Review of the 2008 Mazdaspeed3 Hatchback

by : John Bourne

The 2008 MAZDASPEED3 is dubbed as the wild child in the Mazda3 lineup. Luxurious and innovative, this new model is one of the fastest sport compacts with a FWD layout and 6- speed manual transmission. Fast and manageable, it is equipped with the unique MAZDASPEED rear roof spoiler, 18- inch aluminum alloy wheels, and sport- tuned exhaust.

This amazing new model offers many high quality standard safety features, including dual front- seat mounted side impact air bags. It also has side- impact air curtains with front and rear coverage. In addition, its Theft- deterrent Security System and remote keyless entry system render superior protection and security. The 2008 MAZDASPEED3 also comes with Tire Pressure Monitoring System and limited slip differential.

The 2008 MAZDASPEED3 is designed with P215/ 45R18 93Y high performance summer radials, fog lamps, XENON High- Density Discharge headlights, LED rear combination taillights. These exterior features help give this model a striking look too.

The interior's comfortable ambience is provided by 60/40 split one- touch fold- down rear seatback with adjustable headrests outboard seating positions. It features Bose premium audio system of 222w digital amplifier, 7 speakers, and in- dash 6- disc CD changer. A DVD navigation system is also available with driving information system. A CFC- free air conditioning with cabin filter and automatic climate control are also provided.

This speedy vehicle is powered by L3T 2.3L Direct Injection Sparks Ignition engine with a peak horsepower of 263@ 5500 RPM and 6500 redline. Moreover, the Mazda Advanced Torque Management System and electronically controlled speed limiter contribute to its outstanding road performance.

The 2008 MAZDASPEED3 over ranks other models in the Mazda3 family with its one of a kind features. It is a car that combines technology, class, speed, and safety, making it one of this year's most captivating new models.