2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazdaspeed 3: Stress Relief

November 23, 2009

Last week was particularly stressful. I'm in the middle of escrow and trying to move out of my current place, all while watching a river of money flow from my accounts. It makes me pretty nervous to say the least.

I was surprised to see the Mazdapeed fall so far down the list as for me to drive it over the weekend. I was pretty thankful. With all the inspections, faxes, checks and nervous hours I've been on edge. The Mazdaspeed fun factor was exactly what the doctor ordered.


I drive a regular ol' everyday 3, and I think it's pretty fun. But with the addition of the turbo and suspension bits the Speed version takes off. With every blast of the gas, I felt the stress melting away. I found that after a few good corners, I was smiling. That was the first time I've smiled all week!

When I pulled in front of my apartment later that day, I felt good. Kinda like I had a nice message or woke up from a nice nap. The Speed is good medicine.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer

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