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Next Car: Toyota Corolla CE 2001 or Mazda Millenia S 2001?

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  • Nov 10th, 2017 9:14 pm

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Toyota Corolla CE - 2001
 
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Mazda Millenia S - 2001
 
16
40%
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Jul 27, 2017
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Next Car: Toyota Corolla CE 2001 or Mazda Millenia S 2001?

Hey Guys,

I was thinking of getting a new car due to a recent accident and I was deciding between these two cars:

Toyota Corolla CE - 2001
Price:$1,100
Mileage: 208km
Pictures of the car: https://imgur.com/a/7iwgN

Mazda Millenia S - 2001
Price: $1,200
Mileage: 180km
Pictures of the car: https://imgur.com/a/Ciqoa

Which do you suggest I should buy?

Additionally, what sort of repair costs would I be looking at for both of them.

Thank you.
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This is RFD, of course go for the corolla!
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You are getting a 17 years old car.
Mazda was the top of the line at that time and Corolla was just a basic commuter.

To avoid problem and costy repair, you better off with the Corolla.
If something went wrong with the Mazda at that age, you probably just scrap it instead of having it repair.
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It seems like a lot of people are suggesting the Toyota Corolla.

This week, I plan to take a more exclusive look at the two cars, however, I will take in consideration that the Corolla will be cheaper for repairs.
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The millennia has the beige factor going for it but it’s still not in the same league as the corolla

For $1100 you’ll be the envy of the rfd motoring community good Sir.
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The Millenia was going to be the first model in a Mazda luxury brand, Amati, that didn't go ahead. It's very well appointed and everything about it is a notch up from regular Mazda's. It was the only production car to have a Miller Cycle engine (although I believe the Mazda 2 now has).

It is much bigger than the Corolla - it's more Camry or Mazda 6 sized - and if it's in good shape, it would be a good buy.
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nasa25 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 4:25 pm
The millennia has the beige factor going for it but it’s still not in the same league as the corolla

For $1100 you’ll be the envy of the rfd motoring community good Sir.
I think you got that sentence mixed up so let me correct it for you: The Corolla has the beige factor going for it but it’s still not in the same league as the Millenia. Face With Tears Of Joy

Seriously, anybody that knows Mazdas knows that the Millenia was/is a great car.

https://jalopnik.com/5959547/forgotten- ... her-engine

"Ward's Auto had a lot of praise for the motor, putting it on their list of "10 Best Engines" several years in a row. Here is what they said in 1998:

Mazda engineers doubtless got plenty of overtime in developing the Miller. What the driver gets is a stomping 91 hp/L and all the midrange torque one would expect from at least a largish V-6 - yet the Miller-cycle engine is just 2.3L, a displacement more common for 4-cyl. engines... We only wish that Mazda, or ever-more-involved corporate parent Ford, would find more ways to use this innovative and refined engine. The Millenia is a wonderful car, but we can't help thinking that new Cougar could be a lot of fun with the Miller-cycle underhood."
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Kingsmen17 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 4:56 pm
Is CE higher or lower trim than LE?
CE is the base model which may or may not have power lock and power windows.

LE should be more equipped. We talking about a car from 2001. Don't expect anything fancy.
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Corolla looks good, just need to find a beige one.
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Check with your insurance as well as some won't insure cars older than 15 years.
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Corolla

1. RFD VIP Status
2. Because Race Car
3. Simpler car
4. Cheaper/easier to find parts
5. Easier to sell once you're done with it
6. Easier/more demand to scrap the car for parts if you don't want to sell the car as a whole.
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That Corolla is barely passed the break-in period... Easily another 10-20 years of life left in it.
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Don't those Mazda Millenia have issues with transmission failure with the supercharged engine?

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