happy but not so happy
By kelle on
2000 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan
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.
fold down rear seat and side windows that roll all the way down
less plastic, rust/paint bubbling issues need addressed. Also there is a serious lack of power when you enter a highway or a hill.