2002 Mazda MPV User Reviews

2002 Mazda MPV Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Hobart writes:
2002 Mazda MPV LX Review
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relatively light
short for easier parking
nimble ride

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uphills aren't exactly effortless
fuel economy is a bit low

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Short, But Spacious Cargo-hauler, Decent Performance Within Category As Well — I've owned this car for less than a year, but it's made a pretty good impression so far. This is one of the shortest minivans available in today's market, and the advantages are huge. First, of all, where I live, San Francisco, parking is a big deal. The MPV is more than a foot shorter than the Honda Odyssey, and you'd be surprised at how many more spaces are available because of that. The cargo room only decreases by a little, so this trade-off is highly worth it. Compared to its main competitors from Honda, Toyota, and Nissan, the MPV is also a Lot lighter...900 pounds under the Odyssey, 500 under the Sienna, and 700 under the Quest. It's not a one-sided battle, obviously, with the engine lagging behind the others by an average of 40 hp. Still, the lower weight makes this car feel much more agile through turns. Of course, nobody in their right mind would try to actually race with a minivan, but it's just a confidence-inspiring ride.

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Natasha Morin writes:
2002 Mazda MPV LX Review
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Perfect size...

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Had to replace the transmission

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I Like It — Transmission.......it sucks had to replce it, the size of it is perfect thouhgh..not to big nor to small.....lots of mechanical problems as well...oxygen sensore, coils, there is a list.....but i could have just otten a lemon.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kkhoffie writes:
2002 Mazda MPV ES Review
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Great family car as well as good on cargo space, accessibility and long trip drive.

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Not really good on gas mileage. Sliding door motors tend to give problems.

kkhoffie
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Mazda Mpv Impressions — Overall, i think it's a great family car. Obviously it's not designed for daily commutes or for super handling but it does the job averagely. The size gives it a plus over other family vans and the add-ons like leather trims, child lock, etc. makse it nice. The cargo space and the ability for the back seats to fold into the floor is a really great plus for lond-distance travelling with luggage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Will writes:
2002 Mazda MPV ES Review
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Excellent performance, handling. Great reliability.

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Once a vacuum hose was torn. Common problem with this van and Fords.
Caused rough idle and poor fuel economy.

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Pretty Good Van Overall. Nice Stiff Ride And Excellent Acceleration. — Very good performance for a van, great acceleration, go-kart like handling. Rather narrow.

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tnjane writes:
2002 Mazda MPV LX Review
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reliable, good power, lots of space and seating, handleswell,parks easily, comfortable for driver and passengers and great dog hauler!

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they don't make them any more

tnjane
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All Round Winner — I'm still driving this at 192,500 miles and it is still comfortable with get up and go. I'm starting to look for a replacement just because of the mileage and some minor problems that may befixable for not too much money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2006 Mazda MPV Reviews

Great Family Car By cmm324

It is a great vehicle for a family who wants lots of space without sacrificing handling and performance. It has served us reliably for 3 years so far with only minor repairs needed over that time. I w... Read More

Low Maintanance, Good On Fuel By David

Could use a little more powerwise, but you can only go 100kph anyhow. Auto side doors don't work well in winter months and have no real good over ride. seating area is put together well and is very co... Read More

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2005 Mazda MPV Reviews

Too Bad I Can't Get A 2013 Mazda Mpv! By analyzerlx

I wish the MPV was still being sold by Mazda, I would consider buying another one to replace my current minivan. I will have another child next year and a smaller Mazda5 will definitely not cut it. C... Read More

You Drive,you Know. By Gurvinder

strong body,poor acceleration,bracking and handling is fine.it gets rust under the trim and lower parts of the body. too many computers for everything form brakes to ignition. i love the rear seats,wh... Read More

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2004 Mazda MPV Reviews

Mazda Mpv By Ryan

The only thing that isn't great is the winter performance. If you live where it snows you may either need the all-wheel drive model or to get snow tires. This van is great even though it looks small i... Read More

The Mpv By Sandeep

Handles like a sports car, looks aggressive. Lots of pickup, fun to do peel outs in! No squeaks, rattles etc. Looks really good, very aggressive, average mileage: 18 MPG city 25 hwy. This thing EXTREM... Read More

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2003 Mazda MPV Reviews

Mazda Mpv - Family Vehicule By Nibor

Owned this car for 5 years. Loved it with young kids (3) and could pull 3000 pounds RV for summer vacation. Had some problems with coils and for the first time in my life had small problems like overd... Read More

Great Overall Mini-van By Blakenstein

In the seven years I've owned this vehicle I've put well over 160K on it, all I've had to do is change plugs, oil changes, tires, brakes and a water pump and it's still running strong. It's a great v... Read More

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2001 Mazda MPV Reviews

Excellent Family Car When Not In The Shop. By Kindred

I bought my MPV from an auction dealer so it wasn't in top condition, but I got a good deal on it. I knew it would have problems but I didn't think this many. I may have gotten one that was treated ba... Read More

My MPV's heart is 2.0 and LPG is installed, so at the summer time with AC swithed on feels that it's AC takes good part of engine's power. But over all braking and handling are good enough. Build qual... Read More

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