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#2292 of 4030 Winter Driving
Jan 23, 2003 (7:09 pm)
I need to make this comment for anybody out there who lives in hilly terrain with steep driveways and covered with snow or icy conditions...don't try driving with the stock Dunlop tires labeled M&S. My 2002 Millenia with tire size 215-50R-17 is uncontrollable in these conditions. To make matters worse, we can't find winter tires this size anywhere and I mean anywhere. The local tire dealers tell me that I should leave this car sitting in the garage. Why didn't Mazda tell us that the 17" tire size would be such a problem. These stock tires did also hydroplane in the rain too. Hope to see any answers or good suggestions.
Jan 23, 2003 (9:57 pm)
I'd look for some 16" steel rims and mount snow tires on them for the winter months. When things warm up, put the 17s back on and enjoy the open road. I'm in a warm climate, so I don't know this first hand, but it seems that no matter what make you drive, this is all too common.
Jan 26, 2003 (5:36 pm)
I have to say that these Dunlops (SP5000?) are - for me - very good in snow, much better that Goodyear Eagle GAs on Passat GLX I used to have.
I live in the Boston area, and drive up North a lot to ski... so, your remarks, ssteele, come to me as a bit of surprise.
TCS not helping?
#2295 of 4030 2002 Millenia S
Jan 28, 2003 (2:19 pm)
Just wondering if this is a good deal...MilleniaS with 6-Disc CD, moonroof deflector, cargo net, auto-dimming mirror and window tint. $23,900 out the door including Tax, Tag, Title.
We haven't test driven the car to see if we like it yet, but plan to stop by the dealership after work this evening. Guess we'll try both models to see the difference. I think there's more room to play in this deal, but just wanted other opinions from here.
#2296 of 4030 2002 Millenia S by kbaer
Jan 30, 2003 (12:25 pm)
Looks like a good deal (I paid 26K for mine in June '01)... if it is new, of course
Jan 30, 2003 (4:38 pm)
Just curious, but what dealer and is this in Tampa, Florida?
#2298 of 4030 Tampa, Florida
Jan 31, 2003 (5:20 am)
I got mine last year at Courtesy Mazda in Tampa. Give them a try before making your final deal. Nobody else was even close to them on bottom line.
#2299 of 4030 95 Millenia stalling and shutting off
Jan 31, 2003 (10:08 am)
I have a 95 Millenia that has been stalling and shutting off
recently. The check engine light is on. Since the light came on , I
have chnge dteh distributor, the throttle positiuon sensor and the
EGR. The car is still shutting off. It happans after driving for
about 25 minutes. The TCS light goes to off by itself, the car kinda
shudders when this happens, and then a few minutes later the car
shuts off all together. Sometimes teh Hold light flashes right before
the car shuts off. I then ahve to wait a few minutes before it will
start back up. In the mornings, when I satrt the car up after it has
rested all night, it drives fo rabout 25 minutes an then the cycle
starts all over again. Is anyone familair with this and if so , what
needs to be done to fix the problem.
Feb 01, 2003 (5:15 am)
Hello fellow Millenia Owners:
Just wanted to brag about my 97 S. Bought it
2-1/2 years ago with 80,000 miles. It now has
106,000...with ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER
(except the check engine light which has been on for over a year). I'm not going to change the
timing belt for all those $'s, since if it goes,
no damage to the engine will occur, besides I
know somebody with an old 626 with over 160,000
miles, that never changed his timing belt!
Also, the Bose stereo is spectacular! The new
Judas Priest CD really blasts!
#2301 of 4030 99 Millenia "S" Steering Problems
Feb 06, 2003 (6:22 am)
My 99 "S," with about 40K miles (original owner) seems to have developed a steering problem over the past year or two. The car seems to follow every imperfection in the road and seems very "uncertain" in it's directionality ---that's the only way I can describe it. The steering also feels incredibly light, like there is no contact with the road. I had the alignment checked by the dealer more than a year ago (they said it was fine,) and then I brought it into Bear Frame & Axle here in Denver, who said it was slightly misaligned, but they brought it back to spec. The problem still exists, however. Incidentally, I've been running Blizzaks for at least a couple of years. Wear pattern looks normal on all four tires; pressure is set at 30 all around. I've come to hate driving the car and I'm thinking about getting rid of it. Other than this problem, the car has been flawless since I bought it. Anyone out there have any ideas?