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My wife and I are looking into buying a speed 6 we drove the other day. We loved the car and everything seems great. Its a GT package car, black with black and white leather every option but navi. Its been dealer serviced since it was bought new one owner and sitting on a mazda lot with 43,000 miles on it. I was told it had the turbo replaced and was inspected when traded to them. It does have a intake and exhaust on it and also the aftermarket motor mount everyone complains about. Is there really anything i should look for on this car or are they for the most part a good car?
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make sure you can deal with the clutch, lots of complaints about that
some people report they burn alot of oil
 

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the clutch in this car felt great. i have been told the oil problem is due to people using the wrong oil and then the turbo seals let go causing the oil burn.
 

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i have been told the oil problem is due to people using the wrong oil and then the turbo seals let go causing the oil burn.
then be sure to look for evidence of leaky turbo seals
I've got a friend who has one just like the one you describe
gorgeous car, and has zero problems with it
 

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the dealership said it had a warrenty turbo put on it at 40,000 and said they have serviced the car since brand new. So i hope that they car is well rounded
 

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i feel like i could write a diatribe about any ms3 or ms6, but if properly maintained and without fucking with the ecu, you could easily get a fun and good car out of either.
 

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the ap is great for that car. i should have been more specific. i'm on the phone and only thinking about this half-ass.
people swear by the ap.
i guess i meant using a piggyback instead of a standalone.
 

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it is.
i had an ms3 and know enough about the similarities between the ms3 and ms6 to understand a few things.
replacing the rmm is ok - if you can't deal with the added vibes, then you can use the oem mount...but i wouldn't. i'd man up and deal with the aftermarket rmm.

if you plan on launching the car at all...either in traffic or drag, i'd recommend also swapping the diff mount in the rear as well. they break.

an intake is one of the best upgrades that you can do in terms of horsepower.
exhaust is mainly for sound.
if you want to change anything else in the exhaust, you can opt for a downpipe and midpipe.
front mounts are available, but crude in design for the ms6. good luck.

not a lot of parts are available specifically to the ms6, but some parts are interchangeable between ms3 and ms6.

check the link in my sig and register on that site if you want to ask specific questions. there are ms3 and ms6 owners, current and former, present on that site.
 

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ok cool. the main thing i was going to do was the short shifter kit with the bushings and a dp and the ap
 

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sts is great on that car.
twm made one for the ms3, idk if they made one for the ms6.
knowing all of the aftermarket shifter parts for the ms3, i'd stick with twm in a heartbeat. not their knobs (cause they're overpriced) but the shifter is great. idk if they made one for the ms6.

what dp you looking at?
dp/mp is 2 pieces on ms3, but 3 pieces on ms6. good luck
 

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twm makes a shifter for the 6. same shifter. the one im looking at is 16988 with 43k on it and perfect inside and out
 

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The shifter for the 6 is different for the MS6, I glanced at the picture of the MS6 STS and it didn't look like a full short shifter. I had the TWM Mazda 6 STS on my Fusion, and it was amazing!
 

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The shifter for the 6 is different for the MS6, I glanced at the picture of the MS6 STS and it didn't look like a full short shifter. I had the TWM Mazda 6 STS on my Fusion, and it was amazing!
sorry i meant the ms6 and ms3 share the same shifter
 

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First off is it an 06 or an 07? The 07's had a tsb for the clutch, so check to see if they got that taken care of.

There is also a tsb I just got in the mail which warranties excess smoke coming out of the tailpipe from that notorious oil leak. But they are covering up to 70k miles, and will either replace the seals or the whole turbocharger.

I own a speed 6 and I swear I will probably never get rid of it. It's semi rare, looks good, got more than enough power, and the awd kicks ass. I live in minnesota and the ms6 carves through snow better than most trucks. I have owneed it for about 2 years now and the only problem i've had was a power steering leak (which I don't think is common). I put a SURE sri intake, turbosmart bpv, catback exhaust with dp, and SURE short shift plate with new shift bushings, and they give me more than enough go. But if I could afford to shell out 400 bucks for an AP I totally would. My girlfriend loves the car to. It feels safe and refined when you want it to, and like a sports car when you are feeling frisky. It's comfortable, easy to drive (minus the on/off switch clutch), and easy to maintain. For 43k miles I feel like you could get it for less than $17k I paid that for mine and it only had 29k miles on it. So I'd haggle em' down. Especially since it's alrady got mods on it. That's about all I can think to say about it. I say go for it!
 

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it is a 06. i really like the cars alot so i think we may shop some. they said they paid almost 15 on the trade so they are as low as they can go
 

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it is a 06. i really like the cars alot so i think we may shop some. they said they paid almost 15 on the trade so they are as low as they can go
As a person who worked at a car dealership, that's what they all say lol. I doubt they paid 15 for it. I'd say "I'll give you 15,500 or I can go find another one" But thats just me. But I do encourage you to shop around. It took a couple months to find one. They sell like hot cakes around here. They hardly stay on the lot for a couple days usually.
 
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