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by Karl Peskett

Call me crazy, but when I buy a car, or even look at a car, I like it to have a little bit of dynamism about it. A slightly aggressive look even. Something that stares you down, and makes your heart race.

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Which is why I love Aston Martin’s DBS, BMW’s M3, and the Lamborghini Gallardo. But now, I’m a bit concerned as to where Mazda’s design language is going. One of our readers alerted us to this recently, and it got me thinking.

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To me, a car should have personality, sure, but I think Mazda is taking it a little bit too far. It first concerned me on the MX-5. But now, with the new 3, and the CX-7 sporting that gaping grin, I don’t think that Pixar’s Cars should have been translated into real life.

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You want to be excited by a car’s design. You want people to want what you’ve got. Not for 12 year old girls to look at your roadster and say “Awwwww, how cute.”

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In music terms, I’m thinking Rob Dougan’s Chateau, not REM’s Smiley Happy People.

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Hey, I might be on my own here, but let me know what you think.






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