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Well, it's finally happened, the Camusdarrach family has gained a new set of wheels..

Although only on a temporary basis :doh:

My mother took a bad fall down a flight of steps just before Christmas, and since then her health has deteriated to the point where she is no longer able to walk.
Don't wish to dwell on it, but my father called round this morning and dropped her car off with us, as they thought that we could make use of it.

Here are some piccies..





It's a 4 month old Mazda6 2.0 D TS (Ford Mondeo / Jaguar XF clone), and is a very nice car to drive, will test it out soon, but not tomorrow, as there is about 2" of snow out there at the moment, and the snow is falling quite heavily.

Hope, for obvious reasons, that the cars stay here is a short one, and yes, it does need a good clean and polish
 

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I love the UK style of the Mazda6!!!
My mom and I were looking at both M3s and M6s for me to replace my Tribby with (gotta stay with Mazda :D ) and I definitely like that style better than what we have over here.
Love the color too.

Sorry for the circumstances, but hopefully you can enjoy the car while you have it!
 

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Great looking 6 you've got there :) Can't wait to see the pics of when it's detailed ;) :lol:
 

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Thanks, guy's, but I must admit, the mazda6 is not a car that I would choose to buy, it just looks, and feels a bit bland to me :shrug:
Still, could have been worse, my mother very nearly bought a Vauxhall Insigna instead :shock:

Can't wait to get to grips with cleaning the Mazda, but the weather over the coming week doesn't look too good, snow has been forecast for the week ahead :shock: :frozen: :wall:
 

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Essentially the same car world wide. We have a 2.5L four (160 hp rated) in the USofA. and a V-6 is available with a six speed manual or five speed auto. I think the 2.5L is available with a 5 speed manual and auto.

I think they are sharp cars, but I don't know that it is something I would want for daily driving, or as an only car.
 

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i like the look of the new 6 - in the super sporty (do they still do the MPS?) version with big (essex) wheels in erm.. white, it looks fantastic. Hope you're not driving it long!

is the laguna (i think) part of your fleet too?

 

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Man what a nice lookin car. The only problem they just keep puttin the steering wheel on the wrong side. I hope your MOM gets to doing better real soon.
 

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Hmm, in two minds about the mazda6, yep, its a good looking car, comfortable, well equipped and pretty well built, but it lacks, well, how do I put it, a soul?? :shrug: .
Haven't taken it for a good run though yet, thanks to the rubbish weather :rant:
 

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JIMMYJOHN said:
......... The only problem they just keep puttin the steering wheel on the wrong side. I hope your MOM gets to doing better real soon.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: , and thanks, JIMMYJOHN, and the others, for the "Get Well" messages, but the recovery process is going to take a long time, if at all :worry:
 

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I'm sorry to hear of the circumstances Cam, but that's a great looking car. :thumb: Whenever I drive the Escort in the winter I'm always wishing for a rear wiper.

Try to make sure that your mother stays active, with the doctor's blessing. My grandmother fell down half a flight of stairs several years ago, and by the time she recovered, her muscles had deteriorated to the point that she could not stand up without support. My grandfather took her out to walk 1-2 km a day, which took them about four hours, but her walking showed a lot of improvement in a short time.
 

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Cool car! What color is that? :thumb: :thumb:
Best wishes to your mum, Camus!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
 

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First of all... sorry to hear about your mother, but I have to say (maybe I live a sheltered life) but that looks like a manual transmission... does she normally drive a manual trans? That's impressive, everyone I can think of just defaults to auto :(
 

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We're lazy here in North America. The rest of the world drives stick and looks down on automatic "slushboxes". :D
 

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I don't blame them... I was aware most of the world drove standard, I just didn't realize to what extent... If i had more money then brains I'd have a 5spd V6 tribute... well actually if money> brains then I'd have a Twin turbo tribute ahah still... back to topic... good luck!
 

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:lol:
 

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BC > smart :censor:

:lol:

Looked kindof purple-ish to me. :shrug:
 

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Dasha said:
BC > smart :censor:

:lol:

Looked kindof purple-ish to me. :shrug:
Nah! You've been out in the sun. His car pics are of it in the shade. Your eyes are suffering from color shift.... :roll: :tease: :bag:
 
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