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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
#2265 of 4030 Millenia Bra
Jan 04, 2003 (4:07 am)
I am undecided about the look of the bra on my 2000 Millenia, but I purchased one for extended highway travel for front end protection. I purchased the bra from JCWhitney on the web; I think it ran around $70. Mazda did offer one back in 2000 for >$100. The Millenia accessory phamphlet shows a pic. The bra I have was made by LeBra. It is pretty easy to install with the exception of two tabs which slide between the headlights and the bumper area. One side has always been difficult to push in due to tight clearance with the weatherstripping around the headlight.
#2266 of 4030 Gas Gauge by sprocketboy
Jan 05, 2003 (4:52 pm)
I agree the gas gauge in MM is very pessimistic.
I always drive about 300-340 miles on a tank, with the gauge pointer getting all the way to E. Even then I can only put up to 15 gallons max (after mostly city driving). I never had the guts to run it up to, say, 380 miles on a tank.
On the other hand after first pump shutoff I can still squeeze 2 gallons in - after that, the gauge moves off of F after 80 miles or so.
#2267 of 4030 billyperks - TL
Jan 05, 2003 (4:55 pm)
I'm just trying to gauge if the TL-S is worth the extra money... what was the difference between your P and TL-S? (I've paid 26K for my S).
Jan 06, 2003 (6:07 am)
Remember the Millenia was a lease, my capitalized cost was around $23,000.00.
As for the TLS I paid 29,253,roughly $200.00 over invoice.But with all the Dealer holdbacks and back door transactions with Dealer and Manufacturer,they are the ones who get the long end of the stick.Hey, what can you do.
I think its worth the extra dough if you are in it for the long run- say 15 years.
With 228 miles so far the car is doing okay-no rattles, no sqeaks, solid as a rock.
Your question regarding the platform-I really dont care if they change it, all I know is, this car is well put together. Secondly, I could not wait until summer.What if they changed it to resemble the Accord,then the TLS wound'nt even be on my list.
I have to say this again-the power and acceleration is AMAZING,I feel invincible on the highway
#2269 of 4030 Tomekk- Car and Driver (December issue)
Jan 07, 2003 (12:03 pm)
I think you were right with your assumptions.
Looks like the 2004 TL will be based on the Accord platform.Car and Driver has a picture of the Japanesse Accord which they say will wear a Acura badge in the U.S.A with a few modifications.
Good thing I got the 2003 year model.
But what if they had made the 2004 Acura similar in looks the Millenia, then I would be upset.
You or Frank Watson mentioned in one of your post a long time ago that we as the consumer cannot keep up with the Manufacturers.I think that is so true,I think we should all be satisfied with the car we have untill its useful life is over.
If we try to get the latest model each year it would be like a dog chasing its tail.
Jan 07, 2003 (1:00 pm)
The 2004 Acura you speak of will be the TSX: basically the Accord sold in Europe and only available with a 4cyl that makes around 200hp.
Jan 07, 2003 (1:49 pm)
Thought it was the TL, I did'nt even know Acura was adding another car to their line up.
#2272 of 4030 I think,
Jan 07, 2003 (1:58 pm)
It's to fill the gap where the 4dr Integra once was.
Jan 07, 2003 (3:52 pm)
I checked JC Whitney for the bra, but they only offer one that fits 95-99 ( cost is $59.00 ). I was not very keen on the idea of the bra anyway. Billyperks is probably right, the little stuff is gonna happen, and ya just have to live with it.
I do think I'll try the touch up paint though. I tried it in the past on my Mazda truck when some lowlife keyed the tailgate. And as most here have said, it doesn't work too well. But I read on a car care website, that if you use a non-dyed round toothpick, with next to zero paint on it,and dab the chipped spot just once,then let dry. Then repeat several times over several days, until the level of the paint builds up to the car's paint, then rub out, it's supposed to work pretty well. I'll let you know how well ( or poorly ) it turns out.
#2274 of 4030 invincible (?) billyperks
Jan 08, 2003 (6:21 am)
If you feel invincible, I hope you have good radar detector...
"consumer cannot keep up with the Manufacturers" - oh, yes, GM's biggest invention: planned obsolescence.