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Mazda Millenia



  • All of your responses are greatly appreciated. I'm on the case today.
  • I beleive a 95 626 remote is the same.
  • The mazda parts CD lists 5 different remotes for the 95 millenia. Just go to the dealer and pay the $115.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    The Millenia remote is unique to that model. The MPV has no trunk release and no panic button until 2000MY.

    There are actually only 2 and the early one is $115 vs $200 for the most common one that fits up to the 2000MY. The early one is the same as the late model 929 but it wasn't very long in the Mill.

    The '95 626 remote is the Ford style, not even close. Of course Bob, you could have checked that.
  • Okay let me apologize in advance for posting dumb a** questions. I'm definitely trying to go the EBAY route but lets say I get it, what needs to be done for it to work with my car. Does it have to go to the dealer to get programmed or what?
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    Either take it to the dealer and have it programmed or you can follow the instructions listed in the shop manual to program it yourself (not very difficult).
  • jmw7jmw7 Posts: 1
    Blake, I have a 2000 S and have over 25K on the odo. My gas milage has been a measly 18mpg for city and highway combined. Spoke to dealer in Dallas Tx. area who claimed that the reformulated gas is the culprit. Other than the gas mileage (it sucks!), the MM is a very dependable car.
  • un_yzun_yz Posts: 12
    How to reprogram your car's remote:

    Step 1: Open the driver's side door, and then press the lock button (on the door) so all the doors lock and the security light comes on.

    Step 2: Unlock the drivers side door by turning up the switch so the security light now turns off.

    Step 3: - Insert your key in the ignition and turn it to ACC position, and then take out the key. Repeat this three times. (remember to take the key completely out!)

    Step 4: Close and open the door three times. The car should now beep once.

    Step 5: Press any button on the remote two times. The car should beep once again.

    Step 6: Wait 5 seconds and then the car should beep four times and your remote is programmed!
  • Step 7: Do a little jig.

    Step 8: Bow to Japan and stand on your head.

    Step 9: Throw some salt over your shoulder.

    There its done..

    Sorry couldn't
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    Don't forget to mention what to do if he has 2 remotes.

    I believe the procedure you gave him will lock out any others but the one he programs.
  • What are the lowest prices now for both the P & S models & where are they? Looks like Kelley blue book site is showing $ 7,500 in incentives. How come this info is not on Edmunds?
  • My new P model has to have the accelerator pushed almost to the floor for it to downshift. Has anyone been able to get the shift points reprogramed so that shifts can be made quicker? Any info on reprograming would be appreciated.
  • A Boston area dealer has an ad for a 2002 S for $22,835 as I do not qualify for the college graduate additional $500 off. They are advertising it as $10K off. It seems like Mazda/Ford has pretty much eaten a lot of the depreciation on this car.

    BTW, I keep reading that this car depreciates but every time I look at a used one they don't seem very cheap to me. My wife's 2000 Impala depreciated about 10K in two years.

    I looked at the 2000 model two years ago and I didn't want to pay $26K for it. I also didn't like the harshness from the tires. This car doesn't need 17 inch wheels in my opinion. Are the tires still harsh? The new model isn't as good looking as the older model imho but it has more features.

    I'm looking for advice. I know Edmunds rated it dead last in its test but at this price it is now in a totally different competition. I will call tomorrow and see what its all about.

    For the same money I can buy a used 2001 Lincoln Continental which is faster though not more manuverable obviously. I consider bothto be "luxury" cars. Easier to get parts for Lincoln and cheaper also. The mileage may not be that different as I see some Millenia owners are not getting good mileage. I have considered the Maxima but I don't want a live rear axle.
  • FYI-

    Some of the instructions posted mention pulling the key completely out -- this is NOT the case for my 2001 P. Everything in the directions is correct about car door open, lock, unlock, insert key, power on/off 3 times, then you'll hear a horn beep - hit any of the remote buttons (I got 3 of 4 remotes to program) and you'll hear the car beep. You're all set.

    Lastly, don't pay $100+ for remotes - please, you're just allowing the dealer to gouge us! Go on ebay or do a web remote search. Plenty of guys out there will sell for $40 or less. I got 2! Millenia 01 remotes for $25.
  • Thanks people, you all have been truly helpful. The arguments about cars are cool but when you can really get good info from complete strangers, that's what makes this site.
  • kcm8419kcm8419 Posts: 121
    Kelly is showing 4 different incentives;

    1. 0% financing
    2. Low financing and $2,500 rebate
    3. $5,000 rebate
    4. $500 college graduate

    These incentives can not be combined, except the college graduate. You can only pick one of them.

