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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
Jun 03, 2006 (6:01 pm)
Im have been offered a 2001 mazda millenia S for $9800. It has 69,000 miles and a few scratches both exterior and interior. But the engine was good as far as I can see after test driving it. However, it only takes premium gas. The salesman said that I dont have to put Premium gas all the time. So First question, is he correct? wont it hurt the engine or supercharger? Finally is it a good buy all in all? and What kind of problems can i expect?
I would appreciate any advise i can get.
Thank you very much.
#3673 of 4030 Re: Need help [mobile1ph]
Jun 04, 2006 (5:07 pm)
mobile1ph: I have a 2000 - Millennium Edition (which has been a lemon since day 1 when I bought it 2 years ago) I was told the same thing about the premium gas and I ended up putting in lower, middle and premium grades alternatively. I just put a new fuel injector in the car along with plugs, and two new coils. I get about 15mpg on average and will only use the premium fuel now. I've heard really good things about the millennia and I've heard bad things that seem pretty consistent with is model. After nearly two years of check engine light problems that has been a mystery to every certified mechanic that I've taken it to (Mazda dealership included), It's not that fun to drive anymore when all of my money is going in the tank and constant expensive repairs - NOT to mention that the gas that goes into the tank is more than the car payment itself! good luck!!!
#3674 of 4030 Re: Need help [mobile1ph]
Jun 08, 2006 (10:17 pm)
I have a couple answers for you. First off, octane is also called anti-knock. It doesn't give you better gas mileage or anything like that. The rule of thumb is use whatever makes your engine not knock. I noticed knock with low grade in mine, but not mid. Second, I would stay clear of this car. Not that they are bad cars. They are great cars. They ride well, and run really well. Unless they have all the old reciepts for this car, you just don't know where it has been. If you do decide to buy it because it seems a decent price, make sure you buy the extended warranty. I had a 97 S that i bought 3 months ago that i just traded in. They are very expensive to fix and just seem to have random things go wrong. They also don't get the best gas mileage. If it was me, i would stay away or buy a extended warranty that goes to 100,000 miles. The decision is yours.
#3675 of 4030 Re: sunroof controls & heated seats [joeblack377]
Jun 10, 2006 (7:20 pm)
I have had similar type problems with my own car, especially and specifically the steering wheel tilt. Try pulling each fuse out and immediately replacing it. Don't, however, pull out the main 120 amp fuse - you must disconnect the battery and disconnect some wires for that one.
Jun 16, 2006 (10:17 am)
My '95 MM with 150K has recently begun setting the car alarm off for no reason, evne in garage. I've disconnected the hood open sensor (which fools the alarm into thinking the hood is open so alarm won't go off, but also means that there is no alarm on the car). Any better ideas? I've been unable to adjust and, for the most part, unable to figure out what else to do.
Other (minor) problems: door lights sometimes come on for no reason at all (when doors closed). Runs down battery. Can't figure it out. Obviously, taping down the door switch is not a solution (because doors are closed when lights come on).
And, the rear door interior trim is not connected to the door. Is there an easy way to reattach to door? Looked for the pins but have not yet found them.
Beyond that, so far, this is a wonderful car. Bought with 125K, runs strong, looks good, and rides like the luxury car it was originally meant to be. (Correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that this was Mazda's aborted entry into the Lexus/Infinity/BMW category.)
#3677 of 4030 Cover for AC Compressor
Jun 18, 2006 (1:59 pm)
I have a 2002 MM. Does anyone know where I can get some type of cover/grill to fit in the lower bumper to cover/protect the AC converter?
#3678 of 4030 Re: sunroof controls & heated seats [srust]
Jun 22, 2006 (11:27 am)
Thanks for the help. I tried it but nothing it just got worse. I contacted Mazda and they told me it might be the wiring or the sunroof tracks, which I doubt but I know they will charge me an arm and a leg for it anyways. I think I'm just going to sell it and cut my losses. this sucks.. But hanks for the help I really appreciate it.
#3679 of 4030 Re: Check Engine Light [jazzyman26]
Jun 22, 2006 (1:08 pm)
Having issue with the CEL catalyic converter replace o2 sensor and additional sensor all the codes were cleared.Numerous trip to goodyear car was taken too the mazda dealer on board computer was ok and the dealer mention 02 sensor which was replace.Have to go too goodyear again to perform another diagnostic this is driving me crazy because the car run and drive perfect.
Do anyone have a solution? need a answer the car want pass emission with the CEL on
#3680 of 4030 Re: Check Engine Light [jazzyman26]
Jun 22, 2006 (2:03 pm)
Don't forget that there are 4 O2 sensors. Are you sure you replaced the one that is generating the current code?