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#7915 of 8223 Re: Should I buy a 2003 Mazda MPV ? [jstasak]
Apr 15, 2006 (10:46 am)
I just bought a 2002, which is about the same as a 2003. Love the handling (for a van) and the comfortable driver's seat. As with any used car, try to find out its maintenance history--see if you can talk to the original owner if you are buying from a dealer. Didn't Mazda's warranty go to 4/50k in 2003? So the van might still have some factory warranty left--that would be a big plus.
Apr 26, 2006 (4:06 pm)
I was told today that the MPV will be back for a 2008 model but is going to be remamed the Mazda8. They are taking a year off for redesign and update. Dealer also told me that price will be about the same as it stands now ($18k base - $32k loaded).
#7917 of 8223 Re: wow [odie6l]
Apr 26, 2006 (4:52 pm)
The 2007 MPV has already been redesigned and updated. It will not be available in U.S. in 2007.
Hope you are correct about it coming back in 2008.
#7918 of 8223 Re: wow [odie6l]
Apr 26, 2006 (5:49 pm)
$18k base? The MPV today starts at about $23k, doesn't it? The Mazda5 starts at about $18k though.
#7919 of 8223 Re: wow [backy]
Apr 27, 2006 (5:15 am)
I was told the base model (starting $18k) will not have 3rd row seating and only have a 4 cyl. The dealer said there will be 5 trim levels. He also told me that the top end model will have full power folding seats that fold into floor (a'la Sto-N-Go), but the other models will have manual seats that fold. It will be interesting how it will turn out. He said the redesign will move away from the traditional Mini-van look to more towards the way the Mazda5 looks, just bigger. We will have to try and get some spyshots as time comes closer.
#7920 of 8223 Re: wow [odie6l]
Apr 27, 2006 (6:18 am)
No need for spy shots...the all new Mazda MPV/Mazda 8 is already out. Just not here in U.S.
Per Mazda press release, "Mazda Motor Corporation has announced its plan to launch the all-new MPV in Hong Kong, where it will be named Mazda 8, in May 2006" It has already been released in Japan where it is still called the MPV. The artilce also stated that a decision to bring the Mazda 8 to other global markets hasn't been decided.
The Mazda MPV/Mazda 8 will have a 4cyl, but it will be turbo charged and produce around 240hp. I have read that it will have a lower profile/style like the Mazda5, but that it will have third row seats.
#7921 of 8223 2004 Mazda MPV steering problem
Apr 29, 2006 (1:38 pm)
My ES van has a vexing problem of pulling to the left at odd times of driving but usually after starting it from a several hour standstill or when turning left or right. It is still under warrenty and Mazda mechanics have replaced a steering rod, and realigned the front wheels. Just about when I think the problem has resolved itself, it resurfaces. Has anyone else had this problem and got it permanently resolved? Any suggestions as to what could be wrong? (For any aircraft pilots out there, when first driving the van after a standstill, if feels like taking off in an airplane and not applying rudder pressure to compensate for propeller torque.)
#7922 of 8223 Re: 2004 Mazda MPV steering problem [jgardner]
Apr 29, 2006 (6:01 pm)
Have you tried rotating the front tires to the opposite side to see if the pull goes right instead? Just wondering if it's a radial pull on the tire.
#7923 of 8223 Re: 2004 Mazda MPV steering problem [subearu]
Apr 30, 2006 (10:36 am)
Thanks for the quick response.........I will try your suggestion..........If the vehicle HAS to pull one way or the other would much rather it pull to the right for safety's sake. Hope rotating the front tires to opposite side resolves my problem. But, again, it's only on certain occasions that the vehicle pulls to the left, such as cold engine and left or right turns, so have ruled out alignment as problem. But when it DOES happen, it really feels like an alignment problem. I have also found that steering is rather tight and uncorrecting, but have attributed this to this type of vehicle. I am accustomed to driving Buick Sentras, Chevy S-10s, and a Ford Aerostar, none of which had this type of steering problem. The Mazda steering feel is similar to driving a lawn tractor. Apart from this one basic problem, I have been very satisfied with the vehicle (particularly after engine light and quirky transmission problems were fixed by dealer).
May 11, 2006 (2:33 pm)
well after 4 years and 42k miles we have our first MPV problem. Keyless entry quit working all of a sudden. So I replaced the battery (correctly) and still nothing.
Manual says a bunch of vague things about being careful not to hit any of the buttons with the remote battery out, or else it may need to go back to the dealer for repair.
Obviously, if the remote battery is very dead then the buttons usually will get punched a bunch of times trying to get it to work.
So am I dooomed to the dealer, or does anyone have an idea?