Best 7 seater ever
I bought my MPV 2000/2001 model in 2011. We are so happy with it. You will not find a people mover which drives like a car, powerful V6 when you want power, space like a van, visibility like a bus. I wish they have the new version in Australia.
When you have kids and if you like to travel , this is a very good vehicle to have.
10 years young
We have 3 boys and had taken MPV to many road trips. MPV is a highly versatile car because it contains 7 individual bucket seats. Each seat is removable, great for those camping trips & transporting big items, book cases, beds etc. We never have any trouble our MPV, car always park out in the open yet the paint work still looks new. I found it hard to part with our MPV because no car in the current market offers 7 individual removable seats. it is a very roomy car but drives like a std station wagon, except better due to its height.
We bought ours second hand & I absolutely love it! My biggest concern in owning a large car is that I didn't want to feel like I was driving some big minivan or truck like a lot of larger 4WD's feel like. This car drives just like a wagon and is easy to park. The sliding doors in the back are easy for getting the kids in and out of & there's plenty of room for everyone. There are only a few drawbacks but I can certainly live with them. One is that there is not a lot of boot space if all the seats are in but as we only have 4 kids (the car will ...hold 7 people) we take out one of the rear seats so there is plenty more room for shopping etc. Secondly it can be a little hard to judge the distance in front when you are turning in a tight spot or parking as you cannot actually see the front of the bonnet from the car. After a while you do get used to this also. Thirdly it can be a little difficult to see out the back while reversing - we have taken the head rests off all the rear seats to make this a bit easier. Other than those few items, we have never owned a more comfortable, easy to drive car. I read some reviews prior to buying this model that said they could be underpowered but this issue has obviously been addressed with our model as we have never found it to be sluggish even when fully loaded with kids & luggage. It's a great car, we love it! Easy to get into & drive Not much boot space when all the seats are in
As i stated in my last review I was going to but a Kia carnival and after hearing all the issues decided against it. However i had in mind that the new Grand Carnival 2006 onwards should be ok and had more room than mpv. So I really wanted the new grand cranival. But i thought mmmmm will the new ones have problems, should i but one and risk it. I could never forgive myself if i was driving on a family holiday and the car broke down to a point that it could not be fixed....so i bought a MPV. I have just read a story where a family bought a ...new carnival and on the way to their family holiday to Queensland the kia broke down and had to be towed and they had to hire a car to get them to qld and home again. Wow i am so glad i bought my MPV. In november 2008 i drove from Cronulla to Umina with 3 bikes, 6 family members and all our luggage, needless to say that my MPV had so much power that it carved up every other car climbing up the mooney mooney hill. And again n april 2009 i drove to Newcastle and the same my MPV kicked...well you know what up the mooney mooney. We love our car even my childrens friends call it the'silver bullet'....one very happy owner of the MPV. This is the second time i have placed a review - why - to try a help other potential kia buyers. Evereything about it, sliding doors, 5 removable seats, 5 rear baby seat anchor points, not too big a vehicle, nice design, quality of workmanship
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Mine is Late 2005 model. I love this car it is so practical, the 5 back seats all come completely out(they are a bit heavy) there is so much room, enough room in boot space for Mountain buggy pram and school bags with all 5 rear seats in place. With 2 back ones gone we can put 3 bikes and a tricycle. I have moved 3 times since purchasing, I moved our entire house except the large furniture and white good in the MPV took 4 trips. Have looked around for something more economical but the compromise in space is not worth it. Service cost are about ...the same as most other large cars, had no problems at all, it is a tough car and upholstery cleans easy. Great family car that doubles as a work van while kids are at school. The 5 individually removeable back seats, Sliding back doors Fuel consumption I get 14L/100km around town and 10.2L/100km on the highway.
have been absolutely pleased with MPV. I suspect though Mazda intends phasing out MPV at the end of 2006/7. They don't seem interested in getting a greater market share by introducing a new MPV which is updated. Take a look at the Japanese website & you will see what the Japanese have this year. Great styling, bose sound system, electric doors, GPS, the list goes on. What do we get? 5 years since the last major re-vamp. Wake up Mazda, Australia. things look good for the new Tarago!
flexible seating, V6 power plant, Interior space.
Dated Looks. Lacks Gizmos.
Questions & Answers
I was just wondering if it is expensive to replace parts
Depends on the parts. All genuine Mazda parts will be expensive but if you shop around and get second hand parts or parts from Supercheap, they would be reasonable. Labour charge is always the biggest cost if you decide to get parts replaced by a Mazda dealer.
The above reply from charles jamed is spot my mechanic always tries to use genetic parts as in most cases they are no different
Are computer problems common with the MPV. I have one and the garage is telling me i need a replacement. Are they avaiable and how much do they cost
I've had no issues with my MPV however go to www.MPVCLUB.com as it contains a wealth of information and plenty of helpful members who maybe able to answer your question.
I want to know where is location of Engine Serial number for Mazda MPV 2002
I have heard it is below the oil filter
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|Release date||Jan 1999|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2006|
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