A Horse With No Name

Unspeakably ugly

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God that is bad.. My Cousin has a 3sport and I could never figure out why they put such a huge mouth on it.

Just went I thought It couldn't, It got worse.

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Looks like a very happy little fish.

Rob

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Is it a Mazda? Is it a Subaru? Is it a Pontiac Vibe? Is it a Peugeot? WHAT IS IT?!?!

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Grille aside; the whole front clip looks distended and swollen, like a misshapen & too-large breast implant.

Think the overall styling will hurt rental/fleet sales much ?

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That's too ugly to even be built by Toyota/GM at NUMMI as the next Vibe/Matrix.

Chris

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Looks fine to me...

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Man they took the best looking compact and destroyed it with the redesign.

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they need to put a nice chrome ring in its fat lip there to give it a lip ring.

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they need to put a nice chrome ring in its fat lip there to give it a lip ring.

And since this is the Mazdaspeed (Excitement!) version, have the grill opening outlined in red, like lip stick.. :)

Rob

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Wow. Wow. They realllly killed the 3.

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the embarrassment of this car will be when people say, its just like the cladding on the old pontiacs.

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Man they took the best looking compact and destroyed it with the redesign.

+1

Chris

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Wow. Wow. They realllly killed the 3.

Yes, they did. Only thing Mazda builds in volume right now that I like is the Miata and the 5.

6 lags behind the Bu, the SUV's I don't like, and the RX-8 is low production.

Chris

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Tragically, the MX-5 gets the black, toothless grin soon, as well.:nono:
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What they came out with in 09 is what they are staying with, for what I am told.

That being said, methinks my next roadster is going to be a used Solstice GXP.

Chris

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I think it looks great, more balanced than the normal 2010 hatch. Will take one in white, please.

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My God I lost the ability to speak!

Was it not the same guy that did the Solstice Mazda hired to do this and then he quit and moved on? Von Holtzen something.

What is it with the cars from Japan as they all look like bad cartoon cars.

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That ridiculous face! It's just not classy. It's overdone...theatrical...cartoonish and silly.

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My God I lost the ability to speak!

Was it not the same guy that did the Solstice Mazda hired to do this and then he quit and moved on? Von Holtzen something.

What is it with the cars from Japan as they all look like bad cartoon cars.

Yep, Franz von Holzhausen. He designed the Solstice, then moved to Mazda where he created the "Nagare" (flow) design theme, seen on this 3. Then Tesla stole him, where he styled the Model S.

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