2003 Mazda MPV Consumer Review: Should have bought the Honda..

2003 Mazda MPV - Consumer Review

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ES Passenger Minivan (3.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Should have bought the Honda...
By nomoremazdas on


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


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!

Best Features

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

Worst Features

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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