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07 3 GT 5MT to a Speed 3 GT

Help!!!

I have a MZ3 GT 5MT with Moonroof and Bose and I went to my dealer for an oil change. There was a Crystal White MS3 GT, then I asked my salesperson how much would it cost me to "upgrade" to the MS3. He told me, with what I still have on my loan, together with the deep discount he can give me on the MS3, it would cost me about $25 per month more than what I'm paying right now.

Is it worth upgrading to the MS3? I haven't owned any turbos in my life and this would be the first one if I decide to grab the deal. I would lose my moonroof, telescopic steering, and my heated seats. Plus I have to add at least $3-4 per fillup. But I'll gain 113 HP and 141 ft/lbs. Does anyone here 1st bought the regular 3, then bought the Speed? What are your thoughts?

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Re: 07 3 GT 5MT to a Speed 3 GT

if I didnt owe so much still on my car I wouldve bought the metro grey one I test drove a few months ago in a heartbeat lol


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Re: 07 3 GT 5MT to a Speed 3 GT

I have to leave as soon as they were finished with my oil change so I wasn't able to test drive the MS3. But I'll be coming back tomorrow to at least test drive it. I'll try to get the dealer too to change the tires to all-season if I decide to get it.


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trust me if you drive it, and dont get it, it will be on your mind everyday......lol

now im at the point where im starting to think of saving my car and maybe more cash on the side and getting the mazdaspeed miata coming out next year. Mazdaspeed3 engine in small little convertible car, oh yea definitely worth waiting for lol


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if you do get it dont put all season tires on it, thats just crazy, if handling doesnt matter to you just buy a Caliber SRT-4

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Re: 07 3 GT 5MT to a Speed 3 GT

That's what I was debating myself too, the tires. I just don't want the hassle of replacing the tires every winter, then bring the summers back when spring comes in. Is it a big difference if I'd get all seasons in replacement of the summers?


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The MS3 doesn't have a telescoping wheel?


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[quote author=Fiji Mazda3 link=topic=115350.msg2408971#msg2408971 date=1214022950]
The MS3 doesn't have a telescoping wheel?
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It does... he just doesn't know.


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[quote author=Fiji Mazda3 link=topic=115350.msg2408971#msg2408971 date=1214022950]
The MS3 doesn't have a telescoping wheel?
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Mine does.

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Re: 07 3 GT 5MT to a Speed 3 GT

[quote author=zzoomp09 link=topic=115350.msg2408919#msg2408919 date=1214021222]
That's what I was debating myself too, the tires. I just don't want the hassle of replacing the tires every winter, then bring the summers back when spring comes in. Is it a big difference if I'd get all seasons in replacement of the summers?
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Just get a second set of wheels for summer, that way you'll only have to swap those out, which is much easier than having different tires mounted twice a year!


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