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2 things... First, maybe I'm just finding this out because this is my first car that's less than 10 years old....he he.. But I really like the way the Auto Climate Control works when you floor it. In other cars I anticipated having to hit the "A/C" button in order to shutdown the compressor so more power would make it to the wheels. On the Alty, not only does the compressor shutdown, but the fan speed drops automatically to low, and allows you to hear that VQ sing a song. I think this feature rocks.
However, speaking of rocking... The Bose Audio system in the 93 Maxima I had before the Alty provided richer base, and just an overall superior sound. I know Bose has progressed since then, and my only explanation is that Nissan said to Bose, "You've got a price cap of $XXX to mass produce a "premium" sound system for the Altima. Aparently $XXX oon the Alty was on the low end, which is why the system isn't that great. This also makes sense in that the Altima was designed when the company was in financial crisis, and cost cutting was King, thank you Mr. Ghosn. I will not be surprised when the 06 model or 4th gen gets a NEW Bose system that is comparable to what they are putting in Infinitis now.
 

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NBTX05Altima said:

However, speaking of rocking... The Bose Audio system in the 93 Maxima I had before the Alty provided richer base, and just an overall superior sound. I know Bose has progressed since then, and my only explanation is that Nissan said to Bose, "You've got a price cap of $XXX to mass produce a "premium" sound system for the Altima. Aparently $XXX oon the Alty was on the low end, which is why the system isn't that great. This also makes sense in that the Altima was designed when the company was in financial crisis, and cost cutting was King, thank you Mr. Ghosn. I will not be surprised when the 06 model or 4th gen gets a NEW Bose system that is comparable to what they are putting in Infinitis now.
Anyone have the link.....2002 it was the 2 best stereo for a car under 30K
 

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Hmm... It's hard to argue with review experts. But I still say the Bose system in a 93 Maxima is better than the one in 05 Altimas, which is a shame.
 

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The bose system even though great for stock does really suck when compared to other cheap aftermarket systems.
 

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As the owner of both a 92 Maxima and a 2002 Altima with Bose stereos, I'm not sure what you were listening to in your 93 but the new Altima systems are clearly superior!

The 92-94 Maxima systems used 4 speakers, two midrange (front doors) and two midrange/woofers (rear deck). The current Altima uses eight speakers, incuding two tweeters (front pillars), four midrange (doors) and two sub-woofers (rear deck).

This setup is the best sounding OEM car stereo I have ever experienced!

And watch out for the rear amps in the older Maximas, mine shorted out and caught on fire, while I was driving! The next day it and all its related parts were removed for a safer Sony system.

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I had driven a 350 owner in my alty and he commented that my bose sounded better than his...hehe.. I think this bose system has a lot potential if mounted correctly.

I'd been in my friend's car and he's got an expensive aftermarket amp and speakers. They are huge but do not sound bigger or better than our little bose amp in the trunk. Not to mention taking more room in the trunk.

I wonder if there's a sound specialist who could test and re-mount the speakers in Alties???????
 

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The bose system even though great for stock does really suck when compared to other cheap aftermarket systems.
A cheap aftermarket system???? I do not agree with that at All. I think the Bose system in our cars absolutely ROCKS....

I am no hard core audio man as I once was 20 years ago or so..But..I am damn happy...It certainly outshines many aspects of the car that are far below par
 

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Hmm, my friend said that my Bose sounded 10x's as better than his in his 03 CL-S....
I think it sounds nice but most of my past car stereo's have been garbage so anything would row my boat..

On the next note, I never knew the AC lowered itself when you floored the car.. This makes me want to go walk 2 blocks and 1 avenue away to my car, lose my parking space and test that feauture out..... but I shall refrain until further notice...
 

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On the next note, I never knew the AC lowered itself when you floored the car.. This makes me want to go walk 2 blocks and 1 avenue away to my car, lose my parking space and test that feauture out..... but I shall refrain until further notice... [/B]
When I floor the car..the last thing I pay attention to is the air coming from the vents......Never noticed
 

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^^^ Yea thats true :lol:, I concentrate on holding the bitch in a straight line haha....

Also, after blasting my radio today, I've decided that it isnt the best I've heard... A few days ago an Acura Legend was behind me at a redlight and his radio system was so loud and his bass was so deep that it made the wax in my ears turn liquid and seap out.....


I still forgot to try out the ac thing though...
 

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^^^ Yea thats true :lol:, I concentrate on holding the bitch in a straight line haha....

Also, after blasting my radio today, I've decided that it isnt the best I've heard... A few days ago an Acura Legend was behind me at a redlight and his radio system was so loud and his bass was so deep that it made the wax in my ears turn liquid and seap out.....


I still forgot to try out the ac thing though...
But of course if he had that kind of bass, its aftermarket subs and all that. We are talking about the quality of a STOCK system here.
 
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