    Gas mileage in my '02 S in town is 23-24 mpg.
  • I'm sorry I have to say this and it's not just because I own a 95 Mill S. I am at work and just took a smoke break out in the parking lot, I was just looking around and happened upon my car. The Millenia is such a good looking car. I can't believe they're not going to be continued. I mean honestly what other car looks that good. It definitely looks better than the Lexus (Es), all Acuras, the Maxima etc. I live in Los Angeles and most of the nice cars people have are the Beamers and the High end Lexus's and so on, but you really don't see that many Mill's as opposed to in my hometown of MD. I see the same nice beamers everyday, and I would love one but they're everywhere. I love the seeing Mills here because it reminds me of my car. If a car could truly be handsome, I'm sorry but the Mill is it. I just wanted to get that off my chest. Please continue.
  • Can the autodimming mirror be installed at the dealership or is it a factory option only? That way I can pick one out that is otherwise what I want and add it on.
  • Went to dealer as noted above. They had a great deal on black S without CD changer, winter package or chrome wheels for $22,800 plus another $600 for Lojack. Didn't care about the wheels but wanted the CD changer and the winter package and didn't want a black car. Bought Sand Mica S for $25.5K plus $150 for moonroof deflector. They wouldn't budge on the price, so I paid an extra $3K for $1400 of options but got the color I wanted. On the other hand this is the same price it sold for 2 1/2 years ago when I looked at them. Got lousy trade in for my car but given market today decided to get it. Picking it up on Monday.
  • You can add the mirror later...I had it added to my 2001 S.
  • rmck46rmck46 Posts: 8
    I have a 2000 p MM with 17000 mi and Loud trans whine ,rattle ,getting progressively worse.Nhsta has 2 TSB identifing cable problem not specific to S MM.I took it into dealer here in SW Florida.They claim there has been customer complaints and cable identified as source of noise.Dealer said Mazda has not authorized cable replacement.According to dealer problem won't damage transmission but it will not be fixed under warranty.Where and how did you get yours taken care of?Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks rmck46
  • I was offered a price of $22500 plus tax yesterday for a P with 4 Seasons and two-tone paint. I have x-plan and have seen others suggest that maybe there is another $1000 or so available in discount.

    Salesman suggested that with 4.6% financing I could buy with nothing out of pocket and a payment of $360/mo. for 60 mo. Six years ago I paid that payment to buy a $19000 car with 2000 down. The price is amazing considering the level of equipment and styling of this car. Question of course, is do I want to own a discontinued model. I'm also looking at a lease on a Volvo S60 with a 32000 sticker and a lease in the area of $390 with no money down.

    I have one month left on my lease and am thinking of offering to make a deal if they pay my last payment ($300) and knock another $500 off the selling price. Does this sound about right for this car right now. They have four in stock with 3 in acceptable colors. Still, don't know what will be around in another month if I wait.
  • tomekktomekk Posts: 310
    Something doesn't add up...:
    22,500 / 60 = 375

    My loan calculator shows $22,500 financed for 60 months at 4.6% is $420.49.

    I've seen MM P advertised for $20,900 in the Boston area, not sure though what they had for options.

    Good luck,

  • You're right. The sales guy told me that with the 5000 cash and an additional 1000 down the payment would be $343. I tacked on $20 for subtracting the additional $1000 down.

    Either the selling price was a lot less than $22,500 or the payment period would have to be bigger than 60 months. I'm surprised that I didn't catch the error but the number was so fantastic I guess I just got caught up in the thought of such a great deal.
  • First of all, it's a 2.3l, not a 2.2l.
    Second, it's a supercharged 2.3l, not a turbo 2.2l
    Third, it's a 210HP V6 engine, not just a regular 2.2l four banger, so city gas milage of around 19-20 is normal.

    My 2000 Millenia S has about 53K miles now, never overheats, getting about 19mpg in SoCal traffic with A/C on all the time, rattle-free and oh so much fun to drive.

    BTW, I always drives my millenia hard, pushing the engine to the limit everytime the freeway opened up, and the "supercharger" (no, not a turbo) just keeps pushing and pushing. Has it ever leaked? NO, how much have I paid for engine maintenance so far, less than $700 for almost 3 years.

    Hey scroll up to post #1940 and see how kcm8419's Mill S is getting 23-24mpg city; why not quoting his mpg?? Everyone's driving style is different, which makes mpg on a Mill S varies. I drives hard, so I'm getting 19mpg when my wife's driving it, she's geting 20.5mpg.
  • tomekktomekk Posts: 310
    Good to hear from you, I was getting worried...
  • lyons4lyons4 Posts: 21
    I am looking for a little advice.I have a S.E. Premium Millenia 2002 that the airbag comes on for a while & flashes and then it will go out & stay off for several hours.I taken it to the dealer which they had my car all day.The service man said it they could find a problem becuase the light did not come on while they tested and they put it on some kind machine that did not detect a problem either.When I drove car for about an hour after leaving the dealership the same thing happened.The light does not continuously stay on.
    If anyone has had this problem,please let me know what you did to resolve it.
  • tomekktomekk Posts: 310
    Don't forget that Mazda provides you with free alternate transportation - loaner car - if you have the car in for repairs! If the dealer doesn't volunteer it, ask and you will receive... :-)

    Fortunately for me, I haven't had any problems with airbag light.

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Folks, please -- see pat Sep 22, 2002 6:04pm.

    Maybe some of you don't realize that the Town Hall is not monitored in real time. Most of your hosts - including me - are part time contractors who keep up with posted messages as often as possible. But sometimes it may take a day or two to get to a particular discussion.

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  • fwatsonfwatson Posts: 639
    We have been getting them with much larger rebates than that for over a year. I got $8000 off mine over a year ago.
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