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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#1945 of 4030 Gas Mileage
Aug 13, 2002 (1:55 pm)
I purchased a 2002 S Platinum Silver with all the trimmings (4 season, cd changer, chrome wheels) around the end up May for a little less than $25k before TT&L. So far my wife and I love the car! She had a 929 before, so we have always had a soft spot for Mazda. Everything has been great except for one thing: the gas mileage. When I drive, I usually get around 17/18 (mixed city/highway/traffic), and my wife usually get around 20. I thought maybe changing the oil to synthetic might help a little, but so far there hasn't been a difference. I am hoping as we drive the car more (almost 6000 miles now) the mileage might improve.
BTW, if you can't tell, I'm very lead-footed We have a Mazda B3000, which is a little sluggish, so we call the truck 'zoom' and the millenia 'zoom-zoom'
#1946 of 4030 Amati - Gas mileage
Aug 14, 2002 (7:45 pm)
Don't expect more than 21-22 mpg in city & mixed traffic; on highway you can get over 28mpg if you are steady and stay below 75mph... I'm getting about 22 now on '01 S wirh 16k miles (my record was 28 on an extended trip with 3 people on board, not bad).
To get 17-18 mpg you must be redlining it all the time... I know, this supercharger song is additcive.
#1947 of 4030 Future
Aug 15, 2002 (1:07 pm)
What's the future hold for the Millenia? Is a new design coming soon? I see there are rebates up to $5000 being offered on 2002 models. With $5000 off it seems like a great deal, but I would like to know if a major redesign is coming or if the current model is being dropped.
Aug 15, 2002 (2:11 pm)
2002 is the last year for Millenia. If you want one better get it now. It won't be available next year.
#1949 of 4030 New 2002 millenia. p WHEELS??
Aug 20, 2002 (3:56 pm)
Am taking delivery later this week and will be changing to aftermarket wheels. Would appreciate any ideas on disposition of OEM wheels.
#1950 of 4030 Want to buy a MM and want advice.
Aug 24, 2002 (11:06 pm)
Hey all I want to buy a MM and need advice. I think I will get a P rather then a S since I heard the S costs more to maintain. Also, does anybody have the PS or SS. I heard of these but haven't been able to see one in person. You guys have pictures I can see on some website? Also, you guys recommend buying a PS rather then a P? what is the added bonus of a special edition PS?
Aug 26, 2002 (10:07 am)
I have a 95S with about 72,000 miles on it. This has been a great car so far with minimal problems. Last Thursday I go to start the car and nothing happens, lights in/out are okay so I knew the battery was okay. I took it in and it was found that the starter went out as well as the relay. All that has been replaced and my mechanic said it's trying to turn over but still will not start. He thinks there is a problem with the signal coming from the computer and is now checking that out. Has anyone out there dealt with any computer problems with the Millenia S? I do have an extended warranty, thank GOD, so the work should be covered. I'm just not sure what to think now and I just got word that he may need to refer my car to someone else. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Aug 26, 2002 (3:38 pm)
Sounds like your mechanic was just changing parts without figuring out what the problem is. It kinda sounds like he needs to be replaced.
#1954 of 4030 98 Millenia check engine light
Aug 26, 2002 (5:42 pm)
My 98 Millenia Premium (not the S) has a check engine light issue! The car is in great shape, runs fantastic and is mechanically sound with 59K miles on it. The only thing I have done to the car is add a KN filter (that fit perfectly!)
Two weeks ago, my sister in law drove the car and mistakenly left the lights on (I was not too upset after all as it was my wives and her grandmothers funeral!) Two hours later, the vehicle would not start. After a jump, they were on their way. While my sister in law had the car, she also put gas in it.
Three days later, I start the car and the check engine light comes on. I call the local Mazda dealer and tell them the story. They get me in right away so I drop off the car and the dealer does the diagnostic test and it reads (I was told) low battery, and a misfire with the plugs/wires. He also asked me if I tightened the gas cap, in which I replied yes, (after reading these posts to find out that can trigger the ck engine light). The dealer replaces the spark plugs and wires, the battery, and puts some fuel injector cleaner in the tank for a mere $387.00 (yikes). They also reset the ck engine light.
Today (64 miles later) the check engine light came on again. I called the dealer and they told me to bring it in for the diagnostic test, which I have not yet done. They will charge me $65.00 unless it relates to something they did last week. The $65.00 charge thing kind of irritated me...
I would truly like to reslove this check engine light thing but I need some help. Can anyone tell me if they have experienced this before and what else may be the cause? Could it be the KN filter? Also, would you pay the $65.00 again for the diagnostic test?
Thanks and regards!