2008 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3 DISI turbo from North America
No problems yet.
YEEEEEHAWWWW!!! If I could use only one "word" to describe this mini-missile.
Phenomenally fast car!
Out handles most cars on the road except exotics.
Slick sporty interior with well bolstered seats.
The stiff sport suspension is a tad rough when bumps are encountered.
Requires premium fuel, but averages 23 MPG even with spirited driving.
Utility with the spacious hatchback is supreme for a Sport compact (this car's official classification).
Did I say fast? 0 - 60 in well under 6 seconds with a quarter-mile ET of around 14 seconds, achieved by nearly all of the major car magazines.
The only other disadvantage is that it is a speeding ticket waiting to happen.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th June, 2009