I bought my MPV from an elderly couple when she was already 9 years old. People scoffed at me for doing so. I am laughing all the way to the bank. I had a tune up and timing belt replacement done initially and new tires - expensive, but worth every penny. She's been on a cross country trip and has transported many heavy things, many times. Everytime I think she's a geeky vehicle, I am reminded how roomy and comfy she is again and again. Almost 12 years old now and never had a mechanical problem yet (or an interior problem). Paint is in very good condition too, still glistens with a wax. Best road trip vehicle I've ever had. Great in wet weather too.
Wish I could afford to buy one of these
new. Our first 4WD MPV was a
used '91. Had 121,000 miles on it when
we traded and never gave us any serious
trouble. We traded for used 96 MPV
4WD. So far the 96 has had no problems
either and it has 94,000 miles on it
now. I feel very secure in this
vehicle. It has a quality feel to it.
It's been hit twice with relatively
minor damage. I was told they are hard
to find used because nobody wants to
let go of them. If they don't make
more this one will probably die of old
A very reliable vehicle.
Handling could be much better.
Ride could be better.
Noise in interior is above average.
Good fuel economy and uses regular.
Paint and interior held up well.
Over all a very good vehicle.
I recently changed from working within
one mile of my home to working forty-
five miles away. I had no hesitation
in driving my 1996 MPV Allsport 4WD
with 110,000 miles on it. As a matter
of fact we had a sudden snowstorm here
in Nashville with considerable
snowfall and my four-wheel drive and
my overdrive Off button worked
absolutely perfectly. My husband has a
Mazda B4000,1994 with 171,000 miles on
it. We love them!
I bought our '96 Mazda MPV in Sept. 2003 with 145,000 miles on it. Today it has 202,000 and is still going strong. I have only had to replace the starter, spark plug wires, belt tensioner and just recently the radiator. That's it. It runs like a clock. It is quite comfortable. I drive it for 10-12 hours at a stretch and have no problems. I saw the identical vehicle in a parking lot today and sought out the owner to see if he was interested in selling. I would buy another today if I had the chance.