2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazdaspeed 3: Not Good, Not Bad, But Just Fine

June 18, 2010


This is the dash trim in our 2010 Mazdaspeed 3. It matches the seat upholstery that our senior photographer, Scott Jacobs, has gone on record as not liking. Up until last week, I was indifferent to this dash trim. Then, I rode in a family member's regular-strength 2010 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring hatchback, and it has a strip of flashy metallic trim (like the kind on our MS3's steering wheel) in this location and, yes, it does create some glare.

So now I prefer the trim in our Mazdaspeed 3. It's a little tacky looking and a little glossier than I'd like. But there's no glare and that's key in a driver's car.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 in VA is:

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