1998 Mazda Millenia Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1998 Mazda Millenia Miller Cycle from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Miller Cycle Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance26000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

This is a sweet, sleek machine

Faults:

"Rotten Eggs" odor occasionally ever since we got it.

Drivers side seat back starting to fray.

General Comments:

Car is very quick from a standing start.

Handles very well.

Seats and seat positions (6-way) are very comfortable.

Will this become a collector's item since it is no longer manufactured?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th July, 2004

23rd May 2008, 10:11

I purchased my 1998 Millenia S in mid-2001 at 45,000 miles. Now in 2008 I'm just over 125,000 miles, so I haven't done a lot of driving. Car is a collector's item to me, and I will keep it until it doesn 't work anymore. It is shaped and looks similar to a Jaguar, - its lines are classic and still look sleek and attractive. Car is expensive to keep up, - and eats gas. But is powerful and handles smoothly and is quiet inside. Had to replace worn steering wheel (leather) and (worn) auto shift knob after close to 10 years. Put in a custom stereo system by Speakers Works in Orange, - fabulous sounding, - such upgrade cost $5,000+, - worth every penny when stopped or slowed in heavy traffic. Irvine, CA resident. Car runs best at 80 miles per hour, - marvelous on the freeway.

1998 Mazda Millenia S from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance55928 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Awesome Car! Style and Performance in One

Faults:

The oxygen sensors have gone out two times so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2002

1998 Mazda Millenia L 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carChrysler Sebring

Summary:

Good value for the money

Faults:

1 dead battery.

1 flat tyre.

General Comments:

Very comfortable car, and extremely reliable in the 3 years I've owned it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th March, 2001

5th Jan 2004, 20:50

As per a popular consumer's car magazine Mazda Millenia's are a good buy as used cars, only if you buy 1998 or newer.

The previous ones had some electrical problems. The Millenia S have 2.4L supercharged Miller Cycle engines producing 215 HP. The engines are very efficient. The 0-60 mph is roughly 7.5 Secs. It's fully loaded, with leather and all options. I would compare them to Lexus ES300 's.

11th Jul 2004, 16:58

My wife has had the 1998 Mazda Millenia S since it was new. It is one of the surest handling and quickest cars we have ever owned and we go back to a used 1956 Ford Sunliner convertible. Since the car is no longer made, will it have a collector's value in the future?

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 6 reviews