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Hello,

Just wanted to introduce myself I just got a new 2005 customized Mazda 3 from the dealer. I will probably add a turbo in the near future but will be reading all I can on this site before I make any final decisions.

Customization consists of

rim and tires
cold air intake
custom paint job
leather seats, headrests and interior that match the paint.
new front lower bumper
2.3 Engine only a 5 speed
They say it is chipped but not sure how to check.

The car runs great though

They removed the Lambo doors and nitro kits :(

It is my forum picture

I am still learning about the car.

Jim
 

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That is one righteous looking car man. The Green is different but it looks like a head turner.

Unless you live in some small town.

If so, you may become "one of them". You know what I am writing about.

But yeah. looks good.
 

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That is some wild paint. Did you scam a warranty with it too?
 

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Man the front is too low it keeps scratching the ground on the freeway and stuff. I asked them to give me a regular bumper when they redo the paint job because I noticed some dings in it. Maybe I could jkeep the old one and use it on weekends or something.

J
 

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Welcome! Starting with that many mods could be +1 or -1. Either way, nice ride.
 

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[quote author=svrider1000 link=topic=70335.msg1233919#msg1233919 date=1172519283]
Man the front is too low it keeps scratching the ground on the freeway and stuff. I asked them to give me a regular bumper when they redo the paint job because I noticed some dings in it. Maybe I could jkeep the old one and use it on weekends or something.

J
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are you keeping it the same color?
 

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I'd hope so. That paint had to have been insanely expensive.
 

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yeah...that's what I was thinking. I'd assume a touch up would suffice as opposed to redoing :dunno:

that's what made me ask...
 

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I dropped it off at the dealer yesterday. They are going to replace the bumber with a stock one and repaint it the same color as the rest of the car. I asked to keep the old bumper they agreed. Also they are suppossed to put the Mazda cold air intake back on. I can't wait to drive it with the new bumper. I miss this car already.
 

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ewww....Raven Body Kit!!!...AHH!!! Ok its not that bad but still good choice on going with a stock bumper. At least that kit looks like it fits. My BFs friend has a scion TC with the raven kit but my BF and I think its meant for a civic, its falling down and doesnt fit right at all and the fact that they confirmed the kit for a civic on the phone is a dead giveaway lol.

Good luck with the car!
 

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Yeah, chances are Honda parts won't always work on a Toyota......
 

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I got the car back. they put the stock bumper back on and reinstalled the Mazda CAI. It sounds way better. I need some foglights now and it will be looking good. I will add some pictures later when I get home.
 

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Cool. Looking forward to seeing them.
 
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