1990 Mazda MPV Review

1990 Mazda MPV from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres

Summary:

Best car I've ever owned

Faults:

Very little problems.

4x4 stops working in 1996, then starts working again in a year and still works today.

In 2002, the clutch had to be changed.

Radiator hose blew 2005 on the 417 highway.

Alternator overloads and burns all circuits in early 2006.

General Comments:

This has been the best car I've ever owned. I've had it since 1992 and it still runs better than my other automobiles. Its manual, 4x4 and has a boosted suspension.

There is very little I can say about this car that is negative really. I've pushed this car to the limit for years and it always pulls through.

Negative aspects:

- 3 doors rather than 4

- Back seat is very heavy and hard to remove

- Chugs gas pretty fast, its no diesel : (

Other funny/strange facts:

I like to call this car a self healing vehicle. Why? Because it self heals with no service somehow. In 1996 the 4x4 went out and did not work for about a year. Then mysteriously, it began to work again. This year the alternator overloaded, and it toasted many of the circuits, including the radio. A few weeks later, all the circuits gradually started working again, which left me in shock and awe. This is just a few things that have happened. This car is the best car I've ever owned, bottom line, if you find one, you won't be disappointed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2006

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review