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    Mazda 3 MPS

    Just been watching a review on the Mazda 3 MPS.

    Looks like the VXR and Ford ST's best be looking in their rear view mirrors.

    Under the bonnet you’ll find the same 260PS, 380Nm torque 2.3 chain-cam turbo engine as fitted to the four-wheel drive Mazda 6 MPS.

    The car has electronic traction control and dynamic stability control, like the Mazda 3 Sport. Unlike the 150PS Sport, it also has a mechanical limited slip differential. But as well as that, in an attempt to get all that power and torque to the tarmac, it also has a steering-angle-sensitive throttle damping system. The idea is that when the steering is turned the system curbs the amount torque steer before the front-end heads for a kerb.



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    Must admit, i like that alot. Might be a good contender then for all you VXR owners
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    Yup, i saw this in the telegraph motoring section this weekend, certainly impressive in the power dept and looks quite subtle too. I guess a propper drive is the only way you will tell how effective the electronics are as that is one hell of a lot of torque through the front wheels!!
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    Gets mixed results from Evo.

    Very quick and grippy but a rather coarse engine.

    A great sleeper though!
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    I like that, quite understated.
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    Nice to see a LSD in there as standard.

    Does the VXR or ST have one?
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    I quite like that, what is the expected price range for that then?

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    I like these cars, but I wish they made a 3dr version.
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    Tees - About £19k.

    Hired a pokey diesel Mazda 2 Sport in Italy and it was a pretty good car.
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