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#2438 of 4030 Canadian prices
Jun 27, 2003 (5:36 am)
Hi nzigma: Yes, I am in Burlington Ontario. I was over at local dealer's the other day. They have a white outside/suede inside 2000 Mazda Millenia Millenium Special Edition on the lot. As I stated above, the price card had fallen down. I called my salesman and he said it has around 56k (just under 35000 miles - I HATE METRIC!!). The price is $24000 Canajun loonies which is about $2000 more than I paid 4 weeks ago for my MM S. The Millenium was a special run and I believe it has a 6-CD changer in the dash as opposed to a single player in the "regular" MM S's. The Millenium only came in the two colours I believe. I would rather have my tan leather/tan insides than the swede, at least until I start freezing my butt off in the winter - I do have heated seats however - and sweating it off in the heat. Our heat wave just broke so we are back to June weather. Anyway, the 2001 S that you are looking at has quite low mileage on it for a 2001, about 6000 miles per year as opposed to a typical 10 to 12000 miles (not kilometers). The price is very low also based on the few "for sale" cars I have seen in this area, 30 miles west of Toronto. I saw another 2000 S in the paper at a BMW dealer for $28000 Canadian which probably means around 26500 after haggling. Also in reading past postings on this site a fair number of owners seem to dislike the rear tail light arrangement or design or something to that effect, preferring the 2000 package. I can't comment on that. I just know that heads turn when I pull up to a light etc. Hope you are agile; getting in and out can be a bit of a challange for us older types. You sit quite low. Don't stick your hand out because someone may walk on it!! If you haven't taken the time to read or skim thru the past postings here I suggest you do so. Just type in one or two search words and go from there. Keep in touch as I will be going back to the dealers on Sunday to have another look. They are closed Sundays so no one to jump all over you.
Jun 27, 2003 (8:34 am)
Hi fairwood....thanks for the info. I'm going this evening to take a look at the car. Would think after all the 'haggle waggle', he would settle for $ 21,500....In fact the TMV Edmunds appraises this type of vehicle at approx 16500 or $ 22,297. However, some guys on this board paid $ 15, 900 US for a 2002 model. Wondering if prices are indeed cheaper in the US. Cheers
#2440 of 4030 Aftermarket Struts for 1998 Millenia
Jun 28, 2003 (12:25 pm)
Any place to find struts for my Mille besides the Mazda Dealer? Had my car lowered a few years ago and now need to replace three of four. Already replaced one. Any help appreciated.
#2441 of 4030 Re: Aftermarket struts
Jun 29, 2003 (4:52 am)
I have been watching Mazda Millenia site on eBay last few weeks, in fact purchased a keyless remote but it is "still in the mail" (I hope, since I paid by PayPal). Lots of Millenia items come up including entire cars. Let us know what you find. fairwood
#2442 of 4030 Cabin air filter ??
Jun 30, 2003 (7:33 am)
I hate to keep running to dealer with every niggly little item but I could find only one previous posting here asking about changing the air filter for the inside, not the engine air filter. Previous owner smoked and I sometimes get that stale tobacco smell, especially when the system reverts to recirulating interior air. The previous posting was a few years ago and I could not find anyone responding. Perhaps now? Where is the filter and has anyone bothered to change it? fairwood.
