Street Fight: WRX v Lancer Ralliart v Mazdaspeed 3
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Thanks to three turbochargers, 724 horsepower and five limited-slip differentials, comparing the 2008 Mazdaspeed 3, 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart should be more entertaining than a cage match between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and New Kids on the Block. Imagine the fun! Donny and Danny hangin' tough from the walls of the cage while Joey, Jordan and Jonathan get tossed into the crowd.
The way we see it, our Rampage vs. New Kids bout is no different from pitting the Mazdaspeed 3 — the current champ of the sport compact world — against the Lancer Ralliart and Subaru WRX. On the track, an epic ass-kicking is bound to ensue.
But comparison tests aren't always won on the track. Since these cars all share a focus on real-world driving for enthusiasts, we weighted performance as 25 percent of this test's scoring total, leaving the remaining points to price (20 percent), feature content (20 percent), fuel economy (15 percent), our subjective evaluation (15 percent) and personal and recommended picks (5 percent).
So performance is important, but in the end, the most well-rounded car wins.
Toyota vs...Toyota? Camry Hybrid takes on the Prius
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Guy walks into a Toyota dealer — sounds like a joke so far, right? Not
Guy walks into a Toyota dealer looking for a 2008 Toyota Prius. He's heard
about hybrids for awhile now, and the Prius is one he knows by name. He
vaguely recalls some celebrity bragging about taking one to the Academy
Awards instead of a limo, and then there was that South Park episode, "Smug
Alert" a couple of years back. And didn't Al Gore's own son make headlines
for getting busted doing 100 mph in his Prius?
Something like that. Beyond the hype, Guy's never really given hybrid cars
much thought, much less gone looking for one. And even though he can afford
a decent-size car or SUV, the price of gasoline has him looking for fuel
economy in a serious way.
And there on the showroom floor, Guy sees a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid for
almost the same amount of money as a Prius. Now what?
Topless & Clutchless: 2008 BMW M3 Convertible With M DCT
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We're on final approach into a tight corner, and our left index finger
stretches for the minus paddle behind the 2008 BMW M3 Convertible's small,
fat-rimmed steering wheel. All we want is a quick, rev-matched, 3-2
downshift from the car's seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Our downshift arrives in a violent, noisy spasm, a come-on to every sport
biker in the canyon. Yet it still feels like one of the most precise
gearchanges we've ever been able to take credit for. It also makes the BMW
M3's 4.0-liter V8 very happy. Back down in 2nd gear, the free-revving
engine howls to the bikers, and even through gusts of wind and gnats, we
hear it tell us how much it hates neutral throttle. If you're not working
this V8, you're killing it softly.
Messy emotions are inevitable when you're driving a hardtop-convertible
version of a legendary performance car, as the thrill of a sunburn on a
summer day has a way of obscuring unfortunate realities like excess curb
weight and reduced structural rigidity.
But there's nothing messy or emotional about BMW's new dual-clutch gearbox
(abbreviated as M DCT, or M DKG if you're German), which is all business in
all of its 11 shift modes. It's also such an effective replacement for the
2008 BMW M3's conventional manual transmission that we wonder if it's not a
greater threat to M-division purists than a bulky retractable hardtop.
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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 by Inside Line
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Sport compacts have it hard. Cars like the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and the
2007 Mazdaspeed 3 — along with competitors like the Honda Civic Si, Mini
Cooper S and Volkswagen GTI — are expected to do mutually contradictory
things with something approaching perfection. They're supposed to be quick
but economical; athletic but comfortable; sporty but practical. Oh yeah,
and they can't cost a lot.
Go ahead and dream the impossible dream.
Mitsubishi Evo X: Faster than the Evo IX? - by Inside Line
We're not sure how to say "oops" in Japanese.
Doesn't matter; we don't need to know. We just test the cars. We don't make
them 250 pounds heavier. That's what Mitsubishi's engineers are for. In
their efforts to make the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X stronger, more
powerful and more luxurious, they made it heavier. A lot heavier. And
heavier in this case means slower....
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2012 Honda Civic Si vs. 2012 MazdaSpeed3 Comparison
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Unlike the Honda Civic Si's dominance of the sport compact scene during the
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