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MOR's 2011 Mazda3 MPS daily

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by MasterOfReality, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. MasterOfReality

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    New daily for the city commute, pick it up on Saturday. November 2011 MPS with 14,600 km on the clock.

    Not a total fan of the looks, particularly the grin at the front but the missus likes it. Its basically a replacement for her Barina that we have been using for the daily commute for the last few years.

    Pretty hilarious to drive, 190kW and 380 Nm of torque stuffed into a hatchback, 0-100km/hr in 6.1 seconds. Front wheel drive means epic torque steer but isn't an issue unless you are really up it.

    The thing I like about it is it drives just like every other Mazda3 around town, until you bury your right foot. Power comes on like a lightswitch.

    Leather, sat nav, dual zone climate control, six speed box and Bose audio.

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    Hunting around for some matt black Enkei's, hopefully GTC01's. Failing that I'll just get the original rims resprayed to get this look:

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    Froggz Less talk, More Torque.

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    I love these cars, don't seem to get many come in with problems at work (Mazda service)
     
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    Thanks man, it felt pretty solid on the road so hopefully not too many problems.

    Asking TireRack for a shipping quote for a set of black Oz Allegerita wheels and tyres :yeah:

    If I can get the lot landed at my door for under $3k including shipping and applicable duty then thats a bargain, compared to locally priced Oz Racing wheels!
     
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    Very nice, I've always like these. Should look tidy as fk with those wheels too.
     
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    Ok so the quote from TireRack has come back at approximately $2200 shipped for a set of 4 wheels.

    I have asked Beaurepaires to give me a quote on the same wheels.

    Lets see what they say......
     
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    Beaurepaires never got back to me, however Bridgestone did.

    $695 per wheel including tyre fitting and balancing. Tyres extra of course. So $2780 + maybe $1200 for tyres = $3980 local price.

    TireRack quote for the same wheels and a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports is around AU$3350 landed at my door.
     
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    For some reason I can't see any pics. Wouldn't mind having one of these though I prefer the look of the 6 MPS, added weight wouldn't be as quick though ;)
    We have a Turbo Diesel 3 for our daily and it's great, not as quick but has the torque to play with V6 Commos (360NM)
    The new Skyactive diesels look good too, 20% better fuel economy with 420nm torque. I'll have a look at the pics on the home computer I am guessing they are blocked for some reason. How's the MPS on fuel as well?
     
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    Dunno about fuel yet, we pick it up tomorrow. I think driven normally it should be ok. Combined figures are 9.9 L/100km.

    I think it should achieve below 10 L/100km on the daily commute down the motorway. The car I'm using now (2 litre 5 speed Suzuki GV with lift kit, AT's and bash plates gets around 9.6 L/100km).
     
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    Fair enough sounds good. I assume you're in WA, I drove past a white one on the way home actually but obviously not you (yet)
     
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    i like it, looks like a nice sporty little car.
     
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    looks like good fun.
    guessing it's a bit like a go kart when driving it a bit spirited?

    very tidy.
     
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    So is your mrs car?

    Dude, she may now have the faster car of you two.

    Looks nice though, last two pics make it look fantastic
     
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    Nah I'm in Brisbane. Not too many white ones around.

    Cheers, goes alright when you lay the boot in.

    Not as much of a go cart like the old barina, but its fairly rigid. No flex at all on speedhumps, traversing driveways etc. Suspension set up is a fair bit harder than the WRX hatch.

    Yeah its the mrs car pretty much, although I'll be driving it to work when I can. This thing spanks the old 304.

    Will look great on matte black rims, just got to find ones we like or try and get the Oz Racing wheels for a better price.

    The 2013 MPS has black wheels - I rang Mazda and they quoted me $814 per wheel minus rubber!!!!
     
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    The white is the best colour of this, especially in the sun with the gold pearl.
    Will look amazing with the wheels, a couple at work come in with a similar wheel from tsw and the look killer, and Frogsta, the skyactive feels so sluggish the diesel motor has a much nicer feel.
     
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    Yeah I meant the Skyactive-D for Diesel, 2.2L I think? Mine's the 2.0 Diesel or whatever before the newer ones. And MOR I thought you meant WA because of the mines, I wasn't aware brisbane was having a boom
     
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    Fantastic car mate. I love these things (work at a Mazda service department myself). Would love to own one and do it up. I also agree white is by far the best colour and will look sweet as with the black rims!
     
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    Ok, filled it up this afternoon and stopped by the shopping centre on the way to the inlaws. Came back via the motorway. Average fuel consumption is sitting on 7.5 L/100km which is a lot better than I expected. Given we drive the motorway everyday I'm happy with that.

    It was (coal) when I put that there hehe. I generally move around for work but have been in Brisbane for the last 6 years. Looks like it may be time to move again.

    Thanks man, not too many white ones around.

    Does Mazda keep service records on a central database?
     
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    Yeah dont think Ive ever seen a white one at my work. Only the Aluminum & Blue mostly! That Crystal White Pearl really glimmers in the sunlight though and looks great!

    And yeah I think they do mate. I don't work in the front office part to know for 100% but I am pretty sure they do.
     
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    Cheers for that Macca. I'm going to ring Mazda just to verify. It has had 3 services according to the logbook but I don't entirely trust used car dealers.

    I mean it looks legit and the condition of the car checks out for something that has done 14,600km, as does the REVS check, but I'd just like to double check.

    I'll post some better pics when the weather clears up.
     

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