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Old 02-07-2013, 05:47 PM   #61
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You should pick up an 04-08 Mazda6 with the 2.3 then - pretty much the same car. Better looking too, IMO.

I hate the styling of most newer Mazda's. Something about the front end. I like the Fusion because it's a bit sleeker looking, IMO. That and I just like Fords
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:17 AM   #62
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I hate the styling of most newer Mazda's. Something about the front end. I like the Fusion because it's a bit sleeker looking, IMO. That and I just like Fords
I agree! I just look at the Speed3 and ST and realize I could never get the the Mazda. The ST looks like a classy car, and the Mazda just kinda looks like crap.
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The M/T is dying a slow, sad death. Can you even buy a 6-cylinder M/T anymore besides the Accord Coupe or a base model BMW & Merc?
Dodge Challenger R/T is still available with a 6-spd(thank goodness).
Mini Coopers have them in certain trim levels.
Hyundai Sonata and Genesis Coupe have them too. Plus a few others.
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ya ha it is

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Certain vehicles are better as autos, IMO. I can't imagine driving a six speed Super Duty would be much fun.
Diesel SD's with manuals rock, actually. Same thing applies- you know what dang gear you are in, and it STAYS there; trailing throttle works big time, and 1st is low enough to pull stumps. Slip-O-Matics are what they are...

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You should pick up an 04-08 Mazda6 with the 2.3 then - pretty much the same car. Better looking too, IMO.
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Or with the 3.0 Duratec. 220 hp. Especially the wagon .

Or just say to hell with it and get a Mazdaspeed6.
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I hate the styling of most newer Mazda's. Something about the front end. I like the Fusion because it's a bit sleeker looking, IMO. That and I just like Fords
He said the '02-'08 the best looking of the years. I have the '04 with the 3.0 BTW mazda is Ford.

Get the mazdaspeed6, it's tubo and AWD. If I would had done my research I would have gotten the MS6 over my 3.0.














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Ya, get a mazdaspeed6.

Everything great except the various issues including diff problems and cracking/ breaking mounts. Yikes.
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Forgot to mention.... it can also pay to take a stick.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:51 AM   #68
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Ya, get a mazdaspeed6.

Everything great except the various issues including diff problems and cracking/ breaking mounts. Yikes.
Yes the mounts do have issues but what car doesn't. zetec mounts for instance, but that can be easily fixed.

The 3.0 has a grocery list of issues too, but again what car doesn't. The ride and build quality is far above most. So much better than any brand ford I've been in.

The First gen 6 has been noted as the best handling FWD cars you could buy at the time. Even though my 6 spend the first month in the shop getting everything fixed (love warrantys) I would recommend them to anyone.
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I would love to get my hands on a cheap mazdaspeed 6 but they are very hard to find.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:25 PM   #70
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Every ms6 I've seen has been in the 8-9500 range. I paid 7300 for my 3.0. I think it was a bit high I talked them down 500 due to some scratches and a ding in the hood. They fixed everything else it needed, I was desperate too. After I drove it I just had to have it.

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