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Mazda Millenia



  • ecafecaf Posts: 44
    I have a '95 S with 109,000 miles and have been averaging about 24 mpg in mixed city/highway driving. Some weeks when I drive around town more the average drops to 23.5 mpg. On a 650 mile trip I averaged 26 to 28 mpg. This is a California emissions car and I use the high octane fuel.

    Unfortunately, my check engine light recently came on. Turns out a $311.00 EGR valve needs to be replaced. Ouch! I can still drive the car, however my average mpg has been reduced by about 10% to 15%. But, I shouldn't complain since my Millenia has been very reliable for its five years. Just don't get me started on how much it costs to get my Miller-cycle S tuned up.
  • ecafecaf Posts: 44
    (This is old news for you hardcore Milleniacs.)

    Those who are interested in a sportier Millenia should check out the "SP" model Mazda sells in Australia. It features Eibach springs, upgraded shocks (how do U.S. folks get those?), and 17" Antera rims on wider 235/45 R17 tires. Also check out the blacked-out grille and side window trim. Crikey!

    My question is this: why didn't Mazda give America the Millenia SP? Even the Europeans would have appreciated a Xedos 9 SP. And throw in some Xenon HID headlamps, for cryin' out loud.
  • Nice catch ecaf, I'd love to see Mazda USA do something like that. Especially with the sportier looking '99 and '00 Millenia. The blacked-out looks pretty cool too, but you're right, HID is a must for today's luxury car. BTW, the "SP" means special Performance, I know this because I used to own a Mazda Astina SP (Mazda 323 Hatchback 5-door) when I go to school in Sydney.
    Also, If only Mazda would just bring the Eunos brand name here instead of trying to get the "Amati" going, they might have something big like Acura, Infinity and Lexus (Well, maybe not that big). Mazda already started using the Eunos brnad in Australia, and some part of Asia in 1992. At that time, bringing the Eunos brand here might bring more success to Millenias and Mazda brand as a whole. Just my thought.
    BTW, if you're interested to see Eunos's very nice emblem, scrool up a bit and go to my previous link, and check out the front shot of my '94 white RX7.

  • anonymousanonymous Posts: 314
    Today I went to see MM dealer again. He still has my white pearl Millenia waiting for me. Price 22.000 plus 300 for paint. I love the way this car looks but how difficult is it to keep white clean??? I have had red, green, even black cars but never white. Will I have to wash it wax it every other day????????/
  • ecafecaf Posts: 44
    I agree, Csuftitans. However, I personally think "Amati" sounds better than "Eunos". I'd like to say that I drive an Amati 800-M. But I don't really like "Xedos"... 'cuz I can hardly pronounce it! Off the subject, the Eunos 500 and Xedos 6 looks like a "Mini-Me-Millenia". Mazda USA should have given us that car rather than the 626.

    At least Mazda USA gave us the Millenium Edition, although I prefer the leather interior of the S model over the suede. Maybe Mazda USA should have offered leather with the Millenium Edition. They could have called it the "Mazda Millenia S & M"! Whips and chains optional! Heh-heh-heh.

    Nice pictures! I believe you do have a picture of the Eunos 800-M SP there. By the way, how does one get a hold of a Eunos emblem?
  • White is generally considered one of the easier colors to keep clean. It hides daily road dust very well. What it doesn't hide is road splash. If you live in a wet climate where road grime is a constant battle then the sand mica would probably work better. If you get the black, or emerald green you will be washing your car every other day regardless of weather conditions.
  • I have the two-tone pearl white mica/sand mica paint...I have found it very easy to maintain. The sand mica on the bottom hides a lot of the road grime. My last cars were red and green...the white has been a lot easier to maintain then the red and green.
  • Just got a quote to replace the timing belt and water pump on my '95 Millenia L. Three different shops quoted around $650 for this. What are you finding to be the market price for your area?


  • anonymousanonymous Posts: 314
    When is MM 2K+1 going to be available????
    Also is the price going to be close to 2000???
  • caradvise, $18895 for a base Millenia is a very good deal. I would save the extra $5000 for something else, eg sound system or HID headlights.

    My prediction it that the 2001 Millenia should be out by before thanksgiving. I'm going to Califonia Auto show this weekend in Anaheim, hoping to see the 2001 Millenia. Wheater it's there or not, I will ask the rep there about the release date for 2001 Millenia. As for price, I'm pretty sure you can get one for invoice price, maybe even lower if they have rebates going; which happens about 90% of the time for Mazdas car.

    Ecaf, I got the Eunos emblem in Sydney five years ago. If you have friends/cousin in Australia, hong kong or japan, be nice to them, and ask them to get one for you.
  • marak88marak88 Posts: 57
    in order to decide between both cars you need to find out if you would want to have the leather seats (with heated seats option) vs cloth seats,, Bose stereo system, the 210 hp engine vs the 170, the powered sunroof and the beautiful 17 in wheels (go for the chrome option)instead of the 16 in alloys, with the slightly sportier ride ( cus for 18895 I'm assuming that this is a base millenia that did not have any of the above options), now if you would want to have all the above features I thinks that $24119 is a heck of a price, especially if you can afford the difference in cost. on the other hand if you do not care about any of the above options then go for the base millenia, its still a very nice car.

    and at the end, you are the one who would have to decide, I'm only trying to show you what might be the differences in both cars that you need to look for in order to make your own decision..

