Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Pickup My SUV: 1994 Mazda Proceed Marvie

The Mazda Proceed Marvie isn't something you see everyday.  Or even once a year. Or maybe not in your lifetime.  What it a car with a verb placed squarely in the middle of its name -- not common, but certainly noteworthy. The Proceed was sold in the USA with a B-Series badge and I don't think we ever got the SUV version...which was simply a pickup truck with a camper shell and a 3rd row installed with some bolts.  I think it makes a sensible alternative to whatever Rav4/CRV/Explorer you might find with a 3rd row that is just another piece of automotive blight on the street. Find this 1994 Mazda Proceed Marvie offered for $7750 in Fulton, MD via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1994 Mazda Proceed Marvie
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 115000
paint color: black
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: SUV
Selling a clean 1994 rare JDM Mazda Proceed Marvie 4X4 SUV

PLENTY info on the net on this Japan only market seven passenger SUV

5 speed manual transmission

2.6 FI engine


Right hand drive

NO ROT NO RUST on body or on frame

Nice shiny paint on straight body

Mint interior , no rips or stains

Dash has no cracks

Wagon has working power windows and power locks

Working power glass sun roof , with no leaks

The working A/C is ice cold / with nice warm heat

NO mechanical issues , this 4X4 SUV has full service records

Nice set of like new Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires

Driven only an average of 4600 miles per year , it shows honest 186K kilometers = 115,000 MILES DOCUMENTED

I am the second owner on this truly well cared for one owner car from Japan

Parts are easy to source , its a Mazda B2600i 4X4

Original owners manual and sales brochure

Car is titled in my name with full import documentation


See a better way to drive something strange?


  1. Closer to the early Toyota 4 runner's

    1. I agree, except this has the advantage of a third row. I've long felt that Toyota really missed that opportunity for garnering more sales for a good twenty-five years.


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