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Old 12-02-2018, 02:16 PM
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I currently have a 2013 Mazda 3, but I would like to find a new model that is similar and has a turbo. What would be the models that I should look for?
 
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Old 12-02-2018, 04:16 PM
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We need a lot more information to be of any help. How do you determine similar? What are your priorities? Why do you need a turbo? What are you looking for in a car?

Mazda 6 GT with the 2.5t is similar to the 3 in a lot of ways and has a turbo.

The Mazda 3 with the 2.5 should be quicker than the older 3 if you did not have the larger engine.

The MINI Cooper S is about the same size and has a turbo. Drive is similar. Looks, practicality, reliability are not.

BMW 2 series and Audi A3 have turbos and are similar in a lot of ways.

Beyond that, you may be asking the wrong people. We like our Mazdas here and most don't think much about the competition, and certainly don't think enough to recommend one over a Mazda.
 
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Old 12-02-2018, 04:25 PM
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Thank you for your reply and insight. After touring the Hiroshima Mazda factory, seeing their race history, and enjoying the reliability of the previous Mazda models I have owned, I was planning to stay with the brand instead of looking to Europe.
Unless you are racing, I doubt anyone NEEDS a turbo. I did a test drive of a 2013 Mazda Speed3 and loved it. The turbo combined with the manual shift is great for a dad to feel young again. I have looked at the 6ís and I think the look nice. My intent is to find a fun Mazda to replace my current one. I am not up to par on the various models, hence me looking to a forum of enthusiasts to hopefully guide me.
Again, thank you for your help.
 
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:23 PM
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Turbos have been added by a lot of the other manufacturers to reduce the size of their engines to achieve the same power more efficiently. Mazda has gone a different direction by making their non-turbo engines more efficient. They have recently come out with turbos in an effort to produce more power for their more expensive trim levels in their larger SUVs and the 2018 Mazda 6.

The Mazda 3 is the perfect car for someone who enjoys driving and doesn't need a big car. The Mazda 6 is slightly larger. In other countries, Mazda offers a Mazda 2 which is smaller than the Mazda 3. The Mazda 2 is currently sold in the US as a Toyota Yaris Sedan, In 2017 it was the Toyota Yaris iA. In 2016 it was the Scion iA. The iA is a great, but underpowered, car that is pure Mazda with the exception of the badges. I am told that even the badges have Mazda printed on the back. (I have a Scion iA for the kids and we love it.) The Miata is better than ever if you don't have much to bring with you and you want the perfect driving convertible.

At some point in the next 6 months, Mazda will be coming out with a new Mazda 3. All new, but to me, the sedan looks nearly identical to the current car. It should be available with All Wheel Drive and later a new technology engine that should be more powerful and more efficient.

I encourage you to go to a dealer and look at everything they offer. You should also search the internet for information on the 2019 Mazda 3 to decide if it is worth waiting for.

I don't know of anything to avoid when buying a new Mazda with the exception of the red paint. Risk averse people would also be wise to wait a year or two before buying the optional engine to come out in the Mazda 3 in 6 months or so. No known problems with the engine, however, it is so new that it may be wise to wait and see how reliable it is before buying one.

Good luck.
 
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Thank you. I thought I was missing something when I couldnít find new model turbos. I will definitely be talking to a deal soon. The all-wheel-drive sounds promising. This is great info to get me started.
 
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