Going to the dealer coming Monday to do the paperwork. My Mazda 6 MPS/Mazdaspeed 6 needs work that will cost more than I am willing to put into the 12 year old car, so decided to go new. It has been a blast for the last year though.

Went for a test drive in the Hyundai i30 N, basically Hyundais Golf GTI competitor. It was pretty much the only new car that attracted me. Enough power, nice looks, awesome sound, simple and good interior. Was great, put a big dumb smile on my face and financials are doable.

Almost blew it off because they didn’t have the color I was thinking about and it’s missing one option (and ordering from the factory would take 6 months). But thought about it a bit more and it actually looks really good in the red color they have available, plus the missing option is something I can install later if needed but probably won’t even miss in my use of the car.

Pulled from Facebook, car will not have Eibach springs but it was the only image I could quickly find of the Engine Red color with the sunroof.

I’m not sure how long it will take to get it after finishing the paperwork, but they have the car here locally already so it shouldn’t be that long.

Now to figure out what to do with the Mazda because I don’t have room for two cars... If any Oppo in Europe/Baltics area wants a cheap Mazdaspeed6 that needs work, let me know, lol.