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Advice: Do NOT hesitate. Best value and featuresZoom Zoom Zoom
Pros: Handling and size.
Cons: Constant exhaust odors
Advice: Do not buy.Handles and drives well. Has major 'rotten egg' exhaust converter problem which Mazda cannot fix. A number of other MPV`s have the same problem
Pros: appearance and interior
Cons: wished it was little bigger than the current size but smaller than other vans
Advice: go for it.Value for the money. It is really a nice mini van to drive. Smaller size make to manuvoure easily and driving is zoom zoom
Pros: drivability, stowable rear seat, lowering middle side windows.
Cons: front passenger head-rest is tough to sleep on long trips.... picky picky!
Advice: Shop! compare to the others.... Mazda dealers WILL deal agressively.We've owned the '02 MPV for almost a year and have had 10,500 great miles from it. The van drives better than those I copared it to (Pontiac and Toyota). My wife sat in a Honda and promptly announced, 'I'm NOT driving a school bus!'... end of that test drive. THe look on Honda saleman's face was great! We've been on a couple 1,000 and 700 mile trips, with 2 kids, with lots of stuff. We'll not likely to ever use that cartop carrier again! Wifey uses the van daily, shuttling kiddos and people, running errands and loves it. It's comfortable for her tiny 5'-0' and my umm, more ample 6'-0' builds, gets 23-24 mpg on the highway at 75 mph, is nimble in town parking and looks decent for a minivan (can't give a minivan 5/5 on looks). Mazda did a great job at copying good features from others and incorporating them. The rear seat is great... used often up and down. Mid windows that lower are GREAT! Note: My other vehicle is a 1989 Toyota pickup.. the site wouldn't go that early!
Pros: build quality
Cons: gear shift lever is too large
Advice: it is smaller than other minivans - if you want the most space possibleprevious minivan was a Ford windstar. At first it took some getting used to the tighter suspension and more Japanese car-like ride (it felt more like my Integra than the Ford), but we quickly realized it was far superior in comfort (especially long hauls), quality and performance - and a lot less expensive
Cons: Very light interior colour,easy to stain if you have kids.
Advice: Buy soon before they change the zero % financingMuch more power than old model.
Pros: The way it drives not a big brick going through the wind.....zoom zoom
Cons: Not enough plugs and the cup holders in wrong spots? no entertainment built in?
Advice: Just get itWell lets say that I have looked for a minivan for 2 years. I think mazda had me in mind. Its got some get up and go. And guess what it has a MOONROOF!!!! And tumble under seats WATCH OUT HONDA!!GGGRRRRR The only thing that it doesn't have is Homelink boo hoo. And it needs more outlets for the kids? What will they do? I love the way it gets into small spaces... And it has leather/and all the goodies. For sticker 29,000 And 0% interest!!Got to love that. And they deal on the sticker.. Shame on you Honda!!