Well I finally pulled the trigger and sold the cougar. After months of waiting, I bought a new car.
The cars I test drove was limited. Considering my price range and my requirements, I needed something family orientated, 4 doors and of coarse fast
Eliminated from the list was Sti, Evo, WRX, GTi, Srt-4 due to price and not meeting my requirements.
I test drove a mazdaspeed 3 and a mazdaspeed 6. Both turbo 6-speeds. The 3 is FWD and the 6 is AWD.
I brought Angie along as what I refered to as ice-water-angie. Her job was to not let that sweet sweet horsepower cloud my judgement.
The speed 3 with 280 ft-lbs of torque and 260 hp was definately quick. But, its small and cramped. Angie and I were both uncomforatble even on the short test drive.
It did have that racey, intake/exhaust sound. I really think its focused more on the age group just below where I am at.
The speed3 is definately a quick seller, sold the only one they had on the lot just after I got back from the test drive to someone else. 15 total coming in and they had already sold 12 or 13.
So after 4 hours, we left in our new car. A black Mazdaspeed6 with black interior. The price was rediculous, about 5 grand below invioce. Cant be that!
If you are considering getting an 06 Speed6, now is the time. They didnt sell all that great so there were about 6-8 to choose from and the incentives are awesome. Not to mention th 06's come with a 4 year -50k bumper to bumper warrenty
I'll post pictures later