Believe it or not, we were deciding
between some very different vehicles
when we fell for the 2002 MPV,
including the Toyota Sienna, Ford
Expedition, and the Toyota Sequoia.
The MPV won out purely due to a MUCH
more bang for your buck reason.
Believe the commercials -- Mazda has a
great minivan in the 2002 MPV. The
drive is very smooth (probably a lot
due to the 17-inch wheels), the
horsepower is finally there (zoom
zoom), the high-end features are
definitely there, and although it's a
bit early in the running to tell it
appears to be built very well.
My favorite features are (not
necessarily in order) appearance,
drive, and the high end toys that come
standard on the ES.
I wish they offered digital climate
control, a one-touch seat adjustment
setting for switching between various
drivers, and the third seat was split
so that 1/2 could be folded down
instead of all or nothing.