The van is a piece of junk, the engine
quality is horriable, when I start my
vehicle it doesn't want to run and I
have to let it warm up for 20 minutes
before it will even go other wise it
sputs and has absolutly no power, it
will also die if I don't let it warm up
We bought our 1991 Mazda new in 1991.
Except for normal replacements of
tires, brakes, muffler system,
radiator, battery, and ignitor, the
van has run great for 12 years and
180000 miles - original engine and
transmission. After 180,000 miles and
12 years we were considering an
Oddesey only because the new Mazda
vans don't allow the back and middle
seats to fold down to make a flat bed
for sleeping. Recent reviews on used
Oddesys's convinced us to keep our 91
van and keep up the routine
This is not your normal minivan. The
hinged rear doors make it seem more
like a large station wagon. The only
thing that needed major repair was the
A/C. After 12 years the compressor
started leaking and had to be replaced,
but I live in AZ and use it A LOT.
Otherwise, very dependable although the
transmission isn't the smoothest
This car looks great and is reliable.
My has never broken down in its life.
People are suprised to find that this
is a minivan. Usally people are skeptic
when it comes to minivans, they think
they are ugly but this isnt.
I bought this van six years ago for only $800. It had 123,000 miles on it and it now has 160,000. It performed great on long trips to southern Mexico and back. I've had some engine work done once after it blew a belt and overheated, but other than that it's been regular maintenance. Over the years it's cost me $98/month to run (less gas and insurance). I now have a 1996 MPV but can't part with the 1991. It's comfortable, you sit up high, it's simple to fix, and it's inexpensive to run. I would probably still drive it across country if pressed.