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By Budd Ditchendorf on
2003 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
We purchased this van with 62,000 miles on it in 2008 for a great price. Made me wonder if it was a lemon. We had to have a van and it was the right price especially compared to Toyotas and Hondas. This van has been a blessing! 25 ,000 miles later and it runs perfectly. Do all my own maintenance and the fluid levels are always spot on where they were before. Ours is decked out with all the modern options of 2003 and was way below the cost of comparable other vans. I would venture to say you must check this van out if you are in the market for a van. This seems to be a reliable used purchase flying below the radar thus a much more reasonable price.
Compact size is not sacrificing much as long as you are seating children in the 3rd row. good family hauler. Power and milage is suitable. V-6 is 200 hp and 20 MPG. much less dorky looking than other minivans.
Storage and design for driver seat is a little disappointing. DVD player is pain in the but to control for driver. improvements could make the experience better even though it comes with a remote control for the DVD.