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    goood car aye

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    You have a new family now we don't bite...well Lynchy might scratch and bite but thats about it....enjoy ur time here and don't hesitate to ask questions and watch out for our arrival next year...

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    Welcome Mike, I'd love some photos please mate. Going to Perth during the week, see if i can test drive one while i'm there. MPS's Rule!!!!!!

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    Hi Mike, To mps rehab you can checkout but you can never leave. I enjoyed and fully agreed with you comments, i look forward to meeting you at the Aust mps bash in Adelaide next year ,lived there for 40 years before i saw the light and moved to Cairns Fnq . What is it about these litte mps ,s I considered all the usual suspects ,but once i,d driven a 3 mps i like you was totally blown away by this FUNTASTIC litte weapon .Atrue drivers car that with a few mods punches way above its weight .2 1/2 years later i love MADAZ more than ever , in my time i have owned and driven many high performance and exotic cars ,for sheer pucker factor and ballsy driving exp nothing comes close . So addictive ,unfortunately a lot of motor journo,s can the mps because of torque steer ,but most of us mpsters have grown to love it . Finally enjoy OZMPSC the members here are a great bunch of characters who share the passion you have just discovered ,all the advise and information you will ever need is right here on the forums
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    Welcome Mike, you have been through almost the same short list a me before grabbing the MPS. I had the GTI on my list but it was a bit to conservative.

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    Hi Y'all,

    Sorry, I've been busy resigning, taking a new job, resigning and going back to my old job so this process has taken up a bit of time!!

    Maginty - I considered the GTI earlier on but ruled it out based on the servicing costs. A customer of mine (a doctor) owns one and said that his cheapest service is usually over $500! That's nothing compared with the car that I so nearly bought, which was a Volvo S60R. But seriously, it's a brilliant car, flush with technology, truly plush interior and a mad 2.5l 5 cyl turbo motor putting out 220Kw and 400Nm torque through the impressive Haldex 4WD system. But when I queried Solitaire Volvo about servicing, they calmly told me that a minor service is about $600, major roughly $1200 and 150,000Km service is over $3000!!! Viva la MPS........

    You Lose - Hey, a fellow Adelaidian who grew up and moved his family to paradise.....lucky bugger! Torque Steer, I mean what a load of bollocks. They rubbish on about high powered front drive cars yet people just love them. I haven't had much of an opportunity to exploit any of this handling or performance of my new baby as yet but am looking forward to lifting its skirt and giving it a thorough roger'ing.....might even go for a quick drive afterward!!

    MPSMad - sorry dude, I even washed the car on the weekend but ot distracted and forgot to take photos, DOH! I will get some pic's up soon.....promise.

    Team Green - Hmmmmm, don't know about this Lynchy fella but thanks for inviting me in to the "Familia"......get it (sigh)!!

    Mr Nasa - Ah, the famous man himself! I've seen your name crop up time and again as the guru of detailing and paint protection. The only problem I have is that not in Adelaide. Do you know of anyone in Adelaide that you would recommend for paint and interior protection??

    TheJunglist - Who me....rapt in my new car!? Man, I just about slept in the bloody thing the first night....how sad.

    Nissanman - Your MPS6 sounds like a wicked beasty. But what you said is so VERY true, not many motors have as sweet a sound (inside or out) as a strong RB25/RB26. The SR's, CA's, EJ's, MZR's, 4G63's all sound distinctive but quite frankly, they have a poxy exhaust note in comparison. For instance, I've listened to some of the youtube vids on popular exhaust mods and find most of them drony, poppy and drab. An RB has the most amazing smooth, powerful, distinctive note that can't be missed from a mile away.
    Having said that, here I am, in love with a poxy sounding MPS.....care factor - zero!

    Cheers, guys

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    Welcome! how much did the lovely beast set you back??

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    Cool Mps rehab u can checkout but u can never leave

    You Lose - Hey, a fellow Adelaidian who grew up and moved his family to paradise.....lucky bugger! Torque Steer, I mean what a load of bollocks. They rubbish on about high powered front drive cars yet people just love them. I haven't had much of an opportunity to exploit any of this handling or performance of my new baby as yet but am looking forward to lifting its skirt and giving it a thorough roger'ing.....might even go for a quick drive after this


    Thanks mate for answering my post us Adelaidians are true gentlemen indeed (plus a few other things i wont mention ) let me know your impressions of the mps after uve given it a rodger,in From memory Stirling through to Clarendon via Meadows is a ballsy run Col

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    rfzd - G'day.....set me back just under $44k on the road. I believe that was a reasonably good buy for the luxury model, but I bought it on the M-day special and on top, I got 4 years Factory Warranty instead of 3, 3yrs Roadside Assist, $300 of Mazda Accessories, 12mth Rego and a full tank of petrol. Didn't push too hard or play anyone off, so had a very pleasant buying experience. The guys at City Mazda were brilliant to deal with.

