||03-16-2007 10:34 AM
Originally Posted by joedashow
Yea, I keep getting them mixed up for whatever reason.
Ok i test drove a Mazdaspeed3 for almost 1 1/2 hours. It was an awesome car to say the least but when i left the dealership after trying to make an unsuccessful trade. They actually done me a favor i like my cobalt alot better. It had plenty of torque but ran out of steam quickly (which i heard was solved by a cold air) in the upper revs but you better hold on from 3000-5800. The only thing that killed it was that it was heavy and the hatch like body killed it in the corners but for a flat out everyday car with awesome potential it is #1. Wasey I truly dont know what you are smoking but the Speed3 and SS/SC stock for stock the mazda goes 0-60 faster but we beat them by .1 in the quarter so they are very close. It would def put up a fight in a roll or dig and may beat the ss/sc. To answer the first post Pros for the SS/SC: great power, good sound, killer handling, and factory backed performance upgrades. Cons: Quality issues, WHEEL HOP.
Speed3 Pros: Best tq in the class, traction control, xenon headlights, overall fit and finish
Cons: very short ratioed six speed, brakes are only 1 piston calipers! (wtf) so the brakes hold good for the first few stops but after that not so good, weight