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a LOT of car for the money by An MSN Autos Consumer on 01/16/2008. Trim: 2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring 5-Door, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Awesome bang-for-the-buck and quality-for-the-buck. Incredibly fun to drive. Very nice fit and finish -- belies the price. GT stereo has great sound. Great styling, but close enough to the standard Mazda 3 that it doesn't draw unwanted attention.
Cons: Minor things only: Shifter could be more precise. Red light on the gauges can strain the eyes sometimes. Rear LED lights look chintzy IMHO. Manual says 14.5-gallon fuel capacity, but I've never been able to put in more than 12.5 (!?!). Mute button on stereo does not pause CD. Torque steer occasionally rears its ugly head.
Overall review: Wonderful car -- a LOT of performance, style, and quality for the money.
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