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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#1557 of 4030 to obioha re: mazda Millenia now and then
Mar 27, 2002 (1:45 pm)
Precisely, Mazda Millenai was a great car in ... 1995 when it came out. It did have a cute design, nice interior and funky (in a positive way) engine in the S model. But that was in freaking 1995 - 7 years ago. True the basic design of a gasoline engine has not been radically changed for a while but the car does show its age and is lacking certain toys that one would wantin and expect in near luxury segment. I will not mention other cars that have all the goodies mazda Millenia is lacking(Pat is watching)and let's face it, it's the little things lile Nav, 8 airbags, 8 speakers + sub+ amp, heck even cup holders are just some of the things that people go for. To sum it up: Millenia was a winner in 95 but now: .... well it is not.
Mar 27, 2002 (1:52 pm)
You never addressed my question to you about it's true competition. Does the Mills true competition(think price range) have 'Nav, 8 airbags, 8 speakers + sub+ amp'?
I don't think so.
#1559 of 4030 OFF topic - a little bit
Mar 27, 2002 (1:58 pm)
Maybe the reason that many do not select Millenia is the miniscule difference that one has to absolve in order to drive something that is only 15K ore expensive. If Millenia S goes for 25K and Lexus IS300, ES300, BMW 325, Infinity G35, Mercedes C240, Jaguar (the cheapest one), Cadillac CTS (the newest one), Lincoln LS V6, and couple others can be purchased for 15K more (around 40K before taxes), then the difference is not that huge. Please hear me out, 15K over 5 years is only 3.000 more a year which comes to what 250 bucks a month more. Think about it, for less than $10/day one coud get a nicely equipped BMW over mazda Millenia S - not a bad deal. Just my 2c.
This is not to say that Millenia is not a great buy, it is to some, but I think that many people go through the numbers and prefer to spend couple thousands more and get something that has better brand recognition.
Mar 27, 2002 (2:01 pm)
I cannot mention other cars on this board (pat's orders) so sorry but I am not ableto answer you. I do not want to give Pat any reasons to earase my posts so sorry. However my previous posts might address the issue.
#1561 of 4030 15k is a second car to some
Mar 27, 2002 (2:07 pm)
In fact a sharp buyer could swing a Protege ES for this price. I contend that it makes a huge difference.
I have no problem with people comparing one car to another and I think Pat misunderstood the sentiment in the forum. I think the issue is when a participant is antagonistic for the sake of being antagonistic. Bring on the facts Speed.
#1563 of 4030 My Millenia Experiences
Mar 27, 2002 (2:22 pm)
I currently own a 2000 Millennia Millenium Edition that I purchased in the summer of 2000. I have been basically pleased with the automobile, but have experienced some things I have not been terribly happy about. The fit and finish on the automobile are excellent. I have three items I am not happy with: 1. No lower lumbar support adjustment - really did not notice the lack of support when I purchased the vehicle. I moved last summer 1400 miles and sure noticed it after about 300 miles on the road. Could never get really comfortable even with the power seat adjustments. 2. Constant rattle in left rear end of car. Dealers claim to hear nothing, but I hear it every time I drive it. 3. Climate Control on automatic setting - hear the AC compressor kicking in and out as needed - creates a small rattling sound - again Dealers claim this is "normal."
I was surprised two weeks ago when I had to replace original factory tires at 29,000 miles. I have faithfully rotated and balanced every 5,000 miles. No front end alignment problems - tires wore evenly, but the original Dunlops are these z-rated 17" low profiles. Thought I could get at least 35-40K out of them. I could see evidence of the steel belts!
I would probably not buy another one if they were still going to be made after 2003.
With the Miller engine, I feel it has plenty of guts to do what ever type of driving I want.
My overall satisfaction with the vehicle is 7.5 out of 10.
#1564 of 4030 Why not?
Mar 27, 2002 (2:23 pm)
Want me to say it? An IS300 or a BMW 330 is a better car. No dung sherlock...
Mar 27, 2002 (4:37 pm)
Regarding speed/saxon - we have long ago established how he feels about the Millenia.
If he wants to continue to post on-topic messages here about what's wrong with the Millenia, then let's all agree to ignore him. After all, we don't care what he thinks so let's don't even talk to him. Looks like lots of you are doing a good job at this so far.
He will not have any fun at all if NO one responds to him.
Trust me on this and give it a try.
Sedans Message Board
Mar 27, 2002 (5:09 pm)
Different person. I say let the comparisons fly. He's basically backing off from original claim anyway and trying to say that if you throw another quarter in the jukebox you get more music. We knew that.