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2005 Mazda MPV - certified used car
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By Joe
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2005 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned this car for a little over a year. It had 24000 miles, I found out it was a rental car from Florida but it was in great condition. It has been the most versatile vehicle I have owned. We are avid Ikea people and hauling furniture is one of the best things about this van. I pulled out the middle row dropped the back and made it into a cargo van. I hauled an L shaped couch and it fit. Even though it's smaller than the Sienna or Odyssey, it still has a lot of room. I have hauled appliances and also building supplies to my rental unit. When relatives come to visit, I can fit all seven of us plus put a stroller in the back! A+


Best Features

Making the van into a cargo van when I need to pickup furniture and also most important, it FITS into the garage (without folding the sideview mirrors in)!!


Worst Features

It looks like they captured all my improvements into what they call the Mazda8, which is not being sold in the US, go figure? I would have loved to have the new Mazda8 - check it out, I think you would agree.


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By Wally Greer
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2005 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Tried to buy an '07 but found out Mazda quit importing these to the US. Bad mistake but my new '05 will do me fine. Mine was a dealer loaner and was like new. I put 250000 miles on my '94 MPV so I expect this one to do the same. This vehicle has everything in the same spot so there was no learning curve. Pulling a trailer is no problem. I use this for camping and everyday use, at 6'2" I find it roomy and very comfortable on long trips. The sticker said 25 mpg and I find this to be true even pulling a trailer. I get the same mileage in the city too. The middle seats are a snap to get out.


Best Features

Double sliding doors with rolldown windows and 2 rear vent windows best changes made.Body more streamlined and looks sexy in jet black with gray interior.


Worst Features

Mazda USA should rethink their decision to stop importing the MPV. I would buy an '07 in a heartbeat.


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fun van, right size for city
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By dude
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2005 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought an 05 demo with 5k miles. Really like this van. Maybe it's just that it was a full option demo, but I find it preferable to all but the new Honda. But paid $15k less than equally optioned Honda would have cost.


Best Features

Sunroof, leather, very quick at passing.


Worst Features

I still sense a "turbo lag" feeling from the transmission driving around town (it is not a turbo). Too bad Mazda did not bring their new MPV to the US, I would have bought it.


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Average car for below average cost
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By leprofd
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2005 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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You get what you pay for. The ride is harsh and the space limited for a minivan but if you compare with small to mid size wagon and have only one or two children to transport, then it's an OK vehicle with a few extras for a limited budget. The model is discontinued and for good reasons. If you can live with the limitations you should get great deals from eager dealers. Just do not expect a Sienna or an Odyssey.


Best Features

The sliding seat in the back and the folding third row (common now to all minivans).


Worst Features

Space is limited in second row. The suspension is rough and the comfort is minimum. A new model will come perhaps in 2008.


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Great Buy
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By Way to go Mazda
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2005 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The Mazda MPV is an excellent value. All the latest features like power doors, dvd player, power sunroof and seats are all optional but the LX with the sports package is loaded! Great features such as fold away third row seat, captains chairs, rear air and heat, tinted windows, roof rack and a wonderful stereo system.


Best Features

Radio controls on steering wheel. Captains chairs. Fold away third row seat. Gas mileage.


Worst Features

This is a wonderful vehicle and a great vehicle except the 3.0 v6 can barely drag it around. Come on Mazda give the MPV some Zoom Zoom!


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