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    #31
    I imagine the Volvo is a well-balanced car. So, torque steer may not be a problem although wheel spin might still be. Even our 3.3 Sonata at 235hp tends to spin its wheels (especially when my wife is driving) because much of the torque is at the lower power band. But, torque steer is non-existent.

    The 160hp Mazda3 I test drove seemed well-balanced. Of course, it was hard to push the car really hard because the dealer was sitting next to me. So I wasn't able to play with the tires. But, we're talking about Mazda here. Most of their designs seemed well-thought out. If torque steer is a problem with the MazdaSpeed3, they would've made it AWD.

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    #32
    are we sure it is not steering wheel or (mis) alignment steer? hehehe

    torque steer torque schmeer...still "zoom zoom." i like it!

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    #33
    yup, 97 Eclipse GST produces 210hp and its also FWD.
    Civic's new Si too is FWD and peak output is 200hp
    Integra/RSX/Celica...there are alot of high powered FWD car.

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    #34
    Cool grill and bumper change.
    Last edited by Autobeat; February 20th, 2006 at 01:12 PM.

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    #35
    i love the way they executed the foglamps!

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    #36
    me want one.....hehehehe

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    #37
    maganda din yung hatch

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    #38
    i love the apron on the bumpers....

    IMO, continuing the tradition of Mazda of building the most beautiful range of cars in its class...

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    #39
    Quote Originally Posted by max95fx03
    are we sure it is not steering wheel or (mis) alignment steer? hehehe

    torque steer torque schmeer...still "zoom zoom." i like it!
    Nope. It's uneven loss of traction because of the tires spinning. RWD V8's can fishtail when the rear tires are spinning with no traction. Imagine that happening up front....Grrr.

    But once the car is moving, it's all zoom zoom. With a turbo... when that boost kicks in, it's more like WHOOOOSH! Feel the rush.

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    #40
    It's so cool... it will torque steer itself into a stoplight.

    But what the heck, atleast you crashed in a Mazda 3, not some other car.

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