2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
Angelo writes:
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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 TouringReview
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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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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 SportReview
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Mazdaspeed3 — I love everything about it. It is fast but subtle and has a great exhaust note. The gas milege is not great but i love driving it. The appearance is nicer than the regular 3. Much sportier overall. I love it

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

Pros: everything

Cons: the horn

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
Rikard writes:
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Great Car For A Great Price — The Mazdaspeed 3 is simply a blast to drive. The turbo provides a very high amount of torque available just a little bit up in the registry. Fantastic performance overall and great build quality. Everything feels very solid and I think this car will run for many miles. For what you pay it's nothing short of a steal considering what options come in the GT package.

Pros: Perfomance, fun to drive, practical

Cons: Pretty rough in city traffic sometimes

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 SportReview
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My Mazda Speed 3 — This car is so much fun! Who knew I would like it so much, but I really do! It is economical, yet still fantastic to go places it....I love driving! I would recommend it to anyone, Mazdas have a great track record!

Pros: Fun, driveable, speedy and economical!

Cons: Absolutely none!

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 SportReview
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Ms3-nothing Better For The Money. — All the fun of a Mazda 3 with a bonus 100 HP. Even better handling and feel than a regular 3. And it doesn't scream racer. One badge on the back is all that tells the tale. And it hauls my two kids and a stroller no problem. 5.5 0-60 grocery getter. Oh yea, and because of the Carpocolypse, I paid 20k for it. New. Just ridiculous.

Pros: Fast and practical.

Cons: A smidgen small. Few interior quibbles for quality.

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
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Best Bang For Buck — Performance - 263 hp, 280 lbs of torque stock.... 0-60 5.5 stock... tops at 155. FWD Build quality- relatively good, had issues with recalls on motor mount bolts and squeaky dashes. Appearance - hate or love, wagons go either way, i love it... especially with the blacked out look i went with. cost - 22 mpg, 25K car... great for the performance it offers. Fun factor - the car is amazing, handles great, beats almost anything on the road stock for stock and with a couple bolt ons.. u wont lose many races in its class, and classes above.

Pros: Performance, Interior

Cons: FWD, Hard to Tune

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
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My Speed 3 — Would kick the crap out of my '03 Mustang GT if I still had it, and can haul me, my wife, our 2 dogs and luggage. Has 263hp, leather seats, xenon headlights, rain sensing wipers and a 6 speed stick. Plus it averages about 35mpg on the highway.

Pros: everything!

Cons: Not great in the snow.

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
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Mazdaspeed 3 — This car is a rare beast! Not common to find another one driving on the roads with you. I find the handling with a sticky set of tires wonderful and the car handles great with winter tires in Wisconsin winters. Limited slip diff helps that a'lot! Normal turbo rules apply which means 93 gas religiously + mind the cool down period. Plenty of space inside. Never thought I'd buy a 4 door car but this one isn't your daddy's station wagon at all! So far, nothing but praises. Oh did I mention just a tick under 300 horses!?

Pros: Power, Overtaking, Handling, Extras Package affordable, MPG is good

Cons: Summer only tires, tricky gearbox and clutch take getting used to

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
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Ms3: Love It! — Absolutely love this car. Car and Driver Magazine named it number one best performance for the price in a comparison test. Looks great, really quick thanks to the turbo. Clutch is a little rough, but it not too soft. Since it's a front wheel drive car that has a lot of horse power (263 hp), there is torque steer in the lower gears. A real fun car to drive everyday, and can be made into a fun little pocket rocket.

Pros: Very loud and powerful stock exhaust, comfortable and stylish interior. Quick, small car.

Cons: Torque steer in lower gear, front wheel drive.

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

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great car drives well and very comfortable and seems very reliable Read More

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2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

Review By SVTrepair007

Is a great 5star car when not modified. Would love to find a clean low mile first gen example. The second gen has certain advantages but I prefer the sleeper looks of the first gen. Read More

Review By GuruGCNGM

Not one thing moded all stock that’s rare for this make and model car. Nothing mechanically wrong with it just a couple of cosmetic issues. I’m very satisfied with my purchase a beast of compact car... Read More

2011 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

Review By 02Ozzy

Suspension problems , and some plastic parts in the truck that don’t know where they go. Read More

Review By Twister6405

It is a very nice car, the interior is wonderful and the overall feel of the car is just raw power. It has plenty of trunk space (my testing of this was fitting 12 cases of water in the back) and over... Read More

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

Review By trevor

I think the dash should be warrentied regardless, its a hazard. Other then that the car is great. Read More

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

2009 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

Review By Guru9PT8Z4

Great car at a great price! Love that 6-speed. Read More

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

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