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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
Mar 17, 2004 (5:42 pm)
It is a 2000 special model:
Badging Description: "special Millennium Edition badging on the C pillars and logos on the door panels and scuff plates."
Quote "The limited-edition Millennium Edition is available in two exclusive colors, Highlight Silver and Millennium Red. To the S model, it adds 17-inch chrome alloy wheels, charcoal-colored suede seat and door trim, revised wood grain trim panels, a six-disc in-dash CD changer, leather-wrapped transmissions shift and handbrake levers,
Quote "2000 Mazda Millenia
Millennium Edition builds on excellent S model.
By Ted West
It was inevitable that Mazda would launch a Millennium Edition of its Millenia luxury car. After all, Mazda deserved that even more than Buick deserved a special edition of the Century. Presumably Mazda can carry this theme through 2001 to celebrate when the new millennium actually begins.
While that adds some distinction within the Mazda Millenia line, anyone who buys a Millenia will enjoy exclusivity because many shoppers miss this luxury car. It shouldn't be, because this is a great luxury sedan that and offers good value: Mazda dropped prices of the Millenia over last year. The entry price has been reduced by $1,750 over last year to $24,995.
Mazda Millenia S, with its supercharged 210-horsepower Miller-cycle V6 engine, remains one of the most interesting cars in the near-luxury class. A crisp-handling sedan that encourages you to go home the long way, it's coupled with the kind of gracious creature comforts that'll make you want to invite the boss along.
Three models are available for 2000: Millenia ($25,245); Millenia S ($30,245); Millennium Edition ($30,995).
Mar 18, 2004 (1:13 pm)
These cars ( Millenias in general )are pretty exclusive. Don't see them every day like so many others in their class. I guess these Millennium Editions are extra rare.
#2986 of 4030 Those MM Editions
Mar 19, 2004 (10:46 pm)
The MM Editions look real nice. They have a darker silver than the 01's and you can tell they are something special. Only prob, and I know I will offend some, is that they only come in S versions. Good if buying new, bad if buying used. If they were in the P, such as the 02 Special Editions, would prob sell better. If you see the 02, have silver instead of wood, and the 17s on the P instead of S. IMHO the 2002 Spec Ed would be the MM to get. Best of both worlds, the 17s and nice interior.
Mar 20, 2004 (4:39 am)
Quote "Best of both worlds, the 17s and nice interior."
There is plenty of room for personal taste, and I disagree on both of those. The interior of my "01 P is far nicer to me than with anything metallic showing in place of the beautifully finished wood. This is after all, primarily a "near luxury" car. And not only is the ride degraded by larger wheels (less tire between you and the road), the larger wheels are very easily damaged by potholes and curbs etc. That is the reason for a large number of shake and vibration complaints on many brands, not just MM.
Mar 20, 2004 (3:03 pm)
Fwatson, I am not a huge fan of the silver in the Special Edition. I like the wood myself. I just like the rest of the interior on the 01-02 compared to that of the Millenium Edition 00 (optitron guages, etc). The 17s have a worse ride but I like the chrome myself rather than the size.
On an unrelated note, does it irk anyone else that all Mazdas have the same rims nowadays? From the 3 to the van, all the painted 5 spoke with a little twist. They ought to offer some polished or chrome packages.
Mar 21, 2004 (4:11 am)
I hadn't noticed the wheels being similar (or identical) on all the new model. The MPV for my wife, and RX-8 to ease me into old age are the only two I have paid attention. But I am really not in the market for any of them while my MM is still like a new one.
But if I was interested in chrome wheels as you seem to be, I'd check out custom wheels from various sources. You can get any size and style you might want, and they would not look like the ones on the other Mazdas. Probably a lot cheaper than from the friendly authorized dealer.
#2991 of 4030 ventilation
Mar 22, 2004 (1:05 pm)
I have a 2001 MMS with 7k miles. I run my climate control on auto. I live in NJ. When it is cold out, even though the from defroster is on, the "picture" on the climate control area shows air coming out at the feet. Yet there is not very much air coming out, but there is plenty of air coming out of each dash-level vent located closet to the doors. There is no air coming out of the center dash vents. Is it normal for air to come out the dash level vents when the climate control system indicates "heat" from down by the floorboard? Or is something wrong with the direction of the airflow?
#2992 of 4030 Carmax experience
Mar 22, 2004 (1:19 pm)
I took my 2000 MME to Carmax a few months ago. We're growing out of the MME and need a van, we're looking at the 04 Quest.
That said, I was offered $8,200 for mine. At the time, it had 57,000 miles on it. The big problem was that the passenger rear door was repainted due to a small dent. The appraiser said that they wouldn't sell it on their lot and would wholesale it at auction.
KBB trade-in at the time was between fair and good, $10,500 - $11,800. That's close but not the exact figures.
I still have the car and plan on trying to sell it privately for $12,500.
I hate to see it go, but two car seats in the back seat are tight!!
Mar 22, 2004 (6:42 pm)
I know that the 16" mpv wheels have the same offset as the 16" protege/5 wheels (which come in chrome), not sure what else they fit.