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I agree with everything you said. I had a 2006 Mazda 3 2.0L, a 2010 Mazdaspeed3, a 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L GT, and currently have the 2012 Mazdaspeed3. The tech package is a no brainer. If you can't afford the extra $30 a month, then quit one of your other vices! Mazdaspeed owners are a fraternity, especially the speed3 crew. Every time I see one we exchange a thumbs up or a wave. If you ever do any upgrades to your Mazdaspeed3, Corksport is the authority. I currently have all Corksport piping before and after the turbo and have run their products on all of my Mazdas. I know people who use their Speed3 as their daily driver and love it due to the 47 cubic feet of cargo space. I also know a few individuals who are running between 300-500+ hp. I think everyone should own one because they are the ultimate affordable, practical, sports car. That being said, I still like that it's quite an exclusive car (exclusive to those of us who know its potential.) Great review and I'm glad I'm not the only one keeping Mazda afloat.Report it
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