Hi everyone. I'm new here. Just picked up an 06 S Sport Wagon MTX as a daily driver. The premium gas on my M35 is killing me on road trips, plus it's nice to have 3 pedals again
. I was actually reeeealllly close to getting either a Mazda3 or a P5 but this was too good of an offer to pass up. Plus, I have never seen a 6 wagon on the road which is a plus to me.
It runs well, but have some work to do on it. Oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, coolant flush, power steering fluid change, brake job. Since I'll be getting an oil change and new spark plugs by default, only other thing I'll do right now is put Redline fluid in the tranny. If I couldn't DIY all this minor stuff, I would have never bought the car. All that added up with labor is probably another couple thousand or so.
Afterwards, it definitely needs sound dampening, short shifter, HID retrofit, exhaust, new stereo, new antenna. I'll pass on the wheels and lowering springs for as long as I can. I just bought new Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tires. Best tires I've ever had.
Anyway, sorry for the novel. I'm going to read some how-tos. I have like 10 years of threads to catch up on lol. Feel free to volunteer any important links in reference to my laundry list of to-dos.
Also, I work in Melbourne, FL under contract for now and spend my weekends either in Fort Lauderdale or Tampa if anyone is around any of those areas.