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Old 11-13-2012, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After 6+ years, I have to say good by to the MS6 and this awesome community. This was the car that initiated me to semi-serious modding, turbos and popped my engine tuning cherry. It's been fun to do all my own wrenching (with help of alot of good advice and how to's), learning what mods matter and which ones don't. I have to admit it engine tuning was one of the most rewarding (& nerve racking) things maybe because you know a screw up can mean a blow up but if done right, you get a engine that runs better than it did from the factory. And it's pretty damn gratifying seeing the surprised looks when someone underestimates that that "Mazda 6" can do.

I'll quit rambling now. As you might have guessed from the title, the car was declared total loss by the insurance company due to extensive undercarriage damage exceeding the value of car. Honestly, I don't know what the hell went wrong. After dropping my kid off at school, I was heading home and took corner that I've done million times before, powered out the turn and my back end broke completely loose. It's never done this before (even when I try) so I was surprised as hell and over corrected. I drove up, straddled and drove along a 9" concrete median/planter island. The body shop wrote up a long list of damages which included engine cradle, front bumper, ac condenser, 4 rims/tires, shocks blown, suspension forks, gas tank gashed and the list goes on.

This was a total fail on my part. I want to find some excuse or explanation (cold tires, debris road) but that pretty much pointless now. I'm grateful that the damage was limited to the car and curb and my insurance is actually taking car of me. They've offered me 17.5k and have said they'll give me consideration for my mods on the car if I can show receipts (suspension, mounts mainly).

Funny thing is that I got smogged a few months ago and have been too busy with work/kids to re-install the engine mods. So keep an eye out for a posting in the classified for a bunch of stuff - ETS TMIC, AP, Dashhawk, Fujita CAI, test pipe (generic), boost tubes, washer/gaskets for diff/MTX/TC, oil filters and hodge podge of stock parts. I'll try to get them posted in the next week or so.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no mention on your ideas for your next car?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Shit man that sucks ass. Glad nobody was hurt though.


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Every time I hear how much someone gets on there speed through insurance it gets me thinking...

Sucks about the ride man, glad it was after you dropped your kid off and glad no one got hurt.

So - whats next?

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Sorry about your speed man
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sweeeeet, Mine's worth $10 more now!

...er......., wait.......,

I mean, sorry for your loss & glad nobody was hurt! It's always lame when a well known & understood corner just up & bites ya like that!

FWIW, getting 17.5K out of it, it's likely the best thing that could have happened. Doubtful you could get half that much for trade-in value, so you scored pretty damn well
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FWIW, getting 17.5K out of it, it's likely the best thing that could have happened. Doubtful you could get half that much for trade-in value, so you scored pretty damn well
Completely agree... that's a lot of coin for the car based on what I got for trade in and based on book values. Sorry for the loss, but sounds like all things considered, you'll make out just fine and no one got hurt.

Any thoughts on a new ride?
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Wow. That's crazy. 17.5 is pretty awesome. I would love that Dashawk hopefully I'm on the ball. Good luck with the next one and glad the kids weren't in it.
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I was a bit surprised by what they offered too which was better than I was expecting so I'm not asking too many questions and just counting myself lucky :-)

As for what's next, still doing my research. The MS6 was such a happy marriage my eyes never wandered so I wasn't prepared to be dating again so soon. I'm torn between what I want and what I can afford. Just picked up a fat car payment for the wifey's mini-van so not thrilled about idea of another big car payment but the new G37S looks awfully good. My company has some partnership with Nissan/Infiniti so can buy at invoice and mfg is offering nice rebates & financing.

A less expensive alternative would be to pick up a used G37 or 335i. Both gets me the MTX, RWD, power to weight that's better than my MS6 and overall car size (no bigger than MS6) which are my priorities. 335i is nice cause Cobb's got an AP for it and I've been seeing these in the $20k range with 70-80k miles so looking seriously at that. Hard to find used G37's with MTX in my area right now.
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May be interested in the ap but isn't it a pain to unmarry those things?

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