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#684 of 4030 Millenia wheels and tires...
May 09, 2001 (10:30 am)
stragf - I have a 1996 Millenia S, which also came with those Michelins. My original set lasted about 25,000 miles. I now have 53,000 miles on the car, and am on my third set of those same tires. The last time I was ready to replace them, I tried to find something else, because those Michelins are really expensive! According to the Tire Rack, there are only three other manufacturers that make this relatively rare size, and they are Michelin, Yokohama, and Bridgestone. The Yokohama tire is less expensive, but it less of a performance tire, and would compromise the handling a bit. Whether you car about that enough to pay for more expensive tires, is up to you. The Bridgestone tire is about the same price as the Michelin, so I stuck with the Michelin. Apparently, Michelin actually worked with Mazda and designed this tire specifically for the Millenia. Very few other cars (if any) use this same size/speed rating. Thus, they are expensive. If ultimate handling is not critical for you, go with the Yoko's. They will last much longer - about 40-45,000 miles! Good luck...
#685 of 4030 Millenia Tires
May 09, 2001 (10:44 am)
Can I change from 215's to 225's? More selection in this size.
#686 of 4030 Millenia tires
May 09, 2001 (11:55 am)
My understanding is that 225 series tires fit just fine on the 16" factory rim. I have 225/45-17 tires on aftermarket rims on my car.
#687 of 4030 Millenia Tires
May 09, 2001 (1:07 pm)
I have read numerous posts that suggest using the Dunlop DS5000 235/45 R17....all have said this a "zero-fit" package for the 17's on a 2000 Mill S....so with that in mind I would assume it's OK also to use a 225/50 on a 16" wheel.....have you looked in to Dunlop cause those are the factory rims that now come with Millenia S's...oh yeah...forgot, I used to use 225/50 on 16's ( they were Goodyear Eagle 1's I believe)...but there are many more than that to choose from...
#688 of 4030 Re: Millenia Tires by natev
May 09, 2001 (2:36 pm)
I am using the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 (215/50/17) and they are phenomenal, a definate improvement over the factory installed SP Sport 4000's total price came out to $718.00 Consider them for your Mill-S; they're an excellent Ultra Performance All-Season tire and significantly cheaper than the other higher-end brands tire too!
#689 of 4030 Millenia S; Performance
May 09, 2001 (2:45 pm)
The Mill-S is truly a 3000+ RPM performer; it's greatest attribute is that its supercharger is centrifugally based, which enables it to out perform many comparable vehicles with 10 to 25 more horse power while running at high RPMS.
A prime yet, controversial example of this is that, yesterday I raced a Mitsu 3000 GT "SL" from a standstill, (manual) and spanked the hell out of him. He was approximatley 4.5 car lengths behind me. My speedometer was reading 140mph; and my Mill-S was handling with ease! It is truly amazing to actually experience how well this vehicle can handle and accelerate with such ease at these suicidal speeds!
During my brief "NASCAR" episode there was a slight curve in the road, so all I did was hit the "Hold" button, and holy $hit, it was like my Millenia was running on rail road tracks! This was a completely phenomenal first and last time event!
Hey, guys/gals...... no hazardous driving lectures please! I know, I know..............
#690 of 4030 2001 Millenia price
May 09, 2001 (9:26 pm)
Hello everyone. I have been very attentive on this site since I have been considering buying a 2001 *ignore* P. Now the price I was quoted here in Virginia Beach is at about 24,500. Does that sound reasonable? I fell in love with that car the minute I walked on the lot. I was looking at a Maxima and ended up with the Millennia on my mind. The S-series I just a little too steep for my wallet right now. I would very much appreciate your input on this car. Thank You.
#691 of 4030 May The Financing Be With You
May 10, 2001 (6:31 am)
Hi Eddie. You know, if you'd really like the S edition you could go with the 2000 model, which some feel looks better than the 2001 models. But if you must have a 2001, wait a little bit. They will be discounting them because a lot of 2002s are coming out now. You could even stalwart with the dealer.
You wouldn't believe the mark-up on cars; I promise you you could get out of there with an S at about that same price you're paying for your 2001 base. You have all the power. They want your money, not those cars. So, go in there and make it plain that you can go anywhere you want. You don't have to have a Millenia (even though that's a bald face lie). Good luck!
#692 of 4030 S performance.... acabral1
May 10, 2001 (7:57 am)
just wonderin if you have any aftermarket parts on your S....thanx
#693 of 4030 In search of millenia advice
May 10, 2001 (8:26 am)
I'm looking into buying 1998 milli s and seen a few in the range 14k - 16k dollars. with about 44,000 - 50,000 miles. What is a good target price for me to take to these dealers? Assuming the vehicle is clean. All advice helps... Also is there any truth that the Miller engine will be discontinued in the near future? Why?