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Mazda Millenia



  • obioha1obioha1 Posts: 27
    I was just wondering what you guys thought was the best color for the millenia either 99-00 or 01-02. I have a 99 s with the white/sandstone exterior and chrome wheels and it is absolutely beautiful but I am in the market to get a new car (a millenia of course) and I saw a '01 with the black/silver exterior and it was definitely an eye catcher. It had more of a dramatic affect than the white/sandstone which screems elegance and luxury. My only knock of the black/silver would be the fact that the leather is gray which in my opinion looks dull. Black leather would've been gorgeous with the exterior color scheme. But as it stands I am torn between these two colors. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Any color would be with the chrome wheels.
  • billyperksbillyperks Posts: 449
    No second thought on this- go for the pearl white this is definately the best color in the Millenia line up (IMHO).Only negative here is the body repair if you have an accident,a tiny scracth can cost you a fortune.
  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    I also like the Pearl White Mica. But my wife hates white cars, and only sees it as white.

    I bought the Platinum Silver, with gray interior, which is beautiful. I also saw it with tan interior, which to me is a complete mismatch, and I don't even see that combination on the color chart. Silver is the most popular of all car colors right now, for a good reason. It looks great, and hardly even shows dust on it. According to a friends son who works at a car wash, it is the easiest color to make look good.

    Happy car hunting.
  • nvedraninvedrani Posts: 58
    I have the same Millenia but with 17k on it, I also see small amounts of whitish smoke upon start and then some...I believe (not sure) it is due to a small amount of oil drip from the supercharger seals??....Hopefully someone who knows the exact cause will post the proper answer....where are you located kngmke??
  • Are there some good places to get parts and accesories on the web? I just want simple stuff like filters and basic accessories.

    BTW - I am buying an 01 Millenia P. 11k miles super clean. Great value versus the Camry or Accord.
  • stbissstbiss Posts: 10
    try some mudguards for my Millenia for $65...local dealer wanted $95...very prompt delivery and easy ordering
  • kw1964kw1964 Posts: 7
    After a great deal of shopping around for a new car, I reached the conclusion that nothing can touch the '02 Millenia with regard to value. I drove home a new one yesterday. It is a Millenia P, with the four seasons package, purchased for $21,716. MSRP was $29,125, invoice was $26,960. With pricing like that, expected depreciation isnt such a scary thing.
  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    Congratulations on your new Millenia. Mine is getting close to 5000 troublefree miles now. Best car I've ever had. I really can't understand some peoples put down of it, but it makes no difference for those of us who know how good they are.

    And like you say, who cares about the depreciation with the prices we paid for ours. You'll also be able to find it in the parking lot next time you go to the mall. It will be the one that stands out from all the Camcords and Taurus'.
  • cayennered1cayennered1 Posts: 193
    I've been kicking around alternatives as the lease on my Mitsubishi Galant expires in Nov. 2002. Looking at the near luxury area including the new Infiniti G35, Volvo S60 and even the Mazda 6.

    I've always thought the Milennia was a nice car but never pulled the trigger. After reading the very favorable comments from many owners on this board I think I have to seriously look at this car when my lease is up this fall. I imagine as desirable as the deals are now they could well be even better then. Has anyone seen the Special Edition. It's black with a black and ivory interior and sounds like it may be a real looker.

    Depreciation has to be basically irrelevant (unless I decide to lease) since the car is being sold 7-8k below sticker. By next fall maybe even 9-10k.

    I'm psyched on two fronts. This appears to be a great car with great reliability, styling and equipment and buyng a new $29,000 car for $21,000 or their abouts has to be awesome.
  • I just purchased a used 2001 Millenia. I have been investigating the features and it would appear that my fog light switch is faulty.

    I had the lights on and when I press the fog light switch the lights come on but go off when I release the button. So they do not stay on.

    Can anyone shed light on this?

  • Thanks for the site. I ordered some flaps and oil filters. Seem to have a pretty good e-commerce system.
  • otoluvaotoluva Posts: 167
    Do you mind sharing your purchase info?
  • Millenia P Sand Mica, no extra options.
    11,400 miles built 4/01

    Price...Hard to quantify. I traded a 99 Accord EXVL Cpe with 41k + $5k.

    Edmunds trade on the Accord around $13.7

    I feel ok about it, maybe could have done slightly better.

    I am in KS and there is not a huge supply of this type of car here.
  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    "by phild_mason Mar 11, 2002 (07:39 am)
    I just purchased a used 2001 Millenia. I have been investigating the features and it would appear that my fog light switch is faulty.
    I had the lights on and when I press the fog light switch the lights come on but go off when I release the button. So they do not stay on.
    Can anyone shed light on this?

    Just turn it to the on position. The fogs only come on with low beams, not alone. If you leave the switch on they will come on with low beams, and off with high. If you turn the switch off, they will of course not work at all. They don't shine brightly out front, so you won't notice them from the drivers seat unless you turn them off and back on when it is dark and look down at the front corner, or walk around front and see how cool they look.

