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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#3712 of 4030 Re: Millenia's Bose system [csuftitans]
Sep 11, 2006 (1:59 pm)
I am in the process of buying a 2000 MM-s millenium ed. The audio system plays but the 6 disc cd player won't work. How much would it cost me to replace the cd player (6 disc not necesary) with something decent or comparable? The seller is only willing to give me a $100 discount because of it. Thank you for any feedback. I have never owned a Mazda. I've owned Nissans, Hondas and am now driving an infiniti. I hope my experience will be as satisfying.
#3713 of 4030 Re: Millenia's Bose system [marsandzeny]
Sep 12, 2006 (10:30 am)
Don't buy the car.
#3714 of 4030 Re: Millenia's Bose system [marsandzeny]
Sep 13, 2006 (5:49 am)
You could check with some place like Crutchfield.
#3715 of 4030 Mazda Millenia (non-S) - Premium Gas or not?
Sep 13, 2006 (8:06 pm)
I've had a 95 non-supercharged Millenia for 5 years now. With gas prices the way they are, I've switched to standard 87 octane from my usual mid grade or premium. No problems yet. From what I've read, premium really is only neccessary for turbocharged or supercharged engines. Any comments?
#3716 of 4030 Supercharger
Sep 20, 2006 (6:02 pm)
How do you know when you supercharger is going out? What are some signs?
#3717 of 4030 Re: Check engine light on and TCS off [chetti]
Sep 21, 2006 (6:04 am)
I have a 97 Millenia, 191,860 miles. Check Engine light on for several years. Summer of 2005, had local shop do tune-up: cap,rotor,PCV valve,wires,plugs,air & fuel filter, timing belt,water pump. One month later engine quit at cruise after about 15 minutes. Coasted, let sit 10-15 minutes. Cranked, but would not start. Eventually started and ran OK. Drove 40 minutes. Garage read codes: EGR, CAM Position Sensor, O2 Sensor. Reset codes, only EGR reappeared. Engine ran OK. Decided not to fix. Then during summer Coolant overflowed on shutdown. Replaced thermostat, occasionally overflowed during hot months. Summer of 06, Hesitation on acceleration. Codes showed Air Leak. Replaced Rubber bellows tube from air mass sensor to throttle. EGR code still present. Two weeks later, engine quit at cruise as did summer before. Left sit, would crank, but not start. Had towed. Tried to start 1 week later, engine started OK. Drove to garage with Check Engine light blinking. Codes similar to before: P0300 Random Misfire, P0325 Knock Sensore, P1345 No SGC Signal, P1402 EGR. TCS OFF light occasionally ON. Since then, have had quit and not restart for several minutes.
Did anyone ever find out if TCS would cause engine to quit and not restart for period of time??
#3718 of 4030 Re: 2000 Mazda Millenia S Nightmare! [matttwitchell]
Sep 21, 2006 (1:10 pm)
I wish I could do that. I have already contacted the used car dealer where I bought the car and they would not take it back. Since then I have also had the cats replaced which lucky for me were replaced under warranty of 80,000 miles. BUT almost every time I start the car white smoke comes out of my exhaust! It seems like I'm constantly putting more oil in the car. Along with that the Check Engine light keeps comming on. For now it seems that if I disconnect the battery the light goes off for a few days. In the process of sellling this monster. I will never buy another Mazda and I warn anyone looking to buy a Millenia, DON'T especially one that has a supercharger. IT'S NOT WORTH YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!!
#3719 of 4030 Re: 2000 Mazda Millenia S Nightmare! [wrd88]
Sep 21, 2006 (5:03 pm)
FWIW: White smoke is usually OK, that's water. A natural byproduct of combustion, and often visible at startup. Burning oil means blue smoke. Best and cheapest fix is thicker oil (20W50) but use synthetic (Mobil 1) so that you still get good flow when the car is cold.
Perhaps more to the point: If you are going to buy a seven-year-old luxury car, especially an obscure one, you have to have a good mechanic. And you HAVE to have the car checked out before you plunk down any money for it.
I didn't, and I got (mostly) lucky.
Paid $1,800 for the car, and could easily double that with suspension work & two new axles. Did the most necessary things for $800 and been driving it for 5 months now...
A car like this, you either get it and keep it in top-notch condition -- or you get it cheap and milk it for as long as you can. And personally, I'd only buy older cars for cash. No payments when you have big repairs hanging over your head... the darned thing has 4 (four) ball joints at every corner, fer cryin' out loud!
Most of all, you'd better know about cars or have a good relationship with a competent mechanic.
1996 Millenia L, 152k
#3720 of 4030 Re: 2000 Mazda Millenia S Nightmare! [steine13]
Sep 23, 2006 (6:43 am)
I take issue with the "Don't Buy A Millenia" statement of the poster before you. Sure, maybe the "S" has problems, but not the the non-Superchgarged version. In fact the 2.5l engine is critically acclaimed as one of the best V6's ever made.
My '95 Millenia just turned 170K. Total repairs to date are less than $4k and included routine stuff like timing belt, cooling pump, distributor, battery, etc. Tranny's fine, engine's fine, shocks are fine....I expected it to be closer to death by this point.
It is by far the most reliable vcar I've ever had.
The one complaint is that goddamned Check Engine Light. It has been on for 4 years. I have my mechanic tweek it so that I can pass my smog check. He runs the diagnostic, it resets itself and then 30 miles later, it comes on again. I simply ignore it.
Any comments out there about the regular millenia being a great car?
#3721 of 4030 Re: 2000 Mazda Millenia S Nightmare! 
Sep 26, 2006 (12:51 pm)
I have a 99 Millenia L with about 125,000 trouble free miles on it. It still looks and runs great. By far, it is one of the best cars I've ever owned.