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#390 of 536 2005 MPV LX--Bought 12/31/05
Jan 18, 2006 (5:06 pm)
I bought my first Mazda product and so far I love it. I looked at other minivan choices, (Odyssey, Sienna, GM's) none of them came close to the price or features that I got on the MPV!
Mine is a Silver LX with 4 seasons package and towing package. Heated mirrors, tranny cooler, rear air, larger wiper washer fluid resevoir. I got the Mazda "S" plan through work and great rebates. Here is the breakdown:
-1,000-Mazda Credit Cash
- 900-Dealer Cash Discount
- 500-S-Plan Dealer Hit & Win Dealer Cash (Not Sure?)
-1,500-Trade-In (1998 Pontiac Transport 145,000 mi)
+ 149- Doc Fee
Total Financed $17,378
I am very happy!!
#391 of 536 2005 MPV purchased after long search.
Jan 19, 2006 (6:15 am)
My wife and I purchased a Mazda MPV LX-SV a couple of days ago.
It seemed to be a month of Sundays. I worked a deal with a local KIA dealer for a a 2005 KIA Sedona for 16k even. After getting the best deal at KIA, we left KIA to get some food and discuss everything on our own time as well as stop by the local Mazda dealer. We stopped in at Jim Click Mazda, and left with a new 2005 MPV, (msrp of 22665, which doesn't mean a whole lot to me,) for 16,600.
I am very pleased. The salesman, sales manager, general manager and finance manager were very proffesional.
I think this MPV will be one of our best investments!
Jan 20, 2006 (5:23 pm)
Is it made by Mazda or do we have a Ford 6 cyl? I called my dealer and they tell me Mazda, but a friend of mine swears it is a Ford Duratec V6. Anyone know for sure?
#393 of 536 Re: MVP V6 Engine [jimmy1969]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 20, 2006 (5:39 pm)
A good place to ask this question would be in the general Mazda MPV forum..
#394 of 536 Re: MVP V6 Engine [jimmy1969]
Jan 24, 2006 (11:53 am)
It's a Ford Duratec. Mazda did some work on the heads, but it's the same basic engine. That's not a bad thing - the Duratec is a very good motor. It's much better than the Mazda design used in the old style MPVs.
#395 of 536 Re: MVP V6 Engine [jaserb]
Jan 30, 2006 (5:11 pm)
Thanks for the information. Do you know if there are any reliability issues with this motor that I should know about?
#396 of 536 Re: MVP V6 Engine [jimmy1969]
Jan 31, 2006 (6:10 am)
"any reliability issues with this motor.."
From what I have read, the Duratec 3.0 is a highly reliable engine
#397 of 536 Re: MVP V6 Engine [jimmy1969]
Jan 31, 2006 (10:08 pm)
It is a very reliable motor. Also, unlike some Japanese motors there's no timing belt to replace, so the maintenance costs are lower as well.
#398 of 536 Re: MVP V6 Engine [jaserb]
Feb 02, 2006 (5:34 pm)
Thanks for the information.
#399 of 536 To buy or not to buy? Should I buy an MPV?
Mar 12, 2006 (1:31 pm)
Hey everybody, my wife and i have about $15,000 to spend and I see plenty of low mileage MPV's for sale all over California, usually being former short-term rentals/shuttles. I drove an MPV and LOVED the way it drove, thought the interior was sweet and generally wife and I adored it. Problem is, I'm not sure if the reliability is up to the old school Mazda I grew up with. So many Ford parts, Duratec motor/Ford Transmission, I read in Consumer Reports about bad trannys and other things. JD Power rated it really low in mechanical quality. How do you think the Mazda stands vs. Dodge Caravan, Kia Sedona? My dad has a 1996 Mazda MPV and that thing is bullet proof!! He's driven that thing over 110,000 and only replaced batteries and tires! Has the same brakes on it as from factory, everything! Timing belt had to be changed, obviously, but that rig is solid!! That being said, it had a REAL Mazda engine, not a Ford. What do you guys think?