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Fun car,good mileage, ho hum quality
By Audiosaurus on
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2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda3 Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Review
Short review.... I get 26.5 mpg overall mpg, posted seems low. And I go pretty fast. Bose stereo is a waste of money. Basic system is fine, and the OEM speakers they use are very good--even if you replace the head unit, stock speakers are solid. Seems Bose didn't tune the system because it rattles terribly. I'm an audio dood; Bose are clown shoes. A safety recall on engine mount, an "unofficial" recall on d-link in rear end, and a throttle failure in first year. Occasionally belches smoke. Hmm. Interior design is nice. Lots of rattles. Good cargo capacity. More fun than the WRX, feels faster, snappier brakes. Clutch is sticky and 'sudden'. Best 'fast' car for the money, by far
Favorite Features
I like the Fast most of all. Seats are nice, too--better than WRX. I can fit a huge sub cabinet or a half dozen trombones in the back, so the cargo capacity is really nice for a fast car.
Suggested Improvements
Fire Bose promptly. Add 12dB gain to stereo. Tune out interior rattles for sport suspension (stock 3 doesn't have this, I assume it's due to higher frequency rattling through sporty suspension). Else, perfect. Add 4WD?
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