Last post on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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Mazda MPV, Car Buying, Van
#10 of 12 Re: Should I buy another (used) Mazda MPV? [grrldriver]
Oct 13, 2011 (7:10 pm)
I have a 2005 MPV with 66,000 miles; original owner in excellent condition. Our family has expanded and unfortunately I need a larger van. So, I'm actually selling my beloved MPV. It's silver, has power sliding doors and a roof rack -- I think that covers the "extras". We're asking $8,000. If anyone is interested, please contact me at maxwellsmommygmail.com. Located in Virginia.
#11 of 12 Mazda MPV Verses Dodge Caravan
Dec 11, 2012 (11:22 pm)
Did you ever sell your Mazda? What did you end up buying? I prefer the Town & Country or Dodge Grand Caravan myself.
I have a 2000 T & C with over 213,000 miles (I put on about 100,000) of those myself) and still going strong.
#12 of 12 Re: Should I buy another (used) Mazda MPV? [grrldriver]
Jan 11, 2013 (10:06 am)
These cars suck! Read all the posts. I have had all the problems listed. Idle control valve, pcv valve, heater not working, etc.
All started with running a little rough when first started. Auxiliary fan wouldn't shut off. No big deal. Replaced problematic valves, thermostat control, coils, wires, plugs. Same problem shortly thereafter. Took to dealer, told blown head gasket. Had this done for $3k. Got vehicle back and heater still didn't work. Started to run rough less than 24 hours after. Dealer is now telling me it is a cracked head gasket. There is a problem with the design of these engines. Good luck to all, my suggestion would be to get rid of any MPV. There is a real good reason why Mazda discontinued the vehicle. Mine is a 2005 with 70k. When we bought it, there was less than 30k on it. Over the last 6 years, we've only driven the damn thing 5-6k/year. Does that say enough? Had something wrong with it the whole time.