2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazdaspeed 3: Gauges Like a Minivan

February 18, 2010

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Most of the gauges that are there are fine, but the fact that a performance car like the Mazdaspeed 3 does not have a coolant temperature gauge, an oil pressure gauge or an oil temperature gauge is just plain wrong. Fact is, with the exception of that useless boost gauge, our Mazdaspeed 3 has no more instrumentation than the last Honda Odyssey minivan we tested.

WTF Mazda? Why do you expect me to zoom-zoom around without monitoring the engine's fluids?

Maybe if Patrick Dempsey mentions it to Mazda's product planners, we'll get some proper gauges in the Mazdaspeed products. You listening Patrick?

Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief

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