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Thanks to the "zoom-zoom" factor in my 2006 GT hatch, I am now the proud owner of a 49 mph in a 25 mph speeding ticket, courtesy of Baltimore's finest. I knew while pulling away from the stop light that I shouldn't let my hatch prove to that stupid mini-cooper that it was better, but I couldn't control it.

So Mazda America, when I get my fine/points handed to me at my court date, expect an invoice in the mail shortly there after. This is one night I would have really preferred "putt-putt" over "zoom-zoom."
 

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I think/hope he was joking about Mazda being responsible for his speeding ;) "Putt-Putt" instead of 'Zoom-Zoom" :lmao:
 

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[quote author=ViperKillerWannabe link=topic=70208.msg1226098#msg1226098 date=1172201642]
Wow, what a way to take responsibility for your actions.
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Wow, what a way to not understand sarcasm.
 

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[quote author=d1 link=topic=70208.msg1226129#msg1226129 date=1172202216]
this thread went downhill fast
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Ron Burgundy: Boy, that escalated quickly... I mean, that really got out of hand fast.

Maybe, to steer this in a different direction, are there other 3 drivers who have run into similar problems due to the "fun factor" of their ride? Anyone care to share some mishaps that can be attributed to getting carried away with a fun-to-drive car? I can't be the only one!
 

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911 Turbo or Toyota Tercel, you still need to drive responsibly. I don't always stay under the speed limit but 45 in a 25? I am glad he wrote you. The only major problem I have is accelerating to quickly in the fun to drive 3, I spend much more on gas than I need to.
 

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Yep, my MS3 keeps whispering "faster, faster" in my ear. I just try my best to ignore it!
 

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I've only had one speeding ticket since I bought my 3.... 72 in a 55... I was just accelerating to get around a truck so I wouldn't miss yet another U-Turn (left turns are basically illegal in NJ :chuckles:). Ironically, I was on my way back to the dealership to pick up my registration on lunch break. I saw the county sheriff pull out and knew he had me. I was already pulling over when he got behind me and still had to put his sirens on.... he was an asshole.
 

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Oh I know how you feel. My 3rd day driving the hatch a trooper got me 87 in a 60. Similar situation to above, I was going around cars to catch an xit off of 83N. I honestly did not realize I was going that fast, (coming directly from driving an Xterra). I think the clincher was as I was trying to show as much courtesy as possible by saying yes ma'am no ma'am when the officer walked back to the car my gf said "I think that's a guy". :shock: I knew I was gettin a ticket.
 

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[quote author=iflyducati link=topic=70208.msg1226674#msg1226674 date=1172239980]
I think the clincher was as I was trying to show as much courtesy as possible by saying yes ma'am no ma'am when the officer walked back to the car my gf said "I think that's a guy". :shock: I knew I was gettin a ticket.
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That's awesome. You may have gotten a ticket, but you get full points for style (even if you didn't realize it at the time). :D
 

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[quote author=bearda link=topic=70208.msg1226698#msg1226698 date=1172240540]
[quote author=iflyducati link=topic=70208.msg1226674#msg1226674 date=1172239980]
I think the clincher was as I was trying to show as much courtesy as possible by saying yes ma'am no ma'am when the officer walked back to the car my gf said "I think that's a guy". :shock: I knew I was gettin a ticket.
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That's awesome. You may have gotten a ticket, but you get full points for style (even if you didn't realize it at the time). :D
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:lmao:
 

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[quote author=Baltimore MoFo link=topic=70208.msg1226112#msg1226112 date=1172201806]
[quote author=ViperKillerWannabe link=topic=70208.msg1226098#msg1226098 date=1172201642]
Wow, what a way to take responsibility for your actions.
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Wow, what a way to not understand sarcasm.
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Ditto. Putt-Putt was funny too.
 

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yeah kinda funny now (I beat it, court cost only) but thank God for 28 clean years of driving. :p
 

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[quote author=ViperKillerWannabe link=topic=70208.msg1227917#msg1227917 date=1172266396]
[quote author=Baltimore MoFo link=topic=70208.msg1226112#msg1226112 date=1172201806]
[quote author=ViperKillerWannabe link=topic=70208.msg1226098#msg1226098 date=1172201642]
Wow, what a way to take responsibility for your actions.
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Wow, what a way to not understand sarcasm.
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Ditto. Putt-Putt was funny too.
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Touche!
 

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O yes the fun factor... I got caught by a speed camera, doing 118kph in a 100kph zone in the countryside. At night. While passing a truck doing like 80, but sped up as soon as a pulled out to pass him. Not to mention it was one lane traffic going each way so I was overtaking on the oncoming traffic lane. I was pissed but amazed how quickly my Mazda 3 can pull away from the truck.

Other than that, I speed from time to time, you know, just to get a rush. Like flooring it and hitting 120kph in like 7 seconds! Always amazes me how quick this car is. But I do it in a quiet street I know well and the whole thing only lasts 10 seconds, so haven't got caught yet hahahaha
 

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I was bragging at work one day about how perfect my record was without wrecks or tickets so ofcourse karma had to instantly bite me in the ass and about an hour later when I was driving home I got a ticket for driving 78 in a 55. Radar went off, but it was too late :x
 

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My Zoom-Zoom factor got me when I was doing a delivery for work. I went to pass this one, car the lady was doing 35mph in a 55mph. So I went to pass, I got caught doing 82mph in a 55 , I did push it a little harder than I should. Next thing I know the cop was right on me and wrote me up. Funny thing is he came to eat at my restaurant the next day, no more Police discounts for him. :)
 
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