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Edit: Newer pictures in latter pages.

Hey guys, I never really got around to posting a "new guy" thread. And so I figured its better late than never.

I drive an '09 Mazda 6i Grand Touring MTX. I got her July 19 at 2400 miles. Now she's up to almost 9600 miles. Absolutely love the car. I actually just happened to stumble upon her at a dealership when car hunting and got an Amazing deal. Its my second car. I drove a '98 Kia Sephia for 3-4 years before this one. My parents chose my 1st car for me, so I was pretty much stuck with it. Always wanted a manual but the Kia was automatic...boring. And let's just say going from that car to this fully loaded 6 is definitely an upgrade of a couple of levels haha.

Here's a pic of my old car next to my new baby a few days after getting her.
 

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welcome nice ride
 

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that kia plate is awesome! you should have put that on the new mazda. thats a keeper. lol
haha yeah thanks! I was going to transfer it to the mazda, but I felt it didnt fit its personality haha
 

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Officially: :welcome9: to the 6Club! :wavey:
 

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Here's some pics of mine next to some other 6's ive run into.

Outside of a Sheetz, one late night, this guy just happened to pull in next to me and had a nice chat.


Outside work one night


Came back to my car in the parking garage at school one day and found this guy kissing my car. I flipped out and left a note on his car expressing my anger.
 

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Very nice car.
And to be fair, it does appear as though you're pulled a bit far forward :p
haha oh come on! i am way behind the yellow line!
 

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God, so i just got home from hanging out with some buddies. I went out with a friend who drives a Scion TC to mcdonalds and when he gets out of the passenger door he goes...ouch dude whered you get that? and i say what? and rush over to the passenger side, and find a nice big door ding on the rear passenger door. This is the 3rd time i've had someone hit my car since i got it in July. In the 4 years i owned that crappy kia, never did i have anyone hit my car or anything. Of course now that i have a new car its just an idiot magnet and sh!t keeps happening to it :(
 

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haha oh come on! i am way behind the yellow line!
True :p You are further back than the other guy, but I never pull that far forward while parking if there is another spot on the other sidee :p I would probably be about 4 inches further back :p I freak out about people hitting my 6. It's already got enough body damage! Two dents on the front driver side where the bumper and quarter panel meet (one on each lol).
 

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God, so i just got home from hanging out with some buddies. I went out with a friend who drives a Scion TC to mcdonalds and when he gets out of the passenger door he goes...ouch dude whered you get that? and i say what? and rush over to the passenger side, and find a nice big door ding on the rear passenger door. This is the 3rd time i've had someone hit my car since i got it in July. In the 4 years i owned that crappy kia, never did i have anyone hit my car or anything. Of course now that i have a new car its just an idiot magnet and sh!t keeps happening to it :(
I'm sorry to hear about the door ding. Unfortunately, there's a certain population that doesn't like for people to have nicer things than themselves.

My previous 6 had matching "dimples" on both the front driver and passenger doors from others in parking lots, along with the occasional scratch here and there.

It never fails, as hard as you take care of something, someone else always comes along and f*cks it up!
 

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Got some more pics of other 6's ive ran into


Twins (mine doesnt have a carseat though haha)



And this past weekend I saw another 2nd gen 6 and parked next to it. And when i came out of the store there was another one next to it! 3 2nd gens in a row. I'm startin to spot these more often, but still pretty scarcely. I like the fact that i rarely see these on the road and when i do i get excited haha.
 

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Sorry to hear about the dings already. I've had my 6 for about 2 months and already have a ding in the driver side. My wife takes it to work and I'm sure that's where it happens. I cringe every time she wants to take it but at the same time, I can't deny her the joy in driving it. She says she parks way out in the parking lot away from others but idiots will find it wherever it sits. The other day after spending the day doing some mods I gave it a bath and found it then...saddness set in!
 

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Update: LEDs

Got LEDs. Went with cheapies and not the SMD. Now i wish i had gone with SMD. These don't seem bright enough. But i will stick with them for now. What do yall think?



 

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Hate to say it, but they do look dimmer compared to my LEDs. I'd worry about the blue color also, since they may draw the attention of law enforcement.
 

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you man you have to have white LED's for your license plate lights...in every state i believe.
 

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Lamin-x came in the mail today





 
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