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2002 Mazda MPV Minivan

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SUV? What is that?
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By Denny
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2002 Mazda MPV Minivan ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We bought our MPV last October after transporting a family of four around in a sedan and then a grand cherokee there is absolutely no comparison. No wonder minivans are so popular. Acceleration onto the highway is a rush. Handling and visibility are impeccable. The kids love the windows that roll down in the back and the option of side-by- slide depending on who is sitting next to them in the second row. And don't forget the fun option of flipping up the back hatch, flipping over the back seat and watching the kids games comfortably in your third row seat as you face the field. SUV vs. MPV? MPV wins hands-down.


Favorite Features

performance, 17" wheels, rear windows go up and down, mute button for radio, side by slide second row seats, friendly/helpful sales people


Suggested Improvements

can't see a/c light when in drive, balance on speakers should be front/back instead of left/right, wind noise from luggage rack, compartment needed for jumper cables, flashlights, etc.


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Bigger not better for us
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By bborgerson
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2002 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Like many other happy MPV buyer, we looked at the Odyssey first and decided to look around some more. Nice, but nobody wanted to deal. So we shopped. Glad we did. We're a family of four and don't really need the extra space in the Ody, which isn't all that much. Haven't found anything yet that we couldn't carry in the MPV. Took a a full load of fifth graders on a 4-hour (round trip) field trip drive with no complaints. And, hey, it's fun to drive!


Favorite Features

Handling, acceleration, sliding split middle seat, foldaway rear seat, roll down windows.


Suggested Improvements

All the levers sometimes get in the way of the dash, but I'm getting used to it.


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I Like This Van
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By Mkranbuhl
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2002 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Good ride. Good gas mileage. A comfortable ride and easy to drive. This is a smaller minivan and handles very well. The only downside to this van is that it does not hold its value very well.


Favorite Features

Side windows are powered and can be lowered. The rear bench folds into the floor.


Suggested Improvements

Outfit the van with better tires. All wheel drive would be nice


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A fan of the 2002 MPV!
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By KT in VBVA
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2002 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I thoroughly enjoy my 2002 MPV LX. We were on our way to purchase a 2002 Camry XLE(we have a 2000 and sold our 1994 Camry) and passed the Mazda dealership. I had read the consumer reviews on the MPV and wanted to check it out for myself. Though our salesman was definitely lackluster, I was truly impressed with what Mazda had to offer...so impressed that I was swayed to buy the MPV- it gave me room for more passengers(it can be a tight squeeze in the last row of seats, but it beats taking separate cars) and the nimbleness of a car. The body is stylish and sharp-the exterior lighting package adds a sporty look. I don't feel like I'm driving a van at all.


Favorite Features

MAZDA bumper to bumper 5 year warranty, sound system controls on the steering wheel, the sliding, adjustable middle row of seats, rear windows roll down, and the collapsable rear set of seats that fold into the floor


Suggested Improvements

Door locking mechanism on the passenger side and maybe some more horses under the hood...how about some customer loyalty insentives???


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Not bad for a minivan
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By khealy
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2002 Mazda MPV Minivan ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I don't really like minivans but I need to keep all of my toys out of the weather and away from thieves (skis, bikes, etc.). I was attracted to the MPV for its small size, adequate engine, 5-sp transmission and handling. I have't been disappointed with any of these features. The engine/trans work very well, even on high mountain passes. The handling is better than I have ever experienced in a minivan on twisty mtn roads. It's as fun as a minivan can get! Fuel economy is ranging from 20-23 mpg with most of my driving in suburbs and mountains. Much better than any of the SUVs I looked at.


Favorite Features

3.0l engine and 5-sp transmission make this van very enjoyable to drive (especially for a minivan). Handling is also excellent for a minivan.


Suggested Improvements

Needs to have the following features available: auto-on headlights, climate control (with so much glass), heated front seats, and a better stereo (the option stereo has pretty poor sound quality)


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