Recommended by a Van Enemy!
By doctorrafido on
2003 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
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.
Sliding doors (optional on ours), power, comfort, and very good handling.
The shift knob is on the way, can't get to the radio, Maybe a little wider. Better sound system with more speakers.