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#2027 of 4030 Millenia S Rock Bottom Price!
Sep 27, 2002 (5:54 pm)
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.
#2029 of 4030 Remote programming - amended
Sep 28, 2002 (2:19 am)
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.
#2030 of 4030 phatpat : Remote programming instruction
Sep 28, 2002 (6:23 am)
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.
Sep 28, 2002 (6:49 am)
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.
Sep 28, 2002 (9:27 am)
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.
Sep 28, 2002 (12:18 pm)
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.
#2034 of 4030 Just bought Millenia S !
Sep 28, 2002 (2:04 pm)
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.
Sep 28, 2002 (6:36 pm)
You can add the mirror later...I had it added to my 2001 S.
#2036 of 4030 Transmission Noise -cable replacement
Oct 01, 2002 (6:39 am)
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