#2443 of 4030 kimmarc: struts
Jun 30, 2003 (1:01 pm)
a few days ago you were asking if there was another source of struts besides Mazda dealer. Just found this site on eBay but they have most other used parts from what I can tell. www.newmanautoparts.com Lots of luck and let us know how you make out. fairwood
Jun 30, 2003 (6:55 pm)
Bit the bullet and purchased a pearl 2001 S from Signature Mazda this morning. What a nice car. The dealership is within Canada's largest auto mall and in addition to Mazda's 143 point inspection I also have a 3 day/30 day money back/exchange guarantee from the dealership itself in the form of an 'offical' certificate. The only two concerns from the inspection were the grinding noise when you brake at high speeds ( the dealer is fixing this problem) and the tire wear which came out as 70% for the front and 50 % for the rear. Now, I don't much about cars, but it seems strange that the tires would have worn out this much after just 1 y and 7 months and 17.5 K miles. The dealer indicates that this is the tire manufacturer's problem, and I should approach them, but I'm not too sure . Any thoughts as to the reason for this kind of wear, and who should one approach for a 'fix' if indeed there is a problem. I paid $ 22,050 Canadian before taxes ( $ 16537 US) for the vehicle and thought it to be quite a decent price based on the various cars advertised out there. Would appreciate any help here.
#2445 of 4030 nzigma: 2001 S purchase
Jul 01, 2003 (7:42 am)
Dollar wise you got a very good deal. I paid a little more for a 2000 S with 36000 MILES, not those stupid metric K's. Tire wear on a front wheel drive car will always be greater than on the rears. On a rear wheel drive, the rear tires are doing the driving and some of the braking. The fronts are handling the steering and braking. On a front wheel drive, the rear wheels are basically just holding up the back corners so they don't make sparks dragging along the ground! The fronts do the steering, the driving, the braking, all this while trying to follow your directions or input. Tire wear depends on many factors, how aggressive or heavy footed you are, road conditions (smooth, gravel, sandy or whatever), quality of tire components/materials etc. Do a search here under something like "tire wear" and you will get as many answers or questions as there are postings. Frankly I have to wonder why the mileage is so low and the price so reasonable. "my" dealer has a salesman's demo 2002 S in the showroom right now, less than 5000 miles (7000 kilometers) and is asking close to list, around $42,000 Canajun loonies). It's no fun driving this car following some little old blue haired lady in a VW bug on downtown streets. The car begs you to take it out and give it hell. First car I have owned in decades, yes decades, that I actually want to get in and drive to nowhere in particular. Stay with premium gas, as much as the extra cost may hurt, (pay me now or pay me later if you use mid or regular). fairwood
#2446 of 4030 Keyless Remote Programming Correction
Jul 01, 2003 (7:59 am)
Posting #2022, dated Sept. 27, 2002 from phatpat gives the programming sequence for a Mazda Millenia keyless remote. My 2000 S came with only one remote (how the hell can a previous owner only turn in one remote and no valet key??) so I purchased one on eBay and it arrived on Monday June 30/03.
I followed phatpat's instructions 4 times with no success whatsoever. So I e-mailed the seller and he provided what he says is his programming info.
This is somewhat similar to what phatpat gave but close doesn't count does it? What surprised me was that the "new" remote now worked but the original no longer worked! Upon careful reading I realized that you have to repeat step 6 for each remote within seconds of each other. Apparently this will work for up to 4 remotes at one sitting.
Also what was referred to as beeps is actually the chime that sounds when you open driver's door with the key still in the ignition or if you don't buckle up with engine running.
1. Turn the ignition key to ON (not to ACC as previous instructions directed).
2. Turn ignition back OFF.
3. Remove key completely.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 twice more, for a total of 3 times, removing key completely EACH time.
5. Press the light switch at the lower back corner of the driver's side door jam THREE times, making sure the interior lights flicker. (This is similar to opening and closing door three times from previous instructions.).
5. Wait several seconds and the car should chime.
6. Hit the LOCK button of the first remote being programmed TWO times, wait for the chime and repeat for the other remote(s) being programmed.
7. Wait for the final chime or chimes after programming the last remote and test the functions of all the remotes.
My apologies for passing on erroneous information a number of postings back.
#2447 of 4030 2001 by nzigma
Jul 01, 2003 (11:44 am)
Your tire wear is probably caused by tire underinflation - S should be running 33 or 34 psi front and 32 or 33 psi back. My dealer always makes it 30 psi all around, so after every tire rotation I just add a little air to those Dunlops...
Hope this helps,