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Mazda MPV, Van
#7840 of 8223 Re: Bug Guard or Front Bra? [jipster]
Feb 14, 2006 (9:44 am)
Thanks for the info jimmy1969. I have the same problem...I'm missing a small fastening clip on my 2002 Mazda MPV and the dealer wants me to buy an entire new bug deflector. It would be a terrible waste if I did that. Would you please give me some more guidance on how you found your fastener. I went on the "autozone.com" web site and could not locate any fastener clips. Would appreciate your help on this! Thanks.
#7841 of 8223 Re: Bug Guard or Front Bra? [maverick99]
Feb 14, 2006 (1:04 pm)
"and the dealer wants me to buy an entire new bug deflector"
LOL...this sounds like a joke from someone in my fan club.
I'm a bit surprised your dealer didn't suggest buying an entire new minivan that came with a bug deflector.
The replacement kit for the bug deflector contains fasteners, brackets and the 3m tape to install the shield. Any Mazda dealership can order it if they know what they are doing. But, for $48(?) less...you can run over to autozone(or anything similar) and pick out an assortment of the plastic fasteners similar to the one used on the bug deflector for 2 or 3 bucks. The closest matched fastener was a little to big for the hole in the metal bracket. So , I drilled the hold in the fastener out a bit, and it works fine.
#7842 of 8223 Jipster, this post in respnse to your request on another forum
Feb 14, 2006 (7:23 pm)
There is currently $2,000 in customer cash available in Birmingham for the 2006 MPV. The new 2005 models have $4,000 available! What a steal on a sporty van!
See, a new post for you, jip!
#7843 of 8223 Hi to the lonely "Maytag Repairman"
Feb 14, 2006 (7:59 pm)
Good analogy. The Mazda MPV is reliable just like a Maytag appliance. With very few repairs needed, MPV owners do not search the internet to learn how to get rid of a buzzing noise, humming noise, sliding door rattles, sticky sliding power doors, transmission clunk, etc.
Will be interesting to see the next generation MPV.
#7844 of 8223 Re: Hi to the lonely "Maytag Repairman" [hansienna]
Feb 14, 2006 (9:15 pm)
Hans, keep your Honda bashing on the "Honda versus" boards...Bring something new to the table with a post for a change.
#7845 of 8223 Thanks guys.
Feb 15, 2006 (7:04 am)
That was a thoughtful gesture graduate and hans...and you guys even brought a little of the "home cooking" from the Ody vs DCX board that I like to visit. A big Mazda MPV "ZOOM ZOOM" to the both of you.
#7847 of 8223 MPV Shopping - LATCH
Feb 21, 2006 (6:37 am)
My wife and I are currently trying to unload our '05 Escape for a larger SUV or a minivan and our choices have been widdled down to an '06 Explorer or an '06 MPV. Two kids in car seats and all the gear that comes with them will do that to you.
I know how the Explorer's LATCH connections work but I can't seem to find the tether hooks for the second row LATCH systems. Anyone know where they are and if they get in the way of third row passengers? Will they block the view of the DVD screen for the third row passengers?
#7848 of 8223 Re: MPV Shopping - LATCH [baggs32]
Feb 21, 2006 (6:41 am)
Never mind, I found them. They're on the back of the seat bottoms. Edmunds actually has a good picture of them.
#7849 of 8223 Re: MPV Shopping - LATCH [baggs32]
Feb 21, 2006 (12:55 pm)
baggs, you can get a much bigger discount with a new 2005 MPV over the 2006 model. Just a thought.