  • I have a '95 Millenia S (which I love) which has
    approx. 85k miles. I recently heard a knocking
    noise and when I took it to a Mazda dealer, they
    told me I had an internal engine leak and the
    entire engine would have to be replaced which
    cost about $13,000. Being as I only paid $12,000
    for the car, I wanted to know if anyone else had
    experienced this problem or could it be something
    else. It has the Miller Cycle engine in it.
  • acabral1acabral1 Posts: 122
    I was told by several dealerships, that the 2001 Millenia will be released in the late December to early January timeframe; and that rebate will probably not be available until six months of its intial release (pending sales)

    If the 2001 model is really an improved version, I will purchase another one. If it isn't an improvement over the 2000 model. I will stray into the Lexus market
  • mantagmantag Posts: 47
    for a 95 L, 685 is alot. that sound s like they qouted you for the S..if not , i shop around.

    for the 95 engine blown, what happened that caused engine to leak( valve cover gaskets or other)? 13g's for a new engine- pppplllleeeaasseee- i don't think so
  • acabral1acabral1 Posts: 122
    That price is nonetheless astronomical. Convey this problem to other Mazda Dealerships in our local vicinity to obtain another diagnosis of the problem and cost to repair. If thier prices are also high - contact a reputable local shop for estimates. Dealing with a non-mazda shop will should not pose as a threat because your warranty has already expired. First inquire, whether or not they have experience working on a Millenia's engine and to what degree their experience is.

    If all your sources quote you a repair price close to or more than the price you paid for the car -- sell it - unless you can honestly warrant a sound reason as to why you'd want to spend that amount of money for your Millenia.
  • turbotcturbotc Posts: 163
    we went to quirk mazda in Quincy and they offered us the S and the Millenium Ed. at $7000 off MSRP. Below $25k for the Millenium Edition with the 4 season package. But their service sucks so we walked out.
  • prophet2prophet2 Posts: 372
    My brother is a certified mechanic and when I told him about this price-tag, what he did was a long w-h-i-s-t-l-e .........

    Probably better to use the 13K toward a new car, but not another "S." I had a '95 "L" and it ran well, even with merely 170 HP.
  • turbotc, I agree that services are not nice at Quirk when I tried to buy the millenia. However, when they tried to sell me the Volkswagon, they treated me very nicely.

    Thank you for the responses on base v.s. S. from you folks. I really like to have a moonroof and the smoother engine of S, but do not prefer the leather seat. Oh well, I really had no concept about car, I even attempted to drive a car with one wheel stolen :-) I'd better save 5K for the next car when I know how to select and appreciate the luxury car.

  • I looked at the Millenia has "very high" for maintenance rating. What does it mean?
    Does it mean it has a lot of problems to be repaired. Or it means it costs a lot to repair? Or both? Thanks.

    Check it out.
  • has anyone installed the xpel hood, light and bumper paint protectant film on their car?? Just curious as to how hard it was to install and is it working? The hood kit is listed at 99.95, and the light kit at 59.95. The bumper kit is 229.95 which I will probably skip. They mention that the film is invisible on every color but white, of course I have the pearl white paint. Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions???
  • I recently replaced a water pump, timing belt and auxillery belts on my Mazda Millenia 2.5L eng. It took me about 12 hours and a Chilton repair manual. It was by far the toughest water pump repair job I've ever done. I'm proably a avg. shade tree mechanic, be sure and get your timing right. Cost about $160. for quality after market parts,I used NAPA parts. Getting timing belt covers off was the toughest part. They should make auto enginners do repairs on thier own designs!
  • rysakrysak Posts: 7
    I got some rear window distorsion also. However, I don't know if it's the glass or its extra tint I put when I purchased the car.
    Any one knows where I can purchase rear spoiler for 2000 Millenia at reasonable price?
  • Mazda Australia just rename their Eunos 800M to Millenia. They have a good description of all the improvement on the new Millenia and a good picture of it too. I think it looks pretty nice and muscular from this picture's angle.
    Here's the link to the pic and review
  • I suspect it means exactly that. Toyotas, which are renowned for reliability in some circles, are also scored Hi, which suggests to me that they're looking at costs of repair, not frequency of repair. (The Millenia does well, for instance, in the Consumer Reports charts.)
  • bv678bv678 Posts: 1
    I took a 1995 Millenia S for a test drive and loved it. I noticed a fairly pronounced clicking noise from the engine when I popped the hood. Is this a normal characteristic of the Miller-cycle engine?
  • rmck46rmck46 Posts: 8
    Continental had 95000 mi when I trashed it Sorry
  • acabral1acabral1 Posts: 122
    It's unfortunate that you weren't treated the way you expected to be treated by Mazda dealership you visited. Hopefully, that was an isolated incident. The funny thing to your story is that, I recieved the same type of treatment from a Lincoln dealership, when I was considering the LS-V8. Again, perhaps my experience was an isolated one as well! Who knows, but anyways good luck with whatever car you decide to go with.

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