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Mazda MPV Aftermarket & Accessories

Here's an accessory query:

Has anyone found a custom mat for the rear of an MPV that fits with the third seat DOWN? We need the cargo space a lot more often than the 3rd seat, so it would be great to have a mat that covers the whole area behind the middle row!

Thanks!
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  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    Try http://www.weathertech.com


    These guys aren't cheap, but I've heard of folks buying a mat that fits perfectly for the MPV. I use a large mat with 3/4" sides, and a pattern similar to the weathertech one for our MPV. I got it at Walmart for about $20. It is not a perfect fit, it's only about 3'x3', but it's great for tossing gear and junk onto to keep the carpets clean.


    --javadoc

  • brmudabrmuda Posts: 50
    I've commented before on these. They're NOT cheap
    yet, very good quality & quite functional. I have
    their mats (incl. the "well" liner) throughout my 2000 MPV ES. The mats for 2nd & 3rd row are trim-to-fit type. They overlap each other so there's no exposed carpet. If you have the factory carpet mats (not very functional), I suggest you leave them in place and put the Weathertechs right over them (to help save the permanent carpet below). The liner is custom fit (I think $79) and has a 3.5 inch lip so, if anything were to spill back there it would be contained. Since it's a perfect fit, there's no prob "tumbling" the 3rd seat.
  • brmudabrmuda Posts: 50
    I goofed. I thought you were inquiring 'bout the "well" liner. W/tech also makes a larger flat
    mat that covers entire area behind the 2nd row (when 3rd seat is "tumbled/flat") up to the rear hatch. I didn't buy it since 3rd seat is usually up. I may reconsider once the weather breaks (in Chgo) and we start making trips to the landscape nurseries. I'm not sure if it's a custom fit or if it's trim-to-fit style. If you decide to get one, PLEASE let the rest of us know how it works out.

    good luck

    Brmuda
  • Thanks to BRMUDA and Javadoc. I'm thinking. I spent the first four weeks or so with the van with the 3rd seat down (we don't have kids and haul a bunch of junk regularly) but for a change I put it up and am kind of loving the well behind the seats--it really is great for groceries, smallish boxes, etc.--so now I'm flirting with the well liner. My wife says, "Buy both!" But of course then you have to store one, etc., etc. I have a weathertech liner in the back of our Explorer, along with front mats, and they sure do the trick.

    So if I can figure out what I'm going to do I'll leave a report...
  • Chicago, huh? Where abouts? That's the area I reside too.
  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    Yeah, I really like the Weathertech trunk liner and mats in our 850...they fit perfectly (also came w/car, so free), but wife wasn't ready to spend that on her van, so we went with the cheaper mats, which seems to work great also, but don't offer quite the amount of total floor coverage, so it's a trade-off. We leave the 3rd row down most of the time, and slide the mat up/back as needed. It's great for just about anything you want, and like brmuda said, it worked awesome for when we needed new plants for the gardens last spring.

    The well is also well proportioned. It easily swallows our mammoth stroller with room for either gear for the kids activities or a number of bags of groceries (that won't slide around in the well either).

    Darn Mazda for making the MPV so convenient! ;-)

    --java
  • brmudabrmuda Posts: 50
    Hell there, blondemom1.

    I reside in D Grove (W burbs of Chgo).

    What about you??

    brmuda
  • I know your great city well. Will be spending Easter at my cousin's in Naperville, who used to live in Downers Grove.

    I'm all the way down in Park Forest. Far south subs. May be relocating further north within the next couple of years tho. New casino in Rosemont WILL happen.(keep your fingers crossed) The old home area isn't what it used to be....
  • dbs2001dbs2001 Posts: 46
    We just wanted protection for the existing mats, so we went to Home Depot & picked up the cheap, clear rug runner they carry on rolls @ $.98 per running foot (27" wide I think). Cut to fit & my wife is very happy.

    --Dennis
  • daddioof4daddioof4 Posts: 49
    Hi MPVers, As you can probably guess by my user name, I am a father of four. Five counting my better half. Plus a dog. I am surprised I haven't seen this request already listed. I am looking for inexpensive car seat covers that I can take off easily and throw in the washer. With four kids ranging from 5-12 and a wife who likes the drive through, my seats get dirty quickly. The tan is a hard color to keep clean. I have been to K-marts and Ames so far. Plus Walmart internet site. Haven't seen any thing appealing. Problems, either to expensive (lambskin), One piece that covers the adjustable headrest, or made of a polyester fuzz that I had once before that created enough static to take care of Calif. rolling brown outs. Any suggestion. I was thinking of buying some material and having my strife sew in some elastic borders but prefer factory made stuff
  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    Seat covers are great to keep the factory fabric clean and new looking. A word of warning though. If you have the MPV with the Touring package, or an ES model, you do not want to put any seat covers on the front seats. This is because your van will be equipped with Side Impact Air Bags, and covering or altering their effectiveness can cause serious harm if you are in an accident. There are, however, covers out there that are made for vehicles with Side Impact Airbags, but I know none in particular.

    If you're unsure if you have the airbags, look at the on the side of the seat back, up at the top, and there will be a label saying the seat is equipped with an airbag. Just wanted to make sure everyone's safe. :-)))

    --javadoc
  • Does anyone know where a cargo net for a 2000 MPV lx can be purchased?

    I'm looking for something that can attach to the inside cargo area, while the 3rd row bench is 'tumbled-down' into the well.

