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Great minivan at a reasonable price !
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By bwhw
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX-SV 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I hated thinking of spending $23- $28k
for a Sienna or Odyssey (SUV's with
room are even higher) ! Found a
great "in-between" bargain in the MPV.
It is definitely smaller than your
standard minivan on the outside but
inside I was amazed how much it had to
offer . Even in their base SV model you
get ABS, disappearing 3rd seat, sliding
side by side captains chairs, stereo
control on the steering wheel, etc,
etc ! What really swung me over were 2
things. 1) You can get this car for
under 20k. and 2) They beefed up the
engine to 200hp and it is smooth as
silk. We took it on a 10 hour trip to
Maine 2 days after we bought it and
realized this was a great choice.


Best Features

Disappearing 3rd seat. Tons of headroom, sliding middle seats (bucket to bench), ABS standard.


Worst Features

Gas mileage about 21-23mpg on the trip to Maine, fully loaded with AC running would have like to have seen 25+ given the smaller size and stronger engine.


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We love our MPV
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By lazyfox
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We wanted first to get a used Odyssey,
but discovered MPV. We did the research
and decided to get it. Drives like a
normal car (actually words of our friend
who had driven it, she drives VW Golf ;
-) ). Enough power, it might downshift
more often when going uphill vhen
loaded, but it still has enough power
not to lag behiond traffic. Easy parking
with it's smaller size. Have a 8k on the
van now and except for that fog light
recall we had no problems.


Best Features

power sliding door, compact size for parking, fold down 3rd row seat, slide by side second row seat, roll down windows in sliding doors, good handling


Worst Features

have the sklide by side in the second row on both sides, power lift gate, integrated head rests in third row for easier fold down


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We love it!
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By Sbaron
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We have a LX MPV with rear air, roof
rack, rear bumper cover. Traded a 95
Windstar (RIP). We love the MPV so
far. Have 6000 miles. We keep finding
reasons to go places so we can enjoy
the road!


Best Features

Zoom-Zoom. This van has great 'road hugging ability'!!!


Worst Features

The only thing I don't like about the MPV is that it doesn't have a switch to turn on all the interior lights. On our Windstar there was a switch on the dash brightness control. Sometimes it would be nice to see what the kids are doing in the back seat...


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Nice little van
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By GRW
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My only complaint is the poor
engineering of the shift lever. It is
poorly placed and to long and obscures
other controls when in drive.

Plenty of power even though it's engine
is not as big as the Honda or Toyota.


Best Features

Fold down rear seat


Worst Features

Shorten shift lever


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For drivers!
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By gruvass
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We drove all the top rated minivans...
and many times over. We love the luxury
of the Sienna and the boldness of the
Quest, but the driving experience of
the MPV trumped them both. We call it
our SUVan. Initially, I was stuck
on "bigger is better" but the wife
insisted on a tight handling,
economical package that gave us great
touring visibility and luxury and saved
$4-6k. Our loaded ES doesn't miss a
trick. It's ideal for a couple or
family in an urban setting.


Best Features

Huge moonroof. 17" alloy wheels. Tumble down 3rd row very easy to use. Great touring visibility. Sound system is suprisingly top notch.


Worst Features

A little less wind noise at high speed. A little more generous driver's left side arm rest.


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