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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan

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Soccer mom has got some go!
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By kirk
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I'm 12 so I thought I'd give my Idea of this van. My mom found a brand new MPV; it was a 2003. So far we have found some cons on this. One positive is it has the power to pass a Ford Expedition or a Chevy Suburban and my dad's Mercedes Benz for that matter. Some problems are that for what ever reason it sucks gas! The dealer can't seem to describe what the van does but it does this thing were when you put it in gear the tranny clunks, shaking the van. It doesn't really do that though, only when its hot.


Favorite Features

Power doors, carbon fiber trim, rear sliding windows roll down.


Suggested Improvements

One touch moon roof! Fix the transmission problem.


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Mazda MPV
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By CS
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Vehicle

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


Review

Other than wind noise when driving, this is a very nice family van.


Favorite Features

The rear folding seat is the best feature of this car.


Suggested Improvements

Wind noise.


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Recommended by a Van Enemy!
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By doctorrafido
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We needed a bigger vehicle since our family became larger. It was either an SUV with a third row seat or a van. Couldn't go Odyssey, too expensive or GMC Suburban (bad gas mileage); MPV was the way to go. We bought it used with 32,000 miles on it. And it was great. Surprisingly i fell in love with it the first test drive. Usually i would not drive a van because it made me look like a soccer dad (hahahha) but when you feel the power as well as the comfort I couldn't resist.


Favorite Features

Sliding doors (optional on ours), power, comfort, and very good handling.


Suggested Improvements

The shift knob is on the way, can't get to the radio, Maybe a little wider. Better sound system with more speakers.


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Should have bought the Honda...
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By nomoremazdas
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have owned the MPV for 40,000 miles now. Just had the rotors replaced because of all the hotspots, warping and bad quality. While the fit and finish are good, the transmission feels like it is about to fall out when the engine gets heated up, and that's WITH the tranny cooler! Of course Mazda can't figure out (or admit) anything, nor will they help. I'm sure that the dealer will be able to figure it out 1 mile after the warranty runs out. The DVD is junk. We have it replaced annually because the screen burns out. No replacement foam earpieces for the IR headphones just insures that we will be buying another make next time. Looks good, but it's in the shop far too often!


Favorite Features

Great looks with the GFX package, quick engine that seems to have the right amount of horsepower, good amount of amenities.


Suggested Improvements

Come up with something reliable, this is a family vehicle that is expected to be a workhorse. Instead, it's a whiny "need machine". Think through the design this time. For example, DO NOT put beverage holders directly over the rear A/C control unit. A child *may* spill their drink and short it out!


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


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Today 5/06/05 was the 7th time the vehicle has been in for service. At 50,000 miles it needed new brakes. It has been in for service 3 times for the transmission, only to be told each time that there is a new software download, which is what I was told today since I could not get it to go in reverse the last time I drove it. Now I have to take it in to the dealer again only this time the warranty has expired!


Favorite Features

It is a very sporty looking vehicle, but if it is unreliable it is a lawn ornament


Suggested Improvements

If there are software improvements have dealers automatically download them.


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