Started 2 nd painting of bumper today
( with friend who knows how to paint)
While prepping sunroof, found a bad suprise !
Replaced the 2006 Lancer Ralliart with this 2004 Mazda6 Wagon sport pkg.I needed more space for carrying kid stuff and also wanted to finally try a V6. ... Show more Need I say I am not dissapointed at all. I saw this change also as a good occasion to get rid of new car depreciation payments. I don't plan on going back to new cars anymore as you can get quite better deals in the use market. I was looking for a black one and went to see that one as it looked black on the picture that was sent to me. The deal was too good to argue abuot the color and bought it anyway. Itès now been 2 months I had it and must say I love the color now...will probably try to get all my cars in that color now.Also at my surprise after the buy, this car had the bose sound system with 6 disc changerHistory since I got it:Ocotober 2009 : unlocked the rear brake galipers, change motor oil, change transmission oil, change brake fluid, change cabin air filter (a must do if you never changed it!), change the air filter with a K&N drop in Show Less
February 2010 : got the rear pillars repainted a few weeks ago but seems the rust is coming out again, might need to order new ones. Received the smoke... Show mored sidemarkers and will install when it is warmer outside. Progress of the car will probably slow down as I just bought a new project (Porsche 924).April 2010 : called mazda and brand spanking new rear pillars are 20$ each!!! don't even waist your time trying to repaint, just order new ones! Didn't wanted to spend money on new wheels but the oem ones where badly damaged from curb rash, I sanded them down and repainted with dupli color gunmetal paint...looks kind of ghetto but better than damaged rims. Installed some new tires on them, Westlake Goodride 308. They don't have super good review but I needed something cheap and a bit better than the ones i had on it when i bought the car.Started shaving emblems, will finish next tie it is warm and sunny outside...meaning 2012 Show Less