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#35 of 4030 Millenia Miller Cylce Engine
Aug 24, 2000 (3:57 am)
Hi all! Been reading with great interest all the comments on the Mazda Millenia. Have a chance to buy a 99 Millenia S, but with its Miller Cylce engine and the engine no longer being in production after the 2002 model year, does anyone know how Mazda plans on providing customer support should owners experience any problems with the engines after 2002. I am a long term car buyer (currently have 1987 T-Bird with 142K miles. If I buy the Millenia, I want to be sure I can keep it long term and have service support for it while I own it. Does anyone have information on parts/service support for the Miller Cycle engine after 2002? Thanks for any info you might have. "Chris"
Aug 24, 2000 (4:28 am)
According to the Mazda website...the official one, not the US sight, the new Millenia will have a navigation system. www.mazda.com go to the news releases and you will see it
#37 of 4030 whoops .......
Aug 24, 2000 (5:50 pm)
The salesman I initially spoke with on the phone did not know that the '98 Millenia DID NOT have leather and guessed that the mileage was in the 20K range. Actually, it was 33K! But, it had the CD, new tires, and was clean.
If the car was titled early in the '98 model year (late 1997), then the mileage isn't excessive. But, then again, the three-year warranty period will run out long before the 50K mileage limit is reached.
$14,600 isn't a bad price. The car ran well, did not reek of tobacco, and the touch-up work on the minor scrapes was flawless. Probably a decent deal, but not exceptional.
#38 of 4030 Removal of white container
Aug 25, 2000 (12:08 pm)
How do I find the white container and is it difficult to remove? I'd like to try it but I'm not very mechanically inclined.
#39 of 4030 Anyone knows what Millenia in japanese looks like?
Aug 25, 2000 (2:25 pm)
Trying to get a windshield decal but don't know what word millenia looks like in japanese. Or any word for that matter(speed, demon whatever). Any help?
#40 of 4030 foreign names/etc,,,
Aug 25, 2000 (3:37 pm)
i think the foreign name is "mellos"??? (? sp)check "automobile" magazine. the mag gives names for all cars w/ there foreign name.
white cansister: do you have to remove the air filter cover or that bellows looking hose connected to it?
tires: currently have original continental contact touring tires. i am looking at michelin pilots/dunlop/yokohama. go to tirerack.com
Aug 25, 2000 (6:43 pm)
I read in Consumer Reports that if a blue cloud of smoke comes from the tailpipe, it is a sign of an oil-burning engine.
#42 of 4030 Blown S Engine
Aug 26, 2000 (6:17 pm)
Someone else is driving my care along SR46 up near Paso Robles. It starts to overheat - probably a water pump problem. They don't notice until smoke and steam are pooring from the car.
End result is the car is going to need a new engine. The head gasket is blown, header warped, rings fried and gouged the cylinder walls, blah, blah, blah. Needs new radiator too.
The car is is SLO with a busy mazda/mitsubishi dealer that seems to have a good rep. The bill will come to $11k for a new engine, and it doesn't seem much chance of a rebuilt as there are so few miller cycles on the market. Anyone know if that seems high for parts and labor to get a new engine, etc.? I'm trying to decide if it's worth it. For those of you who have expressed concerns about the miller cycle engine, this is the downside - it costs a lot and they're not easy to work on so you have fewer alternative to a dealer than with other cars/engines.
Up until know, I've been real happy with it. a few, minor problems, but nothing horrible. Front seats could be more comfortable. That engine can really fly, though.
#43 of 4030 Wipers
Aug 27, 2000 (2:33 pm)
Hello to all! I'm closing in on finalizing a deal on a 2000 Millenia base. The car is equipped with both the 4 season and Premium Pkgs. My question has to do with the wipers...they seem to sit awkwardly on the windsheild, much higher than you'd expect. Does this require a minor adjustment or is it a sign of things to come?
Aug 28, 2000 (3:19 am)
Can you see the wipers when sitting inside the car? You shouldn't be able to.