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Mazda MPV Owners: Meet the Members

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,893
    Welcome to the Mazda Mania Weekly Chat!

    Liven up your evening and join your fellow enthusiasts every Tuesday from 6-7pm PT/9-10pm ET for our Mazda Mania Chat!

    This coming week's chat on Feb 10 is also going to include a set of trivia questions about the 2004 Mazda models, gleaned from the pages of Edmunds.com! So study up and join us on Tuesday evening!!

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  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Greetings fellow Mazda MPV owners club members. Not much going on in here the last year or two. That's okay though...we are an exclusive club here. Only the finest need apply. ;)

    My name is Jim. I have a 2004 MPV LX which was bought July 1, 2004. The wife and I have been very happy with our cosmic sand MPV. It has around 10,000 miles. Have not had any problems (knock on wood). The MPV is a hidden gem in my opinion. It matches and surpasses the quality of higher rated vans, has a nicer looking interior and exterior than all others, and cost about 5k less than a comparable equipped van from one of those other manufacturers.

    The MPV has a nice comfortable ride. The 200 hp duratec engine does a good job.I do wish it had a little more low end torque....but it is a minivan and not a sports car. The perfect size for our family of 4. Much more versatile than the station wagon that we replaced it with.

    The future of the MPV is in doubt. But, many fine vehicles have been discontinued only to be brought back when more favorable market conditions arrive. With gasoline prices taking off the way they have. I can see Mazda bringing back a more fuel efficient MPV(same size, lighter...probably 170hp engine) With gas hitting $3.09 today...will need to get at least 24 mpg combinded city/highway)

    Well, good luck with your MPV's everyone... and happy trails! ;)
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,733
    Hello, my wife and I are the proud owners of a 2002 MPV LX. It is in excellent condition and has just 44,500 miles on it. The family that owned it originally was fanatical about its upkeep. The alloys look like they are brand-new, as does the interior. The paint is in great shape except for a couple of small dings (Dent Wizard, here we come!) and light scratches that my trusty paint crayons have already taken care of. My wife loves having a van again after 2 years without one. I always liked the MPV after it got the 200 hp motor and the 5-speed automatic, but went with more economical alternatives in the past few years. But at the price we paid, $10,950 plus T&L, I felt it was time to jump on it. I hope to get about 5 years on it (got a 5-year bumper-to-bumper zero deductible warranty), and at that point we'll have just one child left at home and should be done with minivans.

    I'll post some pics when I get a chance. It's Midnight Blue, a color I would normally not go for because it shows dirt and salt spray, but it's sharp-looking in the sunlight and the van was too good a deal to pass up just because of the color. I'm going to pick up new mats for it on Friday. Somehow the mats got "lost" :confuse: from the time the original owner traded it in to the time I bought it.
  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Congrats...again...Backy. I think dealerships conviently "lose" floor mats to make the vehicle being sold look cleaner. The last car(preowned)I bought didn't come with floormats either. They had been "lost". ;)
  • topotopo Posts: 1
    Two questions actually, first every now and than I get a strong smell of fertilizer coming from the blowers, odd but distinct. Next just got back from camping trip, I have the ES with a towing package and only tow a pop-up @1900lbs, while attempting to go up MT Nebo to the state park the van simply stopped going. Thank goodness for helpful people but a bit worrysome.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,893
    Time again for our weekly gathering of enthusiasts! Maybe we should make tonight a costume chat! :P

    The Mazda Club Chat is on tonight. The chat room opens at 8:45PM ET Hope to see YOU there! Check out the schedule

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  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Yes...pf... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! BWAHH HAA HA!

    I'll be dressed as something really scary... an Edmunds host! BWAHH HAA HAA HA!! :P
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
    Ew. :blush:

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