Well, I've posted twice already, so I thought I should introduce myself. Earlier this month we went to our Suzuki dealer with the intention of purchasing a Kizashi. We had two 2011 SX4's and we wanted to offload on of our smaller ones as we were planning on buying a bigger car next year. Well, when Suzuki went into bankruptcy I decided that we should at least try to get out of one of our SX4's and they had greatly reduced pricing on the Kizashi. The dealer wouldn't work with us and would only offer $9000 on my wife's 2011 Sportback with 8000 miles. This was unacceptable. We had originally planned on getting a CX5 next year anyway, so onto the Mazda dealership we went. They didn't have any manual CX5's on the lot and due to the incentives on the 6 my wife decided to give one a test drive. She fell in love with the thing, and I quite like it as well. Mazda offered us $11,500 for her car, so we just couldn't pass up the deal, especially when we weren't sure what the her Sportback would be worth in a few months.
So we're now the proud owners of a Slate 2013 Mazda 6, and we couldn't be happier with the purchase.
Here she is: (the car that is, not my wife)
I mod every car I buy, and though there doesn't seem to be many out there for Gen2 6's, I'm sure I'll figure something out.
Here is my SX4, which I love:
Anyway, I look forward to learning more about the car, and I'm glad to have found this forum.