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One of the Best Minivans
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By Big Papi
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2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought our '03 LX in late 03 when they had great rebates. This van has done it all for us. It tows a popup camper (our LX has the tow package), hauls the kids AND the grandparent thanks to the 3 row seats and has conquered the New England winters. We also like the size (a bit smaller than the Honda, Toyota). No serious mechanical problems, all the little things were covered under warranty. V6 had plenty of power and is rides very well on the highway. Do yourself a favor and check out the used MPVs - they are a bargain!!


Best Features

V6 power. Smooth ride. Good MPG for a 7 passenger vehicle (~25 hwy). Very reliable. Power windows on the sliding doors. Fold down 3rd row seats. Tow package. 4-seasons package. The kids love it !


Worst Features

The original Dunlop Sport 4000 tires were junk.


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Great vehicle
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By thutton
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2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought our 03 LX as new in 04 as a model year leftover. Great price, tons of options including sunroof, power doors, GFX package, 6 CD changer, traction control and ABS. After some initial teething problems (idle air control, transmission reflash both under warranty), car has been trouble free for 60,000 miles. Original Dunlop tires wore rather quickly, front brakes replaced at 40 K (average for Colorado mountain driving). MPG is pretty good at 25 fairly consistently on highway (not bad since CO is a 75 mph state) w/AC on and five aboard. In town is 19-20 in warm weather. Only advice? Dealer quality seems to vary widely.


Best Features

Electric doors, 3.0 V6, overall size, handling


Worst Features

Power rear door, stereo speakers, improved dealer quality


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It just keesp running!!
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By Randy
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2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this van brand new. Two deer have totaled out the front quarter, it is a little top heavy and dangerous on water, but for the most part if you put water tires on it that fixes the problem. I am upset that they discontinued the van.


Best Features

Acceleration, looks, roomieness.


Worst Features

Lower the van closer to the ground and widen it so it's not so top heavy.


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5 yrs & 50K miles
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By Lynda Marie
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2003 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought new and still love the van. None of the problems some others on this site seem to have; just new tires, oil changes and recommended maint. Still getting 20 mpg in town and about 25-26 hwy. (Yes, I do drive it nicely - most of the time.) Excellent size for running around town and adequate storage space for trips.


Best Features

Size, reliability (so far), decent gas milage, ease of exit/entrance (for grandpartents!), easy flip over rear seat.


Worst Features

Nothing major. I realize a minivan is never going to be a Ferrari. Zoom-zoom???


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One solid family mover
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By X
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2003 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We bought this van new 3 years ago and 50K miles later we have had no problems. This is very refreshing after our last van, a 98 Windstar was one problem after another. Pick-up is adequate. It cruises down the highway very well.


Best Features

Reliablity and dependability, nothing but oil changes and tires so far. Keyless entry and remote doors are a must for people with young children, so you can get the little ones out of the parking lot and into the van. I also like the size of this van. All other vans are a lot like a school bus


Worst Features

Fold away middle row seats. Also the factory tires were too performance based and should have been all weather.


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