I'm now an owner of a Mazda 3s!

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  1. nateg

    nateg New Member

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    :wiggle: Yay!! Sorry for the lack of quality in the pics, but it was getting dark. :hs:
    Total came to $21,900. I know that sounds like a lot, but I also owed $6,700 on my KIA so it was added into the loan.:sad2: The car itself was priced at $17,300.

    Anyway, I know some of you guys thought I was getting the sedan. After seeing the sedan in person, I disliked it more and more when I was checking it out. The 5 door had much more room and it just plain looked better. :)
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    Scream_Phoenix Handsome Boy Model

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    for some reason im not a big fan of the new 3. congrats tho :cool: :bigthumb:
     
  3. CNR

    CNR I come bearing Triominos!

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    nice :bigthumb:

    options?
     
  4. Juggernaut

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    I've heard really good things about them from friends that own it!!! :) Good pick up!!! Was that 17 out the door, or did you neg. it down to that price??
     
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    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    Nice! :bigthumb:
     
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    rx8 > mazdaspeed protege > all other mazdas :p

    nice pick up tho!
     
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    They are very cool looking but that pic makes it look like a station wagon.
     
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    not a smart idea to get upside down like that in a car, but if you're happy....
     
  9. nateg

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    Thanks, man! :bigthumb:
     
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    spooled2.2 OT Supporter

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    Nice commuter cars and good value but they are slow as hell. I borrowed the one we had on load from mazda at work for a night and wasn't all that impressed. If you plan on cruising the highway at 70mph+ this thing drinks gas like crazy. At that speed it's revving at 3400rpm! It's a ford focus 2.3 so why not use the 6 speed out of the SVT focus?
     
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    It was actually $500 less than I expected and they tried their best to get me the best deal. Good people over at Classic Mazda East. :bigthumb:
     
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    I went totally basic on them. I got my CD player, 17" wheels and a Manual Tranni. That's all I wanted. :)
     
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    i like it
     
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    You're half right. It does indeed guzzle gas down on the highway, but it felt very peppy to me. :) I plan on making some performance improvements in the future. ;)
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    I really like the way the back end looks on those, but that 3/4 shot isn't too flattering. How does it handle?
     
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    :squint: Whore! Whatcha doing tomorrow? ;) Jen is up for something and I think Travis is down here for the weekend.
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Group project work for my Systems Design class. :hs:
     
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    The handling is awesome! It's my favorite part of the whole car. I took the onramp on rt.4 from colonial drive at 70. It's a 25mph ramp. ;) It didn't even budge.
     
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    Damn yooooz! :rant2:

    It's cool. :)
     
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    I'll get some more pics in tomorrow. I'll use my roommate digi cam to take them. :bigthumb:
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    According to Travis' away message, he's still in Tally. :o

    I'm hoping to be buying a new car in a few months/weeks. :x:
     
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    Sorry to Here....
     
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