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
Thomas writes:
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The Wild Child — Premium fuel, higher insurance, higher chance of drowning in speeding tickets...this car is worth all that hassle. And it can take a full road bike without removing any wheels.

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
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Awsome Car — I love this car, I thought it would be the same as my Focus but I was wrong, it is so much better, great power, smooth, great interior, comfortable, roomy, and a blast to drive

Pros: POWER, ROOM, HANDLING, LOOKS

Cons: TORQUE STEER!!!

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 SportReview
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The Best Car In The World — its the hottest hatch out there. theres nothing bad to say about this car. its reliable, fast, attractive, and a true sleeper. its got the room of a sedan but the speed of a coupe.

Pros: its quick as hell. has a ton of potenial. with around 2,300 dollars u can be at the 300-320 whp. its tight handling and crisp  6 speed transimision is awesome

Cons: the sound system could be a little better, it does produce a good amount of bass though.

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 SportReview
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N/a — What won me over was quite defenatly the interior 5 stars for comfort. This car is a blast to drive.

Pros: Sleek, Fast, comfortable,

Cons: Everyone else keeps asking to drive it and I keep having to tell them to bugger off. MPG is kinda low for a new car about 26

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
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Hatch Makes It Sleeper, But The Power And Handling Will Grab Anyones Attention —

Living and driving in Colorado with some of the country's most respected twisties, is where this car feels at home. Take a recomended 30 near twice the speed and feel the sure footed P215/45's practically rip the asphalt off. No tire scrub, just a thrill seekers dream of apex glory. This car handles at a rate far higher than most have in the way of God given skill. A closed course track is where all of the potential of this car should be unleashed. The 2.3L direct injected inline four with an astonishing 15.3 lbs. of turbo boost quickly throws the car in to the 3500 RPM powerband marker despite the tourqe management system, and keeps you grinning all the way up to six grand. The great part is... You've got five more gears, and a hell of a lot of speedo left before the electronic governor kicks in and spoils the fun. Leather bolstered seats lock you in during the spirited, potentially licence revoking blast through the twisties, but are also surprisingly comfortable over a long period of time. The interior features are both ergonomic and stylish. Road noise is apearant, but with the suspension and tires this car sports, the noise is surprisingly minimal. The Bose sound system is impressive for a stocker, and the storage space is more than adequite. I am 6' 3" tall and have two car seats in the back of mine, prooving that there is actually some decent leg room in both the front and rear seats. I could go on and on about this little "hot-hatch". Over all, I'd say the difficult line of practical daily usability mixed with performance was masterfully conquored by the folks at Mazda with their "wild child" known as the Speed3

Pros: Power, handling, practical usability and one of the best looking hatch's ever.

Cons: The car doesn't feel like its going 90 when it actually is.  Potential ticket hazard!

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3Review
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Zoom Zoom Zoom! — Fantastic little hotrod. 265 bhp out of the box, 280 lb/ft torque.

Pros: Power, handling, comfort, appearance, value... I could keep going!

Cons: Little bit thirsty when driven hard.

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
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Zoom-zoom — 0-60...5.5 seconds 263 HP and 280 FT/LBS Torque sitting on 18"s what more d i need to say

Pros: ALL

Cons: None

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
Bridger writes:
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My New Car, Friggin Awesome! — So far it has been great, pulls great, takes corners like a go cart, lots of room, just awesome!

Pros: looks, performance, comfort, options, need i say more?

Cons: It doesn't come with my name on it?

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand TouringReview
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Amazing — After I test drove this car, I couldn't stop thinking about it. It has so much power- 263 hp and 260 lbft of torque... it's truly a beast. I read in several car magazines that torque-steer is an issue because of all of that torque going to the front wheels, but it's really not that bad if you are used to driving front drive cars. It's also a practical car because of all of the space, and once you put it into 6th on the highway it just becomes a cruiser and quiet. It's good stuff

Pros: Huge power, practical, handles turns like a champ

Cons: If you aren't used to front-wheel drive, you might be complaining about torque steer

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 SportReview
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Fast Speed — I liked the style and performance from it being stock. Makes power really easy, and turns heads everywhere I go from the sound of the exhaust to the sound of the turbo. Shifts really smooth and needs nothing. I like this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Makes power easy.

Cons: Performance stuff is expensive but worth it

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Reviews

Review By Ohthatschase

Yeah it’s an amazing car the only comparison of the car is that it’s has the same plat form as the Ford Focus st Read More

Review By Oscar

Mazdaspeed3 is a very fun car to drive and it leaves a smile on your face when the car is smiling itself Read More

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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