I'm looking to get mazda 3 hatchback or speed 3. 07 or newer. I've tried a manual a couple times years ago and feel like after driving a auto since I got my license 6 years ago a manual would be interesting. I just don't want to be like 2 months later with a manual ok this was fun, now I'm tired of it, lol. I dont live in a city with heavy traffic so no worries there. I am 99% set on getting a manual, but curious what you guys thought.
Also looking at the speed 3, which only comes in manual. problem with the speed 3 is its hard to find one, and one that isn't modded. they also cost about $3000 usd more than a regular 3 hatchback with the same miles. both cars get great reviews on their handling. the speed is suppose to have better suspension, a 0-60 in 6 because of its turbo. regular 3 hatchback has 0-60 in 8. I also like the sporty seats that keep you in place that the speed 3 has. besides that the interiors are identical.