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SUV? What is that?
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By Denny
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2002 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We bought our MPV last October after
transporting a family of four around in
a sedan and then a grand cherokee there
is absolutely no comparison. No wonder
minivans are so popular. Acceleration
onto the highway is a rush. Handling
and visibility are impeccable. The
kids love the windows that roll down in
the back and the option of side-by-
slide depending on who is sitting next
to them in the second row. And don't
forget the fun option of flipping up
the back hatch, flipping over the back
seat and watching the kids games
comfortably in your third row seat as
you face the field. SUV vs. MPV? MPV
wins hands-down.


Best Features

performance, 17" wheels, rear windows go up and down, mute button for radio, side by slide second row seats, friendly/helpful sales people


Worst Features

can't see a/c light when in drive, balance on speakers should be front/back instead of left/right, wind noise from luggage rack, compartment needed for jumper cables, flashlights, etc.


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Bigger not better for us
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By bborgerson
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2002 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Like many other happy MPV buyer, we
looked at the Odyssey first and decided
to look around some more. Nice, but
nobody wanted to deal. So we shopped.

Glad we did. We're a family of four
and don't really need the extra space
in the Ody, which isn't all that much.
Haven't found anything yet that we
couldn't carry in the MPV. Took a a
full load of fifth graders on a 4-hour
(round trip) field trip drive with no
complaints. And, hey, it's fun to
drive!


Best Features

Handling, acceleration, sliding split middle seat, foldaway rear seat, roll down windows.


Worst Features

All the levers sometimes get in the way of the dash, but I'm getting used to it.


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I Like This Van
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By Mkranbuhl
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2002 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Good ride. Good gas mileage. A
comfortable ride and easy to drive.
This is a smaller minivan and handles
very well. The only downside to this
van is that it does not hold its value
very well.


Best Features

Side windows are powered and can be lowered. The rear bench folds into the floor.


Worst Features

Outfit the van with better tires. All wheel drive would be nice


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A fan of the 2002 MPV!
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By KT in VBVA
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2002 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I thoroughly enjoy my 2002 MPV LX. We
were on our way to purchase a 2002
Camry XLE(we have a 2000 and sold our
1994 Camry) and passed the Mazda
dealership. I had read the consumer
reviews on the MPV and wanted to check
it out for myself. Though our
salesman was definitely lackluster, I
was truly impressed with what Mazda
had to offer...so impressed that I was
swayed to buy the MPV- it gave me room
for more passengers(it can be a tight
squeeze in the last row of seats, but
it beats taking separate cars) and the
nimbleness of a car. The body is
stylish and sharp-the exterior
lighting package adds a sporty look. I
don't feel like I'm driving a van at
all.


Best Features

MAZDA bumper to bumper 5 year warranty, sound system controls on the steering wheel, the sliding, adjustable middle row of seats, rear windows roll down, and the collapsable rear set of seats that fold into the floor


Worst Features

Door locking mechanism on the passenger side and maybe some more horses under the hood...how about some customer loyalty insentives???


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Not bad for a minivan
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By khealy
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2002 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I don't really like minivans but I need
to keep all of my toys out of the
weather and away from thieves (skis,
bikes, etc.). I was attracted to the
MPV for its small size, adequate
engine, 5-sp transmission and
handling. I have't been disappointed
with any of these features. The
engine/trans work very well, even on
high mountain passes. The handling is
better than I have ever experienced in
a minivan on twisty mtn roads. It's as
fun as a minivan can get! Fuel economy
is ranging from 20-23 mpg with most of
my driving in suburbs and mountains.
Much better than any of the SUVs I
looked at.


Best Features

3.0l engine and 5-sp transmission make this van very enjoyable to drive (especially for a minivan). Handling is also excellent for a minivan.


Worst Features

Needs to have the following features available: auto-on headlights, climate control (with so much glass), heated front seats, and a better stereo (the option stereo has pretty poor sound quality)


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