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2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring Review
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65

Fun Car To Own With Good Interior Space, And Excellent Power — The performance is excellent with good power and a excellent level of torque. The Mazdaspeed3 also accelerates well and manages to cope with the high levels of toque, this gives it good straight line speed, making it feel more like a muscle car. The Handling is only OK, it has an attendance to understeer at moderate speeds, although I give credit to the Mazdaspeed3's stability through corners as the body remain flat and quite stable at most speeds. The limied slip differential also works very well. Steering seems sharp, accurate and well weighted, but could offer a bit more feel, so you know what’s happening at the front end. The brakes are good and brings the car to a halt quite quickly, they never seems to fade or feel overworked when being worked hard under constant heavy braking. On another note the brake pedal does feel a little soft at times and could be more responsive, and the brakes a little sharper. Build quality isn't bad but then it isn't good. The dash board and glove box coverings tends to scratch easy as cheap plastics are used. My drivers door rattles when the music is cranked up, and the driver seat lumber support does work as the acceleration pushed the mechanism back in the seat again (too much torque:). However on the plus side the leather seem good quality and everything is put together tight and neat including the exterior trim. The paint work is glossy and has a smooth and luscious finish to it. The Mazdaspeed3 looks mean and sporty yet tidy and scuttle from the outside. Xenon headlight and led tail lamps are standard on GT models, and these enhance the appearance of the Mazda, especially at night, but the xenons are aim too low for good "down the road visibility". On the inside the dials are pleasant, with warn amber and blue neon lights which enhances night time driving. The dash is simple and everything is neatly laid out, and overall is a fun place to be. Navigation controls are easy to use but takes time getting use to, and a nice feature is the way the navigation screen fold into the dashboard when not in use. The large 7" screen make information clear and easy to read and POI's can be retrieved quickly. The BOSE 222 watt sound system is good at all volumes and has great realistic bass (not window shattering), vocals and instruments sound good and clear with good timbre. However the system lacks low volume bass and all volume mid-range. Servicing is a good price when compared to cars, such as the Golf R32. Gas milage is not brilliant, but then it is a sports car so high MPG highway or city is not to be expected with a car like this. However it isn't pocket braking. Overall the car in fun the drive and has been a pleasure to own, with good rear legroom and a smooth and stable ride. The Mazdaspeed branded seats are also excellent. Mazda has a good dealer network with good customer service and support.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Boot space, power, rear legroom, sound system, space and torque.

Cons: Plastics used on dash board, rattle inside driver door, pointless alarm(too quiet)

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2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring Review
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Best Car I've Ever Owned — This has been a really great car. I have had no issues with it for the 40k miles I have owned it. I performs extremely well....better than I had expected. Just a joy to drive. Put the back seats down and the ample cargo space allows me to fit skateboards, guitars, amps, work equipment, etc....pretty much has the space of an SUV. Me, my girlfriend and the three kids ride in it comfortably every day. Just a great all-around car. Wish I could've afforded to keep it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: grip. power. tons of cargo and seating room...like an SUV. everything really.

Cons: none

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Mazdaspeed3 Review-2007 — Performance- The first time I drove this car it blew my mind at how much power it has. The designers at Mazda made an awesome car with so much potential, I mean they even left the OBD-II port open, as if they want you to tune it!!! Build Quality- The car (mainly the engine and transmission are bullet proof)( no, not literally bullet proof), just built very well. The only major repair (knock on wood) that I have had to do was the VVT (variable Valve Timing) actuator. This caused a very loud noise on (cold) start ups. If this wasn't fixed it could cause the engine to throw the timing chain (well you know the rest after that) (new engine etc $$$$)- cheap fix coast around 800$ (only paid 300, the dealer picked up the rest) Note: if your 2007 or 2008 is doing this on start up GET IT FIXED ASAP!!! Appearance- I love the looks of this car, its a "Hot" hatch that has really nice lines and doesn't smile like (genpus, gen 2 for you noobs) everywhere you take it. Cost of ownership- cheap, keep up the general maintenance (oil changes etc) and its a cheap car to own. Gas mileage is around 25 highway 17 or so in city (mine is usually a bit worse because I really like to get on it (especially on on ramps) the turbo sound is awesome (once you replace the factory (plastic piece of crap) other then that a very cheap car to own. Fun Factor- Yes!! Its a very fun car to drive. It corners like non other (it feels like your brain is being ripped out through your ears)(like any other Mazda) and (since I'm in to tuning) very affordable aftermarket parts and lots of variety to choose from.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Overall its a great car to drive and Mod...I'm going to be keeping this car for along time

Cons: Nothing

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2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Sport Review
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Cool — Needed a car with better gas mileage and some pick up and go when needed. This 4 cylinder with a turbo does the trick. Only had this car for 2 months so we haven't really had any problems with it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Can be used as a family car.

