Pain! - 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3: Pain!

February 19, 2010

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I jumped at the chance to drive our MazdaSpeed 3 home when offered the keys. It turned out to be the worst choice I could have made.

My folks are here for the weekend to help us out with the new house. Specifically the yard since we've been apartment dwellers for ages now. In exchange for the forced labor we took them out for a nice dinner.On the way to the restaurant we passed over a few speed bumps. Little did I know that my dad was still suffering from Kidney stones. Sitting in the back seat, the stiff suspension rocked him.<

"Geeyah! Awh!" he exclaimed over every set of bumps. In the distance from one set of bumps to the next, there was a good deal of heavy breathing coming from the back seat. "Ooooh! Ak! Fuuuuuuuudge!" as we rolled over the next set.

I thought driving the Speed would be fun. It ended up being a torture device. Nice way to start a family visit.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer


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