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Pros: POWER,NICE STAPLITY, HANDLING,COMFORT
Cons: POWER ,HANDLING, GOOD FEATURES
Advice: CHECK OUT THE 2002 MPV BEFORE YOU BUY ANY VAN2002 mazda MPVES is one of the best van out their today. I shoped for yearandhalf then i made my desion. It has more power then last year v6 (200). remote control doors. ABS breaks traction control, rear ac heat. Most thing l liked about MPV is it's optispace desing. Also nice grip on the ground when you make turn. I JUST SAY THAT BEFORE YOU BUY VAN CHECK THE MPVES.
Pros: Excellent HVAC.
Cons: Monthly payments.
Advice: What took you so long?This is my first Japanise car and I absolutly love it. The handeling is outstanding. The fit and finish is refreshing. It's like driving an expanded rubber band, it's so tight. I'm 6'4' and the leg room up front is better than my 2002 Taurus. I have had it for a year (I bought the first one in my city)and I have had not one warrenty issue. As far as power I have more off the line response than the Taurus. It's like driving a Swiss watch, craftsmanship.
Pros: The interior is awesome
Advice: spend the extra for the ESThe ES has low profile tires, which makes the car handle well. The ride is a little bumpy, but the car is very tight. I purchased two Protege ES's one auto one stick, I like driving both of them. The auto lacks a little poweras opposed to the stick. It is a very well built car.
Pros: Dashboard, Convertible Top
Advice: Unless you hate small cars, buy itQuick response. Holds the road.
Pros: handling and the dashboard
Cons: Comfort level after a few hours
Advice: buy itThis car is amazing for the price. While other sports cars offer more horsepower and amenities, who needs them? I have taken turns at 30mph and the car sticks to the road like glue.This car gives a driving experience that makes the driver 'one with the road'.If you want anything less go buy a Buick!
Pros: Handling and roomy interior.
Cons: The gear shift on the steering column seems a bit dated.
Advice: If you want a small SUV, this is it. But definitely get the V6, and ES and luxury package if you can.Smooth, comfortable ride. Much better than the Jeep Liberty or Nissan X-Terra, or even the similar Ford Escape. The V-6 engine is a treat--quick, powerful and smooth. (Almost as quiet as the one in my BMW 325.) Handles beautifully for a SUV. In my opinion, this is the best buy among the smaller SUVs. Very happy with it.
Pros: Engine and drivetrain
Cons: Placement of the ignition
Advice: If you can live without V6 power, leather & power seats and you like to picnic, then get the Honda CRVGreat power off the line. Ride is a little stiff, but thats what you would expect from an SUV. For a few bucks more get the SE and enjoy everything that goes with it. Three teenagers fit in the back with no complaints. Door panels and doors seem to be rather cheap looking and light. When you close the doors it feels like a 10k vehicle. The looks and the drivetrain got my vote over the other vehicles I looked at. Very comfortable seating positions w/the power seat. Shift lever is in the way of radio controls,rear defroster does not have auto shut off, doors do not auto lock and most important of all, do not use this SUV as a get away vehicle, the police will arrive before you can get the key into the ignition.