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The RX8 is being picked up Saturday so I went out and bought a new car ...

I had test driven the Subaru Legacy GT limited a few times with the Automatic transmission and the Manual and thought it was a great car but I walked away thinking if I buy this car it is going to be an automatic since it felt better matched to the engine. Don't get upset Dave, the manual was a lot of fun also and I would have bought the subaru if it were my only car.
Since I have the Allroad which I am keeping, it seems redundant to have 2 cars with AWD and turbo

Being that I wanted a manual transmission with good power in a 4 door that also was comfortable ... I decided to try out the Mazda 6 a few days ago ...

The Mazda 6 felt more solidly built then the subaru, had a very good clutch and a better feeling transmission which actually made it the deciding factor. The engine in the Subaru made for a faster car and I can't say I thought the Mazda 6 had a great sounding engine but then again I took a quick test drive and didn't rev it out. I did read a long term review on the Mazda 6 and the Car and Driver raved about it plus I remember driving someone's Mazda 6 with the same engine and I was very impressed.

I was going to buy a used one but they seem to go for around $19k the way I wanted one so I figured for the extra $$ I should just buy a new one.

That's the deal fester's ... it should be a fun car to play around with for a bit
 

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Ha, no problem Alan. :)

There are some aspects to the 6 I don't like, but overall, a solid choice. And it won't break the bank.

Oh yeah, and if you happen to run into any Legacy GT's out there, let me know how the tailpipes look as they pull off into the distance. :p :D
 

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AF the Carchanger said:
The RX8 is being picked up Saturday so I went out and bought a new car ...

I had test driven the Subaru Legacy GT limited a few times with the Automatic transmission and the Manual and thought it was a great car but I walked away thinking if I buy this car it is going to be an automatic since it felt better matched to the engine. Don't get upset Dave, the manual was a lot of fun also and I would have bought the subaru if it were my only car.
Since I have the Allroad which I am keeping, it seems redundant to have 2 cars with AWD and turbo

Being that I wanted a manual transmission with good power in a 4 door that also was comfortable ... I decided to try out the Mazda 6 a few days ago ...

The Mazda 6 felt more solidly built then the subaru, had a very good clutch and a better feeling transmission which actually made it the deciding factor. The engine in the Subaru made for a faster car and I can't say I thought the Mazda 6 had a great sounding engine but then again I took a quick test drive and didn't rev it out. I did read a long term review on the Mazda 6 and the Car and Driver raved about it plus I remember driving someone's Mazda 6 with the same engine and I was very impressed.

I was going to buy a used one but they seem to go for around $19k the way I wanted one so I figured for the extra $$ I should just buy a new one.

That's the deal fester's ... it should be a fun car to play around with for a bit
Most important part - af is happy. if only for a year or so.

But it's a solid car, great handling, lots of features for the money. And unlike say the G35/Legacy GT you sit in more of a sports car like position while driving the 6. It may not seem like much but after owning the 3 series, I can't see being comfortable driving a sporty sedan and riding up high. Doesn't seem to make sense.

What happens, AF, when the Mazdaspeed6 hits our shores? :D
 

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I used to always stress out when making a change in cars because I would treat it like it was my last car and overanalize it ... meanwhile I have came to a conclusion about myself and it is no surprise to anyone here ... cars to me are fun and I love switching them off and no car is permanent ...

I am asking,(change that to begging) that no one here resents this ...I have gotten some remarks thrown my way lately that is apparent this switching off of cars pisses people off ...

Some people are into the latest palm, the latest computer, the latest cell phone, etc. ... this is my thing . . .
 

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oh come on, nobody is pissed off, we just look for anything to :stickpoke each other about, all in the name of fun so don't go getting insecure on us or anything like that :eeps: :p
 

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AF the Carchanger said:
I am asking,(change that to begging) that no one here resents this ...I have gotten some remarks thrown my way lately that is apparent this switching off of cars pisses people off ...

Some people are into the latest palm, the latest computer, the latest cell phone, etc. ... this is my thing . . .
I know some folks (myself included) :stickpoke you about your seeming indecision about cars and the high turnover you go through, but I hope you know that it's all in the name of fun as we all kinda poke at each others neuroses (sp?). But I don't know why it would piss people off. After all, like you say, everyone has their own "must have the latest and greatest" issues about something or other.

Good luck with the new car! And the new username (too funny!).
 

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AF the Carchanger said:
I used to always stress out when making a change in cars because I would treat it like it was my last car and overanalize it ... meanwhile I have came to a conclusion about myself and it is no surprise to anyone here ... cars to me are fun and I love switching them off and no car is permanent ...

I am asking,(change that to begging) that no one here resents this ...I have gotten some remarks thrown my way lately that is apparent this switching off of cars pisses people off ...

Some people are into the latest palm, the latest computer, the latest cell phone, etc. ... this is my thing . . .
I'm the same way. I'm on my third car since 2001! I love cars to death and like my love of movies and food and music, variety is the spice of life.

If you can get away with it and it makes you happy, damn, man, do it!
 

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:D

Who really cares what any of us think? You're the one that has to drive it every day! Get what you want, be happy with what you want, screw all of those that give ya hell. :p

Seriously, congrats on the new purchase. Look forward to what the 6's successor will be :angel:
 

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PhilH said:
$19k for a new 6s? Sounds like a great deal.
Phil, the $19k was for a used one which is why I decided to just spend the extra $$ and buy a new one for $23,500 ... - it wasn't like I was saving that muich where it was worth trying to find a used one.
 

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Alan, congrats to you, and the new name is great!!! :rofl: :thumbup:
LOL perfect match! Nobody's pissed, we're jealous!
 

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AF the Carchanger said:
The RX8 is being picked up Saturday so I went out and bought a new car ...

I had test driven the Subaru Legacy GT limited a few times with the Automatic transmission and the Manual and thought it was a great car but I walked away thinking if I buy this car it is going to be an automatic since it felt better matched to the engine. Don't get upset Dave, the manual was a lot of fun also and I would have bought the subaru if it were my only car.
Since I have the Allroad which I am keeping, it seems redundant to have 2 cars with AWD and turbo

Being that I wanted a manual transmission with good power in a 4 door that also was comfortable ... I decided to try out the Mazda 6 a few days ago ...

The Mazda 6 felt more solidly built then the subaru, had a very good clutch and a better feeling transmission which actually made it the deciding factor. The engine in the Subaru made for a faster car and I can't say I thought the Mazda 6 had a great sounding engine but then again I took a quick test drive and didn't rev it out. I did read a long term review on the Mazda 6 and the Car and Driver raved about it plus I remember driving someone's Mazda 6 with the same engine and I was very impressed.

I was going to buy a used one but they seem to go for around $19k the way I wanted one so I figured for the extra $$ I should just buy a new one.

That's the deal fester's ... it should be a fun car to play around with for a bit
Congrats. . .enjoy your new car :beerchug: !

-j
 
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