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Happy so far
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By Familyoffour
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Just bought an MPV. Great
value/features for the price. We have
an LX with the LX Plus package,
traction control, side airbags, roof
rack and power side doors. Love the
look of it. Adequate power and very
quiet inside. We like the overall
size, although there could be a little
more leg room in the 2nd row. The
fact that the gearshift blocks the
radio isn't good but is offset
somewhat by the steering wheel
controls. Parking brake shouldn't be
on the floor, it blocks access to the
rear. Full removeable center console
would be nice. Transmission a little
clunky switching from 1st to 2nd. We
are very happy with it so far.


Best Features

Fold flat rear seat, steering wheel radio controls, power doors, sliding seat in 2nd row, base stereo is of good quality. Van is very quiet with good visibility.


Worst Features

Why standard rear air but not heat? Gearshift shouldn't block radio. A little more legroom would be good.


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A great little minivan
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By SydKenMom
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This minivan is a great vehicle for
small families--we have 2 kids and it
fits us and all of our stuff very
nicely! It's not too big & drives like
a car!! It's priced well for our tight
budget!


Best Features

Rear windows roll down, back seat folds into floor, middle seats can slide together or set apart.


Worst Features

I don't really like the center "console" thing. Flips down, kinda strange.


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great van, great price
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By eureka001
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2004 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I pondered a while about which minivan
to purchase and test drove Odyssey,
Sienna and MPV. In the end I decided on
MPV because of its size and its cost.
MPV's size is just right - can fit a
lot of stuff, but handling and
parking is like that of a sedan. We had
this van for a few weeks and it's been
great. It really is fun to drive. My
wife, who was very worried about
driving a minivan is perfectly
comfortable with it now. So far I
didn't notice any problems with the car
(like mentioned missed gear shifts).
Finally, it is 3-4 K cheaper to
comparably equipped Odyssey!


Best Features

The way it looks - I think it is quite sporty (for a minivan at least); The right size - enough room and it is not a huge elephant; Luxurious interior - m-u-u-u-c-h better than more expensive Sienna; It's cheaper than competition; Fun to drive


Worst Features

Aircon doesn't seem to be that powerful (So. California summer) - it cools the car eventually but not as quick as my sedan; The ride is a little harder (i.e. feel the road bumps more) than Odyssey's


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MPV is nearly perfect
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By John C. Pratt
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The MPV is by far the sexiest minivan
on the road, and it has
plenty of room in all rows. The
controls are awesome, and the shift
lever over the air conditioning is not
a problem. Acceleration is great even
with only 200 HP. I wouldn't say it
corners like a car, but it does corner
well and takes bumps with hardly a
twitch that make my Nissan Sentra
shudder. The controls on the steering
wheel are fabulous and the wheel itself
is very comfortable to hold. See
Favorite Features below for more
compliments. My main gripe: mileage
is 15/21, although I'm still tweaking
the tire pressure.


Best Features

Outstanding visibility, light-up controls on steering wheels including a stereo mute button, base CD sound system is great, dual-sliding doors with electric roll-down windows, aluminum rims, very sexy styling, 1000s less than competitors with similar quality and features


Worst Features

Much better gas mileage, more storage trays/pockets and fewer cup holders, replace fold down center tray with a removable storage console, move 3rd row seat belt buckles closer to the middle so car seats fit more easily, mud flaps for the 2004 model


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Good value for the money
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By SnapRolls
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I was looking for a replacement for my
1994 Miata as my primary vehicle.
Looked at sedans, SUVs, and minivans
and decided the MPV offered the most
bang for the buck. It drove nice, was
quiet, had good fit and finish, and
the LX with the LX Upgrade package,
traction control, and the 4 seasons
package had everything I wanted. I'm
6 feet tall and the van had plenty of
creature comforts for me. My garage
is small but the MPV's "footprint" is
actually smaller than some sedans.
The seats are very versatile and I can
handle them 'by myself'... which was
important as a single female.


Best Features

Smooth transmission and everything I need at my fingertips. The air conditioner cools it down in notime... hope the heater works as well in the winter time.


Worst Features

I wish they would make a commuter version... dump the 3rd row kiddie seat and put in some nice big seats in the back. A 4 seater that has "living room" for the occupants.


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