Best Minivan for the money!
By David Link on
2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
This has been a rock solid minivan. The car has performed wonderfully without even the slightest repair. We have enjoyed the front wheel drive and traction control as it's handling has been great in the snow and ice. The van has been terrific on trips and is comfortable enough to drive from Washington DC to Orlando Florida in a non-stop drive with the children. Ours is equipped with the factory DVD option so that helps on those 15 hour drives. Overall we love this van and it has been very reliable!
We enjoy the fold flat 3rd row seats, the heater starts up right away in the winter and the steering wheel radio/cd controls are super handy.
Shifter placement needs to be moved so it does not obscure the radio controls and sometimes the slider doors are hard to open.