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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
Oct 09, 2000 (5:50 am)
If you want the power of the Maxima with some of styling elements of the Millenia, check out the Maxima-based, 227-hp Infiniti I30.
Unfortunately, it costs as much as the 210-hp Millenia S. And, though the I30 looks much better than the Maxima, the Millenia still has the better ass.
If you save a little more, the Infiniti I30 may be the best compromise between the Millenia and the Maxima. If you want something slightly less sporty and more cushy, check out the Mitsu Diamate LS or the "controversially styled" Toyota Avalon.
My trusty and very reliable 1995 Millenia S has over 108,000 miles and it still gets complements!
#191 of 4030 Upgradeable Shocks/Struts.
Oct 09, 2000 (2:07 pm)
Has anyone out there come across a performance shocks/struts setup for the Millenia; or even a compatible application. To compliment the H&R Lowering Springs.
I recentley saw a Silver Millenium Edition completely demolished a few days ago. The car apparently rolled-over. The roof was smashed and the back wheels were bent from the axle --- the car was also covered in mud - the driver probably confused the TCS as AWD!
Hmmm......... what a shame!
#192 of 4030 Automobile Perplexity
Oct 09, 2000 (2:14 pm)
If your budget allows for it, go for the '00 Millenia S or '01 Millenia S - Excellent car loaded with many options and rides very well! I thought the I30t was to Maxima-ish, "if you will"
The Avalon is another car to consider, despite its "Oldman" persona - superior reliability, plathora of luxury style options and excellent resale value. The Avalon also carries a slight resemblence to the Lexus LS430.
Oct 09, 2000 (2:21 pm)
How is everyones leather holding up? My '00 Millenia already has a lot of creases in the leather and I am using a non-retail leather cleaner. (which surpasses the performance of any retail product currently on the market)
From a comparison that I did on another '00 Millenia, my leather was in better condition, but I think Mazda could have utilized a better grade leather for the seats. Any comments?
#194 of 4030 Leather, Pleather...
Oct 10, 2000 (6:22 am)
My leather is still in decent shape, despite many many miles of my buttockery. I have been using Lexol leather cleaner and Connolly Hide Food (that stuff from England in the green jar that looks like lard) for conditioner. I'm satisfied with these products; my leather is in much better shape than typical for Millenias as old as mine. However, I have a problem with black scuff marks on the sides of the seats and the inner door.
The leather in Mazdas (as well as Hondas and Acuras) is decent but could be better. The leather in Toyotas (the Camry/ES300 come to mind) feel especially soft and rich.
OK, BMWs, Jags and Bentleys have even nicer leather.
The worst leather I've seen were in GM cars (except Cadillac & Saab). Check out the leather in most Chevy models (except Prizm) and all Pontiac models. You'd never see leather as ugly, plasticy and cheap. Peep this:
Probably the most hideous, unattractive and overstated interior ever. Also check out Mitsubishis for cheesy leather. Check out the back seats of an Eclipse with leather.
#195 of 4030 Leather Performance
Oct 10, 2000 (12:50 pm)
I have the same problem with being easily subjected to leaving scuff marks in the lower section (right&left) side of the seats. I think the increased leather wear is partially related to the leather's surface design which utilizes folds, overlappings and crevices to obtain a more luxury look. As a result of this particular design the leather seating surfaces also tend to soil much faster as well. In comparison to the other cars that I have owned.
I wonder if the '01 Millenia utilizes a better grade of leather!!??
ecaf --- does the leather cleanser product you use add sheen to your seats? There's nothing worse than a greaseball seat and steering wheel!
#196 of 4030 Millenia Gas Mileage
Oct 10, 2000 (1:06 pm)
yes, the Millenia S does not have great gas mileage for daily commuting, but I managed to drive my Mil S from Bestheda MD to Newark NJ on just about one tank of gas. I was down to 1/4 tank when I gassed the car up.
My driving conditions were as follows:
Temp - 68 to 73 degrees MPH - 73 to 85
Octane - 93 Route - I-95/NJ Turnpike
Cruise Control - N/A Wieght - 3 Passengers with
approximately 300lbs of luggage Traffic - Moderate
#197 of 4030 csuftitans
Oct 10, 2000 (1:30 pm)
isn't a 2000 Millenia S in the same price range as most Maximas?
#198 of 4030 leather..
Oct 10, 2000 (4:05 pm)
i too have a 95 s, and the leather is in excellent shape. i use lexol as well (cleaner and conditioner. seat side panels are vinyl, and require vinyl cleaner i suppose. pay attention to he back of the rear seats where they meet the deck lid. the sun beats down in this area alot.
#199 of 4030 Maxima v Millenia S price
Oct 11, 2000 (1:40 am)
ruski, you're right. The SE and GLE Maxima cost about the same as 2000 Millenia S (after discount off course), and Maxima's lowest model cost about the same as a regular Millenia. This makes a Millenia S an even better buy than a Maxima.
BTW, what kind of cleaner should I use for the door panel?