2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test


2010 Mazdaspeed 3: Hauls a Green Machine

February 17, 2010

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You can't do that in a Camaro. Or a Challenger. Or a Mustang. Hatchbacks rule.

It must be tough being a Camaro owner that needs to haul his Green Machine. But this morning our long-term Mazdaspeed 3 swallowed mine with no problem. I folded the Mazda's split rear seat in seconds (it couldn't be easier) and rolled in my concours quality three-wheeler with little effort or drama.

You probably didn't know I'm a Green Machine enthusiast and participate in Green Machine events nationwide. There's a small but enthusiastic group of us that race and show our Green Machines around the country and we've been growing in numbers every year.

This year the Green Machine Nationals are in Cortez, Colorado and I'm seriously considering our Mazdaspeed 3 as the appropriate transport. Even with my beloved on board there's still room for my wife and my stamp collection. That's right, I'm also a philatelist.

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Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief @ 7,997 miles

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