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2000 Mazda Mpv

2000 Mazda MPV

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Watch for corrosion

by from tampa, fl on May 29, 2007

I purchased a 2000 MPV used in 2001 because of my rapidly expanding family and trusted the quality of Mazda because of another vehicle of theirs I owned (1993 Protege one major problem in nine years)....
I purchased a 2000 MPV used in 2001 because of my rapidly expanding family and trusted the quality of Mazda because of another vehicle of theirs I owned (1993 Protege one major problem in nine years). Generally speaking, the mechanicals of the van are exceptional and it has performed well in the six years I have owned it. The reason for the low review is the corrosion issue that seems to plague this model from 2000 to 2004 so far. The corrosion is extensive for a vehicle this young. The first place I noticed it was on the hood where it has now perforated. Investigating the hood further revealed the entire front edge is corroding and the underside has a large piece missing. A seal is attached to the front edge and because of corrosion it is no longer sealing water from entering the engine compartment; therefore, exposing electrical and other components to the damaging effects of water. The other places corrosion has shown up are the door edges primarily at the bottom but also around the windows, the rear lift hatch along the bottom edge and hydraulic pistons that hold the rear door open which can be a safety issue if the pistons fail, and in the rear wheel well area. I would caution anyone looking to purchase this van used to look in these areas for corrosion; if any corrosion is present move onto your next choice.
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Does not recommend this car

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I boat a secund car Mazda MPV

by from itasca on January 4, 2011

I drive a mazda MPV my secund one. It is reliable and comfortable . Never anexpected probleme.In 2 years a flat tire , the only probleme i experienced.
I drive a mazda MPV my secund one. It is reliable and comfortable . Never anexpected probleme.In 2 years a flat tire , the only probleme i experienced.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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BEST USED VAN I EVER BOUGHT

by from Boston, Ma. on June 19, 2007

I bought my 2000 MPV ES back in 05. It had over 60,000 miles. I've never had any major problems, no corrosion problems. Just your average maintenance issues. I based my purchase after doing some resea...
I bought my 2000 MPV ES back in 05. It had over 60,000 miles. I've never had any major problems, no corrosion problems. Just your average maintenance issues. I based my purchase after doing some research reading The Consumer's Report which gave the 2000 and 01 MPV a very favorable report to buy used.
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Does recommend this car

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Worst Reliable car I've Owned

by from Montreal, Canada on March 15, 2008

About every mechanical component except motor and transmission have been change once or more. (3 alternators, 1 water pump, cooling lines leaking , back door shocks, ...) Driving is o.k.
About every mechanical component except motor and transmission have been change once or more. (3 alternators, 1 water pump, cooling lines leaking , back door shocks, ...) Driving is o.k.
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Does not recommend this car

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Great Van

by from Ontario Canada on January 12, 2013

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 ...
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.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Bought used in 2003 and still drive!

by from Coppell, Texas on February 8, 2014

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 pum...
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.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great Car

by from Olympia, WA on January 1, 2016

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 ...
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.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Most reliable car I've owned

by from Arizona on September 10, 2014

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 ...
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.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great, Reliable Van for the Price!

by from Milwaukee, WI on July 23, 2009

I had a 1996 Rav 4 prior to buying my 2000 Mazda MPV. Even though the RAV 4 was a good car, it was too hard for me to get my daughter in and out of the back seat. I am tall and it wasn't working for m...
I had a 1996 Rav 4 prior to buying my 2000 Mazda MPV. Even though the RAV 4 was a good car, it was too hard for me to get my daughter in and out of the back seat. I am tall and it wasn't working for me. I broke down and decided I had to buy a mini-van. The Honda Oddessy and Toyota Sienna were grossly over priced for what you get. I know Honda and Toyota make faster vans, but, come on mini-vans are utilitarian vehicles and are not the most stylish vehicle to drive. So, who needs to go fast in them? Most of the American mini-vans had bad reliability ratings. I'm sorry to say I also heard some nightmare stories of people who owned an American made mini-van. Therefore, I steered clear of the American made mini-vans. That left me the Mazda MPV. It was priced the same as a used American mini-van but the reliability was that of a Toyota or Honda, according to consumer reports. It also received a 5 star crash rating. With kids, a good crash-rating is everything. I bought my Mazda used in 2007 with 60,000 miles for $8,000. I am now pushing 100,000 miles and have not had any problems with this van aside from general maintenance (brakes, oil changes and new tires). However, I have experienced some glichy things like moisture getting in the door latches (mainly the sliding side doors). Not sure how this happens but it can be kind of a pain in very cold days in the winter. I have to let the car heat up inside the cabin and then I can open the back doors. I needed to replace the back door latch to the hatch because it got stuck and I could not open it. The cost was about $100 to replace the latch on the hatch door. But, if that's the worst for a used $8,000 van and putting almost 40,000 miles on it since, I'll take it!!! Keep in mind, there is no perfect car. If you're going to buy this car check the history to make sure it was not in an accident. Vehicles will have problems, but the Mazda is a good deal for the money. I think you will find it will require little maintenance if you keep up on the regular maintenance issues. For someone who didn't want a mini-van, I am very pleased with the reliability and comfortable, quiet ride this van has given me.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Very reliable van for us

by from Los Angeles, CA on December 26, 2012

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 sma...
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.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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