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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan

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Great family vehicle
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By bsavkur
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Vehicle

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


Review

Just purchased a new LX MPV. We were sold on the handling, reliability, quadruple 5-star safety rating, sporty look and all the cool features at a very reasonable price (22k with rebate). We bought one with power sliding doors, roof rack, 4-seasons package, fog lights, rear step plate, side airbags and traction control. Got it at invoice price and $ 2000 rebate. We were turned off by the attitude of Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna salespeople, who demanded MSRP or more. Mazda salespeople were much more polite and helpful. Mazda needs to market this minivan a lot more.


Favorite Features

Pwr sliding doors, fog-lights, fold- down third row, removable second row seats, audio & cruise controls on the steering wheel, 16" alloy wheels, 4 pwr windows, rear heater and a/c controls. Quite roomy even though people says it's small. Fits really well in our 2- car garage.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage - always a good thing now that Fuel prices are so high.


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A Match For a Family
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By pickels
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I need to upgrade our family to a larger vehicle, we where drive a Toyota Tacoma Double cab Truck and that was our base for the quality we wanted in the new car/van. We found the Mazda to be a Great Match, it had the style the wife wanted and the features I wanted for the family. The fit and finish seem to be very good, and the engineering seems to be well thought out, great engine power really makes it move on the high way and the handling is almost sports car like.


Favorite Features

We really donít have any one favorite feature, we see a great package for the family, but if I had to pick, its 7 passenger capacity and great sound system and DVD player for the kids.


Suggested Improvements

Larger armrests, and a center well or some kind of storage space between the front seats.


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Good Fun to Drive Mini Van (Sports Car)
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By churchgm
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX-SV 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

When my wife and I were looking to trade our prized Civic Si for a MiniVan we looked at several different models and manufacturers. Honda was obvious and so was Toyota (2004 Sienna) but the real show stopper for us was the MPV LX with the Tow package. It just handled more like our Si then the others. It wasn't so large that parking would be an issue and I thought it was every bit as sharp looking as the other two vehicles already mentioned. The deciding factor however was the price. 0% financing, no payments for 90 days, the best value for our trade in and free maintenance for 3 years sealed the deal for us.


Favorite Features

Smoking hot deal, Exterior lines, Handleing - especially with the 16 inch alloys, Ride comfort adn aggressive engine.


Suggested Improvements

None that I can think of yet.


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Nice Rig
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By Hooper67
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Vehicle

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


Review

Had a Voyager and replaced the transmission. Had a caravan and replaced the tranny twice. Five trannies between two vehicles. Spoke to friends about this. Astonished to learn that they too had replaced the trannies on their American vans. That, to me, is inexcuseable. I am really pleased with the Mazda. Nice fit and finish on interior and exterior. Alloy wheels really enhance the look. Great stereo. Smooth ride and the 3 Liter engine is just right. This choice was a no brainer. A small van but about as big as a full size SUV (but without the guilt !) Easily the best valued van of the Odessey \ Sienna\ MPV grouping.


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The Only 7-Seater Sport Car !
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By RaymondLX2003
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Vehicle

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


Review

Excellent handling, cornering, a lot of power (0-60mph est. 8.2 sec.), stopping is tight, body style is great for a minivan (even look better in person than photo), a lot of room for 7 people, or 4 people with bikes, I love it, nice to drive and cruise around town, easy to park, very good value!


Favorite Features

GFX package for sporty appearance, 17 inch alloys, nice tires, cornering, powerful engine (IT REALLY ZOOMS!!) Nice "thrumbing-down" third-row seat. Electronic socket. DVD system. Stereo with subwoofer.


Suggested Improvements

Add a spoiler, HID headlights, sun visors for the sides of the front driver and passenger, not just one visor for each.


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