: What do ya'll think about......
04-18-2006, 11:00 PM
What do ya'll think about the new upcoming batch of hot compact getting ready to hit the showrooms? Namely the Mazdaspeed3 and Dodge Caliber SRT-4, they look like they may be really wicked from the budget minded standpoint. Whats your thoughts about them?
04-18-2006, 11:02 PM
i hate the caliber.. and the mazda is nice looking
04-18-2006, 11:07 PM
I wish my wife woulda waited...we'd have a Mazdaspeed3...and it'd be fast...er, faster than stock anyhoo..
04-18-2006, 11:08 PM
...and the Caliber is ugly...
...just what we need...another fast renta-car! LOL!
04-19-2006, 03:42 AM
dont really like the calibers look but I do like the mazdaspeed 3.how about the dodge hornet?
04-19-2006, 04:55 AM
i have a feeling this is going to be moved [:)] but anyway yeah the speed3 is pretty sweet looking but the caliber i'm not too crazy about. i don't think i've heard about the hornet...
04-19-2006, 08:45 AM
The caliber is about as aerodynamic as a scion xb. The speed3 is nice.
04-19-2006, 09:59 AM
mazdaspeed3 is ok, it looks more like a wagon than a sport hatchback.
i think your going to see alot of grandmothers driving around the calibar srt-4.
I really don't care for most of the new sport compacts comming out. civic si isnt bad.
All ford needs to do is another focus like the svt. turbo 2.3, they already have it in the mazda, why not transfer it over. change up the body style and i would be all over that.
04-19-2006, 12:12 PM
why should ford do it if they own mazda? you wanna fast v8? buy a gt500 or lightning(rumors have it that one might be coming out in a couple years). you wanna fast sport compact? you got ms6, ms3, and rx8. if ford did a svt focus with the 2.3l turbo, it'd be the same car but with the ford name. those type small cars with ford badge don't sell well. go to mazda if that's what your looking for.
04-19-2006, 12:18 PM
i dont like any of them....the mazda speed 6 is cool...but the 3 looks too friendly,and as far as the caliber..if i say what i think that looks like,a moderator will delete my post.[nono] but i did see a 06 or 07 subie wrx *yummy* it seems like their is the wrx,srt4,evo....and the rest are chicken feed, someone needs to build a 13sec. car out the box for 20k to compete with dodge.just my .02 cents
04-19-2006, 12:29 PM
yeah and that's all they have-straightline performance. the srt4 doesn't have good handling and the only thing that looks good is the front bumper. it's like most of the money was used just to make it straightline fast. nothing wrong with that i guess it did sell damn well. goes to show that not many people care about anything much than "yeah, it's a 13 sec car". just my 2 cents
04-19-2006, 01:09 PM
i guess i just don't care for the body style of the mazdaspeed3. It looks to much like a station wagon to me. and i second the handling on the srt-4, it handles like an army tank, yeah its quick but its still a neon.
04-19-2006, 02:05 PM
i saw a mazda3 hatchback yesterday. it was white and it was hot. i can't wait to see the speed version in person! i don't think it looks too much like a wagon i like it.
04-19-2006, 03:56 PM
caliber is a heavy car, and as cool as the 3 is, I think I would spend a few more and get an evo...
Moved to ”Ford Focus & General Car Chat”
04-19-2006, 04:09 PM
The caliber is more of an suv/car hybrid like the pontiac vide and toyo matrix. Hot compact car it is not. As far as the hornet goes.... well, i think i just threw up in my mouth. I had to do a research project on the hornet for my research and design class. Its just designed retarded. For example, they put the foglights in the side mirrors....i have only one reply to that...WTF?
Dodge Caliber SRT-4 - ULGIEST POS I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!
04-20-2006, 12:00 AM
The caliber and the m3 are not on the level that the Evo or STI are, granted the mazdaspeed3 looks better then the caliber the caliber is a few thousand cheaper and has more power. Thats got to mean something. It doesn't look as good but it's not that ugly....in the beginning when the focus first came out I thought it was ugly but it grew on me. Then the SVTF came along and then I fell in love....lol! What about the VW GTI hows that stack up?