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Nissan Maxima, Mazda Millenia, Sedan
Sep 06, 2002 (5:32 am)
You know why I get bent up over the silly comments some of you TROLLS make on the Millenia, because I am 100% sure that none of you have ever owned the car.
I can proudly say that I owned a 1999 MAZDA MILLENIA for three years and I know that this is a car that was put together exceptionally well.
So don't come on to this board talking about Bimmers and Maximas, check out the numerous complaints that owners find with those cars, you hardly ever hear MILLLENIA OWNERS complaining about faulty this and faulty that with their cars.
Try owning one before you start complaining about the car.
Sep 06, 2002 (5:43 am)
I have a 2000 Maxima SE and a 2001 Millenia P and the Maxima drives just as straight as the Millenia, so please let's cut out this ridiculous nonsense that the Maxima doesn't drive straight.
Sep 06, 2002 (8:14 am)
If Millenia came with 260HP and a 5 speed you would be singing it's praises. The only drawback to the Millenia is that it is not a hotrod, and that is what draws some people to the otherwise inferior Maxima.
The sophistication of the Millenia's suspension outshines the Max, as does styling and interior appointments. It is imaculately assembled and finished. Reliability wise CR says it is "OUTSTANDING". Carpoint backs that up. One uses owners as the source, the other uses professional mechanics.
I wanted a luxury (near) car, not a hotrod. I believe I got the superior car, hands down, and ignoring price.
#167 of 212 One interesting tidbit.....
Sep 06, 2002 (8:42 am)
According to the EPA, the Millenia is considered a compact sedan, while the EPA rates the Maxima as a mid-size sedan. This is somewhat deceiving considering that the Millenia is a lot longer, but as you know the EPA rates cars based on interior volume not external size.
Sep 06, 2002 (9:01 am)
Let's not start with superior/inferior stuff. If the Millenia was SO superior the dealers wouldn't be trying to give the car away and it wouldn't be scrapped in favor of the Mazda 6. The Maxima on the other hand is one of Nissan's top selling vehicles for 20 years now, and it is going into it's 6th generation.
Sep 06, 2002 (9:06 am)
In all fairness, every write-up I have read in auto mags about the Millenia has said that it's largest deficiency is it's marketing. On the other side of that, Nissan never had a problem with Maxima commercials.
Sep 06, 2002 (9:41 am)
Marketing?. All the marketing in the world couldn't make me buy a Millenia anywhere near it's MSRP of $28K. For that kind of money there are a lot of choices out there much better than a Millenia.
#171 of 212 speedracer3
Sep 06, 2002 (9:48 am)
Either two things are of equal quality, or one is superior and the other inferior. I said what I meant. Overall the Millenia is superior to the Max except for engine size and lack of a 5 speed manual transmission.
With those two items the MM would outperform and have higher quality materials and assembly. IE overall superior.
EDIT: If you are interested in a larger interior, try the Mazda MPV or Honda Odyssee Minivans. They totally eclipse any sedan in interior. And a MM is closer to the size of a BMW 5 series than 3 series. It is also closer to the European cars in concept than the other Japanese offerings including Max. Performance car does not only mean 0 to 60 times.
Sep 06, 2002 (11:25 am)
Not quite sure why speed68 can't come on this board and talk about the Maxima (take a look at the title of the topic).
Not quite sure where you get your info that the Millenia is closer in size to the 5 series then to the 3 series. Maybe in exterior size but in interior size (where it counts) it is definately closer to the 3 series. The millenia has an interior volumn of 91.4 cu.ft. while the BMWs come in at 90.8 cu.ft and 94.9 cu.ft for the 3 series and 5 series sedans.
Sep 06, 2002 (11:27 am)
Oh how you over simplify. I can point out to a number of things that make the Maxima superior.
1)Engine- not size but quality...VQ35/VQ30 all the way.
2)Automatic Tranny- The auto on the MM is in one word terrible.
3)Ergonomics- Maxima's ergonomics are superior to the MM.
4)Performance/Handling- Maxima is superior here.
5)Stereo- The stereo on the MM is mediocre..the Maxima has an awesome standard unit.
6)Interior Size/Comfort- A lot more room to stretch out and be comfortable, the MM is crammed.
Plus things you cannot even get on a Millenia: