2000 Mazda Millenia S from North America
I love the car even though it's rather expensive to maintain.
Great Performer on Road. Just spent $2000 @ dealership for 60,000 mile maintenance. Expensive to maintain, but has been extremely reliable.
Be prepared to replace spark plugs (platinum tipped) $125 a set, ignition coil-$162, induction service-$109, timing belt-$350, valve cover gasket-$525, vacuum tees-$265. Uses premium octane gas, but good mileage overall, about 23 city & 26 highway.
Low profile tires have been very expensive to replace - plan on buying new tires every 15,000 miles.
Enjoyed owning the car because you get the best of both worlds - sporty & very fast & luxury sedan that's very comfortable.
The Bose sound system is fantastic.
Leather seats have remained intact & I recommend solar film on windows to extend wear if you live in hot climate like Fla.
Car is still fun to drive & looks equivalent to newer BMW's in Euro Style.
If you're going to own this car you should invest in frequent oil changes (I use synthetic) & recommended factory maintenance program.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th February, 2008
19th Jul 2008, 23:02
Learn to do it yourself, I guarantee you could no problem. And never do dealer service, it's a ripoff and they change unnecessary things. This is one of the most reliable used cars based on consumer reports, so all you will have to do is change the plugs and wires, tranny fluid, engine oil, brakes, air filter, coolant, and AC. Basic maintenance.