Sad to see the coming to an end
By Ted on
2001 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
Probably will have to replace the MPV soon, as it is getting up there in miles. It has been a good, reliable family vehicle for almost ten years. Still wish it had more power and a 5- speed automatic. The Ford engine (from the Contour) was the only mechanical challenge. It has a minor oil leak now, and the exhaust manifolds are leaking a bit, making warm-up slightly loader than normal. The van still looks great and rides and handles great, and the interior is tight and solid with no squeaks, rattles or broken/loose parts. Highest quality car I have ever owned, other than the aforementioned engine. I wish Mazda had not discontinued. Will likely go with the new for 2011 Honda Odyssey.
Fold down third-row bench Sliding middle-row seats Quick and easy reconfiguration of seating
Bring it back! Make it a little bigger to fit 4x8 foot sheet goods.