Originally Posted by Nick Nazareno
Try out the new STi hatch or the mazdaspeed3? I know they aren't BMW products they are quick and have a 5door configuration
The new STi is absolutely terrible. I test drove one and was truly disappointed with it. The car felt sluggish and like I was driving a boat.. I drove the new Evo X and was floored by the handling and response. Definitely night and day experience.
I haven't driven a mazdaspeed 3 yet, but I hear nothing but great things about them!