"This is the best all-wheel drive sport compact on the market. Although larger than the Evo IX or the Subaru STI it is still a fun car to drive. I test drove every sport compact on the market, this was def. the best one out there and for a price less than the STI and Evo. It is not as quick as the other 2 but at $3,000 less than those you can add just a few performance parts ( catback daul exhaust and MazdaSpeeds CAI) it will put as as much power as the 2 before and hang with them. The 0-60 times on this car are way off from MotorTrend before the mods i could do 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and i am no way a professional driver. With the two previously mention add ons i am now down in EVO STI territory with 0-60 nin right at 5.3 seconds. Would recommend to anyone that is wanting a sporty all-wheel drive car with out the boy racer looks and all the performance!!!"
"Great styling, 1st - 2nd gear goes so quick 3rd gear the car takes off, killer tourque. Misses are carpet/radio for top of the line should be much better quaility. But for a nice sport sedan without the punkish mitshui look you can't go wrong. Have had some timing/turbo issues that were fixed under warranty, but to be expected on a tweaked 4 cylinder 274 HP car."