I realize that most people will not consider this a tuner car.
It seems to have all the features of a Mazdaspeed, GTI, etc.
This car is more comfortable than any other car that I have previously owned (GTI, Mazdaspeed, Civic Si).
Nice that I can use 87 octane gas.
MPG so far is a little better than 27 mpg/gallon combined.
I believe it still needs to be broken in.
Also, overall cost is really no different than a loaded GTI.
By the way, I have leather, sunroof, and 100K Maintenance plan.
I do believe that the Mazdaspeed is a little faster, but I am commuting not street racing.
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