Most reliable family vehicle we have ever owned.
If you are looking for a solid, older minivan, I wouldn't hesitate to check out the Mazda MPV if you can find one. We have owned ours since 150k miles and now it has 310k miles and still runs strong. It is handy if you aren't trying to be a trendsetter and want a good multi purpose vehicle as well.
Went to 170K!
Not the best gas mileage should have done better for a small minivan also had a funny moan but other than that was a tank bought if for $600 and drove to FL and back from NY!
i loved it but i needed money at the time so i had to sale it plus i wanted something driffent at the time cause i had litte kids but now my kids are teenagers
I bought my Mazda 200 MPV new in 2000 and have driven it about 230,000 miles. Very little repair. Still looks great even though it has only seen the outside of our garage in it's 16 years. At that is in the rainy Northwest.
Most reliable car I've owned
Bought new in 2000. Was my main car for first 8 years, then only used on vacation, and is now my main car again. I've never had any major problems, but mine only has 40,000 miles on it. I've replaced the tires, serpentine belt and water pump. I hate that the visor mirror doors came loose and have to be permanently clipped closed to avoid running down the battery due to the bilt-in lite. I've driven the car across country and don't find it to be as sluggish as some complain it is. I regularly drive it at 80 mph and it goes just fine. I also like that I can fit my bicycle into it upright without removing any wheels. The third row seat has been stowed in my car since I bought it. You can fit loads of stuff with that seat stowed. Very dependable.
Bought used in 2003 and still drive!
Been a very good vehicle for me for over 10 years. I do most of the work on it myself. But I find, with proper maintenance it purrs like a kitten. At 111K, still has original Tranny, engine, water pump, alternator, starter. I have had to change one window motor, three power door locks, one instrument cluster, two radios, spark plugs/wires. The wife wants me to get rid of it, but I have never lost my love for it and all the practical things it can do for my family.
I bout ths car for 2800 n only had it for two day n already had to fix things I'm trying to return the car now
We bough our 2000 MPV 3 years ago, and its been great we were lucky to find one with the Mileage it had, it only has 172000 on it now and we have been everywhere with it. This van is way ahead of its time, the rear fold flat seat that you can flip up and tail gate out of it is great!! I am a Honda guy but for the price of an Odyssey I'd rather get another MPV . Minor rust was an issue but I knew about it from reading info on cars.com.My van was Krown oil sprayed by the previous owners and I have continued to spray it every other year and the body is it great shape. We have a 2010 Dodge Caravan with a 3.3 ltr and the 2.5 Mazda is much more peppy I don't understand how but it does. I sold my 5th Honda accord to buy the MPV and I don't regret it. Wish they still made these.
Very reliable van for us
Not sure if anyone would want to read about a 2000 MPV (I'm writing this in 2012) and just sold it. But, I'd have to say it was a van that definitely met our family's needs! The right size for our small garage but plenty of room inside for all kinds of stuff for shopping, camping, carrying kids and friends. The innovations in this van was beyond others (e.g. mid-windows come down, back row flip out for tailgating). Too bad Mazda didn't want to build more after 2006. BTW, we replaced our 2000 with a 2005 MPV recently. Can't be happier that we found a very clean and low mileage one.
Most wonderful car that we bought it.
We bought today(Jan. 27,2012) the Mazda MPV that this dealer have it, there are in the condition that they mentioned in this web page, they are friendly, trustly people and they help us in everything ,we recomended to everybody this dealer and we recomended this kind of car and we recomended also CARS.COM, Thank's.