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chuckvo61
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Farewell MPV Reply with quote

Never posted much, but often lurked.

Last night my 2000 MPV went to the afterlife. It was running a bit rough yesterday afternoon and on my way home (45 mile trip), the check engine started flashing, I heard a grinding noise, and in a final moment of glory the rear of the car was covered in oil.

I sold it to the tow driver for $300 cash. 247k mostly trouble free miles.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Farewell MPV Reply with quote

Hey, it went out with a bang! There's some reward in that I suppose.
17 years and 250,000 miles? You got your money's worth in my opinion.

It's kind of hard to find an exact replacement for a MPV these days, but there will be something out there for you. I know SUVs are the in thing right now, but that's not my taste. AWD still doesn't interest me, but who knows, maybe it will as I get older. The utility of the MPV has served my family well.

Good luck with your next purchase.

'06 MPV-LX, '10 Mazda3;
'60 Volvo PV544, '68 122S, '70 145S, '86 745T, '95 854T, '01 S40;
'84 Prelude;
'13 Ford Focus SE.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Farewell MPV Reply with quote

Yes. You got good service from your van. Not looking forward to the day when it is time to part company with ours.
[b:a970de293f]Dan[/b:a970de293f]
2001 Rainforest Green LX (164,795 miles)--Minnie (The vacationator)
2006 Honda Civic EX with NAVI and 5sp MT (102,338 miles, new block at 89K) (Dan's daily driver)--Blue Car
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maz2000
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: Farewell MPV Reply with quote

what are your thoughts on the new vehicle to replace the MPV? Mine is also a 2000 model, LX, close to 200K. The utility of the new SUV and crossover cars are not much better than that of the MPV, yet they are priced at 35K or more.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: Farewell MPV Reply with quote

My current favorite is somewhere between an Audi Q7 and a Ford 12-passenger Transit with the turbo six ...

... now where is the money?

(Better check the oil level in the MPV, and keep trucking for as long as possible.)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: Farewell MPV Reply with quote

The Ford runs at 38K, while the highlander XLE AWD V6 MSRP at 40K. How did toyota creep up the price so quickly?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Farewell MPV Reply with quote

If you keep them long enough .....

We have a '99 Windstar that we bought new. $34K, if I remember correctly. Hurt a lot back then. Now at over 450K miles, and currently running well ... it doesn't now hurt so much.

Also have a 1985 Mercedes 300D. Bought in Germany with 6K miles on it. Now it has less than 400K miles on it, no engine work ever ... and it is passed around the family members who need temporary wheels. Manual tranny, and doesn't have AC ... so it always comes back home when the need is met.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Farewell MPV Reply with quote

Only if I live in areas that no road salt is used..... here in Albany, NY, the car body just goes after a number of winters....
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