Blueneo03: 05 sxt: Sold; final pics

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Post by blueneo03 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:08 pm

^ Ya the rings slid in after i sanded down the inside of the cluster part a little bit but other than that a great fit. and i do have the chrome handles i need to get some pictures up of all of the "Leather" door with handles.

I like the seven spokes too the problem is they are skinny and too small for my taste. i really want to do the Seabring 16" with a decent width tire on it. that way it keeps a factory like look with more size and style.
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Post by Jean-Seb » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:11 pm

Aaahhh... good. Thanks for the info on the gauge rings. :)

And yes, I see your point about the 7-spokes. 16 inch wheels would definitely make a difference. Good choice, looking forward to seeing that. :rockon:

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Post by blueneo03 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:36 pm

here are some of the later pics that got deleted in the reboot. sold it a few months ago to drive my wifes old shitty civic(newer than the neon) because its more "reliable"

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Miss this neon daily while on my commute... the civic isnt nearly the same level of fun or quickness(neither can be considered fast) and i really miss driving a 5-speed

On the brighter side of this all, i sold it to a kid who seemed thrilled to have it so hopefully he finds this place and keeps the thing alive
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Post by ragek23 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:10 pm

happy wife, happy life :-/

i guess you gotta leave the "Drive my neon till it dies" club

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Post by jonnymopar » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:16 pm

Yeah, some people ended up falling into the "I'm going to drive my Neon until I don't drive my Neon anymore", which is the parent of the until it dies club.

Speaking of which, I need to put my "...until it dies" number back in my signature!
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Post by blueneo03 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:34 pm

Haha, well technically i did, when i joined i that club i had an 03 which i drove till it died... but not on this one unfortunately. even though i did want to...
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Re: Blueneo03: 05 sxt: Sold; final pics

Post by JeremyJ » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:08 pm

Have you figured out a replacement vehicle yet?
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Post by blueneo03 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:54 am

Right now I'm leaning to a Q50S. i like the newer as you can get a Turbo 3.0L v6 and rear wheel drive. problem being that i want a specific color that has only been out a few years so they are a little pricey still. so as a cheaper backup I'm looking at the Mazda6 with the possibility of waiting to get the turbo 2.5 that they are releasing now. the 6 feels pretty similar to the neon in overall feel, so i really like that aspect but i also want some real power... which the Infiniti has with 300HP

we have about 6 months left on a student loan for my wife, then let the cash build a little for a hefty down payment before i pull the trigger. i have been test driving cars on my half days on fridays for a few months now to get the feel for all the different cars.
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Post by JeremyJ » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:12 pm

The Q50 is a really nice looking car, as is the new Mazda6. The Infinity will definitely be more fun overall, but the savings with the 6 will allow more room for mods. I think either of them would make a great DD.
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Post by jonnymopar » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:06 pm

blueneo03 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:54 am
...so as a cheaper backup I'm looking at the Mazda6 with the possibility of waiting to get the turbo 2.5 that they are releasing now.
227hp seems weak to me, although 310lb-ft should feel great in a daily driver. As long as they continue to offer it with a manual transmission, the Mazda6 will always be my favorite mid-size.
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Post by JeremyJ » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:10 pm

I heard they got rid of the manual option for the new turbo motors. How fucked up is that?
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Post by blueneo03 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:25 am

the q50 is nice looking and fast. the main thing I'm looking for is something that has rear space and comfort without looking huge(See Toyota Camry) one downfall to the Q is that it takes premium gas.. which ups the normal operating costs dramatically i commute 60 miles a day.. i like the 6 as it reminds me of the neon but grown up and modern. but it is fun to drive and feels good. plus as you said Jeremy more money for mods! the HP on the 6 really isnt a slouch.. it is by no means really fast but it has that "quick" attribute to it i would say. unfortunately, manual is a no go on the next one... wife "wants to be able to drive it" that will have to wait till i get a fun project car later on in life....

I think they would have had a killer car if they had done as the accord and added the uprated engine with a stick... car and driver shit their pants trying to give it every award.. lol

i may wait it out longer and see how it all goes with the turbo 6 but if im buying used which i most likely will that would be a long wait....
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