What should I look for in a used Mazda Premacy estate?
Mazdas tend to perform well in the annual JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey and, according to information supplied to us by Warranty Direct, the company makes some of the most reliable cars around. The Premacy is a prime example.
Some interior trim rattles have been reported and the heat shield protecting the fuel tank has been known to come loose and clatter. As a result, cars built before June 2000 were recalled to have the rivets that secure it replaced.
However, that's about as serious as the problems seem to get, and all we'd recommend is that you check any used car hasn't suffered too much from years of family (ab)use.
Likewise, it's worth paying attention to servicing records, and you want to get a car with a full history, but with timely maintenance and a bit of TLC, it could very well outlast your need for an MPV.