2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Consumer Review: Fun
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2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 - Consumer Review

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Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

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Had gone out looking for a fun but practical car and checked the entire class out. Ended up choosing the speed for functionality, 5 doors, hatchback, nice upscale inside, etc. My wife wasn't going to see me walk away in a 2 seat sports car. There's very little I don't like about this car, the digital turbo gauge, lack of a temp gauge, low shift points (power peters out past 5500 RPM or so and I came from a Vtec). But the interior looks great, and is roomy for me (6'2" tall). I get decent gas mileage with it, somewhere around 23 or so overall (though the trip computer keeps telling me I get 27), and while I am still not too fond of the smile, it is growing on me.

Favorite Features

bluetooth connectivity, power power power, handling, responsive steering, quick turbo spool up, nicely laid out interior, roomy for a smaller car

Suggested Improvements

Temp gauge needed, mechanical turbo gauge would be nice, better high rpm power, kinda bright and distracting at night.
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