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    Yep looks exactly the same to me! I don't see a difference between the 2011 and 2012 models. I'm pretty dissapointed with the new instruments colors. The older ones looked much nicer!
    I get the car on the 11th of October but the dealer in Melb has no idea what changes have been made to the car, so thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverathlon View Post
    Yep looks exactly the same to me! I don't see a difference between the 2011 and 2012 models. I'm pretty dissapointed with the new instruments colors. The older ones looked much nicer!
    I get the car on the 11th of October but the dealer in Melb has no idea what changes have been made to the car, so thanks for the info!
    You'll be one of the first to get the 2012 Gen 2, so you'll have to do a write up..full pics and everything ... no pressure
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    Quote Originally Posted by naasif View Post
    You'll be one of the first to get the 2012 Gen 2, so you'll have to do a write up..full pics and everything ... no pressure
    Haha will be more than happy to do so as soon as I get the car

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    and i was waiting for big changes with the update ie- interior seat color removal change... may as well buy a 1 yr old mps and save myself 12k..


    looking at the pics i cant see any changes either except dash cluster and color ..

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    Imo the update is quite disappointing. I've also heard that the dials are no longer blacked out like the previous model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TD View Post
    They looked pretty much the same to me, didn't test them though.
    There is a white one at dealership near me, went and had a look today, they said I can go for test drive next weekend

    Seats are about the same, sadly it appears to be mostly a cosmetic update... Gen 1 is still better, will update with more impressions post drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski82 View Post
    Who is handy with photoshop and can black out the rear valance?
    Check here:
    2009 Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3 SEMA Editions picture: 331557 - Top Speed

    Dear Mazda,

    Changing the dash lights ever so slightly, trimming the lineup to one model choice and swapping a blue exterior paint choice for a white one is NOT good enough for "Series II."

    Booooo Mazda. We have known for quite some time that the revisions would only be very minor, but still...grrrrrr

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    Yup very poor excuse for so called update.

    Subaru sorted their why cant Mazda do the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarcasticOne View Post
    There is a white one at dealership near me, went and had a look today, they said I can go for test drive next weekend

    Seats are about the same, sadly it appears to be mostly a cosmetic update... Gen 1 is still better, will update with more impressions post drive
    Go for a drive with the saleman...and say .. "um..i think it needs a rear engine mount..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by naasif View Post
    Go for a drive with the saleman...and say .. "um..i think it needs a rear engine mount..."
    Lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by naasif View Post
    Go for a drive with the saleman...and say .. "um..i think it needs a rear engine mount..."
    And better seats... The one thing I really want to find out is the new SP update, when it's coming out and specs

    Curious to see if the 2012 mps is more than just a slap of paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by TD View Post
    They looked pretty much the same to me, didn't test them though.




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    That looks different to my Gen II. Is this the luxury model ? Looks Like they've changed the stereo control knobs and added more stainless steel trim. Also the gear stick has lost some of its shinyness ?! They've removed the fake silver plastic around the gear stick as well.



    Here is a pic of my stereo to compare. I've marked the bits to look at .



    Got a wide angle pic of the dash ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by naasif View Post
    That looks different to my Gen II. Is this the luxury model ? Looks Like they've changed the stereo control knobs and added more stainless steel trim. Also the gear stick has lost some of its shinyness ?! They've removed the fake silver plastic around the gear stick as well.

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    Here is a pic of my stereo to compare. I've marked the bits to look at .



    Got a wide angle pic of the dash ?
    thats all i got unfortunately
    and the lighting in that place was sh!te
    gear stick and dash do look the same layout wise, but less silver on the new one
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    I re-edited my previous post. The inline image uploading is really giving me the SH!TS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarcasticOne View Post


    if you have any other requests for photos let me know and i'll see what i can do
    Can you confirm if the dials are no longer blacked out and are always visible even with the car turned off?

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    The middle console ( surrounding the stick ) is black out now .. Not bad..

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    Happy to see there's nothing there that I want over my 2011 June Delivered Alu MPS Even the white colour doesn't do much for me (probably look better with dark tint and dark wheels though )

    I wonder how much it will cost though? Will it be at the old lux price the old base price or somewhere in between?

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    Blugh, I hate white cars, it makes the sexy MPS look plain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Fiend View Post
    Can buy a rear bumper kit that has them. Knight Sports



    Not fully sold on the look myself. It looks a bit..... bulbous for my liking


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    Just wondering, does it still have the silver on the steering wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by naasif View Post
    That looks different to my Gen II. Is this the luxury model ? Looks Like they've changed the stereo control knobs and added more stainless steel trim. Also the gear stick has lost some of its shinyness ?! They've removed the fake silver plastic around the gear stick as well.



    Here is a pic of my stereo to compare. I've marked the bits to look at .



    Got a wide angle pic of the dash ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Fiend View Post
    Can buy a rear bumper kit that has them. Knight Sports



    Not fully sold on the look myself. It looks a bit..... bulbous for my liking


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    Has it got a Gen 1 front bar aswell?

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    looks awesome
    like to see one in showroom
    cheers man

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    Looks like the price has been announced:

    Mazda3 SP20 SkyActiv Debuts In Updated 2012 Mazda3 Line-up For Australia | Reviews | Prices | Australian specifications

    "On the top shelf is the Mazda3 MPS, priced at $39,490 and gaining auto-on/off bi-xenon headlights with AFS, rear view mirror with auto dimming function and wipers with rain sensing function, along with a Bose 242watt amplifier and 10 speakers."

    Looking at redbook, old prices were: MPS - $38,435, MPS Luxury - $41915, so it's only $1k more than the old MPS or $2.5k cheaper than the old MPS Luxury, for the same spec level as the old MPS Luxury.

    There goes a bit of resale on my MPS Luxury, ah well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeon View Post

    Looking at redbook, old prices were: MPS - $38,435, MPS Luxury - $41915, so it's only $1k more than the old MPS or $2.5k cheaper than the old MPS Luxury, for the same spec level as the old MPS Luxury.

    There goes a bit of resale on my MPS Luxury, ah well.
    Well that seals it.... Looks like I'm holding onto mine for a while then. Not that I'm particularly unhappy about that prospect, I just don't like feeling like I'm being forced into it because of resale :/


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