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My Favorite Car: '08 Mazdaspeed3, John W. Jerome Jr., Temple Terrace

Published Jan. 23, 2014

'08 Mazdaspeed3

Most people are totally clueless as to how much gut-wrenching torque (280 pound-feet) and power (263 horsepower) this compact hatchback wields under the hood. This car, a real sleeper, is scary fast and is capable of embarrassing most sports cars that are twice as costly. It just turned 100K and hasn't slowed down one iota.

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