VERY HAPPY WITH THIS VEHICLE-TRADED IN
A 99 WINDSTAR WHICH WAS NOTHING BUT
PROBLEM AFTER PROBLEM. SO FAR AFTER
18,000 MILES HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS AND
EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE HANDLING, FIT
AND FINISH AND OVERAL RELIABILITY AND
GENERAL BUILD QUALITY. WOULD
DEFINATELY RECOMMEND THIS VAN AND
WOULD NEVER PURCHASE A FORD PRODUCT
HANDLING, BODY STYLE, FIT AND FINISH,
MILEAGE, SEATING FEATURES, BUILD
QUALITY. DOESN'T FEEL LIKE YOU ARE
DRIVING A VAN.
MAKE IT SLIGHTLY LARGER AND IT WOULD
BE A #1 SELLER!!
Did extensive research before settling on the
MPV LX - typical comparo, Honda, Toyota,
etc...Honda turned me off right off the bat,
dealers demanding near MSRP (for a minivan,
are they high?), and were aloof on top of it all.
One test drive of the MPV, and I was sold.
Unbelievable vehicle, fit and finish (typical
Japanese build quality), handling, driving
dynamics are outstanding. The fact it
is so underrated only helps buyers like us,
who know better and can get these at cost.
VALUE...3rd row folding seat, side by slide,
chassis dynamics, powertrain responsiveness,
rides like it's on rails, moonroof is absolutely
gigantic, power rear windows.
Wish LX could be upgraded with some of the
ES features, such as leather...didn't need all of
the other ES features.
2003 Mazda MPV Minivan ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I have driven nothing but Honda Accord
EX's for the last 10 years and as such
was waiting for the Honda Oddy price to
come down to a reasonable level. Well
that day apparently will never happen
and as such I purchased for an
incredible price a Metallic Silver MPV
ES with ground effects, etc.
Two days later we packed up the family
for a 2 hour journey for some R&R and
this vehicle was great. Cruised and
handled effortlessly at 80 to 90 mph,
the kids were comfy and all our stuff
fit easily. I just hope that is as
reliable as my Accord's which both were
into the 100,000+ mile range with no
major part failures.
Can fit in a garage, power doors,
handling for a big
vehicle, smooth shifting tranny, taunt
but not to much so, ride and interior
Shorten gear selector, low end torque,
lengthen 1st gear, passenger power door