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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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I was just wondering, Stock vs Stock what mazda 3 is faster Sedan or Hatch?

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The hatch is negligibly heavier, so in that perfect world found only in physics textbooks, the sedan is faster. In the real world, there is no difference.


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yea i think i saw somewhere that the hatch is equivalent to around 300 lbs more. cant remember where i saw that though.

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[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=98688.msg1960058#msg1960058 date=1199245863]
yea i think i saw somewhere that the hatch is equivalent to around 300 lbs more. cant remember where i saw that though.
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Nah, for comparable trims, it's less than 30 pounds.

s Sport 5-door: 2930 pounds
s Sport 4-door: 2906 pounds

(both are curb weights for manual transmissions)


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[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=98688.msg1960058#msg1960058 date=1199245863]
yea i think i saw somewhere that the hatch is equivalent to around 300 lbs more. cant remember where i saw that though.
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300 lbs heavier.... ???? not quite :shock:
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[quote author=dmention7 link=topic=98688.msg1960104#msg1960104 date=1199247038]
[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=98688.msg1960058#msg1960058 date=1199245863]
yea i think i saw somewhere that the hatch is equivalent to around 300 lbs more. cant remember where i saw that though.
[/quote]

Nah, for comparable trims, it's less than 30 pounds.

s Sport 5-door: 2930 pounds
s Sport 4-door: 2906 pounds

(both are curb weights for manual transmissions)

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the 3 gained around 40-50 lbs in weight in 2007 and onwards... but ya... the difference in weight is that of your spare tire...
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well if it was a 2.0 sedan vs a hatch...

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[quote author=tacos link=topic=98688.msg1960222#msg1960222 date=1199250145]
well if it was a 2.0 sedan vs a hatch...
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the 2.3 S is quicker to 60 than a 2.0l sedan... in either sedan or hatch guise
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[quote author=stuck24 link=topic=98688.msg1960246#msg1960246 date=1199250710]
[quote author=tacos link=topic=98688.msg1960222#msg1960222 date=1199250145]
well if it was a 2.0 sedan vs a hatch...
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the 2.3 S is quicker to 60 than a 2.0l sedan... in either sedan or hatch guise
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The real question is, how much faster is the 2.3 vs the 2.0?
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