2002 Mazda MPV Consumer Review: From M3 to Minivan

2002 Mazda MPV - Consumer Review

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2002 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Sold the M3 for a Forester for a
minivan. Test drove the Honda, and it
was 2nd best - the handling wasn't as
good. The extra size of the Honda
wasn't appealing to a family of 3.
Regarding the 3yr/30K warranty, "Honda
doesn't need a good warranty to sell
it" was the dealer response. Laughable.
Here's our take so far on the MPV.
Handling is excellent. AC is
excellent. The stereo is also very
good. There is NO rotten egg smell
(they must have fixed that. You can
feel the bumps (reminds me of the M3),
but more so in the back (where I never
am!). Liked the 3rd row conversion
options. The engine power is OK (we
tow a sailboat).

Best Features

Van sits up high and is not huge, so you can actually park the thing. Maneuverability. Stereo system. Front seats very comfortable. Best looking minvian (to us). Good value.

Worst Features

More storage nooks. Fine-tune suspension to smooth ride in back. Improve gas mileage (we only get ~ 21 mpg on mostly highway).
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