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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan

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By Tom G
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We bought this vehicle new and have had an overall positive experience with it. It handles very well and although it is a smaller van, it has met the space needs of our family quite well (3 kids, mom and dad). Reliability has been above average but not great... no major problems. We've taken it camping on some very rough roads over the years and it has come through unscathed.


Best Features

Crisp handling, visibility, interior versatility.


Worst Features

Smoother transmission, more powerful A/C fan, better sound system, move gear lever so it's not in the way of controls.


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One of the best car we have ever owned
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By rjoe1
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Our 2003 MPV has 60 miles on it and is one of the best buys we ever made. It's been a great "school bus" for the grandkids, a versatile hauler for big purchases or trips to the dump. It's been very reliable, with only one set of tires and normal oil change maintenance needed.


Best Features

All around visibility, automatic sliding doors, color (green metallic), versatility (hauling kids to school, trash to dump, etc.).


Worst Features

A/C on/off lite moved out from behind gear lever, deeper front cup holders, brighter dash displays during daylight.


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One of the Best Minivans
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By Big Papi
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought our '03 LX in late 03 when they had great rebates. This van has done it all for us. It tows a popup camper (our LX has the tow package), hauls the kids AND the grandparent thanks to the 3 row seats and has conquered the New England winters. We also like the size (a bit smaller than the Honda, Toyota). No serious mechanical problems, all the little things were covered under warranty. V6 had plenty of power and is rides very well on the highway. Do yourself a favor and check out the used MPVs - they are a bargain!!


Best Features

V6 power. Smooth ride. Good MPG for a 7 passenger vehicle (~25 hwy). Very reliable. Power windows on the sliding doors. Fold down 3rd row seats. Tow package. 4-seasons package. The kids love it !


Worst Features

The original Dunlop Sport 4000 tires were junk.


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Great vehicle
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By thutton
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought our 03 LX as new in 04 as a model year leftover. Great price, tons of options including sunroof, power doors, GFX package, 6 CD changer, traction control and ABS. After some initial teething problems (idle air control, transmission reflash both under warranty), car has been trouble free for 60,000 miles. Original Dunlop tires wore rather quickly, front brakes replaced at 40 K (average for Colorado mountain driving). MPG is pretty good at 25 fairly consistently on highway (not bad since CO is a 75 mph state) w/AC on and five aboard. In town is 19-20 in warm weather. Only advice? Dealer quality seems to vary widely.


Best Features

Electric doors, 3.0 V6, overall size, handling


Worst Features

Power rear door, stereo speakers, improved dealer quality


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It just keesp running!!
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By Randy
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2003 Mazda MPV Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this van brand new. Two deer have totaled out the front quarter, it is a little top heavy and dangerous on water, but for the most part if you put water tires on it that fixes the problem. I am upset that they discontinued the van.


Best Features

Acceleration, looks, roomieness.


Worst Features

Lower the van closer to the ground and widen it so it's not so top heavy.


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