2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L V6 from North America
Mazda on the outside Ford on the inside
Thermostat replaced at 1800KM.
Computer was replaced at 2000KM.
Wipers often get stuck in the middle of the windshield, dealer cannot locate problem.
Acceleration is extremely poor.
Brake pads are loose and keep making noise. Dealer has replaced shims, but it has made no difference.
Rear brake lines replace. (Recall)
Transmission is extremely rough with the A/C on.
This van has been nothing but headaches since day one.
Paid $500 for rustproofing which isn't there in the opinion of another Mazda dealer.
It took 5 visits to the dealer for them to realize the computer needed replacing.
Brakes have been rattling loose since day one, dealer has replaced the shim kit several times, but the noise still persist. The dealer tells me it is something I have t live with.
Put anywhere from 4 to 6 passengers in the van and acceleration is out the window with the 2.5L V6 borrowed from the Ford Contour, I've had to turn off the A/C on several occasions just to get on the Highway.
Front passenger room is good, but rear seating is cramped.
Air Conditioning is extremely weak for this size of vehicle, rear passengers never feel the cool air. (Should have gotten rear A/C)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st September, 2002