By Donna Roque on
2002 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
My husband and I purchased this minivan used with 40,000 miles on it. It was our first mini van. It is fully loaded with all the features we wanted. The first year was fine with no problems. Since the summer of 2007 we have been to the dealership (not where we purchased it) at least 6 times or more for repairs. We have 2 kids and having to go back and forth for repairs is a real inconvenience. Our main problems have been faulty ignition coils, idle control valve and an oil pan seal gasket. Lucky for us we purchased an extended warranty which has covered about two thirds of our costs thus far. This is the first vehicle that we have ever owned that has given us this much trouble.
The seats are very comfortable and the versatility of the third row seat allowing you to have a lot of cargo space when needed.
As others have stated, the radio controls need to be placed lower so the gears do not block them.