odyssey8259 5pts I agree with most of the comments. The torque steer isn't really an issue. I've owned a 2010 MS3 and currently own a 2012 MS3 which has significantly more HP and TQ than stock. MS3 owners are kind of a fraternity. Every time I see another MS3 I get a waive or a thumbs up because we both obviously get it. It's easy to buy a VW GTI and feel comfortable about your yuppy-mobile, or a WRX or EVO and feel like you're the bee's knees because Travis Pastrana drove one but unless you're racing someone from a stand still, that 2 HP that that WRX has over you means nothing. That WRX wasn't worth the extra $5,000. I would also like to add that with a set of Bridgstone Blizzak tires, the MS3 is a beast in the snow. I would know, I live in PA and commuted through the mountains everyday. I'd recommend this car over any other mainstream turbo 4-cylinder. If I didn't I wouldn't have bought 2 of them. I've also owned a 2006 Mazda 3 with the 2.0 and a 2010 Mazda 3 with the 2.5. All great cars!