I bought a Mazda 3 Sport GT this week and I've had some front wheel hop issues with it, but only on wet pavement. It happened when I dumped the clutch on a 1-2 shift. I thought it would be easier on everything (compared to on dry pavement) because the tires would just slip easily. Was I ever wrong. It has also happened once when accelerating hard out of a turn in wet weather. My buddy has the same problem with his Acura 1.6EL. Why does this happen? Do all FWD's do it? This is my first standard so maybe I'm just doing something wrong.