How Not To Make Friends - 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3: How Not To Make Friends

August 12, 2010

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Commuting through West LA traffic can be tedious. The other day was no different.

I finally managed to get to the "pole position" for a red light. Behind me was a cop. Being 6pm and about four blocks away from the barn I knew he was at the end of his shift.

Light turns green, I give the MS3 a decent amount of acceleration, but not the full deal. Everyone else at the light was afraid of the cop didn't move. I was on the move and literally blew them away. The cop didn't like it. He accelerated hard up next to me for a "I don't like what yer doin' kid" warning. I was laughing inside as I watched the black and white gain on me in my mirrors. When I looked over and give him a bit of a smile, he was not smiling. Ironically he was on his cell phone (it's illegal to use your non-hands free cell phone here in Cali while driving).

I laughed out loud when I saw the iPhone slapped against his mustache. He did not laugh. He then made the left into the station and our standoff was over.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer


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