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i was looking at the mazda website and it looks like the option configurations have changed to where you can get anything you want. I have already ordered, but don't have a vin number, the delivery date is set around mid june. does anyone know if it would be possible to change my order, without pushing the delivery date back.
 

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I'm running into the same restrictions I was having before:

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Black Cloth
-Sports Package
-Premium Package
-Bose

--- Can't get ABS.
 

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i had checked earlier this week, there were no restrictions...must have been a tease, or an april fools joke...
 

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Nope. They still have the stupid Bose audio package included with Side Curtain Air bags. I suppose I can live with it. If they don't end up letting me get the side air bags without the Bose package, I will have to have them take it out at the dealership and I'll resell it elsewhere. I wish Mazda's interior wasn't so hard to work with.
 

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Please explain to me why side air bag curtains are so important for you. I've been thinking about getting these with the ABS, but I really don't know much about them. Have any studies been performed about their effectiveness? Do they protect you during a crash - or just if something happens that causes your car to roll?
 

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            Please explain to me why side air bag curtains are so important for you. I've been thinking about getting these with the ABS, but I really don't know much about them. Have any studies been performed about their effectiveness? Do they protect you during a crash - or just if something happens that causes your car to roll?[/b]
Well I was TBoned on the drivers door and my head nailed the B Pillar between the front and rear door [where the seat belt is mounted]. Almost killed me. Curtain Airbags would have saved me a month of coma and a month of rehab.
 

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The above post says it all. Also, they protect you from incoming glass and other flying objects that may otherwise hit you in the face. I find them to be extremely important and I would never buy a new car without them. Its bad enough that I drive a car right now without ABS, traction control or any kind of air bag. :(
 

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Thanks for the answers. I was thinking about leaving out the air bags to save some money, but since I plan to keep this car for a(long)while, I'll just fork up the extra money now. 'Now' being the time when Mazda will let me order the airbags + ABS without forcing enough options on me that it is out of my price range.
 

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On a semi-related note, do side airbags command more of an insurance discount? Since it provides another level of protection over front airbags alone, I would think it should. I'll call my insurance company and find out.
 

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            On a semi-related note, do side airbags command more of an insurance discount?  Since it provides another level of protection over front airbags alone, I would think it should.  I'll call my insurance company and find out.[/b]
Let me know.. I'd be interested as well. Anything to save on in$urance!!
 

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I called my insurance company (USAA) today for a quote, and side air bags do NOT help with the premiums, oddly enough. Only the dual front airbags do. Also, with them ABS actually improves your insurance by a small amount.

For those who are curious, my quotes.

6I : $707
6S : $756

That is for 6 months. I'm 24, male, and have a clean record. It's pretty high, but then again I'm already paying about $500 every 6 months on a '95 Neon, so it isn't too much more.
 

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I suppose those are high numbers if you live in VA, but here in Jersey I'd kill to pay $700+ for insurance. That's nothing compared to the $2000+ I pay every 6 months here.
 

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i got a quote for the 6s through state farm
on long island 1300 for 6 months
in buffalo 600 for 6 months
i am 22 with a slightly tainted record...5 pts, 1 accident, but they are both more than 2 years old...
the only discount they mentioned for drls...i didn't ask about the side airbags
 

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Even so, I'd rather get them for my own protection. Insurance companies should be a tad bit nicer and give us a discount anyway. :) Right now, my insurance in NY is $2400 a year. I'm 18 and under parent's insurance. My 6 month quote from Progressive was about $2000, so I think I'll stay under mommy and daddy for now! ;) Also, that's for an '87! I couldn't imagine an '03.
 
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