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2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 Pictures

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With aluminum pedals, red trim on the seats and a more elegantly sculpted dash, the Mazdaspeed 3's interior actually looks sporty. Big 18-inch wheels with 7.0-inch wide rims carry 215/45R18 Bridgestone tires that fill the fender wells. 62. 2007 Mazdaspeed 3. Mazdaspeed 3's seats have grippy fabric seating surfaces with durable leather-trimmed bolsters. Mandrel-bend cold-air intake helps the engine's oxygen intake. Premium audio comes standard, but you can add more, plus a navigation system from the options list. The original Mazda 3 hatch seen here romping: rear view. The car has buckets of power, great handling, superb brakes, a tight six-speed gearbox with tasty short throws, good ride and comfort levels, and for a front-wheel-drive hatchback, accelerates and corners better than anything in its class. At 263-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, Mazda's direct injection 2.3-liter four is no joke. The Mazdaspeed 3's gauges are all burrowed into the dashboard. It's attractive, but less efficient for the driver's eye to take in at a single glance. The Mazdaspeed 3's transmission delivers low-effort action and positive engagement, but shorter throws would be better for track work. The interior is all black with the expected contrasting red stitching. Seat bolstering is more aggressive. Mazdaspeed products are known for their sharp handling and the 3 is no different. It takes the standard car's already high limits a step further with more grip and better balance. By virtue of being similarly sized five-doors, it's no surprise the Subaru Impreza WRX and Mazdaspeed 3 have similar silhouettes. But it's the Mazda that's more handsomely detailed. Even that big hood scoop can't keep the Subie from being a bore. Mazda interior materials and design are more elegant than most cars in the class. Inside, the car is quiet and comfortable thanks to contoured sport seats with just-right cushioning. Don't let the Mazdaspeed 3's 6,750-rpm redline fool you, because the punchy power band peaks at 6,000 rpm. The six-speed manual transmission's shifter isn't as direct as we'd like, but its effort is appropriate and the knob feels good in your hand. Eighteen-by-7-inch 10-spoke wheels fill the fender wells with 215/45R18 Bridgestone tires. The Mazdaspeed 3 already has the right credentials for speed on the street, but Mazdaspeed accessories get it ready for the track. In the rear, Mazda added a spoiler standing on the rear deck lid and the requisite large chrome exhaust tip. Mazda's heating and ventilation controls are intuitive and easy to use. The center-mounted volume knob for the stereo takes some getting used to, but is easy to find and has a quality feel once you're adjusted. Mazdaspeed 3's standard seats deliver a good compromise between track-ready support and highway comfort. Black and gray leather with red stitching sets the mood in the interior.
2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3
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