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Mazda MPV

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  • subearusubearu Posts: 3,613
    You aren't kidding. I've searched for an MPV ES with 4 seasons, roof rack, moonroof, and fogs and can't find one with a moonroof in our area. Wait, I did find one, but it didn't have the fogs or was it the rack?

    So, what brand is your moonroof? Do you have the roof rack also?

    -Brian
  • sd1228sd1228 Posts: 46
    Dealers (and hence car companies) prefer that
    consumers have as less information as
    possible about cash rebates so that it works in
    dealers' advantage while negotiating.
    (They rather advertize low APR deals for which
    not everybody qualifies)
    Thats the reason they don't have it up on mazda
    usa website.
    But if you call their 800 number, they will give
    you all the information about it.
    (I talked to them last week )
    Also check carsdirect.com. They list this rebate
    when they quote their price.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,975
    Sounds like an insidious conspiracy. Holy Cow! ;-)

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  • vvgvvg Posts: 10
    The dealer here in MA told me the customer cash incentive was $1,500. They have been very square in all dealings, so perhaps it is $2,000 in some regions and $1,500 in others.

    I am still hoping someone can give me some feedback on when 2003 MPV's will start hitting the lots.
  • joeyi_sysjoeyi_sys Posts: 3
    I just picked up my '02 Sunlight Silver ES w/moonroof and every possible option...couldn't find a silver one with foglights so the dealer installed them...they look and feel factory installed. The DVD was installed by a 3rd party...the same set up as dave234...player under the passenger seat. The moonroof does not pose a problem in terms of crowding the roof since the MPV has such headroom. In fact, through the autodimming mirror (dealer installed), you can't even see the miniconsole housing the screen...only when the screen is active (obviously)...I am still waiting for my rear spoiler and bug deflector...supposedly on a national backorder.
  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    Hot enough for you? 109 in the shade today?!? My sister called to say that her car overheated. I told her it's b/c she has a Saturn, lol! Ahhh, and I'm enjoying 60s/70s, sipping a Corona... uh...er, I mean, working, I mean, toiling on the lawn. I wonder how well the a/c on the MPV would handle temps above 100F. :)
  • joeyi_sysjoeyi_sys Posts: 3
    The incentive was quite nice...my deal was around a couple hundred over invoice and 0% APR for 48 months w/deferred payment option until 2003. Take advantage of the $500 college graduate and haggle out of the document prep fees and such...
    Good Luck!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,975
    Yeah, but the humidity is only 8% :-) And the paint dries fast (I have about 3 years worth of painting left to do around here, then I'll get to start over -- kind of like the Golden Gate Bridge).

    Just think, if you lived in "America" you could drive that MPV to the state capital. (I know - really stretching for content). Is Tony coming to town for the Governor's Conference btw? They're giving them all free SUVs to drive all week.

    How about a troubleshooting link for your sister? Air Conditioning

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  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    I wonder how well the a/c on the MPV would handle temps above 100F.

    As tested in the CA and NV deserts, just fine as long as you have rear air.
  • bjohnson71bjohnson71 Posts: 33
    Where are you seeing the 60 months 0% interest on mazdausa.com?
  • smarssmars Posts: 32
    My LX with 4 seasons is in (ordered from the port in Jacksonville), and I went to pick it up today. I test drove it first, and there are a couple of problems. There's a definate vibration on braking, not just hard braking, but any braking. It even causes the steering wheel to shake. There's also a shimmy at around 60 - 70 mph. This could easily be a tire out of balance or round, but I'm more concerned with the brake problem. Could the rotors be warped new from the factory? They said they would check it out, fix the problems, and call me back Monday.
  • subearusubearu Posts: 3,613
    man, I swear I saw 0% for 60months last night on mazda's site. In fact, that page looks a bit different now, like they reworded it. SHould have printed it, darn it!

    went looking anyway tonight - ES with 4 seasons, cd changer, moonroof, and roofrack for $27,400. the 60 months is at 4.9% and you get $1000 rebate. so, after all that, our out the door price would be $25,900 with our Saturn and $1725 (loan payoff). (we left w/o the van)

    Only got that price after haggling for 1.5 hours. Boy is that frustrating!

    -Brian
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    Hey all,

    Anybody else overwhelmed by the prospect of searching this board for that info that didn't seem important 6 months ago but now is on the front burner? I guess I should have bookmarked it... oh well..

    Steve, how about it? I suspect a monumental task, but it would be nice to have a table of contents or a search specific to the MPV board...with 3,700 ++ postings, we end up reposting because it takes too long to skim through the last 1,000 postings.

    I will be needing to find the scoop on changing the cabin air filter (wasn't it behind the glove box?) and the k&n filter didn't it improve mileage?

    Just glad we have a forum,

    John
  • basurfbasurf Posts: 42
    real hot and real humid here...all of the time...the van is still very new but so far so good...I will say that after running for a while the AC makes a real loud noise when the compressor turns on (low rumble..fans or something maybe don't know really).

    The one complaint about the van so far is the cruise control is terrible. Our highway has a strip then an overpass a strip then an overpass and so on and so forth. The van will go into high gear right at the top of the overpass then ont he way down at the bottom let off of the gas too much and then at the top again go into high gear so on and so forth...its timing is just terrible. I imagine it would work ok on flat highway.

    Otherwise, great so far!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,975
    I'm not supposed to say anything, so keep it to yourself, but there is a beta test going on of an improved search engine. Roll out will depend on the tech people deciding whether the searches will take the whole site down or not. So keep your fingers crossed.

    Meanwhile, I can do a specific search for you if need be, but no guarantees, and if word gets out and I get swamped with requests, I'm deleting this entire thread :-)

    Usual disclaimers too!

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  • javadocjavadoc Posts: 1,167
    Steve, I believe Uncle Tony is going to the conference. Did you hear Senator Frank is running for Gov and Stevens is retiring? There dries up our well.

    Malt, Thx, I was stretching for content. Might just be in your 'hood in November delivering Mochavan to the s.i.l. (Impending '03 purchase...).
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,975
    Didn't know Uncle Ted was quitting - gonna get lean up there:-)

    We still show no incentives for my zip code on the MPV.

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  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    We have seen a few MPV's with the vibration, which is part of the braking issue you mentioned...

    For some reason the new tires on the MPV get flat spots during the long ride from japan and sitting at the port. So far, after driving the car for a hundred miles or so works the problem out itself. Also, check tire pressure in all tires.

    Only a few have come in actually out of balance. FYI:...The MPV requires a special balancing machine that most independant repair shops can not afford.

    Don't sweat the problem it's not a real problem...enjoy your van.
  • danandkatdanandkat Posts: 67
    If I am not mistaken, Mitsubishi is offering 0% for 60 months with no payments for the first year. Could that be where the confusion comes from??? Though if Mits does this, others may do similar. We can only hope. danandkat
  • tboner1965tboner1965 Posts: 647
    Or just the 17" wheels. Many shops cannot handle large wheels on the balance machine.

    TB
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