
by findacliff on Dec 23, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan
worst vehicle I have owned!
would rather drive my 88 VW Jetta with 302,000Km than this minivan.
Did my research before I bought it two years ago and have been disappointed ever since.
Issues started a year after I bought it with the alternator going dead.
Though it was an older battery and bought a new one. Turns out the alternator was not working and left my wife and family stranded.
Towed to Pacific Mazda in Victoria who wanted to charge $700 for the alternator and tried to convince my wife that she needed a new battery.
This is a blatant rip off as the battery was 2 days old!
I sourced a reman alternator (Bosch)
for less than $300 and sent it to the dealer.
The MPV has been completely redesigned from top to bottom. Several unique features, like hinged rear doors and all-wheel drive, have disappeared. At the same time, items like roll-down windows in the sliding doors and tailgate seating in the third-row seats certify the MPV as a standout vehicle.
We have a 2000 Mazda MPV with the check engine light continuously on. It first showed error codes 304 and 306. Our regular general mechanic first replaced the manifold, and then the coils, with no l...