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    New car: 2014 Mazda 6 Touring

    Well guys, I've sold the 2007 350Z and got me a 2014 Mazda 6. Very different cars... but it was the right move for me right now, my daily commute of 60 miles was getting old with a sports car.

    The Mazda 6 has a ton of features that are new to me since the 350Z was as plain as a modern car could be.

    Now I've got leather seats, back up camera, blind spot "alarm" thing, dual AC thermostat control, bluetooth connectivity, a bunch of buttons on my steering wheel including cruise control, phone, and stereo functions, etc.

    I bought the Touring package with the 19" wheels.

    Car looks great and there are very few on the road, I haven't even seen one yet driving around.

    While shopping around we went a bit crazy and ended up trading my wife's 2011 Sonata (already 50k miles) for a new Kia Optima
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    Forgot to mention... Yes, switched over to automatic, no point in owning this car as a manual. Also, I went with a lease on my wife's car. If we are ever close to or over the allowed mileage, she could drive my car if needed.

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    Nice! I heard the new 6 is a great car. Too bad we won't be getting the wagon here. But they might ship a turbodiesel model which would be interesting. Lookin' sharp!

    The Optima's by all accounts a fine car too. But I have heard you need to make sure you find yourself a fine dealer for the ongoing servicing, apparently Kia's dealer QC isn't as good as some so the quality varies widely. Drove its Sonata twin when I was renting cars, it drove quite well and had beastly fuel economy.
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    Yep! Fuel economy is huge for us and these cars are rated at 38 and 35mpg hwy...

    The Sonata, which is basically an Optima since they share chassis, engine, and a very similar weight, gave us fantastic mpg results.

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    I hope you get acquainted with the buttons as fast as possible. For those of us who drive simple cars modern interiors festooned with buttons and screens can be a bit intimidating at first!

    As I said in the other thread, one of the best looking family saloon currently on sale.

    I haven't seen any saloons on the road here, but estates are starting to be a common sight.

    Enjoy it!

    (No manual is mistake though... )
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    Congrats, looks good :-)
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    How do they get away with calling it a 2014 when it's March 2013?
    All about the t-tops

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVR IS KING View Post
    How do they get away with calling it a 2014 when it's March 2013?
    They always do that, they sell next year's car model.

    Nice purchase!

    I feel like Korean cars have entered the phase of the Japanese in the late 80's- they're viable competitors now, not a laughingstock anymore.

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    Grats! Had a chance to look at the new 6 at Amelia, great looking car!

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    Yup, the Koreans have come on strong. Anybody would be a fool for passing up Kia/Hyundai without at least a look these days.
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    Congrats, Niko! Looks nice!
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    Thanks guys! Loving the car so far.

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    I have been seriously tempted by this car for the last few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledgehammer View Post
    I have been seriously tempted by this car for the last few months.
    It, do.

    I am in with the Hiroshima crew now, and barring some nitpicky things, loves me our new 3.

    Be a man! 6 for 6!

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    Even the new 3, which is starting to be seen on the streets, look rather excellent.

    Mazda seems to be on a roll lately.
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