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2001 Mazda Mpv 160,000 Miles Runs Perfectly, Oil Light On, Mechanic Says Re...
I have a 2001 Mazda MPV minivan, 160,000 miles. It runs perfectly. Starting this morning, my oil light comes on when I brake, and goes off when I accelerate. It did this before the last oil chang...
I Have A 2004 Mazda Mtv Minivan With 120,000miles Oil Light Comes On When ...
I have a 2004 Mazda MTV minivan with 120,000miles on it .I'm having problems with this check oil light comes on when I'm at a stop and when I accelerate it goes off. Had an oil change two months ag...
O2 Sensor On A 2002 Mazda Mpv
Why would my exhaust heat up red hot around my O2 sensor before the catalytic converter on a Mazda mpv
My car started 20 mins ago now it won't start at all
why would car keep overheating after I change radiator water pump and thermostat
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Mazda MPV Overview
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.