Originally Posted by sonic04edge
I'd much rather spend 23k on a mazda speed3 then a srt4. It actually looks good and comes with more power stock and it has the 2.3 in it which has been around since the stone ages.
the mazda3 is a pile sadly, compared to the srt4. try upping the boost in that mazda motor, it sure in the hell wont come anywhere close to the 500whp like has been done with the 2.4 in the srt4 time and again now. plus the turbo supplied is garbage, and there likely will be little aftermarket support for the car, so youre screwed if you want to mod it. its the same reason you wont see the mazdaspeed 6 taking on evo/sti's when it comes to anything stock or mod wise.
its a nice buy since there is no more srt4 and its basically the only car in its class with that price/power (cant even compare the slobalt ss to it), especially if you cant afford the mazdaspeed 6, which IMO, is better looking
than most current awd turbo 4's (though imo the new evo is way way better looking). id get it (the mazdaspeed3) if i didnt plan on modding it, and seriously lost my head and for some reason still wanted FWD.