    I leave my switch on all the time, because I like the way they look with the low beams.
  • Does the switch toggle and stay down or does it bounce back? I checked this last night in my garage. I had the lights on, pushed the button, they came on and then went off when I released it. So does the switch stay depressed or bounce back up with each press, off/on...

  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    Whether you turn it on or off, it always comes back up to a neutral position. It does not stay down. And if you do this with the door open and the engine off, you will hear a rather quiet relay click under the hood.
  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    There is a timer on the headlights that automatically shuts them off after only a very brief time unless the car is running.
  • So it sounds like something is not sticking on mine.
  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    I'm not sure about that, but the setup threw me a little at first until I figured out exactly what it was doing. I still occasionally turn it off and on at night when I am stopped for something just to be sure the lights are on.
  • mcrane1mcrane1 Posts: 3
    I'm also looking to purchase an '02 Millenia "P".

    KW1964 where did u purchase your vehicle?
    Would luv to go to your dealer and buy at same price as you.

    Is it true that you can get 1.9% financing on '02 Millenia plus the $5,000 off of dealer invoice?
    Please give me assistance w/ my purchase.
  • mackman1mackman1 Posts: 6
    Cayennered1 you seem to think that Mazda will increase its incentive on the '02 Millenia to 9-10K off of sticker. Just curious what you are basing this on.

    Its hard for me to believe that a brand new '02 Millenia "P" will be selling at about $19K in a few months.
    Does anyone have an opinion on this matter or perhaps some reliable info about how steep Mazda's discount will be towards the fall.

    Please be kind to share any thoughts on this matter.
  • kw1964kw1964 Posts: 7
    Mcrane1, I purchased my Millenia at Covington Pike Mazda in Memphis, TN. I didn't try to combine Mazda's low financing with the rebate offer, as I already had low interest financing available to me. I'm not sure if that would fly or not. It might. I did find this dealer eager to sell. I started with the Mazda S plan price for the car. This plan is available to employees of lots of companies that buy fleet cars from from Mazda, Ford or any of their other subsidiaries, but only knocked the price down to about two hundred dollars under invoice. From there, after rebates etc. they offered to sell it to me for 23,200. I politely declined, and they called back two days later with a price of 21, 716. I drove to the dealership, haggled for about an hour over my trade in, then left quite happy in my Millenia. The only thing that I got that you might not be able to get is the S plan pricing. In any event, start negotiating 5 grand under invoice, research here or carsdirect or carpoint to find out what the invoice price is. Be undecided as to if you will trade or not. Negotiate the price of the new car before negotiating anything else. Be polite, patient, but firm about expecting a great deal. If you find a dealer with lots of Millenias on the lot, thats a big help too! Good Luck!
  • Hello fellow Mazda owners! I would like to get your thoughts on the Millenia. Any input is greatly appreciated. A friend of mine is looking for a late-model luxury sedan and I'm trying to draw him into the Mazda fold. He spends a lot of time on the road, so he's looking for comfort and ride, but for a reasonable price. He also has two little kids to put in the back seat occasionally. Doesn't want to buy new. BTW, how far does the current body style go back?

  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    Millenia has had the same body since '95 model, the first year for it. The present front and rear styling are '01 and '02 only. Before that the grill was more upright, and the tail-lights have varied somewhat over the years.

    Also the body sills were beefed up in '01, which added rigidity to the body. Less flex.
  • I took a trip from Atlanta to Florida last week. The Millenia was a great car for my 7 hour roadtrip. The seats were comfortable the entire time. Gas mileage on my trip was 24mpg. This week I'm driving a Toyota Avalon...getting my bumper replaced from when I got rear-ended way back in december. I'm not crazy about the has a decent amount of power...but it feels like your in a huge boat. Can't to be back in my Millenia.
  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    I hope you didn't get caught in that I-4 traffic jam through Orlando Saturday. Unbelievable.

    Even in the start/stop traffic, actually more of a parking lot, that lasted 50 miles, I still managed over 20MPH. I normally get about 27 highway, with an overall average of over 22.
  • Do I have to use premium on the millenia S or can I get by with regular. My 95 S gives only 19 mpg on premium fuel so the 25 percent savings with regular gas would be welcome.
  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    According to the owners manual, 93 or higher octane is REQUIRED on the S model.
  • obioha1obioha1 Posts: 27
    i was wondering if it were possible to add a waranty to a car already in your possesion. I wanted to add a warranty to my mill s in case i don't get a new s because the warranty is up in november. If this is possible where are good places to go? Will the dealership offer a warranty or stay away from them?
  • obioha1obioha1 Posts: 27
    I was wondering if it was an S or P that you got for 21,716? And what is the Mazda S plan pricing?
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