2009 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Buyer's Guide

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Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0

2009 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2009 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 - Fast, affordable, practical, fun

Chris
Austin, Texas
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
This car is powerful, fast, fun and practical. Styling is discrete but sporty. Seats in the GT trim look luxurious. Gas mileage from the 2.3l direct injected, turbocharged engine is great on the highway.
Story
The car is great to drive to an Autocross on Sunday morning, and then go grocery shopping while still retaining 24+ mpg.
Pros
The vehicle has a lot of space to haul items. The interior is comfortable and inviting, unlike other vehicles in this price segment. Torque steer is exciting when the driver decides to stab the gas pedal. The vehicle has not had any major issues other than a handful of factory recalls for small issues. Gas mileage can exceed 30 mpg doing strictly highway driving. Maintenance and oil changes are generally inexpensive. The car is fairly agile and fun to drive, while still being tame for city driving.
Cons
The suspension is a little stiff which is great for sporty driving, but jarring on rough roads. Tires for the stock wheel size are expensive and fairly limited in variety. The radio interface is a little clunky.

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