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So before you bought your Mazda3, did you have to give up an old car that you love because the Mazda3 is a way more practical and economic car to own?

here's my old baby:




 

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i used to own a 1995 BMW 318ti and I loved that car to death! But unfortunately the price I was paying and the route it was going for upkeep it was starting to show me it may be worth upgrading to a new car. I honestly cried when I handed over the keys but so much was wrong with it that normally wouldnt cost much to fix but with the BMW it did. The biggest problem was the ABS no longer worked and wouldve cost me more then what the car was worth. And just like these forums I was part of a club just for the bmw ti and minor accidents were totaling perfect condition cars because the cars kelley blue book value was only $5,000....and thats for a BMW!

so enough of my blabbering this is my old baby!











haha notice the color! I will add this was a very rare limited color ever produced on a single BMW and it was even more rare being on a 318ti which was also not popular in the USA at the time when it was released, so production was limited in the US. I really miss it at times....
 

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At first there was a:
97 GTI VR6 drivers edition, ginster yellow:
(full neuspeed catalogue)





(can not find pictures of the eurolip, and when it was dropped to the ground)

then the Turbo 3:






and now the speed3, that i might sell within 3 weeks to move to the UK!
 

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I cant find my own picture (gone with old computer) but here is my order of cars...



Then we went to...



Next was a...



and now im in love with my...

 

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This was my old baby... put like... 85,000 miles on her in the 4 years I had her.

I don't have a picture of her anymore... but here is exactly what I had.



I happily traded her in though for my Mazda3. xD
 

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[quote author=Kwikness link=topic=118886.msg2498704#msg2498704 date=1217260007]
I cant find my own picture (gone with old computer) but here is my order of cars...



Then we went to...



Next was a...



and now im in love with my...


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You had a fiero and you lived to tell the tale???? ;)
 

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[quote author=dabears2k link=topic=118886.msg2498732#msg2498732 date=1217260468]

You had a fiero and you lived to tell the tale???? ;)
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It was actually a very sturdy car. I got rid of it when i got t-boned by a woman going 55. She hit me on the rear axle and snapped it in half. It held up well though and i got out and screamed at her. I will get another eventually and restore it totally
 

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This is what I had stolen from me before my 3. Not this exact picture but the car itself.
 

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435awhp/355awtq, 96 mph traps in the 1/8 mile. Now hopefully people will understand when I say that the MS3 is not a fast car. I sometimes really miss this car. I put a lot of time and money into it and in the end sold it for far less that it was probably worth. I am happy with the new car but this one will always hold a special place in my heart.
 

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My first and only car is the 3. I love her, great car. So far I've got 2.5 years outta her, I'm aiming for 15 years. Only 12.5 to go! :p
 

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[quote author=dabears2k link=topic=118886.msg2498732#msg2498732 date=1217260468]
[quote author=Kwikness link=topic=118886.msg2498704#msg2498704 date=1217260007]
I cant find my own picture (gone with old computer) but here is my order of cars...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2142/2489662723_6b135f0c46.jpg?v=0

Then we went to...

http://imgs.getauto.com/imgs/ag/ga/79/11/1/1FMDU34X6TUB27911-1.jpg

Next was a...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1388/849077338_5b75737391.jpg?v=0

and now im in love with my...

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n294/kwikness/Mazda3/DSCI0103.jpg
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You had a fiero and you lived to tell the tale???? ;)
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Man, I know a guy who is STILL rocking the Fiero :shock:
 

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1999 Ford Contour SE V6

I fucking loved the Contour. :wtcdance:

I wish I had pics from when it was all black. I had tints on the front windows, blackouts on the headlights, and tint sprayed tail lights, but I got pulled over and had to remove everything. :(



 

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[quote author=Wastegate13 link=topic=118886.msg2498752#msg2498752 date=1217260894]
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Wastegate13/car/new4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Wastegate13/car/new3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Wastegate13/car/IMAGE_038.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Wastegate13/car/FMRBBQ10-22-06---029.jpg

435awhp/355awtq, 96 mph traps in the 1/8 mile. Now hopefully people will understand when I say that the MS3 is not a fast car. I sometimes really miss this car. I put a lot of time and money into it and in the end sold it for far less that it was probably worth. I am happy with the new car but this one will always hold a special place in my heart.
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AH, why you sell it?
 

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[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=118886.msg2499413#msg2499413 date=1217275112]
Man, I know a guy who is STILL rocking the Fiero :shock:
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One of my buddies is on his 4th Fiero. #1 had rust issues, #2 got stolen, #3 got rear ended and totaled by a bus, #4 is under restoration, hadn't started in 8 years when he bought it.

He loves those cars.
 

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I don't have pics of my first 3 cars, but my first car was a 1983 Honda Accord hatchback (died)

Then a 1988 Dodge Daytona (near death, traded in)

Then a 1999 ZX2 (totaled)

And Now the 3
 

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I still miss him to this day. Visits me in my dreams and I get so happy!






We went off roading together. First day ripped the brake line out of the junction box on the rear axle, drove 5 miles with no brakes to get it fixed. Next day (yes I didnt learn) go stuck on new years eve, missed the party, had to walk 5 miles home in the night while it was raining. I didnt get him out until 3 days later but I visited him everyday! I miss the size, the tq, the sound, everything :( He ate healthily at 13.5mpg city, 15.5 if I took it easy. He took in a 240hp and 330tq (5.2l)when I traded him in for this gokart. It was the first time gas prices spiked above 3$ a gallon and I couldnt bear filling his 26gal tank, and with everything else I wanted to do, 10mpg would be my best bet. One day he or his siblings will find their way back to my driveway to stay :wtc:
 
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