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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan

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Mazda MPV Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Mazda MPV

  • By adding power sliding doors and a more powerful engine, Mazda has finally made its petite and sporty MPV a respected choice in the minivan marketplace.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Compact and maneuverable, confident handling manners, roll-down windows in the sliding doors.

  • Cons

    Limited maximum cargo capacity, lacks some features found in the other minivans.

  • What's New for 2003

    For 2003, power sliding doors are an option for both the LX and ES trim levels. A towing package and a cargo organizer are two other new options. Also, an alarm and engine immobilizer are now part of a security package, and a cassette player is available on the ES trim level. The LX trim now rides on 16-inch wheels. Inside, floor and cargo mats are now standard on both trim levels, while outside, you'll see a new exhaust tip.

Full 2003 Mazda MPV Review

What's New for 2003

For 2003, power sliding doors are an option for both the LX and ES trim levels. A towing package and a cargo organizer are two other new options. Also, an alarm and engine immobilizer are now part of a security package, and a cassette player is available on the ES trim level. The LX trim now rides on 16-inch wheels. Inside, floor and cargo mats are now standard on both trim levels, while outside, you'll see a new exhaust tip.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Money pit

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

do not buy this vehicle. they are money pits. the coil packs go out in all of them over and over again. the pvc hoses always crack in them, the power door cables break in them, and the newest problem is the radio, interior lights, and power doors quit working and none of the fuses are blown. noone knows how to fix the newest problem. these vehicles are built to fail and to be a money pit.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent choice

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

This has been an excellent van for my family. Bought new in 2002 and now has 150,000+ miles and counting. Wife now drives about 400 miles a week average and we've put very little money into it. Ours is the ES so it came with Sunroof, power doors & leather. We've used this vehicle for numerous trips across Country and in all types of weather with no issues. The only problems we continually have with it are a cd is jammed in the radio, water sloshes in the door wells which requires the drain to be cleaned, and the shocks squeak when it's cold. We've replaced the oil pan gasket and a few ignition coils but thats been it.



19 of 19 people found this review helpful

First and last mazda

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Bought our 2003 MPV new. It only has 60,000km on it but it has cost us a lot of money and time to keep it on the road. PCV hose, TCM and various 'little' unrelated things. The real pain is the dealer dings us $110Cdn every time they hook it up to the 'computer'. We bought this van because we thought Mazda was a reliable and durable brand. NOT SO. This is our first and last Mazda vehicle...




A great car

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

We bought our MPV new and it has been a great car. I like the exterior design and size. Honda and Toyota went bigger in 2003 leaving Mazda with this smaller size which is more agile and I think a sleeker design. The driving experience with this Mazda is surprising: it really is almost sporty, in any event very responsive. My only beef with this vehicle is the shifter sort of gets in the way of the controls on the dash board. Other than that, the moter runs like a top with enough power. At 74k miles now, the transmission seems like it might be acting differently, but no actual problems. After 8 years though I'm afraid my wife wants "something new" so I may look around. But a great car.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Well satisfied

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

We moved into a mini-van when my 3rd child was born. 2 yrs old and 24,000 miles. 5 yrs later still driving it, has been on many vacations, have done only routine maintenance, and have replaced the tires once. The transmission may be going, but up until now, it has been very reliable and a great vehicle for my family.




Breakdown

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Purchased vehicle new. Unresolved problems with automatic sliding doors (sometimes they work other times not) 68k miles, engine light on, transmission range switch inoperative, replaced at cost of $326. 70k pull off interstate for lunch car stalled in parking lot. Able to restart by depressing gas pedal to floor, but stalls when gear is engaged. Tow to dealer $87.50, two nights in motel awaiting part and repair $236.00, replace AJ57-18-84A water thermo switch, $178.



Talk About The 2003 MPV

2003 Mazda MPV Discussions See all Started By

igloomaster
igloomaster
10-23-2006
My Dad is in his mid-60s and doesn't want to keep a car longer than 3 years. This weekend he went out and bought a Toyota Sienna mini-van. He told me he was willing to sell me his 2003 MPV LX for wh...


igloomaster
igloomaster
10-27-2006
Hi, I have a question. My 2003 MPV came with stock Dunlops, size 205/65, 15"....


audia8q
audia8q
01-19-2002
I drove the 2002 MPV, 2003 mazda 6. Saw mock ups of some Mazda speed cars too....hot stuff....



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