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Favourite Van of its Era..
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By yunush
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan


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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.


Best Features

Seat flexibility, reliability, fun to drive, still runs like new after 13 years.


Worst Features

Passenger door freezes in winter..thats about it. Slight underperforming engine.


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Don't buy a Mazda. Buy American.
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By TinaJones
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan


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When we bought the Mazda, we thought it was like a Toyota. Will keep running and running. Wrong, wrong, wrong! We have had it towed to a local garage because it just would not start. The garage tried to just get a design for the motor so they could make sure everything was where it was supposed to be. Mazda would send them a design if they would pay $169.00. Had it towed to a dealership, thought it was fixed. Ran hot on us when we went out of town for my son's state track meet. It was 100 degrees and when the mazdas run hot, the air does not work. It is not recommended for the south. We did not even make it home, our other son had to come and get us 30 miles away from our home.


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Don't buy a Mazda unless you just want a -0- balance in the bank!


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A great minivan put to the test and beyond
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By Joe Nurse
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan


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I bought this van from a private seller in 05 with 72,000 miles on it. My van now has 173,000 we have routinely towed an 18 ft Ski boat with no problem except when the ramp is wet. Get out grab the cooler and kids push hard HA HA! No major issues what soever even towed a popup trailer to Tennessee through Blue Ridge Mountains.


Best Features

Very reliable inexpensive car tons of room for the kids, DVD. Easily Removable middle seats


Worst Features

Door handles on the rear get brittle and break off seen on other MPVs also and cup holder in front is the worst in history of cup holders


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Expect the worst and it will happen
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By lowinpro
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan


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We've owned this MPV for a few years, got it for less than blue book from a private party. Recently (at about 80k miles) some things started going wrong - both manifolds, water pump, oil pump, timing chain, pcv, and many electrical problems. Both the passenger front door and one sliding door have electrical/mechanical malfunctions (one only opens from the inside, the other only from the outside). In short, a wide variety of mechanical, electrical, and engine problems that are very expensive to repair - about double the actual value of the vehicle at this point. None of them fall under "routine maintenance." Advice: steer clear of Mazda vans of this vintage.


Best Features

the van accelerates decently for a car of that class, and the braking system is adequate. Decent amount of interior space. I'm really fishing to find anything positive here.


Worst Features

Repair places complain that this van is particularly hard to work on, adding considerable hours to even routine maintenance. Very poorly engineered vehicle.


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happy but not so happy
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By kelle
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan


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This is our first minivan, we've had it for 5 years with minimal problems. One thing I really dislike is that a lot of the parts are made cheaply and have broken with normal use. The handles on both my rear sliding door simply broke off in my hand when opening the door. Also, the plastic clip that holds the sunflap up has broken on both sides, and the console hinge opens sometimes when driving. These parts are all made of plastic, and I wonder why they have broken... I have never heard of another vehicle with two door handles breaking off like that. Needless to say, they are extremely expensive to fix, as have been most of the seemingly simple repairs on this vehicle.


Best Features

fold down rear seat and side windows that roll all the way down


Worst Features

less plastic, rust/paint bubbling issues need addressed. Also there is a serious lack of power when you enter a highway or a hill.


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