Inside, the Millenia S and Millennium Edition models deliver comfort and ergonomic competence of a high order. Whereas the larger S80 offers niftier styling and interior fittings, the S70 retains some of the schoolmarmish aura that pervaded Volvos of yore. Failed to get data, please try again. After all, Mazda deserved that even more than Buick deserved a special edition of the Century. Excellent long distance highway car, good around town, very high quality all around, if it didn't have a Mazda badge it could have easily sold for 75k.
The rack-and-pinion steering transmits excellent road feel, combined with rock-solid on-center feel. At the same time, this engine is supremely smooth. Fittingly for a luxury car, the Millenia is mostly understated in its looks, with chrome trim only around the side windows and for the top bar of the grille. It was the overall alacrity of the car that appealed most to the staff. I still have this car and drive it daily. Front seating in the Millenia is excellent, with good bolstering and lateral support and a fully adequate range of electrical adjustment.
Stepping up a notch, the Millennia S version received a supercharged 2. All models come with a four-speed automatic transmission and anti-lock brakes. . The 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission is smooth and efficient. For a car that was the bulkiest of the bunch, the Pontiac proved surprisingly agile in the tight stuff and was a straight and stable high-speed runner on the freeway sections. I have a veh at our shop, came in with top end rebuild after overheating. The Millenia is no sports sedan, although only slight suspension modifications could change that characteristic.
Ford holds a controlling interest in Mazda, and word from Ford headquarters is that the slow-selling Millenia may not have much of a future. I went so far as a purchase a 2nd car and save this baby for the weekends. Power quality studies, confirming its mainstream appeal. What this means to the Millenia driver is great power, especially in the mid-rpm range, and improved fuel economy. Failed to get data, please try again. The Miller-cycle package has no downside.
Power is transmitted through an excellent 4-speed automatic. The Millennium Edition joined two other Millennia models, which were virtually unchanged from the previous year. Some criticism was leveled at its rather funereal, all-black interior, and others carped that some of its switchgear and components had been scavenged from other Ford products. The Millennium Edition is, basically, a premium version of the existing Millenia S model. However, although Mazda dropped the price on the Millennia sedan for 2000, drivers noted the vehicle's resale value was a sore spot.
Millenia was introduced for the 1995 season and retains the same basic styling as the first-year model. Performance was called adequate, though not spectacular. In search of more road-test verities on this matter, a team of flinty-eyed staffers plunged into the wilds of Ontario and the Adirondack Mountains and sped along the shores of the cold blue St. The rear seats offer only average space, however, and cargo netting is affixed to the rear of the front seats, a fashion that has come and gone. The rack-and-pinion steering transmits excellent road feel, combined with rock-solid on-center feel. All models come with a long list of standard amenities, but if you want leather you have to skip the base version and step up to the S model.
Despite all of that, the Mazda Millenia was discontinued the following year. As one driver observed after a hard run through a twisty section of back roads near the St. The crisp manual-shifting mode of the five-speed automatic was a major source of the Acura's appeal. If not, buy the Maranello, and to hell with the neighbors. It was equipped with an upgraded list of standard features that included leather seats, a power sunroof, and traction control. During its first year in North America, the Mazda Millenia won the 1995 IntelliChoice award for Best Overall Value of the Year.
An electric steering-wheel adjuster allows infinite adjustment up and down, tailoring the driving position to you. It got high marks, but not near enough to win, and it was sent politely on its way. The base Millenia comes with a 2. With plenty of legroom in the back, up to three people could fit comfortably with plenty of space to spare. Interior Features The interior of the S and Millennium Special Edition models is tasteful, distinguished, and deluxe. The Millenia was again facelifted for the 2000 model year. However, the Mazda brand holds little cache with buyers looking for a luxury model, so Millenia has less box-office appeal.