The AWD system could send up to 50% of the power to the rear wheels, meaning the Speed6 was less of a handful when drivers tried to launch it hard. Like the Speed3, the Speed6 was only offered with a six-speed manual transmission. There was no automatic option. In fact, none of the MazdaSpeed models in the US were ever offered with an automatic option. The Speed3 and Speed6 make great daily drivers that can each be found for well under $20,000. In fact, we ran a search for used MazdaSpeed models and we found that all of the US models can be purchased between $5,000 to $20,000
. Even our favorite Speed model, the Miata, is still very affordable.