Buyer Beware of Mazda
By turpster on
2002 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I have owned 2 Mazdas and probably will not again. Neither were vere good. The MPV at 35,000mi. needed the transmission flushed which was not a Mazda recommended service. The Mazda rep said even though the flush wasn't listed in the manual they recommended it be done or the warranty would be voided. 50,000mi. PCV hose replaced under warranty. The vehicle had always seemed not to run smoothly before and after hose replacement. The transmission is a myriad of issues in how it operates and its quirks. The final was the new hose failing again and something else causing the motor to run very rough and at half power. At "68,900mi." we clunkered it for a Honda. How about that for value retention?
Handled good for a van
Add or invest about $2,000 worth of improvement to build improvement and materials. Maybe then it will compete with Honda and Toyota