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Mazda MAZDA3, Performance Mods, Hatchback
#22 of 31 Re: Added HP [birdman579]
Aug 30, 2004 (6:51 am)
How do you know this?
Will the Mazdaspeed mods, excluding AWD, be available to existing 3 owners?
#23 of 31 Less Horsepower ;)
Aug 30, 2004 (11:35 am)
I'd really like to see the 5 door availabele in a 3i version with the 2.0 l base engine and an interior in something other than black.
#24 of 31 Re: Added HP [birdman579]
Oct 11, 2004 (10:40 am)
Good post. That was my plan exactly as well - a MazdaSpeed version w/ AWD would present a dilemma about an early trade-in...
#25 of 31 My wish list.
Oct 11, 2004 (12:32 pm)
An 8-way seat.
A real latch for the hatch.
Some way to directly hook my iPod to the stereo.
#26 of 31 Re: MAZDA 3 ^ ^ ^ 2006 Wish List [trend39]
Nov 27, 2004 (5:59 pm)
I would like to see the 160hp 2.3l been actualy faster than 130hp cars ....
Nov 29, 2004 (9:11 am)
I don't think the Mazdaspeed3 will have awd. It won't really need it, and it'd be harder to install it than in the 6.
Dec 02, 2004 (10:11 pm)
the MPS 3 turbo will keep the weight down by staying w/ FWD & the hp only peaks at 220 to prevent excessive torque steer.
But the AWD hardware isn't hard to install, though. You can even convert the existing Focus platform w/ the Control Blade 4-link rear suspension into an RWD V8 muscle car by aftermarket conversions, as shown in a SEMA show.
No wonder BMW almost adopted the Focus I platform in the late '90's for it's future entry-level car!
The other Mazda3 -- the Volvo S40/V50 -- already offers AWD turbo cars now.