by SGordon on Jul 31, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Mazda Millenia 4dr Sedan
I purchased my Mazda as a second owner. It had 30,000 miles on it. It was a lease turn in. I didn't have any problems at all with my car until the timing belt went out. That was after about 125,000 miles, got that replaced and have been going ever since! That is the only major issue I ever had. I now have 209,000 miles on it and it's still going strong.
by rfp on Dec 18, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Mazda Millenia 4dr Sedan
I have had my Mazda for 9 years. I replaced the transmission at 100,000. I have had a number of other parts replaced. The engine has been pretty good. But the parts are very high and mostly have to be ordered. The resale value is is kinda low. The car really looks good but in terms of durability, it leaves a lot to be desired. Mazda really needs to step it up a bit.
by antoine rached on Apr 5, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Mazda Millenia 4dr Sedan
P1195 EGR BOOST SENSOR, this will kill
your pickup and gas mileage.
engine makes noise after 100,000 to
solve put 2 quarts of karosene and
idle it for 5 minutes, change oil and
filter, use SAE30 the noise is gone
for 20000 miles.
Discontinued because of bad rep. after
FORD bought MAZDA, their vehicles went
down the toilet. I remember my 1984
626 ran over 300,000 miles, you could
never find that now !!!!!
Mazda dealers overcharge, dont buy
Rotate tires after every oil change.
I rated the car so high because I sold
it for profit !!!!
by Robert D on Oct 31, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Mazda Millenia S 4dr Sedan
The Mazda Millenia S is the poor man's
5 Series BMW. I bought mine used with
34k on it--someone else ate the
depreciation..I got great value. The
handling is agile, a real driver's car,
yet ride quality is high. The engine is
responsive, smooth, quick. Mechanically
solid, and loaded with features,
including traction control, ABS.
The engineers and builders paid
attention to detail.
I find the car comfortable, even on
long trips; maintenance has been
by Anderdog on Sep 24, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Mazda Millenia L 4dr Sedan
My Millenia was purchased for a
seriously reduced price below the
sticker. I thought I had the deal of
the century(millenium??) Once I got
over the terrific sound system and
sexy styling, I was left with a cramped
cabin with few features like cup holders
(only 1 provided),an ashtray, a glove
box with more than a few inches of
space. The transmission always felt
like it was missing gears and spinning
in low speed acceleration. Reliability
was not what Consumer Reports
suggested I could expect.
by Drive_Millenia on Feb 3, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Mazda Millenia L 4dr Sedan
I bought a 2nd hand millenia. The car
is excellent when it comes to all the
luxury features. The interior is great.
The car is 6 yrs old but still most of
the things seem to be working perfectly
fine. The pick-up is bit of a problem
at low speeds.. may coz of the heavy
weight. The car drives really smooth
and once above 50mph, the pickup
improves a lot. Its very easy to get a
speeding ticket if you are not watching
Models equipped with leather are upgraded this year with an eight-way power passenger seat, 16-inch alloy wheels, and revised final drive ratio for better low-end response. S models also get the power passenger seat. All Millenias have a new rear-window-mounted diversity antenna, a new sound system with in-dash CD player, revised center console design and Michelin tires.