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funkdaddysmack
10-06-2003, 08:46 AM
http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/roadtests/firstdrive/100599/article.html?tid=edmunds.h..reviews.graphic.18.*

MisterT
10-06-2003, 11:27 AM
I wonder if it is a matter of time before they come up with the Mazda Speed version of the Mazda3. So is although it is a replacement for a Protege, is that the end of the name Protege like Acura's Integra?

funkdaddysmack
10-06-2003, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by MisterT
I wonder if it is a matter of time before they come up with the Mazda Speed version of the Mazda3. So is although it is a replacement for a Protege, is that the end of the name Protege like Acura's Integra?

Yes, it's the end of the protege name.

I'd assume there is a MS version of the 3 in the works, they're probably at least planning it.

I'd expect to see the MS version of the 6 out first, though (which last rumor i heard was a turboed 4, which is the same engine as the 3s, so it could possibly be the same for the MS3?? Who knows).

beachnut
10-06-2003, 01:02 PM
The MS6 will be a V6 for North America, probably a hopped up version of the current 3.0L and maybe even the Duratec 35 (http://waw.wardsauto.com/ar/auto_ford_unveils_new_2/index.htm) by the end of '05. Mazda does have plans for the 2.3L turbo however, for the MPV in the JDM by summer of '05 and possibly in the 6. Currently the 6 is not offered with the 3.0L there. I have not heard anything yet about the 2.3L turbo being available in a MS3, but it makes sense.

funkdaddysmack
10-06-2003, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by beachnut
The MS6 will be a V6 for North America, probably a hopped up version of the current 3.0L and maybe even the Duratec 35 (http://waw.wardsauto.com/ar/auto_ford_unveils_new_2/index.htm) by the end of '05. Mazda does have plans for the 2.3L turbo however, for the MPV in the JDM by summer of '05 and possibly in the 6. Currently the 6 is not offered with the 3.0L there. I have not heard anything yet about the 2.3L turbo being available in a MS3, but it makes sense.

Thanks for the clarification :)

Turboing that 2.3l would be quite a mover!

MisterT
10-06-2003, 05:35 PM
Wow a MazdaSpeed 6 Turbo'ed :drool: :drool:

Boricua
10-09-2003, 10:23 PM
does anyone know what the mileage is going to be for it. hopefully it got a little better along with the power gains.

bruce95fmla
10-16-2003, 04:11 PM
The hatchback they can keep. The sedan, I really like. If I were to purchase one, I would want it in the sedan - the s-model... with the larger engine.

The interior also looks very bimmerish and the steering wheel looks very nice also....
Damn I have to say I really like it ..
Bruce