The Speed 3 suffers from far too much turbo lag for my tastes, and it has far too narrow of a power band. Then did the second about 3200. Mazda also claims they will not honor the warranty in this matter if it appears anything other than the approved Mazda oil cap wrench was used to. No issues as of yet, I think it has around 50k on it. He never called, and did not offer to assist me in a sale. Instead, the company set out to make incremental improvements. In mixed driving, I managed 25 mpg with the big motor, and 35 mpg with the 2.
The Mazda3 Touring also comes with some additional safety features like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. It's powered by the efficient 155-hp 2. It's a pretty trick setup. One thing I don't get is that whereas the Mazda 3 is available in hatchback and sedan bodies, the mazdaspeed 3 is only available in hatchback. If the Mazdaspeed were available as a sedan, I think it would have jumped into first place.
Once concern is whether the hatch can hold as much cargo as the sedan when the seats are up. It keeps the same basic architecture, with some upgrades. A great car to start autocross in. If there is one thing that sticks out about the 2016 Mazda3 it is just how much you actually get at the base or mid-level trims like the Sport and Touring. Yes, our own greenbacks, earned writing car porn. Both cars make strong cases for themselves, when cast either against each other or against the rest of the segment, adding the rarefied fun-to-drive factor in the daily driver. The only thing that's broken is that one of the turn signals doesn't cancel.
With plenty of torque in the midrange, the 3 can sprint like a wide receiver through traffic. Available in three different trim levels — Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, the new Mazda 6 offers something for every driver. Compared with other compact offerings, the Mazda offers an unparalleled chassis that delivers ride comfort without compromising handling. For the 2012 model year, the Mazda3 will receive the first of a new line of the automaker's much-hyped Skyactiv powertrains along with an exterior refresh. That always costs a few eye blinks.
As is the mazdaspeed3 is proven to be much faster than the new wrx in both cornering and straight line speed. . The bigger motor comes courtesy of Ford, and is similar to the one found in base versions of the Ford Fusion. Just thought of this since I am looking myself. He fed me a line about the owner driving it the day before, which seemed doubtful.
I wasn't real crazy about the hatchback at first, but it grew on me, and have found it is handy to have the extra space. It was the hottest thing last year, and anyone selling it did good business in a soft market. Of course, this is just personal preference and speculation, and, as you know, a test drive is the best option. The faux futurism that pervades the interior design would make Sulu and Uhura feel right at home behind the wheel. I liked this car and was willing to make it work, but the transaction has to be from both customer and dealer.
The front grabs with 10 fingers, the back end pushes and tucks, pushes and tucks as you gas it. Well, in all fairness, she wouldn't appreciate it as much as I would. Oh, where art thou, change? But the chassis is so good, in a segment relative kind of way, that it highlights, with big bold yellow strokes, the lack of grip in the Bridgestone Turanzas. Mazda reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without incurring obligations. The same port-injected, twin-cam 16-valve cast-aluminum engine as in the base Mazda 6 gains 0. Dimensionally, the passenger capsule is almost unchanged, putting it midpack, and the trunk, accessed through a lid that pivots up and forward on multi¬link hinges, stays the same at 12 cubic feet. Been doing some sedan shopping the past few weeks and my wife and I are drawn to the Mazda 3s an alternative to a used 5 or 3 series.
I have a 06 Mazda 3 hatch. It comes with the more powerful 2. We've narrowed it down to a 07 3-sport with 3,000 miles or a 07 Mazdaspeed3 with 9,000 miles. The extra gearbox ratio helps hold the line on fuel economy, though the city rating drops 1 mpg to 21. I for one wish they would.
But since there's no sedan. The Speed 3 definitely has a special air about it, but the power delivery feels more like the car came from a small, local tuning shop rather than a factory. We throttle-steered it around the skidpad for a 0. Sarc, you'll be amazed how much stuff you can fit in a hatchback. Her '04 3S 5 speed has 62K miles. The Mazda3 Touring has the fundamentals that mark the difference between appliance and car. I can't even pry the keys from her hands.
With its sportier character, better looks, and more useful interior space, the hatch is our choice between the two body styles. We aren't talking about a soul-stirring, meet-your-maker-on-the-back-road experience. That being said with kids coming in the next couple of years, it's big enough, plenty comfortable, awesome interior. I'm currently debating between the i Touring +tech package and s Touring. Standing for Adaptive Front Lighting System, this enables the lights of the Mazda3 S to swivel based on the road conditions and whether the car is turning or not, providing the driver with a better view of the road ahead and those precious milliseconds to react to any obstacle on the road. I currently have a '02 Jetta Turbo, so the specs on the s match what I currently have more.