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Mazda MPV, Van
#7778 of 8223 There were rumors...
Oct 07, 2005 (7:06 am)
...the MPV is dead in the USA after 2006 model year. Apparently, Japan re-designed the new model, but Mazda USA execs say they didn't make it big enought for US tastes.
I don't see why not try to sell it in the US and see how it does before determing it's not fit. Obviously, some yen has to be spent to spec for the states. The Honda unit has become way to pudgy. The Toyota unit is a good fit. If the Mazda is within inches of the Toyota (a few inches shorter, a couple of inches narrower, and an inch lower) with most of the bells and wistles of the Honda and Toyota, minus a couple/few grand $, it has a shot.
Oct 07, 2005 (1:27 pm)
Just watch that red never make it to the U.S. shores...
That looks alot like the new copper red found on the 2006 MZ3 and Miata
#7781 of 8223 Re: New MPV [sukispeed]
Oct 10, 2005 (7:03 pm)
Cool, reclining 2nd row seat with foot rest. No doubt that WON'T make it to the U.S., most anything cool in the JDM market is never given a chance here. Not to mention the NHTSA probably would be all over those seats.
#7782 of 8223 Re: NHTSA and New MPV [subearu]
Oct 11, 2005 (7:39 am)
Great idea for 2nd row seats just like roll down windows in power sliding doors that Mazda introduced and are now copied by Sienna and Odyssey.
CR will probably bad mouth those seats since they were not introduced by Honda in the Odyssey.
Oct 11, 2005 (7:54 am)
second row seats have a lot of front and back slide as well.
#7784 of 8223 It's still up in the air whether we'll even get this van
Oct 11, 2005 (9:31 am)
Autoweek quotes a Mazda exec as stating it's too small for the US market. Too bad, as this would make a really nice replacement for our '04 in 4 or 5 years.
#7785 of 8223 Reclining 2nd row seats
Oct 11, 2005 (12:02 pm)
The reclining 2nd row seats is a good idea. Would sure help me be more inclined to hand over the steering wheel to wifey with a chair like that available.
Put a DVD in back of front seat headrest, multiple beverage holders...lean back ahhhh...maybe get a haircut from my 4 year old, a pedicure from my 10 year old...and just relax the day away.
#7786 of 8223 MAZDA MPV is quite sporty looking
Oct 12, 2005 (6:32 am)
After reading jipster's comments about sporty looking MPV, I have noticed more MPV lately and they are very sporty looking while the Caravan/ SWB T&C look short and fat by comparison.
The MPV with the rub strip on the side are much more attractive than those without that strip...the strip makes them look sleeker. The MPV also has a nice, sporty looking grille.
#7787 of 8223 Re: MAZDA MPV is quite sporty looking [hansienna]
Oct 12, 2005 (7:52 am)
Hans, funny you should make the comment about the side moulding strip (and side skirt). I saw a MPV in the groceries parking lot the other day...I'm thinking...hmmm whats wrong with that MPV...looks kind of plain compared to mine (it was also an 2004 model LX) Then I noticed it didn't have the sport package, which includes the side strip and skirt, as well as the zoom zoom spoiler. All of which make the MPV much more attractive and sporty looking than those without.