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2008 Mazda Speed 3 Sport


2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS

“Bubba Smurph”

Photo of: 2008 Mazda Speed 3
Photo of: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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About “SPEED 3”

This is my 2008 Mazda 3 Sport Sedan

About “Bubba Smurph”

I like my "Real" Beetle, Papa Smurph, so I wanted to see if the new one would work as my daily car. Well, it does. I like it and my kids like it. (My husband says he's embarassed to be seen driving it.....) It has peppy performance, handles well, and gets good gas mileage. It can also carry a week's worth of groceries, something Papa could never do!


Specs for “SPEED 3”

2,260 cc 2.3 liters in-line 4
Power: 116 kW , 156 HP SAE @ 6,500 rpm; 150 ft lb , 203 Nm @ 4,500 rpm

MazdaSpeed 3 custom
Turbo compressor

2,260 cc 2.3 liters in-line 4 front engine Front Wheel Drive
Power: 263 HP SAE @ 5,500 rpm; 280 ft lb , 380 Nm @ 3,000 rpm

Specs for “Bubba Smurph”

Inline 4 cylinder/5-speed manual transaxle (The engine and transaxle are at the wrong end of the car!)
0-60 - Pretty quick
1/4 mile - Faster than my '69 Beetle!
Top Speed - Faster than I want to go!


Factory Options for “SPEED 3”

FM CD, AUX, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, A/C, Power Windows, Power Steering, Projector Halo Headlights.

Factory Options for “Bubba Smurph”

Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Sunroof, AM/FM/CD (with a 6-disk CD changer in the trunk), Leather Upholstery, Aluminum Wheels


Mods for “SPEED 3”

K&N Air Filters, Rear Spoiler, Twin Exhaust.

Mods for “Bubba Smurph”

Nothing - I like my car just the way it is.


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