My Unreliable Mazda
By Joe on
2002 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
This vehicle has given us nothing but problems. We have 47,000 miles and the warranty is out. Repairs: we have already had the transmission replaced (we do not own a boat or tow anything except the 2 kids). It took the dealership 3 weeks to get a new transmission because they were on backorder. Mazda paid 1 week on the rental but I was responsible and out of pocket for 2 weeks. The power sliding doors don't work and the dealership can't figure out the problem or take responsibility. The electronic coil on valve #3 went out and Mazda would do nothing to back up the product (cost $500 to replace coils on valve #1, 3, and 5). This was my 3rd Mazda product and now is my LAST.
Honestly, there was nothing I liked about the car (maybe because of the problems and the fact that Mazda would not stand behind their product).
Does Ford (Mazda's owner) really care about my ideas?