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Old 01-06-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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bye bye svt?

so i went to the mazda dealership 2day lookin at the speed 3 yea they are quick but i dont think i could give up my svt for 1. however the sales guy said u should wait till 2010 when the speed 3 loses the 2.3 and gets the 2.5 with a bigger turbo over 300 hp so idk im up in the air do i want the speed 3 in 2010 or not. if not ill just get the 09's when the 10's come out and keep the svt. what do yall think


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Old 01-06-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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How would you feel if you bought the '09 and then found out that in one more year the Focus RS would be here?
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IMO I'd get the speed3 now, the next generation will be UGLY.

If it doesn't feel right though, don't part with the SVT you'll only regret it, I can't wait to get rid of mine some days though, but then there are those good days....
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How would you feel if you bought the '09 and then found out that in one more year the Focus RS would be here?
Ha! That would be the day...
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if that 1 more year the rs was over i think id shoot myself and do u really think the rs would be about 20 grand too once the 10's come out the 09's r going to frop in price so im thinking that if i could get 1 now for 19-20 i could get an 09 for about 16,5- 18 optimistically lol
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IMO I'd get the speed3 now, the next generation will be UGLY.

If it doesn't feel right though, don't part with the SVT you'll only regret it, I can't wait to get rid of mine some days though, but then there are those good days....
Agreed. The 2010 Mazda3 redesign is hideous. But I guess you could still wait until the new models come out, so you can get the current MazdaSpeed3 for much cheaper and with 0% APR, as the dealerships try to clear 'em off the lots. The only thing that sucks with waiting is that the value of your SVT will slowly trickle away as you put more miles into it. It's a slight gamble, but in the long run may be worth it.

I traded in my Focus at around 54k miles on it for around 5-6k as the '08 Rabbits were being cleared off the lots. Got an '08 model with 13 miles on it for thousands cheaper than an '09 model, an additional year in warranty, and a bunch of cool packages thrown in all for 0% APR. I definitely would've been paying more had I waited around, in addition to the trade-in value of my Focus going down. Be patient, but not too lazy.

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its possible its coming...

i would wait. enjoy your SVT, relish in it...then i would see the new offerings from companies...

mazdas handle like pigs...
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Nothing handles like the SVT right out of the box. I drove my friends speed 3 and hated it. Yeah its got great tq and a lot of hp but through the turns, the svt would take it out. Turbo your SVT and then you will have something that has a great power to weight ratio.
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How dare you post this garbage Phil. You will not be getting rid of the SVT. Drama starter!
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