I got his car after my granddaughter's death. It had been taken care of pretty well. It now has 200,000 miles and runs very well. No problems so far except there seems to be some kind of special knack adding coolant -- the temp guage has started going to hot but the add coolant light on the dash doesn't come on. After the car cools, the gauge goes back to normal setting (cold) but after about 3 miles or so runs to hot again but no boil over...not sure what this means and I slowly add coolant via the reservoir and over night it drains low soI just add a little more. Must not have a full radiator yet but maybe i should totally drain and refill and that may solve the problem.
95 Millenias all smoke some, and that's just a fact of life. This car has smooth lines and a good engine. It rides smoothly on the interstate, and usually gets around 24 mpg. It accelerates well in the 40-60 mph range, but has a little bit of trouble getting up and going sometimes. The trunk is huge, the backseat is roomy, and the instrument panel is set up nicely. Overall, a great car if you can get past the smoking of the engine.
Good horsepower, nice lines, comfy interior, good sound system, easy to work on brakes.
Find some way early on to get the engine to stop smoking. The oil leaks within the engine down into the bottom of the crankshaft. If you can get this fixed cheaply, do!!
This car had issues from the start. It starts when it wants to. Cuts off in the middle of traffic. It has not been driven on a frequently basis in weeks. It's expensive to maintain. Mechanics cannot find the root of the problem. Millenia's stink!
When it moves.
I'm glad they stopped making this money pit/death trap.
Got this car with 70,000 miles on it. At 80,000 replaced fuel injector lines ($300); problem free from then until this year. At 170,000 miles had to replace starter, radiator, and battery. Compared to any 1995 American car, it's been reliable and fun to drive.
Was great when I bought it, but very quickly went BAD. All repairs are VERY expensive due to parts cost. Overheats at high altitude easily, strange engine "failures". Tranny shifts poorly, hubcaps fall off. Overall the worst car that I have ever owned. Never buy a Mazda again, or a Ford (the engine is the same one used in the Probe).