The mazda mpv (1994) is very spacious and with a 3.0L engine has ample power for day-to-day tasks as well as country driving. We drove this car from near fairfield/liverpool all the way to katoomba once, the jenolan caves once, and canberra once! On all three holidays there were six of us, all seated in comfort (the seats are great) and there is excellent leg and headroom in the 3rd row, which cant be said of newer people movers. Adults fit easily into the 3rd row, and its easy to get in and out of it too, with only two seats in the middle row,...the left side is empty and without tilting or moving any seats you just walk into the 3rd row! Dual air con. V6 power. Cheap parts and service. VERY reliable (300,000km and going strong). ABS on rear brakes and discs all round. I dont like the column-mounted gear shifter. I'd rather it on the floor. Air con can struggle on hot days. Suspension noisy over potholes and doesnt absorb bumps very well.
Looking at the service records for this vehicle, there appears to be few repairs on any major (expensive) parts, more like a series of small electrical problems. Time will tell if this continues.
value for money buying price--$7000 from a dealer for a 1999 model with 104,000km. V. comfortable on the open road.
Uncomfortable surge uphill in low gear in automatic setting--drops into high reving low gear then drops back quickly. V. annoying each time I leave home which is on a hill. High fuel consumption as mentioned in previous postings.
Exception drive experience, value for money and kids are happy when travelling long distances as there is plenty of room.
Flexible seating, great for holiday travelling interstate.
expensive to service
Questions & Answers
I was just wondering if it is expensive to replace parts
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
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
I have heard it is below the oil filter
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|Release date||Jan 1999|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2006|
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