1994 Mazda MPV with 224,000 miles



224,000 miles, one owner, most all highway, for sale $1800 - is it worth it?? Just need something to last about 2 years…


Any repair or maintenance records? Carfax? (not that a clean Carfax means anything, but it may show a history of problems).


regular maintenance, well maintained - no major problems in the years they’ve owned it. Last driven from Mississippi to Kansas last year, then parked.


Take it to a good mechanic and have it checked out.
Nobody can say anything meaningful sight unseen.


No. You should not buy a vehicle with more than 200,000 miles and expect it to last.

Sitting for a year? Another red flag. Walk away.

Just my opinion.

On the other hand, when you’re shopping in the sub-$2,000 price range one car is just about as good as another.

You’ll spend more money on this MPV in the next two years than you’ll spend to buy it. Is that what you want?


It is totally dependent upon the use you have planned for it. Occasional use vehicle when few miles will put on it. Perhaps, as fire wood hauler or golf trip buggy for example. Use as a dependable daily commuter or one you would trust as a family hauler; absolutely not.