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Mazda MPV, Van
Feb 22, 2007 (10:28 am)
My wife and I just purchased a 2006 MPV LX with 17,000 miles on it. It doesn't have any upgrades, just the regular LX-trim options. We couldn't find a used ES (2004 or newer) in our price range. Plus, there don't seem to be too many of them for sale in our area.
We narrowed our search to Honda, Toyota, and Mazda. Obviously we were going to get an older model with more miles if we went with the Honda or Toyota. I previously had a Mazda Protege and loved it. So, we thought we'd give the MPV a shot. So far, it seems like a very nice vehicle.
We ended up paying $14,995 and got Edmunds TMV trade-in value on my 2000 Ford Focus ZX3. So, we are pretty happy with the deal. Anybody else get similar prices? Better/worse??
I do have a question/concern though. There was vibration in the front end while moving and braking on our test drive. The dealership put new front tires on it and said that fixed it. Well, a couple days later it is doing something similar. It now has a vibration like we are constantly running over a bump with each revolution of the wheels. Any ideas on what this is?? Thanks, and I hope to keep discussing MPV's on here with the regulars!
#523 of 536 Re: New MPV Owner [coffeedude10]
Feb 22, 2007 (12:28 pm)
Congrats on your new ride coffeedude... sounds like a really good price to me.
Don't have any idea about your wheel. I'd take it back to the dealership and tell them to fix it. Good luck.
#524 of 536 Re: New MPV Owner [coffeedude10]
Mar 12, 2007 (6:23 pm)
We just bought the same 2006 MPV LX model (basic!) you did with a few more miles (23K). Paid $14345 plus tax and license. Seemed like a good price given extensive research I did online.Same scarcity in our area (western New york). There weren't many to be had and all were more than this dealer (Ognibene). Don't like to hear about that vibration though. Did you get the extended warranty? We considered it but on advice of a sister-in-law who has worked in car leasing and warranty business, will postpone until just before the original warranty expires.
#525 of 536 MPV talk
Mar 13, 2007 (4:56 am)
Bought a dark green LX MPV from koons mazda in MD, last one they had. Got it out the door for $17,500. It has a roof rack, rear air, all weather floor mates, bumper guard. Only had 8 miles on it when we got it. We now have 2,500 miles and so far we love it. ITs turning out to be nicer then we thought. Do have a few issues that i was wondering if anyone else had come across. My dash board is making noise around the steering wheel colloum and there is a noise coming from the rear door on the passenger side that sounds like a zipper rattling. I cant figure out what it is but when i go over bumps i hear it from behind the drivers seat area. Other then that the van has been trouble free and a real work horse hauling us around all over the place with no complaints.
When are the Mazda chats held? Is it Tuesday nights? If so what time.
#527 of 536 Re: Mazda Chat Night [pf_flyer]
Apr 19, 2007 (1:56 pm)
The title of this forum shows up as "Madza MPV: Prices Paid & Buying Experience".
#528 of 536 Used 02 MPV
Apr 27, 2007 (12:01 pm)
Just bought an 02 with 63000 mi. DVD, TV, Leather, Power Doors, Power drivers seat, just about every option that I can think of, $11899 on the road. Tax, tags included. They tried to get us for an extended warrenty for another $2000 after the deal. 24 mo 24000 miles. I think I can do a little better on the open market if we decide to get a warrenty. Does anyone have any do's or don't's?
#529 of 536 Re: Used 02 MPV [jmkunk]
Apr 27, 2007 (12:45 pm)
I think I can do a little better on the open market if we decide to get a warranty. Does anyone have any do's or don't's?
Only buy a warranty that is backed by a manufacturer.
#530 of 536 Re: Used 02 MPV [audia8q]
Apr 27, 2007 (3:51 pm)
Yeah if you want a warranty the Manufacturers warranty is generally the best way to go. I've heard of aftermarket warranties by GEICO and AAA but I would read the fine print and keep my investment to $200-300. (and stick to the big companies like GEICO and AAA)
With a used 02 I don't know if Mazda offers a warranty. If they do try to keep it below $1200 for 5 yrs and 60000 miles of coverage. Avoid any aftermarket warranties hawked by the dealer.
Test drive the sucker for 1hr, up hills,down hills in reverse, 30 miles highway driving. Start it with the key 5 times. Check signals lights turn signals windows etc. Check all the body panels in good light to look for matching and a Carfax report.
In your contract try to include 30 day 2000 mile warranty on all mechanical parts and labor. You'll find this stuff is superior to aftermarket warranties.
think I can do a little better on the open market if we decide to get a warranty. Does anyone have any do's or don't's?
Only buy a warranty that is backed by a manufacturer
#531 of 536 A nice van for a nicer price.
May 17, 2008 (7:12 pm)
My wife and i purchased a MPV LX at norco mitsubishi / mazda in norco, ca in june of 2007 for $ 14,800 brand new, the dealer was having an inventory reduction sale. We decide to get the bronze mist metallic color. we decided not to get any upgrades because in the future we plan on having a dvd player installed at a local stereo shop, the dealer said that item would of been about a $2500 option and the salesman told us to get our own installed and save some money,,i never heard of a salesman who didn't try and sell an upgrade, the only two items i purchased at the time of purchase were the factory shop manual and the black plastic trim strip that goes on the top of the rear bumper,as of this post we have about 10k miles on the van and it is runnig very well, i have changed the oil 3 times using factory filters and castrol oil. we have driven the van from riverside county to san francisco and back 4 times and have averaged from 27 to 24 mpg highway and 24 to 21 city mpg
This is our first mazda and if this van turns out to be a good running dependable car we just may buy another mazda in the future.
Our van has the 3.0 liter v-6 engine and 4 speed automatic with overdrive.
The van runs 2600 rpm 70 mph.
Happy trails to you.