My husband and I just purchased a used 2004 MPV with 18k miles on it. We have a 15 month old and are expecting another baby soon. The MPV has lots of space without being too boxy or too large. It's easy to get a toddler in/out of carseats in the 2nd row. It would be nice to have a tad more leg room/space between the front and 2nd row but it's fine for kids. I love the cargo space and the "lay flat" 3 row seat. I also like the steering wheel radio controls and the center console that can be up or down. The handling of the MPV is awesome! Feels like you're driving a luxury car instead of a minivan. It turns smoothly and easily, accelerates beautifully (but I'm a conservative Mommy).
Space, smooth, fun ride, excellent handling on curves, interior design/features.
Darker interior for messy kiddies, more space between front seat and 2nd row (for adult passengers).
Van is excellent except for the transmission. It jerks shifting from 2nd to 3rd especially on a stop and go traffic. Brakes are noisy first thing in the morning, disappears after it warms up. Had the TCM reflashed 3 times to correct the transmission jerk to no avail until second dealer replaced it with a brand new TCM. Still jerks a little bit but not as pronounced. Have to learn to live with it. But will go back to Toyota or Honda next time.
The overall size of the van is perfect for my family. Easy to maneuver, feels like a car.
Spend some more time improving the transmission. It is obvious that it is a manufacturer design problem.
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 :-)
Versatile seating arrangement.
Fix the gear shift level, because it
blocks the audio controls.
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
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
Fits in garage and parking spaces
easily. It handles well for a minivan.
Transmission could be tweaked to up
shift and down shift better.