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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.


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.


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.


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.”


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


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