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