I've been wanting a speed6, and actually found some decent deals, however it seems my wallet may not be able to handle it. Or thats what the finance companies say. In reality I could afford a speed no problemo, but I cant get financing and I dont want to try anymore and sacrifice my credit more. So today as I was drooling over mazdas in grand rapids MI I see a 6 that fit my desire. 2006 M6 Sport, v6, manual(must), moonroof(big sell point for me), black interior, power everythang. Price after rebates is 22500is(before MAC if i get financed), not quite as low as I'd like, but not to bad. Plus the dealer was a really cool that didn't just try to upsell or screw me over, and he treated me as the adult I am(See my horrible dealer experience thread in the lounge). So I decided to try and get financed, haven't heard anything back yet, as they'll run it all saturday or monday(we were working the deal at 5, and I knew I couldn't drive it home today anyhow cause my insurance company closed at 5). Test drove it- not in the same realm as a speed6, but its still nice. Be glad to still have the fold down rear seats too, not have to use premium and have a bit better gas mileage(25 miles to work one way, plus I love driving any chance I get- this car is fun to drive!). But in the end, am I going to be satisfied with this not-super-fast car? Does the m6 get looks of 'wow, nice car' from random people around town? Thats what I'd like. One of the main reasons for this car is because noone in my area has em, theres no mazda dealers for 40 miles in any direction. Obviosly you'll see the odd one now n then, but usually its older peopleses with them.