2005 Mazda Mpv
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Good van, good value

by from Beloit, WI on March 11, 2008

We've owned the van for 3 years. Overall its been a good vehicle. The seats are pretty comfortable, even on longer trips and the engine is powerful enough as long as its not on a steep upgrade, then i...
We've owned the van for 3 years. Overall its been a good vehicle. The seats are pretty comfortable, even on longer trips and the engine is powerful enough as long as its not on a steep upgrade, then it loses some punch. I probably wouldn't plan on towing much with it though. The biggest negative for us has been interior space. We have 3 kids now and will have to start looking at bigger vans to get everyone in along with all of the things we need to take for longer getaways. If you're a family of 4 this is a very good van to have!
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Does recommend this car

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Great Family Car

by from Saratoga, NY on March 16, 2008

Needed more room with 2 kids. 3rd row seating great when driving friends or grandparents with us. Good headroom and leg room in front seats especially with a 6'2 husband. Heat/cooling works fast. Hand...
Needed more room with 2 kids. 3rd row seating great when driving friends or grandparents with us. Good headroom and leg room in front seats especially with a 6'2 husband. Heat/cooling works fast. Handles well in all weather. Small stearing radius lets you get into the small parking spots. Overall a great car for the price.
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Purchased a new car

Does recommend this car

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I will own it until it dies...

by from Swords Creek, VA on April 22, 2014

I bought this 2005 Mazda MPV in March of 2005 and have driven it since. Very low maintenance. My only complaint is the continuously running fan, which I think was recalled on earlier models. Still the...
I bought this 2005 Mazda MPV in March of 2005 and have driven it since. Very low maintenance. My only complaint is the continuously running fan, which I think was recalled on earlier models. Still the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Wish they would bring it back!

by from Massachusetts on March 19, 2012

I drove my 2000 Mazda MPV with the seating for seven for 11 years. I loved that car, and it had over 157,000 miles on it; and was so disappointed that Mazda changed the car after 2006! So I spent mont...
I drove my 2000 Mazda MPV with the seating for seven for 11 years. I loved that car, and it had over 157,000 miles on it; and was so disappointed that Mazda changed the car after 2006! So I spent months looking for a low mileage 2005 or 2006 MPV. Finally found one and although it's not perfect (it came with a few problems and a few minor rust spots and a few dings that I don't think were there when we took it out for our "test drive"), I'm so happy to have another MPV! I sure do wish Mazda would go back to making this seven seater model again - it's a "mini size mini-van"!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Love my MPV!

by from Phoenix,AZ on June 11, 2017

I have a 2005. It has 248,000 miles. Very few problems. I love this van. It drives like a car but all the benefits of a van. I love that the middle windows go up and down. Back row of seats is ...
I have a 2005. It has 248,000 miles. Very few problems. I love this van. It drives like a car but all the benefits of a van. I love that the middle windows go up and down. Back row of seats is not that comfortable but front and middle seats are very comfortable. The only complaint is that it does not have a lot of power so merging on the highway and going up hills is not great but otherwise love this van. Am just now looking to replace because the transmission (original) is starting to go. I would buy another one if they had them.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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A great vehicle at a great price!

by from Atlanta, GA on September 22, 2008

We purchased our 2005 Mazda MPV LX in November of 2005 and have not had any problems. It takes regular gas and can haul 7 people - plus it gets 25 MPG on the highway. A good looking, functional vehicl...
We purchased our 2005 Mazda MPV LX in November of 2005 and have not had any problems. It takes regular gas and can haul 7 people - plus it gets 25 MPG on the highway. A good looking, functional vehicle that doesn't damage the pocketbook...
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I love my MPV

by from Edmonton Alberta on August 7, 2012

The most trouble free new car/van I've owned. We enjoy the maneuverability, good mileage, just the right size for our retirement travels.
The most trouble free new car/van I've owned. We enjoy the maneuverability, good mileage, just the right size for our retirement travels.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Hoping it would be better

by from Berlin, NJ on June 28, 2017

I have to admit I didn't actually test drive this vehicle. We drove a long way to inspect this car, hoping it would fit our need. The engine sounded smooth. The interior was as clean as a whistle and ...
I have to admit I didn't actually test drive this vehicle. We drove a long way to inspect this car, hoping it would fit our need. The engine sounded smooth. The interior was as clean as a whistle and nicely appointed. We immediately decided not to buy for one main reason. Although it's hard to see in the online photos, there is way too much surface rust on the wheel wells, doors and body panels to consider at any price. The right rocker panel trim was even screwed (or riveted) onto the car. It may be mechanically sound, but not what we wanted.
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Does not recommend this car

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