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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-06-2006, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Whelp... I traded in the 3

It's true... the beloved Mazda 3 is gone. I traded it in a couple of weeks ago for an '06 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 (yeah, it's got a Hemi) :P. I've been in the market for a full-size truck for a while now, and was originally going to go for an '06 F-150. But having always loved the way the Dodge's looked, but never having actually driven one, I figured I would. O...M...G... :shock: The thing just screams power... I love it. The price tag was quite a bit heftier at first than the F-150, so I still wasn't sure if I was going to be able to pull the trigger. But after some rather intense 3-day negotiations, we got it down to where I wanted it. They gave me $5,500 in rebates that Dodge was offering, PLUS they took another $5,500 off the truck "just because" . End price = $379/mo for 72 months @ 6.7% financing... I was satisfied. Options include Sirius Radio, 20" wheels, 3.93 rear axle ratio, sliding back window, Class IV tow package, and the badass "stow & go seating".

Since having it, I've definitely missed the 3 a little, however I'm totally satisfied with the truck. Heck, I've already put an exhaust on it (can't see it in the pics tho)... Aero Turbine 3030XL. Hemi + Exhaust = . Upcoming mods will include a spray-in bedliner (more than likely Line-X), a levelling kit + 33" or 35" tires (haven't decided yet), a Superchip reprogrammer, and window tint. Other than that, my plan for this baby is to leave it farily stock. I tried to get as many options as possible on the truck ahead of time, hoping the "modding bug" wouldn't bite me as hard as it did on the 3.




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Re: Whelp... I traded in the 3

Congrats on the new buy

Hope you stay around, though, you've been incredibly helpful (especially on the 'best oil' thread I started )
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trader

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Also, any reason why it took you 'a few weeks' to post up? Afraid? Or did ya not have the kahunas to tell us you traded your 3 in?
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nice truck


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Re: Whelp... I traded in the 3

[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=64126.msg1100168#msg1100168 date=1165385692]
Also, any reason why it took you 'a few weeks' to post up? Afraid? Or did ya not have the kahunas to tell us you traded your 3 in?
[/quote]

LOL... well, for the first week I didn't have pics to post (no good in posting a thread like this w/o pics), and then I've been crazy-busy at work the past few days.

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[quote author=SiXX link=topic=64126.msg1100185#msg1100185 date=1165386638]
[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=64126.msg1100168#msg1100168 date=1165385692]
Also, any reason why it took you 'a few weeks' to post up? Afraid? Or did ya not have the kahunas to tell us you traded your 3 in?
[/quote]

LOL... well, for the first week I didn't have pics to post (no good in posting a thread like this w/o pics), and then I've been crazy-busy at work the past few days.
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Ah, gotcha.
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[quote author=wildwestman link=topic=64126.msg1100156#msg1100156 date=1165385358]
trader
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funny. nice pun.
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does this mean you pass you MOD status onto the 1st person who requests it?


BTW nice truck. I bet it smokes the tires all day long.
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[quote author=edrection link=topic=64126.msg1100393#msg1100393 date=1165415370]
does this mean you pass you MOD status onto the 1st person who requests it?


BTW nice truck. I bet it smokes the tires all day long.
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