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Why Is There A Milky Brown Oil Layer In The Coollant Reservoir Of My Mazda ...
When my husband checked the coolant there was a milky brown layer of oil floating on top. The car was running fine.He took it to mechanic and there was a small pipe leaking he fixed that but is puzz...
97 Mazda Mpv Died While Driving And Will Not Turn Over
I have a 97 Mazda MPV. It started to die while driving when I went over 50 MPH. It would start back up after a little while, but now it wont even turn over. I have replaced the battery and its termi...
Where Is The Fuse For The Sliding Doors On The 2002 Mazda Es
Air Not Working Right In Mazda Mvp 2001
Cold air blows perfectly from the backseat vents. The front vents, however, are a different story. I can put my hand on the vent and feel air conditioned air. On settings 1,2,&3 air does not blow...
Why Would My Antifreeze Have Oil Or Transmission Fluid In It?
About a year ago I replaced the radiator&put in a refurbished one.Around the same time I had to get the transmission rebuilt.Its ran great up untill a month ago,it overheated,so I checked the antifree...
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About the Mazda MPV
The Mazda MPV was one of the earliest Japanese vans to reach the U.S. market, and among the first to be designed specifically for North American buyers. Built from the ground up and based on Mazda 929 sedan's platform, the MPV was a rear-wheel drive vehicle from its introduction in 1989 until 2000, when it became a front-wheel-drive. It also was available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive until its redesign in 2000.
One element that distinguished the MPV from its competition was its hinged rear door, on the passenger side, rather than a sliding door. In 1996 Mazda added a fourth hinged door behind the driver's-side door. The hinged rear doors remained until the MPV's redesign in 2000, when they were replaced with sliding doors. In late-model vehicles, power sliding doors were available as either standard features or options, depending on the trim package.
Through most of its history, the MPV was considered to be underpowered by many. The earlier models were powered by either a 121-horsepower, 2.6-liter four-cylinder engine or a 150-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6. Power was steadily increased through the years, but it wasn't until a 200-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine was dropped under the hood in 2002 that the MPV was considered adequately powered.
Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, the MPV was updated but its size and shape remained essentially unchanged. This allowed some competitors' vans to exceed the MPV in size, power, and features. But there were many drivers who appreciated the MPV for what it was -- a small yet versatile minivan. Drivers noted that, for the most part, the MPV was a reliable vehicle that handled well and had plenty of room for people and cargo. It was also considered to be a good value. As Mazda continued to make upgrades to the minivan, it gained a sportier look and more nimble handling, but it has remained a true minivan up to the current model year.