2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 User Reviews

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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Sport Review
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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 Touring Review
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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 Sport Review
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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 Sport Review
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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 Touring Review
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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 Touring Review
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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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    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 Touring Review
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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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    2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring Review
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    Fast, Fun, And Room For Four. — Amazing car, looks good inside and out. Wish the motor wasn't glass because it is able to put down big numbers. For a front drive this car handles very well. I've enjoyed it and love the looks. Better then anything else comparable in the market. For the money it simply just can't be beat.

    Pros: Quicker then just about anything else you can get stock with in $10K dollars.

    Cons: Glass motor, be prepared to replace the rods if you want to crank up the boost.

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    Mazdaspeed3 — Considered the fastest front wheel drive car ever built, with its 263 hp nd 280 lbs of torque this car its full of fun everytime its driven, its "neck-braking" force pulling as soon as u hit the gas are a prove of that, since it is a light car, power seems and feels to be higher thanks to its light weight chasis. Quality is one of a kind, the GT version is totally sexy in the inside with its red stitched leather seats and steering wheel, gives the instant feeling of a real sports car. Even though many might confuse it with the Mazda 3 Hatch non turbo, due to its similar body shape; the Mazdaspeed3 has a taller rear spoiler, re-designed front bumper, 18-inch aluminum multi spoked rims wrapped in "sticky as hell" bridegestone POTENZAS. After all its a pleasure to drive it each and every day, not to mention to push it to the limit once in a while =D

    Pros: its power, its sexy interior and its affordable value

    Cons: it is only front wheel drive, thats the only thing... so far

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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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