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A Unique Van & For Good Reason by Canadian Mountie on 11/22/2000. Trim: 1998 Mazda MPV LX 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Very good all round vehicle. Used for family of 5, pulling a 3500 lb. boat, driving in mountainous terrain and Canadian winters. I like the fact you control the 4X4 option and not a computer deciding for you. Excellent reliability, no oil leaks in any of the power train. Very easy maintenance. Overall the van is well built, I'll never own a domestic again.
Cons: Only major complaint is the engine lacks power in overdrive - should have had another 50 hp. Minor points, but the gear shift level obscures the rear heater and a/c controls when in drive position and the " DIFF LOCK " switch should have been located to the left of the steering column - its location is subject to accidental acitivation by passengers.
Overall review: Too bad Mazda quit making this type of Minivan.
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Disappointed by Anita, Sacramento on 06/16/2011. Trim: 1998 Mazda MPV ES 2WD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: own this vehicle for almost 4 years put alot of money on it, but another problem came .. transmission problem with engine light on. Not Recomended.
Cons: alot of problems.
Overall review: Not Recommended.
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SUV & VAN combo by MazdaMan on 03/30/2002. Trim: 1998 Mazda MPV LX 4WD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Its a 4WD van/SUV ahead of the curve; others are only now catching up with the MDX etc. 4 car style doors with full rolldown windows, 7 passenger seating.
Cons: poor gas mileage
Overall review: One of the most reliable and useful vehicles I've ever owned. Regret its not made anymore and Mazda has stuck the MPV name on a Odyssey Lite van.
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the cool minnivan by byron t. on 11/02/2000. Trim: 1998 Mazda MPV LX 2WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: drives like a car and had a 3 year 50,000 warranty.
Cons: needs more horsepower
Overall review: great , this is the third one i have owned.
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Oct 2008 Update - "For Iowa winters - the best in the snow by Iowa! on 10/27/2008. Trim: 1998 Mazda MPV LX 4WD, Owned 8 years.
Pros: Awesome - see prior review
Cons: Well - I hit the 80,000 mile mark - and i started to have an electrical problem. I would be driving down the road - and then all of a sudden it would die. Sometimes it would kick right back in - other times i had to put it in neutral and start it up. But overall - still a good vehicle for those who need it all. I just did not like spending another $2000 for the electrical problem - and was time to trade.
Overall review: Awesome
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