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#377 of 4030 Marak88: Millenia 0-60 tests
Jan 03, 2001 (12:40 am)
Mazda Millenia Acceleration Tests
Millenia S 2.3, except *, M Edition 2.3
Magazine Issue Year 0-60mph 1/4mi
Motor Trend 5/94 1995 7.6 sec 15.8 90mph
Car&Driver 8/94 1995 7.7 16.0 90
Car&Driver 7/95 1995 7.4 15.7 90
Car&Driver 7/98 1998 7.8 16.0 89
Car&Driver 2/00 2000* 8.5 16.6 86
Motor Trend 1/01 2001 8.4 16.3 86
Millenia L 2.5
Magazine Issue Year 0-60mph 1/4mi
Motor Trend 5/94 1995 9.1 sec 16.8 83mph
Comments: I've posted this chart here before, only this time I've included MT's most recent test of the 2001 Millenia. Acabral1 is correct in that these tests are probably not indicative of the Millenia's high RPM performance, so you may or may not want to take these figures with a grain of salt...
As you know, these are figures from U.S. media. I'd be very interested what overseas automotive journalists have to say about their "Millenias", the Xedos 9 and the Eunos 800-M. Maybe Csuftitans knows.
Jan 03, 2001 (5:27 am)
Interesting site, which I stumbled upon my late night surfing. I'll add a couple of points and see if anyone has any comments.
I have a '95 800M, which has done 110,000km (just under 69k miles) which I bought second hand.
1. Did the 100k / 60k mile service mid last year - didn't realise the cost - goddam!
2. I have had the odd problem with the car - radio antenna internal cable broke - replaced under warranty, CD player packed up (also replaced under warranty), the front door light (entry light) has gone twice.
3. More concerning - I started to get white smoke from my exhaust after starting, and after reading a few posts, I'm worried. What I can't work out is whether it is caused by age, or whether it is caused by the high octane petrol I'm using (RON 98). The emission does have a weird smell . . . which generally goes straight after starting. I would've thought they'd check the compressor at the 60,000 service . . .
4. Wheel noise - particularly at around 60km/h, and not really at any other speed??? I don't know whether this was caused by a crappy tyre attendant who didn't know what he was doing when he was aligning the wheels for 4WS.
5. Brakes - feeling quite rough, maybe I just need them replaced.
6. 1st to 2nd gear change - can be like a mule's kick sometimes - anyone else have this problem
Speed tests in Australia:
1. eauto.com.au - 9.3 sec
2. Autospeed.com - 9.0 sec for 0-100km/h
3. Buscentre.com.au - 8.6 sec
4. I've seen an 8.2 and 8.4, but now all I have to do is find their source . . .
You're probably all thinking we get an underpowered 800M in Australia . . ., but no we don't!
I've clocked myself around the 8.0 second mark, but not very accurately, and it was a cold night.
#379 of 4030 Mazda Tech Service Bulletins
Jan 03, 2001 (10:39 am)
This website supposedly lists Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls for all vehicles. Looks pretty good to me. However, I didn't see anything on the "white smoke" problem. In fact, I didn't see much on engine problems. There were a few transmission bulletins.
With a TSB number you should be able to talk more intelligently to your service manager, and probably get more info, and respect, from him.
#380 of 4030 Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls#2
Jan 03, 2001 (10:45 am)
Hello again gang,
The Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls on the website I just mentioned are only listed by title and number.
If any of you know the details of any of the Millenia TSBs, please list them.
Jan 03, 2001 (3:46 pm)
My odometer is around 70k km (44k miles). It still drives well but certainly not like new in spite the fact that I try to keep it in tip-top shape. The Miller Cycle Engine is a bit noisier than before when above 2500 RPM. However it still starts like a rocket at extreme low temperatures. Since I have other cars I try not to drive this one more than 4-5k/year.
Jan 03, 2001 (6:12 pm)
The only other way you can detect a faulty cat converter(in it's early stages of failure)other than sound and smell is... being rejected at the emissions test. Do you guys in NY have to have those? Seattle makes us take emissions tests every other year, joy!
#383 of 4030 Atten: emeraldcity!
Jan 03, 2001 (11:29 pm)
Yes, we do have the emission test in NY, and it's every year!!! I pass the emission test, therefore I guess the cat converters might still be good. Anyway, I'll have it check by my mechanic to make sure it's still good, and if not I'll have them replace before the 8/80,000 warranty ends. Thank you very much "emeraldcity"!
#384 of 4030 Eunos 800 M acceleration
Jan 04, 2001 (1:38 am)
As far as I know, none of the 0-100km/h acceleration test done is OZ for Eunos 800M is any lower than 8s. Remember that 0-100km/h is more like 0-62mph. Millenia S/Eunos 800M's initial acceleration it's not very quick, but at high speed is another matter. Going from 90mph to 130mph in a Millenia is a lot easier/quicker than any other car I've driven (except for RX7), that includes cars like (my parent's car) '93 M-benz 500SEL, my friend's 2000 Acura TL (beat the heck out of that car in high speed) and '95 M-benz C280 (sister's car).
Jan 04, 2001 (11:44 am)
On the practical side, any velocity comparison should be to less than 90 mph. Even this speed is seldom achieved in daily driving. How often you reach 130 mph unless you live on a race track and in this case lucky you. The fact of life is MilleniaS ranks within a privileged group give or take few deca-seconds. As far as concerning the velocity, I feel that 0-60 in 8s in very fine for any car. On the driving pleasure side, I feel that MilleniaS in hindered by the long input needed for the steering wheel to direct the car as well as the slow reaction for its automatic transmission. Those two facts were consistently underlined for years by most professional testers.
#386 of 4030 30,000 Mile Services
Jan 04, 2001 (1:48 pm)
First of all, would like to say what a wonderful forum this is. I've been checking in everyday for the past few months actually since I purchased my 1998 Millenia L in May. What exactly does the delaership do that would make this service cost in my area $625.00. That seems a bit step just for a tune up. And my reasoning is that at 30,000 miles if that much is wrong then what is going to be later down the road. Oh yeah, 60,000 miles is going to be $925.00. Why so much?