2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazdaspeed 3: Side Mirror Replacement

April 20, 2010


Our 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 side mirror doesn't look this good quite yet. It's still parked in the garage of our body shop. Our preliminary estimate values the replacement mirror at $145 and its unpainted plastic backing at $25.

That cost doesn't seem to steep until we consider the rest of the damage. When the mirror assembly rocketed from its perch, the components struck the a-pillar and fender. The impact caused paint damage to both areas. To repaint one area means to repaint and blend the neighboring panels. So add those to the bill. In this town that makes for another $1,000.

We'll report back when the keys are back in-hand and the total cost is confirmed.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 9,900 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$145 per month*
* Explanation