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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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