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Mazda MPV, Van
#2968 of 8223 New MPV Owner here
Apr 08, 2002 (1:55 pm)
Lauren 4521: Yes, I second the thought. The postings are very helpful and provide a useful window into the ownership of an MPV. It helped seal the deal for me, too. And like you, I (gasp) thought about the Sedonna.
Also, Congrats on the 2001 Mazda MPV, but more importantly, congrats on the new boy who is on his way. My wife and I just had our second and so we bought an MPV 'cuz we needed a place to put the little guy! My wife and I wish you a short and trouble-free labor.
One more word for Lauren : Epidural. It works...yes, better living through technology, it's a wonderful thing...
#2969 of 8223 Welcome to the pack Lauren
Apr 08, 2002 (1:57 pm)
I'm sure you'll enjoy your MPV as many of us enjoy ours. No guarantees on full night's sleep with the one on the way though!
#2970 of 8223 modelt 2002 mpv at invoice
Apr 08, 2002 (2:15 pm)
modelt, where did you get 2002 MPV at invoice in CA?
#2971 of 8223 Welcome aboard, Lauren
Apr 08, 2002 (2:33 pm)
Congratulations on your LX, and glad the fine people on this board [of whom I am one, I blushingly admit] gave you the insights you needed to make a profoundly wise decision. I had to laugh out loud at your comment about the problems board. Maybe they should put quotation marks around the word "problems." [judiciously aimed snicker at the "other" problems boards.]
#2972 of 8223 New MPV owner here
Apr 08, 2002 (2:55 pm)
Hi everyone...so nice to join ya all. I've really enjoyed reading all (and I mean ALL) your posts on your MPVs (& other cool stuff).
Just this past Sunday, my hubby and I picked up our used silver 2001 MPV LX. And we LOVE it. We've already put a few hundred miles on it.
I am a research fiend (read; puter geek) and have been researching minivans for what seems like EVER. Started with the ODY, then jumped to the <gasp> Sedona cause we wanted to buy not lease and still have money to work on our new house. We happily ended up with the 2001 Mazda MPV, thanks mostly to this folder and the MPV folder. (BTW...got it at just under $17K with alarm/luxury pckg, 2 yrs left on warranty and another added by dealer)
Visiting the ODY, Sienna, Sedona problem folders was pretty scary to say the least. And tho' I realize you have to weigh out the info you find there, I was muchly impressed with the topics in the MPV Problem folder (usually fishing or something other than problems).
Anyhow...wanted to give a shout out to all you regulars and thank you for sharing your MPV experiences and making me laugh alot!
PS..wish me luck..about to pop with our 2nd baby boy!
#2973 of 8223 Newcomers! Great!
Apr 08, 2002 (3:05 pm)
Lauren and mcadrecha, welcome! Glad you chose the MPV and joined a group of really satisfied characters (and they *are* characters). Re: the Problems thread... I think the problem is FINDING problems, eh? Luckily our gracious host (waves at Steve) allows the topic drift <g>.
Apr 08, 2002 (3:08 pm)
lauren, enjoy your new car. I just like you am fairly new owner and just like you I have read ALL the post in MAZDA MPV groups. Unfortunately I have read them after the fact that is after I bought my MPV. Fortnately I have learned quickly that the biggest problems with MPV are coffee cup holders
Congratulations on your new (used) car. Keep us posted how it goes.
Apr 08, 2002 (3:16 pm)
javadoc, I don't have much choice right now. The only tires that I can get at size 215/60 17" are Michelin MX4, Michelin Arctic Alpine, and Dunlops SP 4000. Arctic is rather out of question since I live in FL. I am left with MX4 and SP 4000. So far I love those Dunlops and if they pass my test while driving on wet I will stay with them.
By the way this week I am buying bumper step plate. I will follow your installation instruction and if I screw up it will be your fault... -)))
Apr 08, 2002 (3:18 pm)
>>modelt, where did you get 2002 MPV at invoice in CA?
Yes, at Beach Mazda in Huntington Beach. If you use Costco's new car service, the standard price is $200-$400 above invoice. Invoice to $100 above is not too difficult to get. Below invoice would require some good negotiation skills.
#2977 of 8223 kovalevnyr: different '02 thread
Apr 08, 2002 (3:22 pm)
Sorry, I've got to disagree with you. The new MPV is NOT *radically* different than the '00-'01. Sure, the engine size is different, but it's actually the same engine as before, just bored out .5 liter more. Yes, there are some new features too, but in the end, it's the same van. Also, there's quite a few folks here already in an MPV who are looking to step into the '02. IMO, this single board benefits all parties. But I don't make the rules, just suggestions. The rest is up to our gracious host