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1997 Mazda Millenia

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 24/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1997 Mazda Millenia Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 247 Ratings for the 1995 - 2002 models.

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  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

12 years later - Still my dream car!

By on Saturday, September 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Gorgeous, a joy to drive."

Cons: "Millenia S is not as peppy as I would like."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I had a '96 Mazda Millenia that I bought used and loved. When I heard that Mazda was discontinuing the line, I bought a beautiful dark green Millenia S, one of the last ones made. This is not a car that you just drive, it's like you wear it. I get in my car and it seems to just take me where I want to go. I love the old boy!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Needs some work really good car.

By on Thursday, August 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "power windows, alarm system, CD player"

Cons: "no ashtray,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"The car is own its 3rd owner. Has original manual. Needs motor mount and some minor repairs: wheel baron & tires. Engine/transmission cleaned. Some bodywork."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Reliable for an affordable cost

By on Saturday, November 23, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Tight Steering, Expensive Feel"

Cons: "Underpowered, needs a bigger engine"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this vehicle since 2005 & am a proud owner. Since Mazda's are not a big brand name, i got the vehicle for $5,000 cash @ a local dealership in California. The ride is great, it has an expensive feel to it, & realiable. The vehicle has been well maintained & have not had any major issues with the vehicle, besides the regular wear & tear that comes with any vehicle. If i had to picture a dark side of this vehicle, it is somewhat underpowered. Since the body of the vehicle is heavy, the 2.5 litre engine is underpowered, i wished that Mazda also offered a 3.0 liter engine to this model. Consequently, in 2012 I purchased a 2000 Lexus ES300, this was a competitor to the Mazda at the time. The power to weight ratio in this vehicle is better than the Mazda, but the driving experience in the Mazda is superb; it just had a sport like feeling to it, the tight steering wheel & sturdy suspension makes it corner like a champion."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned

By on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 121,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Sure its not the fastest or the most economical but it sure is fun to drive. If I drive it like I should and keep the rpms low I still get 20-21 overall mpg not bad for a large compact vehicle. Insurance companies still call it a compact so my premiums are low for being 45+ and a safe driver. Hard to believe it will still go 110+ Mph! Safely that is. Cornering isn't as sluggish as you would expect either. It maybe me or just the milli owners but it is suurely a good looking car to get into. Not sexy young but experienced and wealthy looking. IMO at lease."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned

By on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 121,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Sure its not the fastest or the most economical but it sure is fun to drive. If I drive it like I should and keep the rpms low I still get 20-21 overall mpg not bad for a large compact vehicle. Insurance companies still call it a compact so my premiums are low for being 45+ and a safe driver. Hard to believe it will still go 110+ Mph! Safely that is. Cornering isn't as sluggish as you would expect either. It maybe me or just the milli owners but it is suurely a good looking car to get into. Not sexy young but experienced and wealthy looking. IMO at lease."

I own this car for 9 years, first owner had it1 yr

By on Saturday, July 13, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "still the best I had"

Cons: "tilt steering some times not working,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Never had any mechanical problems, just regular maintanance, tires and a paint toutch up due to someone scratcing the driver side fender. It is still a wonderful car to drive , I am retired and can not afford to have 2 cars at the present, mine looks exactly like the picture up front."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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