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Old 01-16-2010, 08:58 AM   #1
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Can't find an SVT..So I was thinking about this instead....

Well, I have been on the hunt for a fairly local SVTF (I live in Rochester NY). And I have had very little luck on what I am looking for. Either its at a dealer and way over priced, or it has been a private party deal with either two many miles or body cancer on it (rust)!!!

So, I am starting to look around elsewhere and I found this.



2007 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring
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5 speed
just about every option available.

dealer is asking 15k - i have them talked down to 14k


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Old 01-16-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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The only 3 I would buy is a Mazdaspeed3 other wise your going to be dissapointed.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:11 AM   #3
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Rochester is where I'm from!

If you can't find a SVT, would you consider a ST? There's one at Shepard Ford according to Autotrader and it's a tad under $13,000 with 8,000 less miles.



If you are willing to drive to pick one up, there's a SVT with 47.000 miles for $10,995 down here. It's 395 miles from where you are. It takes me about 6.5-7 hours to get home.

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Old 01-16-2010, 09:23 AM   #4
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I have actually taken a look at the ST at Shepards but no appearance package.

If I was to buy an ST it would have to have the Appearance package. Like this...

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:37 AM   #5
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im pretty sure thats a members car....

check the BST
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:47 AM   #6
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thats funny someone said that he'd be dissapointed buying a mazda3 s which has the very same 2.3 liter that the ST has (PLUS VVT), which everyone is recommending.... i bet that 3 has a hell of a lot more features than an st does, i can already see it has xenons.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:50 AM   #7
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i'd get the mazda 3 and never look back
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:10 AM   #8
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here is the website with the info on the mazda3

you have to look in their used cars..i couldnt get a direct link.

http://www.hoselton.com/Penfield_Used_Car.aspx
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:15 AM   #9
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the base mazda three is a good car. and who wants to pay teh insurance on a mazdaspeed? i say get the three. and thow the tri point engineering turbo on it and kill mazdaspeeds.
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I say go for the 3, Nice over all car. Also that ST is a members car haha
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