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2004 Mazda MPV

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


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Great Minivan and Great Deal !. Fits in my small garage. Great ride and exterior. Fantastic interior. Smooth engine and transmission. Got mine with plus and 4 seasons packages for around 20K (incl. TTL). A generous trade-in allowance was an added plus. I might be a dad now, but I still got some "zoom- zoom" in me :-)


Favorite Features

Versatile seating arrangement.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the gear shift level, because it blocks the audio controls.


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Mazda MPV- Best Minivan- Period
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By jcarlson24
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Minivan for the sport family. We have 3 children who love the multiple positions of the rear seats, with 2 performance oriented adults driving. I recently hanged with a mustang and camaro at red light, how embarrassing for them!


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


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We have only had this MPV for 7 months but we love it. It was a great value with rebates at the time. It is right sized, has good performance, comfortable ride, and looks good. The transmission is the weak point as it does not shift smoothly. The 200 hp engine is good for its size and weight.


Favorite Features

Fits in garage and parking spaces easily. It handles well for a minivan.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission could be tweaked to up shift and down shift better.


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Easiest choice I ever made
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By blackMPV
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Nice van to replace our '04 trailblazer (nightmare car!). Great handling, peppy drivetrain, compact package, quality looking and feeling interior bits. Reliability has been great despite warnings to contrary-drove rental MPV for 3500 miles with no probs and liked it well enough to buy an 04 which now has 2000 mi on it. Stable, surefooted handling and silky smooth tranny make for a fun drive (in a minivan?!) Kids like roll down windows in side doors. People complain about shift lever in way of radio-no problems if you use controls on steering wheel (actually, no real problem anyway). We enjoy this van as much as our first Honda Ody but without the transmission problems of the Ody.


Favorite Features

3rd row fold flat seat, stereo, ride/handling, mid row slide seat, smooth transmission and willing engine, strong reliability so far, great looks, clean, well designed towing package, LX PLUS package is a nice trim level between entry model and high-end. All season rubber mats are worth the $$$!


Suggested Improvements

Seat material is a little on the lightweight side (bought custom fit covers for kids)-not much else-we like the van!


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Reliable, good value, fun, but smallish
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By Bartman
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2004 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Replacing 8-yr old Grand Caravan. After months of research, considered and compared Sienna & MPV as two most reliable alternatives. Didn't consider Odyssey - too many transmission failures (although some MPV owners had transmission shift-shock issue; now resolved with updated transmission software flash). I preferred larger size of Sienna; even bigger than Grand Caravan. But price was definitely an issue and wife preferred smaller size, maneuverability, handling, and looks of MPV. For less money, MPV ES also has more standard features than Sienna LE: leather, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, 2 power sliding doors, and alloys. If you have a smaller family and smaller size is OK, then recommend MPV.


Favorite Features

Handling is sporty and VERY good for a minivan (tradeoff is that van doesn't ride like a limo). Overall, lots of fun to drive (though engine could use a bit more torque at times). Sharp looking for a minivan too. Nice that sliding door windows roll down. Good bang-for-buck for very reliable minivan.


Suggested Improvements

Mostly little things: Make van tad wider, bigger, more powerful. Add shoulder belt to center rear row. Move shifter to console. Provide control on dash for overhead lights. Allow sliding doors to be locked as they're closing (like Dodge) instead of waiting until they're all the way closed to lock.


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