2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazdaspeed 3: Not Digging the Pedals

November 27, 2009


Actually the pedals themselves are fine. It's their spacing that's bugs me. Erin says she thinks they're perfect for heel-and-toe downshifting, but I can't agree. The gas pedal is a little far away to make a simple roll of the foot work. You have to do the full-on 45-degree foot turn to get a good stab at the gas. Hardly the worst pedal setup I've ever seen, but a little unexpected from a car that's so otherwise well sorted.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 3,699 miles

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