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You are in the Mazda Millenia
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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#1584 of 4030 power, acceleration
Mar 28, 2002 (10:33 am)
I think this was brought on a previous post about actual acceleration, speed, power, etc. Isn't acceleration/speed more to do with gearing than actual power. I mean the 330ci has 225HP, not exactly incredible but it does 0-60 in like 6.3 seconds or so. The acura tl-s/cl-s infinity 1-35/2002 maxima all have 0ver 250HP yet aren't close to this figure, well maybe the TL it does it in like 6.7seconds or so. I wonder why people criticize the millenia over lack of power and the other cars in its class with 40-50HP advantage are like a second faster than the mill S, which no one can feel in real world driving anyway and slower than the lower powered 330ci. Had mazda geared the millenia more aggressively would it's "lack" of power even be an issue?
One last thing since the P shares an engine with the 626 and the discontinued ford probe GT aren't there a lot of aftermarket engine mods for it. I have seen so many modified probe GTs. They have all sorts of engine mods so there should be a slew of aftermarket for the P, now the S is a different story!
Mar 28, 2002 (7:27 pm)
I would not touch the Santa Fe dealership. I have had a couple of bad experiences with them in the past. I bought mine at Rich's in Alb., but I have not had to use their service yet. It also appears that University has changed over their entire sales force from last year but I do not know about their service department. Although when I bought mine the sales staff at Rich's did make a point of telling me that the service department is there to make money, even though yours is under warranty still.
Thanks for mentioning your mileage.
Mar 29, 2002 (6:00 am)
It has been mentioned that the base model takes regular unleaded and that the mileage has been around 22 mpg in town. I bought my S for $25,000. If you are considering the Toyota take a look at the engine sludge discussion they have going on. I have not looked at that in a few months but it appears to be affecting the V6's. I do not know if this could also be tied to the Lexas's. This is what turned me away from looking at the Toyota's.
Mar 29, 2002 (8:35 am)
OK, forget about performance, and gas mileage and which car is better, blah, blah, blah.
Do you ever catch yourself just sitting back and looking at your Millenia from a little distance? I do all the time since I drive my wife's 2001P so seldomly, but this car has some of the nicest lines on it. Now I know this is subjective, but it is really a nice looking car. Hard to believe the basic body style has been around as long as it has.
Mar 29, 2002 (9:26 am)
"Do you ever catch yourself just sitting back and looking at your Millenia from a little distance?"
I've had my '01 Platinum Silver Millenia P since Sept '01. And to this day, everytime I go into my garage or see it on a parking lot when I come out of a store, I actually find myself verbalizing "Damn that thing's gorgeous". It is simply an involuntary reaction on my part.
True, styling is subjective, but the Mazda stylists hit the nail on the head when thay did the Millenia, and improved it with the '01 update. I always admired the 929, and the Millenia ouclasses it IMO.
I was running alongside a 530 BMW this morning, and thinking how mine looks better than his. When we stopped at a light, the BMW driver called his passenger's attention to my Millenia.
I have gushed all over myself previously in this thread about my car. So I'll cut it out before someone thinks I'm a paid advocate for Mazda.
Mar 29, 2002 (9:52 am)
I still think the 99-00 body stlye looks better than the 01-02.
Guys please dont turn this into a long debate now:).
I am going to check out the NYC auto show tomorrow,I will give those of you who cannot make it an update on the new Mazda products.
Mar 29, 2002 (10:17 am)
Subjective comments are fine. Insinuating comments that I am a fool for buying a Millenia, or any other car for that matter, are just getting old.
There. That is my Good Friday rant. Hope all have good weekend.