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2003 Mazda MPV

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money pit
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By laylow26101
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2003 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

6 disk cd changer, power seats, and power doors when they worked


Suggested Improvements

make them not a money pit fix the problems


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Excellent choice
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By brock69
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2003 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Pros: 23mpg/hwy at 80+mph, low overall repairs, seats 7 or 10 in a crunch, hide-away 3rd seat that also reclines and removable middle captains chairs. Cons: Seats 7 but back seat best for kids on trips longer than 2 hours, unable to tow, engine noise when hard accel, and transmission clunk with hard accel at hwy speed


Suggested Improvements

Bring this thing back. Not interested in SUV and nothing else in class compares with size. Liked the Mazda5 when it came out but styling got flighty.


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First and Last Mazda
20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By jacho59
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2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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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...


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A great car
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By redmuddler
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2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

handling and just enough power.


Suggested Improvements

Shifter (on driving column) gets in the way of the dash board controls.


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Well satisfied
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Anna Wells
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2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Comfortable and great travel vehicle. Very nice to have when you have children in car seats and infant carriers.


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