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#7939 of 8223 Re: buying advice 2006 Mazda MPV [subearu]
May 29, 2006 (8:03 pm)
actually very few of the 2002 Japco 5 speeds had issues. It wasn't until they tried to tune it for better mileage in 2003 that the issues came up.
We have 43k trouble free miles on a 2002 LX. Battery went out on remote, had to reprogram it. We just put in a new 7 year battery in also, wifey was worried that it might die and leave her stranded.
#7941 of 8223 Re: buying advice 2006 Mazda MPV [once_for_all]
May 30, 2006 (7:31 am)
The TSB for the shift jolt includes 2002 models, fwiw.
#7942 of 8223 Re: buying advice 2006 Mazda MPV [carsx3]
May 31, 2006 (7:31 am)
carsx3: I'm not an owner but considerend the MPV a couple of years ago. It's a nice vehicle. The only thing "wrong" with the vehicle was the size. It has it's issues as do every other minivan out there. If the size fits your needs, go for it! you'll be happy with the purchase.
#7943 of 8223 New MPV - 05 or 06? LX-SV?
Jun 11, 2006 (2:56 am)
Our Caravan is starting to show wear (95,000 miles, city driving) and the MPV seems like a good choice (we need a smaller minivan than the giants). We live in Boston so will talk to some of the MA dealers.
Are the big incentives still in place for the 05's?
What is the difference between the ES and LX-SV trim levels?
#7944 of 8223 Re: New MPV - 05 or 06? LX-SV? [garandman]
Jun 11, 2006 (6:17 am)
I'd be surprised if you could find a new '05. But incentives seem to be pretty good for the '06s. I saw a new '06 MPV advertised yesterday for $17,995. I assume it was a LX with no/few options.
A couple of other options to consider if you don't need a new van this instant: Kia is supposed to be coming out with a short wheelbase version of the all-new Sedona, and DC will offer a redesigned Caravan for '08 (in '07) and I read it will have a drop-in-the-floor rear seat, if not Stow-n-Go.
#7945 of 8223 Re: New MPV - 05 or 06? LX-SV? [garandman]
Jun 11, 2006 (12:53 pm)
What is the difference between the ES and the LX-SV trim levels.
The ES adds to the LX-SV: traction control, front side airbags, rear a/c, leather upholstery, 8 way power driver seat, leather wrapped steering wheel., 6 disc CD changer, power sliding rear doors,alloy wheels, floormats, rear privacy glass, fog lights and 17 " tires.
#7948 of 8223 Happy Birthday MPV!!
Jul 15, 2006 (8:55 am)
Our '04 MPV turned 2years old the first of this month. Thus, far the family and I have been extremely satisfied with the performance and reliability(knock on wood) of our MPV, and are glad we chose it over the Honday Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
Currrently it has 19,100 miles. We just got back from a trip to Panama City Beach and was pleased with it's overall performance.(some slight hesitation with trans though when full throttle given at lower speeds) and mpg was near 23.5
with a fully loaded van, a/c on entire time, and an average speed of around 78mph. The slide by side second row chairs came in handy by seperating the kids they got into the little squabbles kids get into.
What I would change about the MPV: a more responsive trans., split folding 3rd row seats and better OEM tires than the Dunlops SP4000 that came with it.
What I like: sporty attractive styling... interior and exterior, safty/good visibility, comfort, quality materials, reliability, price, slide by side second row seats, rear a/c, handling, fold flat third row seat,warranty and its size.