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#3069 of 4030 Mandatory Warranty Inspection
May 03, 2004 (9:15 pm)
Just a quick question for the group- I bought a 2002 Mazda Millenia new back in Sept. 2002- have 4,000 miles on it- received a notice from the local dealer that I had passed the warranty check up mileage point (6,000 miles) and I should contact the dealere ASAP to schedule a mandatory inspection- or I could jeopardize the warranty coverage. Is anyone aware of this mandatory warranty check up after 6,000 miles- or any mandatory warranty check up at all?
Thanking you in advnace
May 04, 2004 (2:17 am)
Unless Mazda changed the terms of the warranty, there is no dealer required warranty service. My 2001 Owner Manual specifically states that the service need not be done by the dealer, and may be done by the owner. I have simply manitained mine myself following the charts in the Owner Manual, and feel safe that my warranty is in no way violated. But I do keep all receipts and fill out the boxtop that accompanies new oil filters. I keep all those items in a "baggie" in the glove compartment along with the manual.
The dealer I bought from, as well as other solicitors have sent me many letters trying to convince me that I "must" do this or that. But at least in my case these have been nothing but sales pitches.
Go to http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayMyMazdaHome.action and answer a few questions to register. This is the official Mazda site and should give you any information you need.
#3071 of 4030 oil change
May 04, 2004 (8:15 am)
Time for my first oil change on my 2001 MMS. I have put 4000 miles on it since buying it in January. Car now has 9000 miles total. Since the Mazda dealer is out of the way for me, I am taking the car to a Honda dealer around the corner from my office.
I read the manual about using 5W-30 based on NJ temperatures the next few months. I am assuming Honda service can figure out what oil filter the Miller engine needs. But I would like to hear from you about the brand of oil, whether I should use synthetic oil, and if 5w-30 is the right choice. The Honda service guy said he has "Honda oil", which apparently is 5W-20. But he said he can get 5W-30 if thats what it takes.
Or do I bag the Honda dealer and go to Jiffy-Lube.
#3072 of 4030 Millenia S & Synthetic Oil
May 05, 2004 (5:42 am)
I'm thinking of flushing down all fluids (Transmission, Engine, Axle) and replace them with the appropriate synthetic Lubricants.
I've done it in the past on other with great
results of longevity. What do you guys think about it?
#3073 of 4030 Considering a used Millenia............
May 05, 2004 (7:43 am)
Need a little help. Considering a used Millenia and can't decide if I want a 1999-2000 or a 2001-2002 model. Please provide some pros and cons of each. Thanks!
#3074 of 4030 used millenia
May 05, 2004 (9:12 am)
I leased a 97 Millenia base for 2 years, and I recently bought a 2001 MMS with 5000 miles. I have always like the Millenia and wanted to get another one when the time came.
I think the 01-02 styling changes greatly enhanced the car. The interior color schemes, the electroluminescent dash, the in-dash 6 cd player, the cycling on and off of the heated seats, the center console and cupholders, the headlight and hood designs, the taillamps, the suspension and handling changes...all of that I think are great improvements. I don't remember my 97 driving and handling to the high degree and fun factor as my 01, but that could be selective memory.
Either way, though, I think the Millenia is the best car for the price in its class, and even better than cars above its class. I didn't really give much thought to the 01-02 changes until I actually saw and drove the 01. The decision for the 01-02 was made at that moment.
May 05, 2004 (9:26 am)
"For 2001, Mazda made some changes to the script. Number one on the list was freshened exterior styling that included more shapely fenders and bumpers, a new hood and grille and updated headlights and taillights. In addition to the more aggressive exterior design, the Millenia got a 35 percent increase in structural rigidity for better handling and ride quality. Minor changes to the interior include a power lumbar support driver seat, leather-wrapped shift knob and slick red and white Optitron gauges."
Most of the changes are cosmetic and fairly small. Though the new gauges mimic Lexus' electro-luminescent style and look very nice. The steering wheel got stereo controls, and the radio head unit was changed (for the third time)with a larger volume knob and the return of a tuning knob, that sort of looks like the original 95-96 head unit (which I always thought was better than the 97-00 head unit. Thats really about it. The Millenia was a strong competitor in '95 when it was introduced, but by '01, it had become outdated. The power figures didnt change, and Infinti, Acura, and Lexus surpassed the Millenia S' 210hp and 210lb\ft of torque. The S is also not that quick, Edmunds '01 test put it at around 8 seconds 0-60, which is just average. I would suggest cross shoping an Acura TL, which has more features, is sportier, and has more power. (The Type-S has A LOT more power). Infinti's I30\I35 is less sporty than the Acura, and is probably a closer match to the Millenia (and shares its less than stellar residual value) but also has more power, especially with the 3.5L engine for '02, and is generally roomier.
#3076 of 4030 Re: scgamecock [lexusguy #3075]
May 05, 2004 (11:49 am)
Scgamecock, if you follow lexusguy's advice and cross-shop, please let us know about all the prices you come across. I bought my 2001 MMS with 5000 miles (not a typo)in January for $17,000 from a Mazda dealer. The Infiniti dealer down the street had a 2000 I30t with 45,000 miles and would not budge off of $19,800. Both cars were certified pre-owned cars.
I will give you that I wish the MMS had memory seats, autodimming mirror, auto-on headlights, an indicator light for the fog lights, and maybe even more horsepower. But I am amazed at the prices for used I30's and TL's. I do like the Millenia's profile, the way it looks overall, and that they are not everywhere on the road.
May 05, 2004 (6:41 pm)
That dealer was trying to rip you off. I've seen several '01 I30s around here, one with 29K miles, for $15,9.
#3078 of 4030 Where do you live rpdrpd???
May 06, 2004 (9:25 am)
I'm in the southeast so I hope you're fairly close by.