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Mazda MPV LW

Mazda MPV LW (1999-2006)

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    niloc79South Australia
    • 12 reviews

    Good family car


    Have owned the MPV for the last 10 months. My wife wanted another Kluger but the rear leg room is only for little kids. The MPV Can seat 7 adults but middle row seat leg room is tight. All of the rear seats are removable, but they are heavy and a pain in the back to put back in. Has rear aircon vents in the roof which work really well. It handles well considering it's quite a tall car. Very easy to park and reverse especially if you lower the back of the middle seat when not in use. Fuel consumption is around 13L per 100kms which I expected from a V6. The most annoying and pretty dangerous is front wheel drive wheel spin especially on wet roads. Don't even think of trying to take off quick in the wet. It will just sit there and spin away!

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    Date PurchasedJan 2016
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    • 11 reviews

    Mazda MPV Engine issues


    American Ford engine biggest weakness with this car. In 2011, the car was taken to the work shop twice at great cost to repair.First being a cracked PCV hose and the second was for a faulty coil. Both these items are located at the back of the engine, practically underneath the dash board so took a long time to locate and fix. Reading on the MPVClub website, this is a very common problem. Mazda Australia would not come to the party to fix the coil issue even though the car had not yet at that int covered 100,000kms. I would suggest check service history if buying used to see if these two problems have been addressed. Otherwise, steer clear.
    Spacious, easy removable seats.

    Transmission5 SPEED AUTO
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    Questions & Answers


    I was just wondering if it is expensive to replace parts

    2 answers

    Depends on the parts. All genuine Mazda parts will be expensive but if you shop around and get second hand parts or parts from Supercheap, they would be reasonable. Labour charge is always the biggest cost if you decide to get parts replaced by a Mazda dealer.


    The above reply from charles jamed is spot my mechanic always tries to use genetic parts as in most cases they are no different


    Are computer problems common with the MPV. I have one and the garage is telling me i need a replacement. Are they avaiable and how much do they cost

    1 answer

    I've had no issues with my MPV however go to www.MPVCLUB.com as it contains a wealth of information and plenty of helpful members who maybe able to answer your question.


    I want to know where is location of Engine Serial number for Mazda MPV 2002

    1 answer

    I have heard it is below the oil filter

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    CategoryPeople Movers
    Release dateJan 1999
    Discontinuation dateDec 2006

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