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Do you mind sharing exactly why? I'm interested in what is better in the Mazda3 compared to the FR-S, as I have never driven an FR-S and only been in one once from approximately 10 minutes.
 

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After 115000 miles things needed to be fixed...the FRS is not a car that will last a long time, and lacks the real power it truly needs..it was a fun car, but also entirely impracticable for daily life.

Other hobbies like drone racing and astrology need a lot of cargo space, something the FRS has very little of.

And honestly, apart from the front end push the Mazda has it is just as much fun as the FRS was on twisty roads. Bonus, insurance cost less, gas mileage is better, and all of the standard features the Mazda 3 has amaze me.

The new Mazda may not have as much horsepower on paper as the FRS, but it definitely is quicker off the line....so I am not missing the FRS in any way and have not even started modding it.....
 

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I test the drove the FSR the same week as the 3 GT. Loved the lowness, handling, steering, seats, seating position. Hated everything about the engine (power, mid rpm dip, AWFUL piped in sound, disappointing gas mileage). I drove the WRX after the FSR. Loved it! I said to the Subaru salesman: so for $2K more, you get a turbo, AWD, and more space???
 

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The 3 GT HB is the next car I want to get when I finally upgrade from my 2012 3 Sedan.


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Welcome IceFyre13. I too tested the FR-S. Some things about it I liked. Did not like getting into and out of the car (and I am pretty agile); also did not like its lack of power.
 

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And even thats an easy fix, under $200 and about an hours work....:smile2:
A rear sway bar I assume, yes i have been searching the forums for ideas.....

An I meant astronomy, stupid auto-correct made it astrology.....telescopes or tarot cards no real difference in that is there.....:grin2:
 

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FRS seems like a car that is meant to be boosted and built into a track car. At my local track the FRS is 4 seconds faster than the new Civic Type-R, both basically in stock trim/setup and both very competent drivers.
 
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