2010 Mazdaspeed 3: Fender Gap
December 21, 2009
Is it just me...
Or does the huge fender gap on the Mazdaspeed 3 look a little ridiculous?
I'm a fan of this car. In fact, I think it's the most rewarding car to drive hard in its class. But arriving there meant using a specific tire which was determined after the body and wheel styling was already complete. And it simply looks awkward. Needs more sidewall. Or to be a bit lower. But either of those things would compromise the way it drives.
And Mazda wasn't having that.
Is it worth it?
Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor