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I admit it. I like the Mazda 3

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MMike, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I've been driving my bro's Mazda 3 ...(GT I think) once or twice a week. It has the 2.3 litre, 19" wheels, giant rotors etc....he has the hatchback/wagon

    I gotta say, it's a pretty fun little car to drive. It's not as quick as my old GSR, but it definitely handles way better.

    I'd consider one as a little commuter........................
     

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  2. SilentJ

    SilentJ trail builder

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    As long as its the hatch and not the sedan. For some reason I just hate the sedan. I used to think that it was just a Ford Focus, but its not. Fully built in Japan, unlike the 6, I believe. It'd be cool if they turbo'd it. :devil:
     
  3. Shmoe

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    Wait for a turbo AWP version SilentJ... Rumor is its coming.
     
  4. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I thought I heard a rumour thant the Volvo S40 was going to be nothing but a gussied up Mazda 3.....
     
  5. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    19" wheels and giant brakes on a Mazda 3? do you guys get a different model than we do here? :think: (or aftermarket?)
     
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    Dirtjumper999 Turbo Monkey

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    i'm never gonna leave my baby for another car:

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  7. SilentJ

    SilentJ trail builder

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    I guess that would be the S40 technology being used in the 3?

    http://www.volvocars.us/Showroom/newS40/Specifications/TechnicalSpecifications/

    I would have expected more than 218 hp from a 2.5L turbo'd I5, though - the Mazdaspeed 6 gets 274 hp from a 2.3L...It'd be interesting to drive both in a similarly sized vehicle to compare.
     
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    SilentJ trail builder

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    I'm rockin a truck (Canyon) right now so I'm not really looking to buy a car anyways...the GF might be, though.
     
  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    These guys *love* the Mazda 3 and fully endorse it:



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  10. Meat Foot

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    That would be interesting. Would like to test drive. :thumb:
     
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    Parentals own one...it's fun. They have the GTX Hatchback.
     
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    mcA896 Turbo Monkey

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    i hate imports. except european supercars, and subi's. no jap-crap rice rockets please.
     
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    I have a Black '05 3 five door. I've had it for a year now, and I have had no issues or complaints. It drives great, I can fit all my stuff in it including my bike (minus the front wheel). All you haters can just stow it, compared to any other car in it's class give me my 3.
     
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    Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.............pardon?
     
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    My wife drives one! She loves it.
    It's the girls sporty car of choice.
     
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    Cooter Brown Turbo Monkey

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    who the hell are they, the new "Zoom Zoom" singers? Or are they the "Fag 5" from that "Queer Eye for the Wannabe Fag Guy"?
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Sorry....17's.......Not sure what I was thinking.... And yeah the rotors are pretty frickin huge. The car stops on a dime. (And it's stock.)
     
  18. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Does the MAzda 3 even exist in the US? I've never seen one. The only ones I ever saw had BC plates on them.

    They are like assholes and opinions here.......
     
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    I like the lines of the P5 better personally, I just wish it had more guts.
     
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    Sure do. We've had one for about a year now (hatchback) in the brighter blue. We didn't need two bigger vehicles so we traded in my Blazer for a more gas efficient car. I like it alot, no real complaints.