2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

Gotta Love a Hatchback With a Hood Scoop

May 04, 2010


Not all hood scoops are appropriate. Those Toyota trucks with the fake hood scoop? Inappropriate. Our Mazdaspeed 3's hood scoop? Perfectly acceptable. Kind of cool even.

I mean, seriously, there aren't many hatchbacks that can pull off a hood scoop without getting laughed out of the parking lot. There's no doubt the Mazdaspeed 3 can back it up given its speed and agility. Sure, some idiot bystanders who don't know anything might think it looks silly, but that's only because they don't know the truth. To those that do, it's a nice little reminder what this car is capable of.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 10,523 miles

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

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