Hi, Bald Eagle here in ATL....I just joined today but I've been reading the site for several months; GREAT stuff! I've had my 6 about two (2) weeks now (Steel Grey Metallic w/grey cloth, V-6 w/5-speed manny tranny, moonroof, & sport grille). My previous ride was a '93 Mazda 626 LX I4 5-speed, & before that, I owned an '84 626 I4 5-speed coupe; drove each for a decade w/no major problems & both went past 120K miles w/the original clutches....the manual transmissions were bullit-proof! My mom drives a 2001 Protege LX (auto); & my better half has a 2001 MPV LX....do we like Mazdas or what!? My new 6 is a gem, this car blew me away when I first drove it....talkin' about exceeding expectations...WOW! This car's FAST....0-60 mph in 6.8 secs. which is as quick as my old high school buddy's 1967 Pontiac GTO muscle mule, amazing! At the same time, its got a handsome look that doesn't attract Mr. Law Enforcement out on the road. The quality of the materials, state-of-the-art engineering, comfort, & versatility are all there. For the price, this car is the best kept secret in the automotive industry today. Did y'all know that a Mazda won Le Mans once back in the '80's, & that these brilliant engineers made the wankel engine work in mass production when the Germans couldn't? Mazda automobiles are grossly under-rated by the general public but these cars are exquisite, & solid examples of cutting edge automotive technology & engineering. I'm really lookin' forward to the RX-8 launch!! (Btw, I've also posted a few thoughts on the "car electronics" thread on the moonroof/sunroof subject).