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Old 01-06-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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mazda vs volvo

what one would you want the speed3 or the c30


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Old 01-06-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Just think if you buy a Volvo C30 it's kinda close to having a Focus ST (euro), but wait another year by 09 Mazda is planing to adapt to Ford of Europe's powerplant. By 09 Mazda will make a supposed Non Turbocharged version of a focus st (euro). type mazda 3 on wikipedia.org and look under 2009 plans for mazda.
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speed 3,,thats just me
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Thats a Hard one... If your planning on modding.. Speed3... If not I would go wit h the C30... The C30 is alot more expensive too
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speed3 i like the looks overall more, the rear hatch of the c30 still bugs me, id have to have it in black and tint those lights lol
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'speed3 in base trim; more bang for the buck, plus I like the looks of the Mazda3 hatch better than the C30.
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just took a look at both cars. i would say that the Speed3 has the C30 when it comes to power but i like the looks of the c30 alittle more.
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I gotta vote for the MS3;
I havent driven either of them so that might change my opinion, but for the money you are getting waaaay more power from the MS3, the C30 is a bit overpriced (IMHO) once you configure it, i checked it out and was taken back by the configured price...
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i think this is a no brainer... mazda speed 3 has more power, better handling, and supercar brakes.... the only reason to go for a volvo is 1. its arguably better looking 2. if you want softer suspension 3. you want something more mature/upscale
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Having driven one, I'd definitely go with the C30. It's a spunky little thing. It's like an svt focus, but faster, nicer, and prettier. There's nothing else like it on the road (in a good way - for me at least). The Mazdaspeed3 doesn't do much for me - I've never cared for the way the Mazda3 hatches look.
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