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Toyota Sienna, Dodge Caravan, Chevrolet Venture, Mazda MPV, Kia Sedona, Honda Odyssey, Chevrolet Uplander, Nissan Quest, Hyundai Entourage, Van
#1139 of 3798 Mazda MPV Back On Top!
Nov 10, 2005 (12:10 pm)
That's great news for you minivan shoppers out there.
As I predicted last year, the MPV would return to recommended zoom zoom status, as well as show improved reliability.The transmission programming glitch issue has been resolved. In the "Rating the 2006 Models" issue of this months Consumer Reports Buying Guide...the MPV is rated 3rd highest.It tied the Honda Ody in reliability, accident avoidance and overall mpg.The price as tested was about the same...but a fully loaded ES can be had for $7,000 less than an Ody and what CR reported.
So all together now...Let's rejoice and sing the Mazda theme song together. ZOOOOM ZOOOM ZOOM... ZOOOM ZOOM ZOOM..ZOOOMAAH ZOOOM ZOOM...EVERYBODY ZOOM ZOOM etc.
#1140 of 3798 Re: Mazda MPV Back On Top! [jipster]
Nov 10, 2005 (12:22 pm)
As I predicted last year,
So what are the lottery numbers for tonite?
#1141 of 3798 Re: Mazda MPV Back On Top! [dennisctc]
Nov 10, 2005 (1:31 pm)
Trusting CR for providing reliability data is more far fetched than just using an old fashioned ouija board.
#1142 of 3798 Re: GM Triplets [irg]
Nov 10, 2005 (1:54 pm)
I agree. If price is part of the equation, you are much better buying a used American vehicle than a Honda or Toyota. I only hope that when I choose to sell my 2006 Odyssey EX-L, I get the outrageously high price that these used vehicles command.
#1143 of 3798 Re: Mazda MPV Back On Top! [dennisctc]
Nov 10, 2005 (2:31 pm)
Sorry dennisctc...you live in Michigan. That area is outside my clairvoyance or esp range. We play Powerball in the Louisville,KY area. The drawings are on Wed. and Saturday. Good luck though.
Hans,for now I have put Consumer Reports back on my "recommended" list. But, any more slip-ups from CR...and it's back to the doghouse they go.
#1144 of 3798 Re: Mazda MPV Back On Top! [jipster]
Nov 10, 2005 (3:09 pm)
Sorry but CR will never be on my recommended list except for hard factual data i.e......braking, 0-60 times, etc... I find their write up so slanted
#1145 of 3798 Odyssey or Sienna
Nov 13, 2005 (4:08 pm)
Well, I'm pondering replacing my Ody (no definite plans yet)
Looks like the top contenders are:
1. Toyota Sienna XLE
2. Honda Odyssey EX-L
Your opinions please...
#1146 of 3798 Re: Odyssey or Sienna [jchan2]
Nov 13, 2005 (5:09 pm)
My wife and I drove both, an '05 Sienna XLE and the '06 EX-L Odyssey. My wife thought the Sienna had a "choppy" ride. It seemed that way to me, pitching up and down on small bumps. We bought the Odyssey in early October. Almost 2,000 miles later I am happy with my choice.
#1147 of 3798 Re: Odyssey or Sienna [artgpo]
Nov 13, 2005 (6:16 pm)
During my frequent business travels, I rent minivans very frequently for the space, comfort and price specials.
For the past few months at National/Alamo at O'Hare,I have been choosing the Sienna from the available minivan selections. It drives fine, but it does not have the spirited feel, road feel and handling that my Ody has.
You cannot go wrong with either vehicle in terms of refinement and reliability. If you like a soft, floaty ride typical of domestic vehicles, the Sienna would be the choice. But you prefer great, "sporty" handling, and enjoyable driver engagement, the Ody wins hands down.
The choice is your personal one.
#1148 of 3798 Re: Odyssey or Sienna [macakava]
Nov 13, 2005 (7:29 pm)
I didn't know National/Alamo even rented Siennas.
Well, I guess you learn something new everyday.
I'll see if I can fix what I've got. (2002 Odyssey EX with 83,000 miles that has a gasoline scent to the interior, I'll try replacing the gas cap soon) Otherwise, its test drives galore.