2002 Mazda MPV Consumer Review: Don't Buy It

2002 Mazda MPV Minivan - Consumer Review

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Don't Buy It
By 02 Mazda Lx on


2002 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


We first saw the Mazda MPV at the 2001 LA Car Show. I fell in love with third row fold and sporty design. My wife and I have two boys and the car was perfect for our needs. Then the nightmare began. We have had the transmission flashed two times because of shift problems. The PCV pipe cracked and caused idle problems. The brake rotors went out of balance and shook the car like helicopter was above us. Now at 72K the transmission failed. Payed 1400 to replace it. 2 months later the radiator fluid has leaked into one of the transmission cooling lines and again the transmission misshifts. It is in the shop more than on the road. Save yourselves and do not buy this vehicle. I am trading mine in!

Best Features

The car has great design and is very functional. Would have been a Honda killer if the people of Mazda put in the quality.

Worst Features

Quality in the drivetrain.
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