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      02-20-2020, 01:32 PM   #23
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I almost bought one a couple of times. I love the RX-8 wheels on these.
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I almost bought one a couple of times. I love the RX-8 wheels on these.
I was never even considering one when I bought my 1st (New in 2007)
I was all set to buy a 2004-08 Acura TL as my daily. I randomly test drove a used MS6 & was hooked. Should have kept the 1st, but that went in 2010 (40k+ trouble free miles).

In 2013 I bought this red one locally. It was a one owner car and still stock minus CAI with 62k on it. Put over 35k trouble free miles on this one before I sold it in 2018.

My friend ended up buying the TL in my sig shortly after I got my 1st MS6. I bought the TL from him last year.

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You say that now... Update here after you drive it, I'm sure that mood will change.
I was thinking about that the other day. We'll see if I still enjoy it on Sunday.

However, I did already buy another boost gauge & mount & it's in the mail. (Sold the ones I installed when I demodded some before sale)
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      02-20-2020, 04:03 PM   #26
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How are these for reliability? Been seeing them pop up in my searches but I don't know much about them.
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How are these for reliability? Been seeing them pop up in my searches but I don't know much about them.
Depends on how it was maintained. Lots of them have been ruined by kids

Both of mine were trouble free, but I don't treat my cars like shit. If maintained, they will be dead nuts reliable.
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Only previous car I would consider buying back is my Z4M. Only car I regret selling.
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      02-24-2020, 07:56 AM   #29
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She's back!
Whats the update? Still regret taking the money out?
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      02-24-2020, 08:48 AM   #31
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Whats the update? Still regret taking the money out?
I bought it back so no
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      02-24-2020, 10:14 AM   #32
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How are these for reliability? Been seeing them pop up in my searches but I don't know much about them.
Not very reliable at all. The AWD drivetrain can't take the abuse and it was Mazda's first go at direct injection in a turbo car. The stats on paper were impressive at the time but reliability was pretty terrible, especially once people started modding them.
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Congrats, looks real clean. I also had RX8 wheels on my MS3, it dynoed at 275/350 with just a tune, too bad it was wrong wheel drive lol.
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Congrats, looks real clean. I also had RX8 wheels on my MS3, it dynoed at 275/350 with just a tune, too bad it was wrong wheel drive lol.
Thanks, that was after I detailed her. Was dirty when picked up. I need to find a cheap Cobb AP V2. Don't need a V3 so not going to spend $400+ on that shit.

Mine now has a 2012 MS3 engine in it.
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So how’s it like getting your baby back after another ass has farted on her
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So how’s it like getting your baby back after another ass has farted on her
Well, I was the 2nd owner when I 1st got it in 2013 so it was already farted in
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Not very reliable at all. The AWD drivetrain can't take the abuse and it was Mazda's first go at direct injection in a turbo car. The stats on paper were impressive at the time but reliability was pretty terrible, especially once people started modding them.
IIRC I remembered reading about overheating issues due to the TMIC not getting enough air coming through (ala WRX, LGTs). Apart from that the MS6 should be about as reliable as regular M6s. Can't comment on the Haldex AWD system.
Is it FWD until traction loss?

Handsome red MS6 btw. I find the RX8 wheels look great on other Mazdas but kinda boring on RX-8s themselves.
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IIRC I remembered reading about overheating issues due to the TMIC not getting enough air coming through (ala WRX, LGTs). Apart from that the MS6 should be about as reliable as regular M6s. Can't comment on the Haldex AWD system.
Is it FWD until traction loss?

Handsome red MS6 btw. I find the RX8 wheels look great on other Mazdas but kinda boring on RX-8s themselves.
If you keep launching the MS6 like a race car, you will break it. However, adding a rear diff mount helps a lot. Overheating issues? That was not a big thing & I have never had any overheating issues. Maybe you mean heat soak w/the TMIC setup?

It's FWD biased.
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I just remembered my buddy in college had a white one, installed DP no tune and blew the engine. This was before anyone knew that was a no-no lol.
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I just remembered my buddy in college had a white one, installed DP no tune and blew the engine. This was before anyone knew that was a no-no lol.
That would not blow it up alone. Either he beat the car to death or it already had an issue.
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That would not blow it up alone. Either he beat the car to death or it already had an issue.
It was a first year (2006?) and he definitely beat on it, AWD clutch dump launches, redline shifts, etc lol. Mazda replaced the engine for him.
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It was a first year (2006?) and he definitely beat on it, AWD clutch dump launches, redline shifts, etc lol. Mazda replaced the engine for him.
Yea, he killed the poor car. 2006 & 2007 is when they were made.
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Yea, he killed the poor car. 2006 & 2007 is when they were made.
ZOOM ZOOM BOOM lol.

I miss my MS3, best sleeper I've ever owned. It was awful off the line but after 3rd gear I'd pull past almost everything I raced.
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The Mazda 6 has a fantastic chassis with very capable and stable handling.. Bonus that they are nice and light. The 2.3L engine has pretty great delivery and feels fast but they are driven so hard... these things throw a rod all the time. If people used better oil and didn't run the crap out of these I know they can last. But Mazda's newer 2.5L engine is built much stronger than this. From a chassis/drivetrain fundementals perspective Mazda's are great cars. My 2015 6 has been very reliable and the 2.5L engine has good torque.
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