2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 User Reviews

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Sport Review
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    75

    Best Bang For The Buck, And Having One Of The Fastest Fwd Car In The World! — Digg the Turbocharged MZR DISI engine. Dislike the extreme wheelspin. Like the easy power from simple breather mods. Dislike the pcv system. Like the 280 hp with sri, and nator catted test pipe. Really like smoking cars that cost twice as much!

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

    Pros: Raw power

    Cons: FWD

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Sport Review
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    Mazdaspeed 3 — I really love my 2008 Mazdaspeed 3 and really have had 0 problems with this car so far. The performance is quite outstanding for how much the car costs, but there is quite a bit of torque steer once you punch it. So be prepared to hold on. The car is an absolute blast to drive though, although the clutch is a lil tricky to use. But you get use to it. I think the 07 08 & 08.5 Speed 3 looks 10x better than the current model Speed 3. The interior is very well laid out and has many amenties that other cars in its sector dont have (Cobalt, WRX etc). There are a few rattles or squeks with the car but thats only in the winter months and me personally, it doesnt bother me. Its not all good though, I know of a lot of people who've had problems with the car. Such as smoking turbo from the seals being blown, bad PCV valve design, Bad motor mounts resulting in engine falling, and the oh so famous engine blowing. It just seems to be hit or miss with the car. Every car has its weaknesses and flaws. But overall I really like the Mazdaspeed 3 and would purchase again if given the chance.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Performance, interior, very roomy, very versatile, the looks on peoples faces when they get beat by a hatchback lol

    Cons: Clutch is hard to operate I think, very short gears, responds well to mods to a certain point

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring Review
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    Hot Hatch — Cool little hot rod with plenty of HP and handles great. Nice back roads machine. Gas mileage is better than I expected so what is not to like. It could be a little more racey looking but it is a qualified sleeper.

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

    Pros: TURBO

    Cons: no bluetooth

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    Great Car — really great car i would recommend it for anyone that love performance and yet at the same time funcitonality as well, also it a car which accept tuneing very well if you do it correctly, i have noj problem with the car except with a sound that comes from my dash board also the fun factor from one to ten is 110

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

    Pros: Very thing

    Cons: ummmmmmm your leg become like lead in the gas pedal

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Sport Review
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    08 Speed 3 — Good on gas, cost 10k less than most of its competition, interior doesn't feel like a rental car, u can actually feel comfortable about driving it more than 2 hours away. Even though it makes 300whp, its still practical and a very good drive.

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

    Pros: Fun to drive, good on gas, practical

    Cons: wont make 2938409328049whp, not the biggest aftermarket

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring Review
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    Zoom Zoom — 2.3 liter with turbo putting out 263 HP. Handles great. Sits on the road like glued. It has some minor rattles but it's nothing serious. Car looks great and it's a sleeper. According to EPA it has 18 MPG city and 26 MPG highway. I had 29 MPG on highway and I'm averaging 22 MPG in city. This car is fun to drive and I would recommend it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power

    Cons: Minor rattles

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring Review
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    Great Combination Of Performance And Practality. — 2.3 liter turbo-charged engine, 268 horsepower, 280 lbft torque, fast (0-60mph in 5.5 sec), excellent handling and braking. 6 speed manual, 18" wheel, hatchback (more cargo room), quality material and layout in the interior, HID headlight, LED taillight, very appealing and fun to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: breath-taking performance

    Cons: runs 93 octane...21mpg

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring Review
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    At Its Price Point, It Can Not Be Beat — Performance- amazing, 310whp 331wtq, tourqe crazy Build Quality- solid, a few minor squeaks Appearance- looks good, leather interior, awesome seats Cost to Own- 26mpg average, up to 34 on the freeway Fun Factor- puts a smile on my face everyday :)

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

    Pros: The great acceleration along with excellent handling

    Cons: Nothing

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring Review
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    It Falls Under The Radar Of Ricers. — Love the speed, the engine response, the build quality of the car. This car can be tamed on the road on bumper to bumper traffic, but if you have a need for speed, it can deliver as well. Cost of ownership... its just a little bit over your standard Mazda3, but overall it shouldn't hurt your wallet.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It has a turbo! >:3

    Cons: None that I can think of

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring Review
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    9.9 Out Of 10 Stars! — Great car, and isn't too common on the roads. Front wheel drive isn't as desirable as all wheel drive, but the 264 Horse power with little torque steer is great and makes up for it. Stopping power is top rated and the car keeps up or beats cars with sticker prices 8 to 12 thousand more. Best bang for the buck.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun without being inconvience for daily driver.

    Cons: Road noise is a bit loud.

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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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