Cons: Don't know yet...

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Buy One! — I love my speed. They did a fine job with the GT Version. Its luxurious for its price. The was pretty fast stock, and with the adding of an intake, custom dual exhaust and the AP, its a whole new car. Better than the Evos and STI's. The car looks amazing. I have it all blacked out and red calipers around. I get compliments everywhere i go with it. Way better than my 99 GS-T Spyder eclipse. I give this a 9.3 out of ten on fun. Needs a better launch, but i did keep up with a 08Z 0-60. Other than that this car is the funnest toy ive ever had

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The Performance

Cons: Cops

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Great, Fun Car For The Price — I really do love this car. It's fast, corners well and is comfortable on road trips. The interior is simple, but sharp. It isn't that good in the snow, so winter tires are a must. All wheel drive would make this car perfect.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Best power and cornering at it's price

Cons: The torque steer can be annoying

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Best Bang For The Buck Period! — This car is an all-around pleaser. It has awesome acceleration, handling, braking, utility, and yes, even fuel economy! The computer in the car is saying that I've averaged 29.8 MPG. Granted, most of my driving is highway but that is just awesome considering the performance of this vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Performance, Power, Handling, Utility, Fuel Economy all in one package

Cons: None

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The Best Car For The Money — This car is great! Superb acceleration (0-60 in 5.9 and 1/4 in 13.9), rides on rails, and stops on a dime. Build quality is amazing with Bose speakers, HID headlights, LED taillights, leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, and many more features. It is a sleeper to most, but those who know cars know that this baby moves! The bright red is a real head turner and the 18 inch wheels look very nice. Gas mileage is rated at 20 city and 28 highway. This car is a blast to drive!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Turbo, handling, braking, headlights, etc.

Cons: None

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2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Sport Review
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Its Great — Great acceleration well it is turbo runs great hasnt had nay repairs except for some scratches its a bit expensive because i use prenium but i still like it and its really a lot of fun to drive im thinking of selling it to get the newer model.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its a turbo

Cons: appearence not as good looking

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Nothing Like To Own A Mazda — overall: everything iis in the right place, easy to handle and sport driving performance: excellent, nothing compares, feels like if you drive a spaceship very cool zoom zoom build quality: its OK suspension need to get another one becaus the streets of mexico. Appearance: 100 girls per kilometer need to say more?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: EVERITHING

Cons: STRUTS,

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

Its A Dd But Feels Like So Much More. By IamMattMoses

Yes! I love this car for its torque steer, its under-steer, the noise inside while driving, the ok...mpg, its grin. I love this car for what it is a Hot Hatch. A DD that when you want to can spool up ... Read More

Buy Buy Buy By Mike

for what it is, the few times i went off road it was fairly good at taking hits, but i feel the stock tires should never leave wet surfaces unless u want to lose traction. the TPMS malfunctions alik... Read More

2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

Good Quality, High Performance. By nicholascudzilo

This car is extremely fun to drive. my wife and I have owned mazdas for years now and have never had a single problem with reliability or a break down. Would absolutely recommend this car to a friend.... Read More

Great Car For The Price With A Lot Of Potential. By SF2012MS3

This car is made to exhilarate the enthusiast on a budget. Best bang for the buck if you are looking for a turbo car that performs like nothing else in it's class. It's hard to keep your foot off the ... Read More

2011 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

I Love It! By Mlove1982

Fun to drive looks great fun to modify. Comfortable sleek and sexy! Makes me smile as I drive it. Sounds great! Steering is tight, additions are great. Sporty but still practical. Gas mileage is still... Read More

An Awesome All Around Car!!! By Sean

it has refined interior compare than the old models. it has alot of power coming from a turbo charge 4 cylinder engine with an excellent gas mileage. its been reliable since i bought it brand new. nev... Read More

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

Wow By 2k10speed3

Blast to drive. Head turner. very easy to maintain. FAST. I can honestly say since I have purchased her, I have not had any problems AT ALL. The only thing I dont like is it is so hard to keep the Hat... Read More

I Have Enjoyed The Dependability Of The Mazda 3 By steviek6

This car is a good transportation vehicle, used for local driving and occasional highway trips. The family can fit enough suitcases in the trunk and the back seat has always been great for the sonny t... Read More

2009 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

One Bad Mazdaspeed. By Mazdaspeed3MZR

The Mazdaspeed 3 has got to be one of the best sport compact, performance out of the box vehicle ever made. It is hands down the best bang for the buck. If you're looking for a performance sport compa... Read More

Surprisingly Quick By smdavis91

Great car, fast fun to drive and reliable. Great looking car and has the performance to match. Best part is just driving with the windows down and listening to the turbo as your head flies into the ba... Read More

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