By Wally Greer on
2005 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Tried to buy an '07 but found out Mazda quit importing these to the US. Bad mistake but my new '05 will do me fine. Mine was a dealer loaner and was like new. I put 250000 miles on my '94 MPV so I expect this one to do the same. This vehicle has everything in the same spot so there was no learning curve. Pulling a trailer is no problem. I use this for camping and everyday use, at 6'2" I find it roomy and very comfortable on long trips. The sticker said 25 mpg and I find this to be true even pulling a trailer. I get the same mileage in the city too. The middle seats are a snap to get out.
Double sliding doors with rolldown windows and 2 rear vent windows best changes made.Body more streamlined and looks sexy in jet black with gray interior.
Mazda USA should rethink their decision to stop importing the MPV. I would buy an '07 in a heartbeat.