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2003 Mazda MPV

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By Texan on the go
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2003 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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It is fun safe, and spaces the kids out well to eliminate fighting! Manuvers great, love the looks, upohlstery is like a luxury car! I had Toyota's for a long time, and they kept getting cheaper, and breaking. So glad I investigated vans on this site and others for 6 months, and choose this one. The paint doesn't come off from bugs like all the Toyotas, and the ride is smooth


Favorite Features

Interior quality. Keyless remote works far away. Needed the panic botton in the middle of the night,& it scared people. Windshield doesn't fog up like other vehicles. Car seat is held really tight,& isn't in the way. Love radio steering controls,& everything about it.


Suggested Improvements

The gas tank opens where the slidding door is, and could be dangerous when pumping gas, but the other vans have this problem too. The center console flips shut easy, and it isn't safe to keep a drink on it. I would buy this van again in a heartbeat!!!


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


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Great car..would recommend to anyone..handling superb...only problem that I've had is the malfunction of the temperature gauge on the rearview mirror..


Favorite Features

sliding doors...automatic..


Suggested Improvements

Place the gear shift on the floor...too close to the radio...


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Great minivan at a reasonable price !
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By bwhw
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2003 Mazda MPV LX-SV 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I hated thinking of spending $23- $28k for a Sienna or Odyssey (SUV's with room are even higher) ! Found a great "in-between" bargain in the MPV. It is definitely smaller than your standard minivan on the outside but inside I was amazed how much it had to offer . Even in their base SV model you get ABS, disappearing 3rd seat, sliding side by side captains chairs, stereo control on the steering wheel, etc, etc ! What really swung me over were 2 things. 1) You can get this car for under 20k. and 2) They beefed up the engine to 200hp and it is smooth as silk. We took it on a 10 hour trip to Maine 2 days after we bought it and realized this was a great choice.


Favorite Features

Disappearing 3rd seat. Tons of headroom, sliding middle seats (bucket to bench), ABS standard.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage about 21-23mpg on the trip to Maine, fully loaded with AC running would have like to have seen 25+ given the smaller size and stronger engine.


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We love our MPV
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By lazyfox
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2003 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We wanted first to get a used Odyssey, but discovered MPV. We did the research and decided to get it. Drives like a normal car (actually words of our friend who had driven it, she drives VW Golf ; -) ). Enough power, it might downshift more often when going uphill vhen loaded, but it still has enough power not to lag behiond traffic. Easy parking with it's smaller size. Have a 8k on the van now and except for that fog light recall we had no problems.


Favorite Features

power sliding door, compact size for parking, fold down 3rd row seat, slide by side second row seat, roll down windows in sliding doors, good handling


Suggested Improvements

have the sklide by side in the second row on both sides, power lift gate, integrated head rests in third row for easier fold down


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We love it!
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By Sbaron
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2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We have a LX MPV with rear air, roof rack, rear bumper cover. Traded a 95 Windstar (RIP). We love the MPV so far. Have 6000 miles. We keep finding reasons to go places so we can enjoy the road!


Favorite Features

Zoom-Zoom. This van has great 'road hugging ability'!!!


Suggested Improvements

The only thing I don't like about the MPV is that it doesn't have a switch to turn on all the interior lights. On our Windstar there was a switch on the dash brightness control. Sometimes it would be nice to see what the kids are doing in the back seat...


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