by mestratus on May 24, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Millenia Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
Purchased this car from the showroom - Brand new it looked inviting, but as it turned out, everything that could go wrong...went wrong - I had to have constant expensive repairs - Right after the warranty ran out, I purchased another warranty costing 2,000.00 for another 5 years, but the auto adjustable steering column jammed and none of it was covered - Costs over 600.00 to repair - The engine (problem) light has spent more time being on, than off - Just about everything that you can replace on an engine, had to be replaced - The catalytic converter has to be replaced at a cost of over 2,000.00 again ! - And all this well before the car has 60,000 miles on it - Projected reliability ???
by lilred100 on May 18, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Millenia Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this car used with 120k, drove 2 years and 20k miles before car was totaled by insurance company.
Did well in the accident, no injuries despite driver's side impact.
Fun to drive, sporty, sharp rims, great stereo.
Minor, inexpensive repairs: thermostat, motor mounts and a fuse.
A/C compressor was starting to go out.
Visor mirror and one vent cover came unglued otherwise interior looked almost new.
Took on lots of highway trips for work and did great at high speeds, comfortable on long drives.
Adjustable seats and steering wheel give a good custom fit for the driver.
My mechanic said it was a great car, I would buy another mazda in a heartbeat.
Got about 18/24 mpg.
by jay on Apr 25, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Millenia Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
don;t buy buy a mazda millenia , i got this car brand new and after 2 years i had the engine light on so every times is a new problem w this horrible car ,trams, censors, power doors , leaks, and all kind of problems i sold my mazda to junk for 300 cause i dint wanna pay more money , buy a honda or toyota ,
by ELAINE HARVILL-GREAT on Jan 14, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Millenia Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
i love my mazda except for all the engine lights coming on even though nothing is wrong with my car. It still cost alot every time I take it to the dealership. Like $1000.It only stays off a few months. Now both the engine light and the air bag light are both on. I have75000 miles on my car and this has happened about 10 times. I would NOT recommend it or buy another for this reason.
by rocco on Dec 19, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Millenia Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought it new in 01 and have about 105000 miles on it. I still love it! It's a sharp looking car and extremely comfortable, even for someone pretty large (6'2", 300) No major repairs, just fairly normal maintenance. The steering wheel that automatically raises when you take the key out and lowers to your pre-selected driving position when you put the key in is getting fussy in cold weather and stays in the up position, but I've simply turned off the auto feature for the winter and will reset come springtime. I'll keep her until she falls apart around me.
by Bronson on Jun 1, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Millenia Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
It's a shame Mazda stopped building the Millenia. I bought mine used and have put nearly 130,000 miles on it. It has given me no problems at all other than a Check Engine light that seems to think there's a problem. The drive is very satisfying; think of the Millenia as a big Miata. The ride is smooth and quiet and it is generally a very comfortable car. The interior is classy and it comes without the gimmicks of high-end technology. Storage space is good with enough cup holders for everybody and a wide trunk. A folding rear seat would be nice. Mazda did not put enough effort into marketing the Millenia and giving it a competitive price tag. I think it would have been a very successful car.
Mazda has strengthened the Millenia's body structure to improve torsional rigidity 30 percent. Combined with a new rear stabilizer bar and a larger front stabilizer bar, improved handling is the result. Visually, the car should be more appealing thanks to new front and rear styling. The interior has been updated significantly, as well. Hardware changes include larger disc brakes, a revised ABS system and standard side airbags for both models.