This is a discussion on 10 WRX vs 08 Mazdaspeed 3 within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by DTR rex Both great cars. I have to admit, I REALLY like the MS3, a lot. I ...
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You like the feel of torque steer? Interesting.
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This is a great write up.
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Nice write up. can't agree more on the stereo, i did some research on both cars before buying mine nothing extensive but like others have said, awd was a big factor for me and few months after purchasing my forester i was sucked right in the subie world and never looked back.
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RayfieldsWRX - "You like the feel of torque steer? Interesting"
jd92677 - "I like the idea of mashing the gas and not knowing which way the car will go."
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I was laughing at the 'FRMAROL' tag, then I saw all the fwd cars in your sig..
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i had a 08 mazda speed 3 before i sold it for my 05 sti...
the "torque steer" in the ms3 depends on which gear your in and how much the tires are spinning. since the pcm cuts boost in 1st and 2nd if you catch traction on the end of 2nd and shift to 3rd the wheel will actually pitch left to right or right to left! crazy! no torque steer in the sti and it launches
the stereo was better stock in the mazda but aftermarket stereos are still better...never heard a stock sti stereo
heat soak is horrible on a ms3 but the aftermarket has fixes for this...its only 85 in tx right now subie is doing great so far on heat soak
to me the interiors are about the same the mazdas seats are more comfortable
ride is about the same
ms3 only avail. in hatch
both cars are fast same hp numbers but even in tx traction is an issue for the mazda
oh i bought my sti for $17,500 80,000 miles ms3 $19,000 30,000 miles
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My roommate and I both bought our cars around the same time. He purchased a 2012 MS3 (Upgraded from a 09' Civic Si.) and I bought a 2011 WRX HB. I always gave him grief about his smiley face but he loves it. His interior is nice but i'm just not a fan of the black leather and red cloth seats. His body roll seems to be about the same as mine. Whenever we raced from a 30 (ms3 stock, Subie had a stage 1 flash) I pulled probably 5-6 car lengths. He blamed it all on the flash but who knows. His exhaust is louder than mine BY FAR. He almost sounds aftermarket in tone. Impressive compared to mine because whenever i'm WOT all I hear is the wind. But all in all, the MS3 is a nice car but whenever I ride with him, the torque steer jerking just kills it for me. I love my wrx...... (: