2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
After tax and fees base sport approaching 26K but worth every penny. Ride is very stiff, noisy especially in the back seat, bumps at highway speeds are worrisome. Easy to overlook these faults because of the handling, connected feel and sheer fun. Shifter is surprisingly good although I read mixed reviews. The exterior design is subjective but I've gotten no complaints. The interior is well laid out and pleasing to the eye. There are subtle blue LEDs at night that are always on inside. The overall package just works and it's becoming one of my favorite rides.
Handling and affordable horse power. The front air dam neutralizes the happy face grill. MPG not bad when not boosting. Brakes are great.
The ms3 would look really good in white or charcoal grey color but is not offered. Is there a way to keep the car light but reduce the noise just a little bit? Wish the bose stereo came standard. I would have paid extra 500 but not the overpriced tech package.
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