2012 Mazda 3: What To Do With $25,000
May 11, 2012
Our 2012 Mazda 3 has an MSRP of $25,520. It's an excellent urban runabout with just about every Mazda 3 feature included, plus great utility and fuel economy. But it's not very exciting.
Alternate choice: for $24,795 MSRP, you could get a Mazdaspeed 3, just without the Technology package.
Of course, it's easy to say "I'd buy the MS3!" But would you really in the real world, with the added insurance, stiffer ride, lower fuel economy and manual-only transmission?
So what say you?
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor