2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasSMazda's pint-sized, entry-level 2010 Mazda3 Sedan was just revealed at the 2008 LA Auto Show and if nothing else, it certainly is expressive. The new sheetmetal is complemented by more power, a new six speed manual transmission and a rather nice interior for the segment, heck for any segment. The new Mazda3 stands to shake up the compact car segment currently occupied by such excitement-machines like the Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, and Ford Focus — success is virtually guaranteed.

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Smiles For The CamerasS

With the new Mazda3, Mazda is building on a story of success from the original Mazda3 which is the car's highest selling product in the lineup. If that tradition continues, and why else would they call it tradition if it doesn't, that means this slick new 3 will be paying for fun new stuff like a replacement RX-7. Did you hear that Mazda? Build a new RX-7. Do it, you know you want to.

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