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I sent the folks at AutoArt an email hoping they would honor the Speed6 in scale as they have the Speed8 and apparently are already making the Speed3.

I was totally shot down. They claimed to me that someone else makes the 6 in 1/18th.

Bummer. Why do I go into my local hobby stores and see Volvo s40's and Chevrolet Cobalts... but no Speed6? I mean, c'mon.

BTW: Check out this guys auction on his Speed3. Pretty creative.

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Pretty creative auction. But Mazda makes a 1/32 (i think thats the size) MS3. Its ridiculously priced though.
 

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haha... i like the auction

i kno mazda made a 'limited edition' 1/18 mazda6 hatch but that was their excuse for selling it for like $80 or somethin :sarc: and i dont think they even sell them any more. as long as AutoArt makes a ms6 for a decent price id get it :D
 

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as long as AutoArt makes a ms6 for a decent price id get it :D
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Unfortunately it appears that they are not even open to the idea.

Quoted directly from the return email from AutoArt...

"There is already maker making the Mazda 6 in 1/18. We will not consider making it as well as the Mazdaspeed 6."

Maybe it has something to do with licensing?
 

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There's a mainland Chinese diecast company making 1:18 versions of the Mazda6 but it's not AutoArt. No brand name that I know of, but quality seemed pretty good from what I read. My understanding is that they were made to give to dealers in the Orient to promote the Mazda6. Some appeared on eBay but there aren't any on eBay at the moment. I don't know if they'll make a Speed version but I doubt it, due the poor sales of the 1:1 in NA.
 

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I'm not surprised...I wanted a 97-03 Grand Prix and couldnt find one ever...except for nascar ones...ugh

but if anyone knows of where I can find one, or a Jeep Cherokee I'd be interested
 

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Well... I found the AutoArt rendition of the Speed3.

It still does not makes sense to me... why wouldn't they do the same with the Speed6? Frustrating. :swearin:

AutoArt Mazdaspeed3

Edit: I just noticed it is the same seller from the first auction.
 

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What do you expect, its his first post.

EDIT: I just seen he joined over six months ago. Maybe he got bored from all the new threads
 

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OMFG. This can't be serious. Instant ban, please.[/b]

please excuse me for being bored on a winter day. I was just reading through some old threads...
 
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