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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#310 of 4030 Re: 2001 Millenia Pricing (csuftitans)
Nov 30, 2000 (4:21 pm)
It doesn't surprise me that Mazda is already discounting thier Millenias! The only thing these discounts provide is immediate gratification - all these obscene discounts puts a severe dent in the Millenia's resale value whether it be via private sale or trade-in.
Just about everyone who owns a 2000 Millenia/s is upside-down on thier car, unless they leased it or they put down at least $7,000 and managed to purchased thier Millenia when Mazda was offering the $5,000 discount.
#311 of 4030 Auto-Tilt Steering Wheel
Dec 04, 2000 (4:48 am)
Has anyone had any problems with the auto-tilt away feature on their steering wheel? Three times over the weekend my steering wheel did not go up when I pulled my key out of the ignition. Each time I put my key back in the ignition and pulled it back out and it worked fine. Maybe I have an electrical short? Anyone had this happen? My fuel gauge is also acting up...I think the gas light is broken.
#312 of 4030 Re: Auto-Tilt Steering
Dec 04, 2000 (5:05 pm)
I had a similar problem with the steering wheel tilt in my millenia--it either retracted only part way or did not go up at all. This happened a number of times in the month before my battery died. Since replacing the battery (nearly 6 months ago), it hasn't happened again. It did seem rather coincidental at the time...
#313 of 4030 Re: Auto-Tilt Steering Wheel
Dec 04, 2000 (6:46 pm)
Had the same problem on my '00,. then I realized that I the auto-tilt button wasn't depressed.
I had to say it!
Dec 04, 2000 (11:20 pm)
I checked the auto-tilt button each time. The first time it happened I assumed that was the problem.
Dec 04, 2000 (11:21 pm)
Wonder if my battery could be getting low? I always leave my headlights on all the time, b/c of the auto-off feature...maybe this is wearing the battery down?
#316 of 4030 disappointment
Dec 05, 2000 (2:21 am)
I saw the 2001 Millenia for the first time today. I was a little disappointed in the so call restyle. The restyle is very minimal. I am in the market for a now car and I am looking at the Millenia, Lexus ES300, & Nissan Maxima. I was waiting to see the Mazda in person before I decided. The Lexus is on my list and is the leading candidate but since it is schedule for a make over next year, I wanted to see what else is out there. I have always liked the Mazda Millenia but thought the current design and technology had been on the market to long. I like the Maxima is on my list for performance. I was hoping that this would be a welcome refresh.
#317 of 4030 Xenon HID for the Millenia! ATTN: simile007
Dec 05, 2000 (7:08 am)
I've got a '95 S with over 100,000 miles. You asked about a 9006 xenon HID conversion kit. I had a 9006 HID conversion kit installed last March. Ordered from Phoenix Micro-Lite (http://www.phoenixhid.com), itís called the "9006P" kit ($600 + CA sales tax + shipping). It's optimized for projector lamps like mine. The parts donít look ďcheesyĒ; the kit uses Philips ballasts and Philips D2S Xenon bulbs. That bodes well in terms of the quality of parts. Installation of my kit was simple; plug the car's bulb connector into the ballast, which twists into bulb that connects to the lamp assembly. The hardest part is finding a place to mount the ballasts in a crowded engine compartment! Installation is easily reversible if I wanted to put it in another 9006 car.
In terms of output, my eyes tell me that we have at least 2.5 times the lumens. The halogens were yellow and dangerously dim by comparison. The light on the road is pure white, not blue (thank God). The color resembles that of the latest Acuras. Stock BMW HID lamps look a little bluer. My lamps still look a bluish in a sea of yellow halogens.
In terms of beam pattern, the projector lenses do a superb job of controlling glare and putting light exactly where I want it. Behind the wheel, I see a very uniform blanket of cool white light. Iíll even argue that my beam pattern was better defined than a í00 Acura TL I passed up one night. Itís kind of spooky. Iíd be more concerned with a conventional reflector lens setup; reflectors designed to handle half the lumens will likely make glare a problem. Despite the well-controled beam pattern, no HID conversion kits will be officially sold as DOT/SAE compliant devices. But Iíve passed many cops; they donít appear to be distracted as I drive by (knock on burlwood).
Customer service was excellent. Phoenix is small, but their staff (especially Bob [superliteearthlink.net]) is very eager to please. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional and prompt. Iíd buy from them again. My kit has been working reliably so far. The ten-year warranty is indicative of how confident they are in their kit. Hope I donít need to use it any time soon.
Also check out other HID dealers:
Educate yourself! Check out the Philips lighting forum. http://www.lighting.philips.com/forum/forum_6/wwwforum.cgi
Hope this helps.
Dec 07, 2000 (8:18 pm)
I test drove a 2000 and a 2001 Millenia S back-to-back yesterday. I must say that the 2001 improvements were apparent. The 2001 seemed more refined with better materials and sound dampening. Plus there was less body roll and the brake pedal felt firmer. Actual cosmetic redesign was minimal though, the most major being, of course, the front fascia and the guages. Also, the grey colors of the 2001 interior was much classier than the beige/brown of the 2000. (I just can't stand brown dashes. Gross. Black, Grey, Tan or Cream are fine though.)
Coming from the 1999 Protege I regularly drive, the steering on both Millenias was perhaps too light for my liking and the gas and brake pedals were a tad too close together for my boots. Other than that, it didn't take long to get used to. I liked it a lot overall, though the only other comparable car I've tested so far is the Maxima (which had that spongy, artificial steering seemingly characteristic of all Nissans).
#319 of 4030 Auto-tilt Steering Wheel
Dec 07, 2000 (9:26 pm)
My Millenia is currently at the dealership...they are overnighting a part that is suppose to fix the problem with my steering wheel not going up.