Initial Delivery Quality questionable
By E. Lin on
2006 Mazda MPV LX-SV 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Within 24 hours of MPV delivery by dealer, the "check engine" light went on. A defective/damaged fuel cap was the cause. Other than that, it is fun to drive this MPV. Engine is powerful but acceleration is not linear. Price is attractive, $17K out to door for LX-SV, probably because this is the last model year.
I use it for commuting. It has decent space for me to even lie flat to take a nap after lunch, after folding the third row flat. Base model equipment is decent.
Fuel cap material is too poor. No wonder the sales screwed it up. Fuel economy has a lot to be desired.