2002 Mazda Millenia P 2.5 DOHC V6 from North America
Great Florida car, horrible Ohio car
Oil pan was rusted out at 54,000 miles. Cost $400 between labor and part to fix.
Car is now leaking coolant at 57,000 miles, no idea where it is coming from.
Check engine light on sometimes depending on temp of outdoors, or if I use premium or regular gas.
Very rough/harsh shifting, especially when the traction control kicks in.
$700 for one headlight.
This car is a great summer car. Seating is comfortable, audio system is great, acceleration is not bad, however when the A/C is on, the car will barely move, and car will shift very harshly when shifting at higher speeds.
And in snow, forget it! This car goes nowhere, whether it is one inch of snow or slush, and if you hit the brakes in the snow, the anti-lock is super sensitive and will engage.
Handles great on dry roads, but in snowy and slushy roads, it fish tails going 20 mph, and if you are going 50 and hit a slush pile, the car severely pulls, and almost sends you off the road.
However the interior is great in the winter with the heated seats and all.
If you live in a sunny state and can find a used one, go ahead and get it; great value, but in a snowy state, beware!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th February, 2011
7th Apr 2011, 20:16
Just updating on my review: check engine light came on today. Took it into Autozone, and the codes came up for a variable intake solenoid #2, EGR circuit malfunction, and cylinder 6 misfire. This is ridiculous, I baby this car, and yet it still does nothing but give me a hard time. I don't know if I could recommend this car for someone on a budget, because this is gonna be an expensive fix for all this CRAP!!!