My new Black Mazdaspeed 3

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  1. Notorious R.I.E.

    Notorious R.I.E. Queen Bee

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    Anyway got the call friday afternoon that the Grand Touring i've had a deposit on since June finally came in so I went Saturday morning and picked up my new baby Got a great test drive with it since the drive home was 70 miles. I love it! drives like a dream. The steering is great, the suspension is great, The clutch takes a little getting adjusted to. It's alot more touchy than the reg. 3 I had and i've gotten used to driving the civic and it's crappy clutch so long I have to get back into mazda mode. It wants to speed though. It's either coasting or throwing you back into the seat haha that's the first thing i noticed. I really have to watch the speed while i am driving because you will be at 80+ and not even notice it.
    Anyway here are some pics. It's really overcast today and being black the pics aren't up to my usual standards but i was in a hurry and have to go to work in a little bit. bottom line GREAT CAR well worth the money and the wait.
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    More Pics here http://www.mygraphix.com/index/album_folder.php?u_id=51xn6it&f_id=206
     
  2. Samich

    Samich New Member

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    Nice.

    I heard they're only bringing 5000 to the US. What did you pay? MSRP or are they doing that "market adjustment" crap?
     
  3. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    i wanna 'speed3 too, but got no money, let alone a job to pay for it
    and, i don't like the color options
    i wouldn't get a black one again, and i don't want red or white
    that leaves "cosmic blue" which to me looks crappy

    my 3s will have to do for now

    and you're right about it wanting to get up and MOVE, if not for the limiter at 118mph, mine feels like it could get to ~130 easily


    i'm normally doing 70 without even thinking about it
     
  4. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    oh yeah, and HATE on:

    wheels
    front bumper cover
    rear bumper cover
    rear wing
     
  5. Notorious R.I.E.

    Notorious R.I.E. Queen Bee

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    I paid MSRP. first dealership I went to (where I had bought my 2005 Mazda 3) wanted 1k over and i told them to keep it, then went to the next dealership and they said MSRP so I gave them a deposit.
     
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    Nice

    I also want a Mazdaspeed3. I wish they came in sedan form, but the hatch is really starting to grow on me.
     
  7. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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  8. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    hatch is lighter to start with, and it's apparently aimed at the right market
     
  9. Notorious R.I.E.

    Notorious R.I.E. Queen Bee

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    how am I owned. It doesn't bother me to pay MSRP for a car.
     
  10. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    keleko yes, he is

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    because you way overpaid
     
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    Notorious R.I.E. Queen Bee

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    but i'm happy, i love the car so again I can live with MSRP. I have no regrets. If you want one then go get one for under MSRP. you won't find many dealerships selling lower than MSRP on a car that alot of people are willing to pay 1K or more markups on. You are hard pressed to find a dealer who will even accept S-plan from Ford/Mazda employees.
     
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    I'm definitely jealous. I was SERIOUSLY contemplating trading my car in on a red MS3 Grand touring, but from a financial standpoint it wouldn't be a good move and I'm satisfied with my car for the time being (a 2002 nissan maxima 6-speed...paid off :big grin: )
     
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    Nice ride homie - love the shifter and the interior doesn't look bad at all.
     
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    ah..mazda:)
     
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    Nice ride! Too bad they didn't have one available to drive at the Mazda Zoom Zoom event. I need to go test drive one.
     
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    atomic punk pretty hate machine

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    god i hate factory paint :hs:
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    same here

    even if i had a job, it would be financially stupid of me to trade in/up for a 'speed3 when my car is less than a year old (10 months actually) and already has ~24k on it
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Nice!

    I picked up a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata this evening, so Mazdaspeed crew +2
     
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    is torque steer owning you yet?
     
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    the troof
     
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    :bowhs: good job on getting an "apex predator". they're awesome cars from what i've seen. i'm going to test drive one this week... want to see how it compares to the ms6.
     
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    TimzSI The man you hate to love.

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    Why O Why will Mazda not put the 2.3 into the RX? :wtc:
     
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    Bite your tongue. Rotary forever!!
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    it won't fit
     

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