    You Lose - You're welcome!! I figure there's not much point posting if you're not going to respond to peoples comments. Damn, you've got a good memory, I'd just about forgotten that run......I need to get out more. Damn that thing called "work".


    You may not believe this but I'm taking the MPS in on Monday to get a TOWBAR fitted!! No, I won't be launching boats or towing caravan's but I've missed having one and am sick of bothering my best mate everytime I need something picked up or to take the odd trailer of rubbish to the dump occasionally. It's the genuine Mazda accessory, so the tongue comes off when you're not using it and you can barely notice that it has one fitted, so it's not going to spoil the looks. I can't afford a "prima donna" car so it has to be practical when needed.

    Don't hate me......


    Have also been querying Toughseal Paint Protection. Sounds like a great product. Anyone had experiences....good or bad?
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    nothing wrong with getting a towbar, you have a car thats fun and functional ... what more could u want

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbetty View Post
    nothing wrong with getting a towbar, you have a car thats fun and functional ... what more could u want
    Thanks BB....I knew that others would see the practical sense in something like this. I just posted some pics of the finished product in the Tech Talk section. If you didn't know it was there, you wouldn't pick that it had a towbar installed. Clever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbetty View Post
    nothing wrong with getting a towbar, you have a car thats fun and functional ... what more could u want

    Thanks for your comments mate ,the adelaide bash is gunna be a hoot ,looking foward bto meeting you then , we will have to go for a run if your up for it .Bb,s correct these things are mpv ,s , imagine your diary
    1. 8am drop kids to school
    2. 9am take wife to work
    3. 10am p/u client from airport
    4. 11am sales meeting
    5. 12pm lunch with client mc claren vale
    6. 3pm see of smart arse wrx on the way to air port
    7. 4pm drop of client and humiliate ss commadore on the way home
    8. 4.30 pm p/u wife/kids
    9. 5pm take trailer to dump and drop it back home
    10. 6pm dinner with family
    11. 8pm spirited drive through adelaide hills dusting the odd gt falcon and skyline in your travels
    12. 10pm slow drive home listening to enigma volume 22 on the bose sound system
    MPS TRULY A CAR FOR ALL OCASSIONS ,EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED !
    Food for thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManicMPS View Post
    Hi Y'all,


    Having said that, here I am, in love with a poxy sounding MPS.....care factor - zero!

    Cheers, guys
    True, True...

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    Previously: 2006 Mazda 6 MPS ,MY00 WRX CLUB SPEC EVO IV Hatch ,97' Nissan S14A 200sx, Nissan R34 GT-T, Nissan S12 Silvia

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOU LOSE View Post
    Thanks for your comments mate ,the adelaide bash is gunna be a hoot ,looking foward bto meeting you then , we will have to go for a run if your up for it .Bb,s correct these things are mpv ,s , imagine your diary
    1. 8am drop kids to school
    2. 9am take wife to work
    3. 10am p/u client from airport
    4. 11am sales meeting
    5. 12pm lunch with client mc claren vale
    6. 3pm see of smart arse wrx on the way to air port
    7. 4pm drop of client and humiliate ss commadore on the way home
    8. 4.30 pm p/u wife/kids
    9. 5pm take trailer to dump and drop it back home
    10. 6pm dinner with family
    11. 8pm spirited drive through adelaide hills dusting the odd gt falcon and skyline in your travels
    12. 10pm slow drive home listening to enigma volume 22 on the bose sound system
    MPS TRULY A CAR FOR ALL OCASSIONS ,EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED !
    Food for thought
    Col

    Love it Col.....you're a hoot!

    How nice is it that Adelaide gets the distinguished privilige of holding such an event for a change. Can't wait to catch up you and the other bods that can make it over.

    Just had the the guys from D&S Auto do some paint correction, paint protection, interior protection and window tint. Looked fantastic....really brought out the full magnificence of these Mica paint finishes.

    Didn't get the car back till late but I grabbed the camera and tried to get some inspired night shots. I'm a pretty shit photographer but got some interesting shots.

    Once I get some decent daylight one's I'll post them all up.

    Here's one of the better ones......used it as my avatar.

    Cheers, Mike
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    Those pix look great

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    GREAT PLACE FOR PHOTOS! Love it

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    Aw thanks guys, I was becoming quite frustrated as I really don't know how to compose a shot properly, so it's just hit and miss (thank god for digital cameras). I have others that I will post up once the sun actually shows its face. Then I can finally get sone decent daylight shots.....for now it's just grey skys.

    I used one of the photos for my new signature picture. I rushed it a bit but will try out some other ideas later. Watcha reckon?

