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By Familyoffour
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Just bought an MPV. Great value/features for the price. We have an LX with the LX Plus package, traction control, side airbags, roof rack and power side doors. Love the look of it. Adequate power and very quiet inside. We like the overall size, although there could be a little more leg room in the 2nd row. The fact that the gearshift blocks the radio isn't good but is offset somewhat by the steering wheel controls. Parking brake shouldn't be on the floor, it blocks access to the rear. Full removeable center console would be nice. Transmission a little clunky switching from 1st to 2nd. We are very happy with it so far.


Best Features

Fold flat rear seat, steering wheel radio controls, power doors, sliding seat in 2nd row, base stereo is of good quality. Van is very quiet with good visibility.


Worst Features

Why standard rear air but not heat? Gearshift shouldn't block radio. A little more legroom would be good.


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A great little minivan
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By SydKenMom
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This minivan is a great vehicle for small families--we have 2 kids and it fits us and all of our stuff very nicely! It's not too big & drives like a car!! It's priced well for our tight budget!


Best Features

Rear windows roll down, back seat folds into floor, middle seats can slide together or set apart.


Worst Features

I don't really like the center "console" thing. Flips down, kinda strange.


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great van, great price
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By eureka001
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2004 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I pondered a while about which minivan to purchase and test drove Odyssey, Sienna and MPV. In the end I decided on MPV because of its size and its cost. MPV's size is just right - can fit a lot of stuff, but handling and parking is like that of a sedan. We had this van for a few weeks and it's been great. It really is fun to drive. My wife, who was very worried about driving a minivan is perfectly comfortable with it now. So far I didn't notice any problems with the car (like mentioned missed gear shifts). Finally, it is 3-4 K cheaper to comparably equipped Odyssey!


Best Features

The way it looks - I think it is quite sporty (for a minivan at least); The right size - enough room and it is not a huge elephant; Luxurious interior - m-u-u-u-c-h better than more expensive Sienna; It's cheaper than competition; Fun to drive


Worst Features

Aircon doesn't seem to be that powerful (So. California summer) - it cools the car eventually but not as quick as my sedan; The ride is a little harder (i.e. feel the road bumps more) than Odyssey's


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MPV is nearly perfect
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By John C. Pratt
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The MPV is by far the sexiest minivan on the road, and it has plenty of room in all rows. The controls are awesome, and the shift lever over the air conditioning is not a problem. Acceleration is great even with only 200 HP. I wouldn't say it corners like a car, but it does corner well and takes bumps with hardly a twitch that make my Nissan Sentra shudder. The controls on the steering wheel are fabulous and the wheel itself is very comfortable to hold. See Favorite Features below for more compliments. My main gripe: mileage is 15/21, although I'm still tweaking the tire pressure.


Best Features

Outstanding visibility, light-up controls on steering wheels including a stereo mute button, base CD sound system is great, dual-sliding doors with electric roll-down windows, aluminum rims, very sexy styling, 1000s less than competitors with similar quality and features


Worst Features

Much better gas mileage, more storage trays/pockets and fewer cup holders, replace fold down center tray with a removable storage console, move 3rd row seat belt buckles closer to the middle so car seats fit more easily, mud flaps for the 2004 model


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i love this car
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By trenticon
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I just bought a Mazda MVP two days ago. The one I bought was New. This car is great. I love it, my wife loves it, and my child thinks it's cool. I told my mother this is the best thing I've ever owned except my house. Two big thumbs up


Best Features

dual sliding doors, CD/tape player


Worst Features

Can't think of one


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