6th Apr 2005, 14:09
My 1995 Mazda Millenia continued to die with no warning in city traffic plus the check engine light shined brightly for about a month. I took it to a local garage in downtown Denver who advised that they could not run the diagnostics. $50.00 and a visit to a Mazda dealership later, I got a laundry list of maintenance issues totaling $1200.00! One item quoted was a air flow sensor. The dealership wanted over $400 for the sensor so I returned to the garage who installed a new one, (they had to buy the sensor from the dealer) for $275. The check engine light remains on as does the ABS light. I continue to watch my temperature gauge and hope for the best. I was told that the garage should have entered a code that would have cleared the check engine light. Has anyone had good experience with getting the lights off?
16th Apr 2005, 07:33
I have a 1995 Mazda Millenia. When I got it I couldn't even tell that it was running. Now it barely runs at all. I've had it for 1 year. When I give it gas it almost goes dead. No one can tell me what's wrong with it. I've had it on computers and they do not throw codes for anything to be fixed. When I give it gas even if it is about to go dead it spits and sputters and backfires and the neighbors call the law because they think someone is shooting. I finally replaced the computer which if new was going to cost $1,004.00. But I bid on a used one for $5.50. I put it in and... no change. I thought that maybe it was used and broken, but it might have a different problem than the one I took off. I could go on for days, the passenger seat belt is now broken, the leather is tearing, the wood grain dashboard is breaking off, the list goes on and on. I would never recommend a Mazda Millenia to anyone. And I feel sorry for anyone who has one.
27th Apr 2005, 15:05
I own a 1995 Mazda Millenia. I've also had so much trouble with this junk. I bought it in 2000 for $11,500 + 100lbs. of beef. Yes, 100 pounds of beef included with the purchase of the car. Anyway, about 2 months after I bought it, the Millenia would not shift into its third or fourth gear. I payed $1100 (included labor) to get it installed. A few weeks past and once again, the transmission had to be replaced, luckily it still under the parts warranty. A year later, the water pump had to be replaced. Then in 2001, radiator hoses needed to be replaced. 2 months, later 2 more hoses needed to replaced. In 2005, the water pump and more hoses were replaced. Finally, I'm saying "I GIVE UP!", I'm selling it. Hopefully, the person who I'm selling it to doesn't have as much bad luck as I do. Plus, that cars full of new parts. Hehe.
16th Jul 2005, 15:07
I bought a '95 Millenia in '98. It had 48k miles. Truly has been one of the best cars I've ever owned. So much so that when my tranny went at 135k I had it rebuilt. The car is fast for its class, sleek styling, quiet and responsive. Mine could be a bit tighter on curves. But every time I see it, I smile. I really like this car. But if you're considering buying one, I wouldn't unless you know how to fix 'em yourself. Every dealership I have dealt with has tried to cheat me, done poor work, been jerks. Thankfully, I've always been smarter than them. I've only found one dealership that's good and I've been to four. And, parts are ridiculously expensive as is every repair that it needs short of oil changes. And, there just aren't that many mechanics around that are good with the S model, which is what I have. Still, I absolutely love this car.
22nd Sep 2005, 10:08
I bought a 95 Mazda Millenia a few months ago, had 125k miles on it, but it ran great. However, due to the crappy autoshop I bought it from *used* *and I was naive* I trusted them and bought it.. it ran great, and they changed my front brake pads for me, however it kept on squeaking. Now, 3 months in, went for an oil change and had them check the car out.. Overall the car was in good condition.. other than my rear wheel and rotors were screwed up, so had to get a new rim *110$* and 2 new wheels *around 300$* also had to change rotors and calipers on the rear *300 for rotors, 300 for calipers.. damn* and also had to change my hoses... though, aparently the previous owner had put in a new distributor which was hot.
I spent 3400$ for the car itself, and around 400$ for paperwork and license plate etc to be done by the dealer *bull price* but ah well.. The car's been running great on me, and I've had no problems at all. However, the car has a tendency to not drop down a gear *i suppose it's normal for automatic cars* so sometimes when I want a fast start from a red light, I shift it down to 1 or 2 gear, and then after it speeds up I change it back up to D. works pretty great, but I've been told that it's bad for my engine, though at 126k miles, I guess it can't really screw up more than it's already had with it's 10 years of wear and tear...
But yeh, 95 millenia, still with it's original engine and all, so it's worked pretty nicely for me.
I would recommend the millenia if you want a nice, respectable looking car for a cheap startup price, however maintenance and replacements can be a killer if you're not careful.. I mean, 3400$ for the car, like 1000$ for repairs... kinda crazy... but I mean it's still cheaper than 10000$ for a 99 Integra, which my friend bought.
The gas consumption isn't that bad, I only need to gas up like once a week if not 2 *given that I drive every 2 days to 3 days. But overall it's pretty good. Torque and responsiveness is pretty good, as well as turning, though it could be a bit tighter, I haven't given it a test.
Anyway, there's my few cents on the Mazda Millenia, any other comments would be great.
28th Oct 2005, 23:04
I Have a 95 Mazda Mil which I bought with only 60,00 miles for $7,500. (never heard of the car, but it looked nice) I've put over $3,500 just to keep it going from point A to Point B...I've Had the water Pump replaced 3 times and right now it's still running above the normal temp...I've changed the Radiator, Thermostat, and had the timing belt Changed... and I change the oil once every 2months and tune up about every 6...Thus car has put me through Hell...I sure hope the new Millenia are a big improvement.
4th May 2006, 11:59
I bought my Mazda Millenia new in 1998 and have treated it very gently. It has only 67,000 miles. I have just been informed that it needs a new transmission, and I cannot believe it. Estimated cost over $3000. I thought this car was great until this happened. I would be interested in learning about others' experiences with transmission life on these cars.