    I've surfed around at JCWhitney and other similar websites, but am currently unable to confirm if their cargo net products would sufficiently fit my MPV.
  • I know that Mazda didn't offer a wind deflector for the MPV (the only Mazda vehicle which didn't have one) when I purchased mine. Does anyone know if they have added one? or if there is one that will fit the van that does not require any taping?
  • kidvankidvan Posts: 2
    Has anyone purchase a MPV with a factory installed entertainment center. This would include a VCR and Flip down TV screen. If so, where is the VCR located in the Van? Thanks
  • alexv1nalexv1n Posts: 248
    The VCP is installed under the 3rd seatbench by the dealer. This is not that good because when you flip the seat over you will end up with VCP sticking out so you will definitely put the plywood you tow right on top of it. Some aftermarket installers put the VCP under the passanger seat in the first row. LX and ES models will loose the under-seat storage bin but I guess it's pretty useless anyway (never used it for 8 months, maybe later...). Someone suggested that it should be possible to move the VCP under the passanger seat yourself. Anyone did this?
  • vinny5vinny5 Posts: 1
    Hello Everyone,
    I own a 2000 MPV LX, and I'm looking for information on extended warranties either from a dealer outside of NY or a warranty company on-line. I am also looking for a good Mazda accessory site on-line to purchase a rear bumper step guard before we scratch up the bumper. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
  • cutter44cutter44 Posts: 42
    vinny5,

    I happened to have seen this posting a week or so ago on ebay. This person evidently has a few of them because there are some already "completed" and this one in the active auctions. I don't know how the price compares to a dealer, but here you go:


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=578544538&r=0&t=0

  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    Oooh, I'm going to keep tabs on that one. My neighbor needs a bumper step plate! I;m such a good neighbor, lol!

    --javadoc
  • cinka1cinka1 Posts: 30
    I have a bid on it - stay away!!! I have wanted one since day one and here is my chance - PLEASE LEMME HAVE IT :) :) :) :) :)
    I am just a poor mama with three little ones... no money to .... oh, you know the story....
  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    Hohohohohohoho, Tiny Jedi. Your Jedi mindgames won't work on me!

    You should've used the time-tested technique of lurking until there was only 10 seconds left, lol. I'll have to think...be nice to a fellow edmunds friend, or score points with the neighbor with the pickup truck....hmmmmmmm.
  • cinka1cinka1 Posts: 30
    I am a programmer, too (C and RPG and now Javadoc - I mean Java) (hehehe). See... we have much in common.
    Did I mention that we have 6 dogs now. They jump into crates in the back with the seat down. So far, I've been able to keep them from scratching, but it is only a matter of time. You can imagine how important this is to me.
    I am not above begging...
    Thank you in advance!!!
  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    Six dogs? Holy cow, I can hardly handle my one dog... and the two crazy indians (da girlz) that think they can climb anything. Don't worry cinka, I wouldn't outbid you, that wouldn't be right, I'm just teasing ya. What's your price (besides what I saw you bid at) cap...in case you get outbid? I'd hate to see ya lose out on a great deal (hint, email me).

    --javadoc
  • cutter44cutter44 Posts: 42
    It may be worth an email to the seller; (s)he may have more than one. As I said, one was already sold at (for $27+) and now this one I mentioned. It never hurts to ask.
  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    True, they look like either some sort of outlet, or reseller, if you look at their other auctions.

    Did you say the other one went for $27?

    EDIT: I emailed the seller Cinka.

    --j
  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    A very quick response was that they have many of the bumper plates.

    --javadoc
  • cutter44cutter44 Posts: 42
    According to this,

    http://search-completed.ebay.com/search/search.dll?query

     =mpv+bumper&ebaytag1

     =ebayreg&ebaytag1code=0&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort

    they've been selling anywhere from $20-$28. And it appears to be an actual Mazda part. I'll be curious to hear if any of you get one, how it works out.
  • cutter44cutter44 Posts: 42
    Well, the link I just posted was too long so you'll have to copy and paste it and join the sections together. Or just do a search on ebay for "mpv bumper" (without the quotes, of course), then use "search completed". He's sold 3 since March 22 and the last one (4/1) went for the $19.95 with just one bid.
  • dbs2001dbs2001 Posts: 46
    My wife's '01 ES came with the step plate, so I won't get in the bidding! However, I've had luck emailing the seller (in my case speaker system & some software) to ask if they will sell me one at the same price of the previous hi bid. Usually, they have said yes.
  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    Cinka, you're prolly watching the auction too, but the bid's to $27. None of the bidders is my neighbor, I checked. Smart money lies low till the closing bell is near, heheheh.

    Since yesterday's edmunds exchanges were erased, I'll post what I've gleened from the ebay seller of the bumper step plates. According to this seller, they're actually a Mazda/Kia dealership, and they're trying to sell their accessories to the masses via ebay, only they've just gotten started (the story goes, anyway), and don't have enough positive feedback points to start selling using the "Buy Now" feature, and not enough for Dutch Auctions (I think you need 60 feedback points), or (so they say) they'd be doing more auctions.

    At any rate, they claim to be able to have access to all available accessories for the MPV (and other Mazdas)...I've asked him about an RSES but haven't gotten a response yet on that.

    He did say that they are willing to sell for 20% over cost, or 20% below list, which ever is lower, and that they only want to get at least $25 for the rear step plates...which says there's a helluva markup on those things, as list is like $90, I believe.

    Anyhow, that's the story, although this guy could just be some parts employee stealing from a dealership...who knows, right? Just had to throw that out there, sorry, but "buyer beware" for online purchases.

    I'm wanting some accessories from this guy, and am going to open more of a dialog, if anyone else is interested.

    Have a great weekend!

    --javadoc
  • cutter44cutter44 Posts: 42
    My guess is that it might be worth it for a "lighter" item. I can imagine the shipping charges for an RSES!
    Hmmm...what else would I like...?
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