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2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3

  2010 Volkswagen GTI
MSRP
$23,465
$23,340
Invoice $21,885 $21,851
MPG
City/Highway
21/32 18/25
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2010 Volkswagen GTI sits more upright, as usual-but its punchy turbo engine, crisp handling, and paddle-shifted gearbox are anything but stodgy. Read Full Review Overall the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 delivers pulse-quickening thrills for the back roads—or weekend track forays—all on a tight budget, without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Tossable handling
  • Settled, controlled ride quality
  • Dual-clutch transmission
  • Good fuel economy

Dislikes:

  • Somewhat dowdy styling
  • Two-door's difficult rear-seat entry
  • costly round of Golf

Likes:

  • Robust package good for occasional track jaunts
  • Firm but composed ride
  • Lack of road noise
  • Strong protection and safety features

Dislikes:

  • Controversial front styling
  • Unpredictable steering boost in tight corners
  • Pronounced turbo lag
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