Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Santa Clara, California
MS3 vs. MS6 vs. something else - suggestions appreciated!
So I owned an '07 MS3 for about 7 years before (stupidly) trading it for a high mileage M5. The M5 had a bunch of hidden problems (did I mention this was stupid?) so I traded it in for a '16 Scion FR-S. I love the FR-S, but I need something with four doors as I might be starting a family in the near future. I have an NB Miata as a weekend car, so the FR-S is redundant at this point.
I need something with 4 doors, but I don't want to entirely give up having some fun with the car. The MS3 was an amazing car and I miss that turbo feeling so much, but I'm also open to trying something new. So far, I've narrowed it down to three options and I would love some input (especially on the MS6 option)
Option 1A: Gen1 MS3 (least new to me, but I know I love this car)
Option 1B: Gen2 MS3 (a bit newer, would also be a new experience)
Option 2: MS6 (I love the look and I found one locally for a good price ($6k with 58k miles) but I've heard some nightmares about reliability with these and I don't really want to pour thousands into whichever car I buy
Option 3: 2004-2008 Acura TL (I know its not a Mazda, but I absolutely love the look of these and they come in manual which is also a must)
Anyone have some experience / opinions to share? Thanks!