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#2972 of 8223 New MPV owner here
Apr 08, 2002 (1:55 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 (2:05 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 (2:08 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 (2:16 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 (2:18 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 (2:22 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
#2978 of 8223 Another new owner
Apr 08, 2002 (2:28 pm)
We just picked up our 2002 Silver ES on Saturday, and wanted to let you all know that your comments and witty banter certainly helped us confirm what we already were leaning toward. For those who are interested, we were able to negotiate from our dealer in South Florida invoice price plus options. The options were in-dash CD changer ($450), roof rack ($200), fog lights ($250), cargo mat ($40), and bumper step plate ($30). Our total was $26,600. This is our first minivan and I must admit that I am pleasantly surprised. It's very smooth and quiet, handles like a car (indeed, a sporty car), and has good power. My wife loves the ergonomics and carlike driving quality. My thing is the remote control that opens and shuts the power sliding doors. I love it. I found myself driving on the highway much faster than I did in our Ford Explorer. Time to get a radar detector. Hope to have many pleasant driving miles with my family and many enjoyable discussions with everyone here in the future.
Apr 08, 2002 (2:41 pm)
I did think about welcoming all the newcomers a while ago, but the "regulars" do a better job of that than me (elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, back to you to Java).
I skim all the messages so it's no biggie to me if there are several MPV boards floating around. But I do think that newcomers/guests scanning the topic list miss some of the discussions and don't get the benefit of Town Hall. Plus there is a lot of '00 info that can be useful to the '02 owners. And "unified" discussions tend to be strong and active, while the narrower ones tend to die off and get sent to the archives.
Either way, remember it's "your" Town Hall. I'm just here to do a bit of light housekeeping now and then, and plug our wonderful features, like, er, The Edmunds Maintenance Guide.
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#2980 of 8223 Lauren,Sillyappa & Mcadrecha............
Apr 08, 2002 (2:54 pm)
welcome to our friendly MPV club. Many happy and safe miles in your new MPV.
Apr 08, 2002 (3:32 pm)
Fwiw, I have enjoyed the stock Dunlops. They have performed well and do fine in the wet, but we don't get the wet that you Floridians get. They basically just wear quickly. I'll bet in a year or two there will be more tires to fit the size you need. Not being a Michelin fan, I hear they have a great warranty program if you ever need it.