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    Wink Get the good news here!!!!!!

    Having said that, here I am, in love with a poxy sounding MPS.....care factor - zero!

    YOU LOSE TO THE RESCUE !!!!!!!!


    Great pics Mike !!!! is the location the old railway sheds mile end or wayville showgrounds ???
    The standard mps exhaust sounds like my vacuum cleaner NOT COOL the good news is you can transform it at relatively low cost
    SOLUTION remove both mufflers and resonators back to the cat ,replace with 3"pipe and 1 only hot dog muffler ,retain stock exhaust tips to keep cost down .
    END RESULT ,15 to 20 kw,s more power, tuff but not to obtrusive exhaust note if you really want to cream u jeans to complete the package install a SRI /Pod filter and turbosmart dual port BOV ,trust me you will sleep in your mps the sound of all three working together is exotic and addictive not to mention the gain in kw,s
    regards col
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    Awesome pics, you should be proud I love the available light type of shots, also makes the colour look hot!

    Cool sig too!

    Good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOU LOSE View Post
    Having said that, here I am, in love with a poxy sounding MPS.....care factor - zero!

    YOU LOSE TO THE RESCUE !!!!!!!!


    Great pics Mike !!!! is the location the old railway sheds mile end or wayville showgrounds ???
    The standard mps exhaust sounds like my vacuum cleaner NOT COOL the good news is you can transform it at relatively low cost
    SOLUTION remove both mufflers and resonators back to the cat ,replace with 3"pipe and 1 only hot dog muffler ,retain stock exhaust tips to keep cost down .
    END RESULT ,15 to 20 kw,s more power, tuff but not to obtrusive exhaust note if you really want to cream u jeans to complete the package install a SRI /Pod filter and turbosmart dual port BOV ,trust me you will sleep in your mps the sound of all three working together is exotic and addictive not to mention the gain in kw,s
    regards col
    Howdy Col,

    Ditto....poxy suits me just perfectly at the moment!!

    It's been raining here all morning, so I've been driving the Skyline around. The only thing I will miss is the sound....I could never tire of that. But stiff.....as they say, nothing stands in the way of progress.

    Hmmm, I never thought of the old railway sheds.....good idea. The photos were located at the old loading docks at Port Adelaide. Wasn't sure how it would come out but was quite happy with some of the shots I took. I reckon that the tinted windows made a huge difference to the look.

    Now just waiting for some nice weather so I can take some decent daylight shots which show off some of the really nice attributes of this colour. The only photos I've seen on the web, make it look very light and not so attractive. Hopefully my photos will show off some of these nuances and subtle shadings that I've been on about.

    Your exhaust mods sound suprisingly straightforward! A few bods have mentioned that there is a big increase in "popping" that comes from the aftermmarket exhausts. Did you experience any increase with your mods?

    I probably won't start any modding for a while, although dropping the car an extra inch would do wonders for the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakespeare View Post
    Awesome pics, you should be proud I love the available light type of shots, also makes the colour look hot!

    Cool sig too!

    Good work
    Thanks Shakespeare, this area of of the Port docks is floodlit with those amber sodium lights, so it it gives a great effect at night.

    Changed the sig slightly as there was too much building showing and not enough car. Reckon this one is better or go back to the presious one?


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    Sig deffo looks better - in that light, it almost looks like a darker version of cosmic blue...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmanDan View Post
    Sig deffo looks better - in that light, it almost looks like a darker version of cosmic blue...!
    Yeah...true, it does. What I like most about it is the way the light shading shows off the shapliness of the new design. I love the darker shading which goes over the rear wheel arch down to the sill and along the bottom of the doors tapering to a point at the back of the front wheel arch. Then it does the opposite at the top of the doors, the tip starting at the edge of the tail light, gradually widening till it gets to the top of the front wheel arch and really captures the RX8 style front fender. These are some of the things that really stuck in my head the night I was deciding what to buy. I just found it very....."shapely" for want of a better term. Many of the other makes I looked at just didn't "work the light" the same an MPS does.

    Like my women.....I like all the curves in all the right places......(but don't tell my wife)!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ManicMPS View Post

    Like my women.....I like all the curves in all the right places......(but don't tell my wife)!!
    +1 Curves in the Right Places FTW!!!

    Keep the sig too, looks great!
    R36 - Just like an MPS6 except with a growly V6

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    Wink Don,t tell my wife that i woun,t tell your,s !!!!

    Like my women.....I like all the curves in all the right places......(but don't tell my wife)!! [/QUOTE]
    Secret is safe with us Mike ,don,t tell my wife i siad that
    no popping with exhaust that I've noticed ,more likely to be bov not adjusted correctly i think
    cheers
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