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    Here I come!!!!!

    This is it!! I'm getting a zoomzoom 6 here in JPN. WhootWhoot!!! Will be a red manual w/sunroof (too bad sunroof only comes with Bose stereo and DVD navigation)! Delivery is in about 3 weeks.

    Wish me luck guys and gals!!
    '02 Midnight Blue MP5 (updated 10/12/2010)
    5 spd, Moonroof, Chrome 16" OEM Wheels, Roofracks Off
    Interior / Stereo: Clarion HDD Navigation System, Mazda Logo Seatbelt Pads, Door Chime Off
    Exterior: Front Mask, Rfracks Off, Rally Twin Edge Wipers, Louder Horn, Rust and Blisters on hood and various scrathes and dents (hahaha)
    Engine: AWR Motor & Transmission Mounts, Corksport Shifter Bushings
    => Beastification Underway!!!

    '05 Atenza Sport 23S (updated 10/12/2010)
    5 spd, Red, Sunroof, HID lamps, 6 CD Bose Stereo, DVD Navigation System,
    Atenza Sport Yellow Accent Floormats, Mazda Yellow Seatbelt Pads, Mazdaspeed Seat (Driver Side), 18" Work Emotion Kai Wheels
    pics here => /forum/showthread.php?t=101142&page=2&pp=15)

    '98 Mazda Familia (Updated 10/12/2010)
    1.5L Red Auto w/Sport Body Kit, Clarion HDD Navigation System, Door Chime Off, 15" Monza R v.III Wheels w/Duraluminum Nuts, Eurotone Horn

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadBiker
    This is it!! I'm getting a zoomzoom 6 here in JPN. WhootWhoot!!! Will be a red manual w/sunroof (too bad sunroof only comes with Bose stereo and DVD navigation)! Delivery is in about 3 weeks.

    Wish me luck guys and gals!!
    Suuuuuugoi

    SAY WHAT!!!...Congrats dude?...This came out of nowhere...How much was the final price? Are you leasing or financing? Post pics when get your baby!

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    you get nav over there in japan.. if you ever sell the car, I've got first dibs on it.

    with that said.. good luck!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmcsean
    you get nav over there in japan.. if you ever sell the car, I've got first dibs on it.

    with that said.. good luck!!
    right-hand driving.... must be some different...

    Congrats my friend, but why ''too bad it comes with the Bose...''?

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    Cat,

    Jdm 6's are lighter, have cleaner body lines, actual sidemarkers, and 18 more bhp then the US/Canada spec 6i's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossbow
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    Jdm 6's are lighter, have cleaner body lines, actual sidemarkers, and 18 more bhp then the US/Canada spec 6i's.
    why are we getting screwed? it's not like we're asking for it, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatD399
    why are we getting screwed? it's not like we're asking for it, no?
    Is that because of U.S./NA regulations (saftey, emmisions etc) or just domestic Vs international model differences?
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    you might be right on emissions antoine, that would settle the power. but how does increasing the weight increase safety?? at any given speed a heavier car has more inertia and packs more punch during a collision....

    what about the V6 in all this?...
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    Oversea's doesn't get the V6...but they also get HID and NAV packages, as well as an AWD Wagon. The AWD system from the european 6 wagon is the system used in the MPS...which is also why its watercooled for reliability reasons...I'd imagine it would explode otherwise since the wagon's only got like 120 ft/lbs of torque, and the MPS 6 is pushing 280-300.

    If you look at photos of JDM 6's, they don't have the jutting out rear, and the front is smoother, as their different safety reg's allow for a different front bumper design.

    The extra power comes from higher compression (10.7:1 vs 9.7:1), and the fact the car runs on premium.

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    i see.... thanks for all the info!!
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    Hey everybody thanks for the info. I didn't realize there were differences between the US and JPN versions. Although premium gas is recommended, the dealer says that it will run on regular gas but with loss in performance. I don't know about the AWD version - unless it's referring to the MZSpd6.

    CadD399,
    As for the Navi and Bose, I didnt want them but to get the sunroof I had no choice, and that added like about US$3,000 to the price. They don't have a leather seat option either (the car market is soooo different than in the US), so I'm seriously thinking about ordering a set from the US. Any pros and cons on that?

    My driver seat will be a Mazdaspeed seat though.

    Antoine,
    yeah, well I had a really sweet Red '97 WRX Wagon with sunroof (no mods, it was stock!) but it got wrecked by an idiot (I've probably mentioned this in this forum before). The replacement white WRX wagon that I got just didn't cut it - Tein suspension was way too tight and the Oz wheels required very expensive rubber. And it was white (ugghhhh! too many white and silver cars here!!!). I didn't feel like spending money on it at all. So I decided to get a sweet red Atenza. Too bad they don't have Blazing Copper Metallic. I asked for it but Mazda said no. Otherwise I woulda had the only Blazing Copper Metallic Atenza in Japan!

    I'll post price and other info later, the battery on my laptop needs recharging...

    but thanks everyone, i'll post pics!!
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    Personally i love my leather seats! especially with the heat on 'em... as for the color i guess if you're willing to make a paintjob, someone around here could give you the code..... you're garantied to turn heads!
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    Madbiker,

    Always follow the recommended octane levels. Whether its 87, or 93, they're recommended for a reason. Putting in less octane then recommended can cause knock, which results in retarted timing, and can also cause pings and detonation. Not a good thing.

    If you put higher octane then recommended, you can reduce the combustion efficency leaving unburnt fuel in the exhaust, causing deposits on the valves, and reducing both power, mileage, and catalytic converter longevity.

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    Crossbow, thank you very much for the info. With the high gasoline costs in Japan,it is tempting to give into feeding my soon-to-be sweetheart inferior gas, but I wasn't really planning on it :-)

    btw, how do you know so much about the Japan version of the 6? Where do you get your info?
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