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Hey guys

I was wishing there was a more active community online, but I can't seem to find one so here I am! It is kind-of nice to see a very uncluttered (____'s been asked 50 times) forum however.

We bought my wife a Mazda 2 Sport Manual in blue a couple days ago.


I'm an active member on ToyotaNation in the 10th gen Corolla section fwith my 2010 Corolla S Manual in Silver. I enjoy making the occasional picture intensive DIY, so I'm hoping to contribute to this new forum.



Currently the plan is simple- We will be replacing the OEM head unit with the Pioneer Avic-f700bt that was in her old 99 civic.



For now the speakers will stay stock, but I'd like to change them out soon. I've already ordered a dash kit with a harness adapter and an antenna adapter, though I haven't actually pulled the radio yet. The Dash Kit is a Metra 99-7518B which I ordered along with a main harness for $70. It was WAY more than any kit that I've ever bought because of the amount of plastic that has to be replaced. I also got an antenna adapter for $15, both purchased from honestdee on eBay. He had the items into the post office within 24 hours, so good service so far!

I'm looking forward to getting the DIY section rolling. Hopefully the install will happen next week!
 

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Welcome, don't worry about this forum being slow now....i've seen this forum pick up quite a bit and lately more people are starting to post a lot. As more people buy the Mazda 2 this forum will be flooded with people like yourself :)

The fact that your wife can drive a manual is super cool. Im trying to get my GF to drive manual, she's slowly learning, im just worried about my clutch loll

Awesome Corolla you got their, Toyota did well with the 10th gen corolla's, nice pic BTW!

If your a DIY'er please do post DIY's. I love reading them and a lot of the Mazda 2 community will find them useful.

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Welcome, don't worry about this forum being slow now....i've seen this forum pick up quite a bit and lately more people are starting to post a lot. As more people buy the Mazda 2 this forum will be flooded with people like yourself :)

The fact that your wife can drive a manual is super cool. Im trying to get my GF to drive manual, she's slowly learning, im just worried about my clutch loll

Awesome Corolla you got their, Toyota did well with the 10th gen corolla's, nice pic BTW!

If your a DIY'er please do post DIY's. I love reading them and a lot of the Mazda 2 community will find them useful.
Thanks for the kind words. I do realize the car isn't very popular yet. I have yet to see another one on the road. My wife could drive a stick prior to buying the 2, but this is the first time she owns one to drive daily so it takes some getting used to.

I really like my corolla. I bought it very quickly, ditching an 01 eclipse gt that had some serious issues. That pic was probably within a week of purchasing it in September 09, it probably doesn't clean up as well these days.

I'm in the middle of installing a computer and indash touchscreen in the corolla which has been a consuming but fun project. It has new speakers all around and a 5 channel amp as well as a sub that I did a custom enclosure for the corner of my trunk. The fiberglass sub box was also a time consuming project, but one that was definitely rewarding. I doubt my car-pc will ever be done, it seems to always need fiddling.

I've already got a decent DIY up for redoing the HU on the 2!
 

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Heyyy, this is CommanderBob's wife. Unfortunately my blue baby is no more. Just got hit today by a jerk in a pickup who drove away afterwards. The car is most likely totaled, I guess we will find out this week. Maybe I can get the hubby to post a pic. It actually stood up well while basically getting t-boned by a much bigger vehicle. I'm not hurt and neither is my sister, albeit a bit sore. :( And very sad.
 

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Here is a bunch of photos I dumped from our phones, in no particular order. I wasn't there, but was there asap after finding out what happened. Someone in a white pickup came around a blind corner in the rain on her side of the road. She swerved, thankfully missing a head-on collision by inches (he hit her driver-side mirror first it looks like) and by the looks of the dents he drove on a diagonal straight into the rear door. Spun her sideways, and he kept going. I hope he gets what he deserves.

Thankfully my baby is alright, as is her sister.

I guess we are the first to post accident aftermath onto the forum as well.... We don't have gap insurance, so we will most likely be picking up a few thousand of debt for this one if it is totaled, which we would prefer it be totaled anyway.

Shiny without a single scratch as we'd like to remember it....

More than a scratch....










Though the trunk doesn't appear to be damaged, it also didn't open.
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:eek: That is very scary! I'm glad your wife is okay. That guy in the truck is a jerk to say the least. That's too bad, you just got the car! I hope all works out for you guys. Keep us posted.

P.S. I'm on Toyotanation as well:D
 
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