Got the wife a new Mazda 3 S-GT 5-door with all the bling short of GPS and leather. It is Strato Blue Mica. Really beautiful car. 5-speed auto with triptronic/manumatic, HID lights, etc. etc.
Got a great buy since it is a left-over '06. Traded in the Protege 5.
Well, I continue to be poor with car payments, but we are both happy with it.
Admittedly these pictures suck, but it is cold as hell outside.
The interior has cool blue mood lighting and the instruments have been set so that when the lights are on the rings around the edges glow blue with the mood lighting. BLING.
They are awesome. I wanted one for a while, and my late brother Sam was pushing me towards a Mazdaspeed version, but my wife talked me into a 2004 Ranger 4x4 as a daily driver (which I love BTW), but then she decides she wants one!
Now if I can keep her from trashing it...
It is getting a CAI (that I make) and that is it. Wider tires when replacement time comes.
I'd like to do a header and exhaust, but my wife hates the sound of a loud 4cyl. I do too, but with the right resonator added, I can make them sound nice and mellow. I am going to look at the exhaust that is on it when it gets warmer and see how good it is. It it isn't bad, then I will keep it and MAY add a header.