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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
Jul 08, 2001 (9:53 pm)
abowen568, my 2000 Millenia S does have that blue tinted stripe at the very top of the windshield, so the windshiled on that Millenia might be the original one.
Richard, most of the problems people have are with the 95 Millenia, especially the S model, not the base model with the 2.5V6. After that first year of productions, it seems like Mazda fix all the bugs on the car and I don't see many compaint/problems with the '96 and up Millenia. I personally would love to swap my black on grey 2000 Millenia S with a 2001 Millenia. Actually we almost bought a 2001 Millenia Premium last month to replace my wife's '95 beemer. We ended up getting a 2002 Protege5 for $20500 beacuse it's cheaper; what a fun car to drive. If I'm comparing a Millenia to an Accord, here's my take:
-Millenia is a class above the Accord (more in the Acura TL class)
-Millenia looks classier and sportier
-Cool looking interior, especially with the new instrumentation.
-More standard features for your money
-Easier to find in Malls parking lot, where you probably see Accords left and right
#780 of 4030 Re #755 of 760 Rumors... by tomekk
Jul 09, 2001 (4:07 pm)
The '98 GS300's are priced at or slightly under $30k, if in good condition; if you didn't already do the pricings on the pre-owned GS's.
I can't wait until the VW-W8 hits US shores, this car would definatley be worth test-driving! To bad for all the people who went off and purchased the 2001.5 Passats GLX's..........
#781 of 4030 To acabral1
Jul 09, 2001 (6:25 pm)
BTW, I know you drive 2000 Millenia S . . . so it was better than a used GS300? same here.
#782 of 4030 Millenia L w/upgraded Bose stereo
Jul 09, 2001 (7:18 pm)
I forgot to mention in my previous post that my 98 Millenia came with the Bose stereo upgrade. I'm only seeing five speakers with no amp or subwoofer. Does anybody know what the Bose upgrade is supposed to have? Thanks.
csuftitans - thanks for the info on the windshield.
#783 of 4030 Re: #763 of 763 Millenia L w/upgraded Bose stereo by abowen568
Jul 09, 2001 (8:28 pm)
abowen568, I am not 100% that my answer is correct in respects to a '98 Millenia, but the Bose stereo ('99/00') should basically consist of following: In-dash(1,6mag) CD/Cassette, 1 Center Dash Speaker, 2 Rear-Deck 6x9, two 6.5 front door speakers.
Since we are on this topic, how does the '01 Millenia Bose stereo sound in comparison to the '00?
Jul 10, 2001 (7:40 am)
The Bose stereo system in the Millenia, 626, and Miata were all specially designed by Bose to give maximum sound out of the smallest space. Bose was given one of each car so they could study the way sound travels in the interior and design speakers that would benefit the vehicle most. I have found the pre-2001 Millenia Bose system to put out good quality sound with sharp bass, but it seems to lack in the loudness department. The Miata Bose system has extreme loudness and good clarity, but it's a bit boomy. The 626 Bose system doesn't sound any better, nor go any louder, than the base sound system...
#785 of 4030 Millenia's Bose system
Jul 10, 2001 (8:25 am)
When I replace my 2000 Millenia's sound system, the installer had to take out the BOSE amplifier. I don't know if this amplifier is only for Millenia with BOSE audio system or for all Millenia. I always thought that all Millenia comes with the BOSE audio system no matter what. For sure the BOSE system doesn't come with subs; 5 speakers, that's it.
When I test drove the 2001 Millenia, I played around a bit with the 9-speaker BOSE sound system. I have to say that this one sounds a lot better and cleaner than the one in our Pre-2001 Millenia. First, they took out the center speaker and replace it with two tweeters on each side; which helps a lot with the highs. Then they also add a sub on the back (I didn't see it, but I heard it's an 8" subs) for the lows. Overall, it's a step above the Pre-2001 Millenia's BOSE system, but that's just my opinion.
BTW, the best BOSE sound system for any Mazda before the new Millenia comes out belongs to the RX-7's BOSE system. It only got 5 speakers, two on the front door, one on the center dashboard and two small 6" subs in the trunk. I can turned the volume knob almost to the top and it still produces nice un-distorted sound. The bass is pretty deep for a sub that small and the center speakers helps to bring the sound up to you ear level, unlike our Pre-2001 Millenia's center speaker which I think isn't helping much.
I have to say that the BOSE in '95-'00 Millenia is comparable to the BOSE in '93-'97 Mazda 626, which has 6 speakers instead of 5 in the Millenia. To this day, I still wonder why Mazda didn't put more speaker on it's top of the line vehicle; which is a neccessity anyway for a car in this class. Oh well, I still Love my Millenia anyway.
#786 of 4030 Lease Price.
Jul 10, 2001 (12:41 pm)
I was at a car show a few months ago and came across the Millenia and couldn't stop going back to it. I recently took it for a test drive and I'm going to buy.
Has anyone recently leased the Base Millenia? If so, do you mind sharing the price you paid for a 36 month and a 48 month lease? I'm just about to start doing my shopping and this could be a real time-saver.
#787 of 4030 Moonroof Air Deflector/Bose Stereo
Jul 11, 2001 (7:14 am)
Thanks all for the answers to my questions re: the Bose stereo. Now I'm thinking about adding the moonroof air deflector. I've had these before and I think they work really well. I'm just concerned about spoiling the looks of the car. Any thoughts? Any pictures on the Internet?
Alan in NJ
#788 of 4030 2001 bose speakers
Jul 11, 2001 (8:30 am)
i saw one the other day in the showroom. i saw 7 speakers( 2 front doors, 2 in a pillars, 3 on rear deck) where are the other 2? anyone bought a 2001 s? what the you paying for it? i know i s/b able to bargain for it later this year. it is down to the 2001 mill s or the 2002 acura tl-s. i know i can get a better deal with the millenia s.