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#3534 of 4030 just a lil comment
Nov 25, 2005 (8:19 pm)
i own a 1998 mazda millenia, my dad gave it to me, i just wanted to say that i find it interesting about all of the problems people have posted. i expereince very few of them, beside the check engine light, which doesn't bother me any more, so long as i know that its the o2 senser, but beside that... nothing. now alot of posters say they buy the car used,well... the cars condition is based on the previous owner, not on the car itself. my car runs great for an eight year old car. i treat this car like a princess.... so all i can say is give your car some TLC and it'll do you good
#3535 of 4030 '97 Millenia S- Poor gas milage in city
Nov 28, 2005 (3:49 pm)
Bought this car 2 years ago and love it. Has about 72K miles. Recently city milage has dropped from about 21mpg to 18-19. Do not drive highway so don't know milage on that.
I have used a couple of bottles of injector cleaner to see if that worked but it did not. Engine runs great. Only problem is milage has dropped. Any ideas? If the supercharger is not working/properly, how would you know? Thanks.
#3536 of 4030 millenia: hi octane fuel or not?
Nov 28, 2005 (5:10 pm)
I'm thinking of buying an 2001 millenia "S" but the thought of having to puchase hi octane fuel given the price of gas is making me think twice. Does it really matter if I use hi octane fuel? Will I damage the engine if I don't?
#3537 of 4030 Re: millenia: hi octane fuel or not? [semac]
Nov 29, 2005 (4:12 am)
Use the recommended fuel. If octane is too low you will get detonation and that's bad for the engine. There's only a 20 cent difference in the premium fuel (10% at $2 per gallon) so it's a small penalty for best performance.
#3538 of 4030 Re: '97 Millenia S- Poor gas milage in city [zzjea]
Nov 29, 2005 (4:18 am)
If it runs great then the supercharger is fine. When was the last time you changed the air filter? If you don't have a check engine light then everythings in spec. Lower fuel mpg could be an early indication of a developing problem that could be averted with a major tuneup. Remember to check tire pressure and possibly brake drag.
#3539 of 4030 Re: '97 Millenia S- Poor gas milage in city [dancerman]
Nov 29, 2005 (9:09 pm)
Thanks. I did change air filter recently. No CEL. Dealer wants ~$650 for tuneup. Dare I trust a non-dealer shop that has done good work on a Lexus and BMW with a tune-up?
Had tires rotated and checked recently and they were a little low. I may get a little better mpg but don't know yet.
Dec 01, 2005 (5:03 am)
The subject of replacement tires has come up here at times.
I bought a set of Goodyear Assurance Comfortred tires for my 2001 MMP yesterday, because after a lot of research I came to the conclusion they will be very quiet and smooth (ie luxury ride). I have chosen to run them at 35 lb front and 33 lb rear as opposed to the factory recommendation for OEM tires of 31/29. I also changed size from 215/55/16 to 205/60/16 and they look great. The diameter is almost identical, so there should be no effect on the speedometer or gas milage other than the higher air pressure.
I leave Saturday morning for a 3000 mile trip and will let you know when I get back how this choice worked out. So far, I can tell that they are virtually silent, and the ride seems for the first 100 miles to be an improvement over the original Michelin MXV4's. The Michelin's were worn out at 17000 miles (1/32" tread left), not a very good showing IMO, and were not particularly quiet.
I paid out the door, $573. Not cheap, but far cheaper than putting another set of MXV4's on it. I'll be back in two and a half weeks with a followup.
#3541 of 4030 Re: '97 Millenia S- Poor gas milage in city [zzjea]
Dec 01, 2005 (3:19 pm)
I wouldn't do the $650 tuneup unless it's time for new plugs, etc. Without CEL on I'd drive it and continue to monitor the mpg.
#3542 of 4030 Millenia? how reliable? is S more troublesome?
Dec 06, 2005 (8:19 am)
I am considering buying a Millenia to be used primarily as a winter car. They seem to be a great value used
1. Even though reliability gets decent ratings from CR and others, there seems to be a lot of CEL issues and other problems. DO you think that is because people with problems come here or do the cars not age well?
2. Is the S version more trouble prone? what are issues?
3. What are best years and none issue areas?
thank you in advance?
#3543 of 4030 Bad transmission on 02MMP at 42K miles!
Dec 07, 2005 (8:30 pm)
Our 02MMP transmission started slipping very badly, very suddenly at 42K miles. The Mazda shop told us it was unusual but it needed a $4,300 factory rebuilt transmission. When we said we'd take it to Cottmans they said they'd done some research and found out there was a 50/50 chance that a complete drain/refill of transmission fluid might give us a short term fix for $200. This sounds suspicious to me. Why would they have to do research to find that out? What is a short term fix? Has anyone had transmission trouble at this low mileage? We didn't buy the extended warranty so we really need advice. Thanks!