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onto the freeway as we were racing on the 2 lane onramp!! It was some chick driver (No offense to you ladies..but I have yet to see a chick racing a car) and I was practically flooring it and she was still keeping up.. I didnt think those M3's had that much HP.. I thought it was a dummed down version of the M6.. now I gotta do something to get more speed/pickup in the lower gears.. next investment is the Magnaflow exhaust, and eventually SC/Turbo (gotta save the cash)..
ok this is not something I normally do, but I figured I'd chime in.
here's my experience with the Mazdasí.
as far as the 6's go, the Autos are faster than the manuals, I assume it would be the same with the 3 considering the 3's engine is the same as the 4cynlder mazda6 only diff is the 3 are just a little lighter.
if racing an auto 6 (which has the same 4cylnder motor in it as the 3) it depends on what speed you are at.... I have found that around 60ish the 4banger has a chance to pull, but any lower (or much higher for that matter) (and if the tC can get a good start) its fair game, tC should pull ahead. remember, they only are equipped with a 4speed transmission (Mazda 6 autos) so when you're in 3rd they are in 2nd and by the time your in the early stages of 4th they are just switching into 3rd. the gearing becomes an issue at that point. In third gear they top out about 120. which is funny because they are limited to 120.... which means that even if they get to 120 and switch into 4th they wonít go any faster(again on the autos)... so all in all...
assuming that it was an auto 4cylnder and if you had been Stupid enough(not saying you are at all!) to go upwards of 120mph on the on-ramp, then you would of pulled ahead just due to the 3's speed limiter...
I know that was a lot of random jumbled information. and I bet its not all accurate... I'm just putting it out there because I have nothing better to do right now.