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I bought a Mazda 2

Postby Jesda » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:05 pm

It has four wheels, goes left, right, forward, and backward. The radio plays music. It has no cruise control but if I hold my right foot still it will maintain speed.

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Honestly, it's probably the most entertaining five grand I think I could possibly spend on something Japanese with lower miles, a stick, and decent cargo space. The BMW can then be set aside for nice days when I want the top down, sparing it the abuse of Michigan potholes, snow, and short grocery runs.

I'm surprised most of all by the seating comfort. The bolsters hug nicely, there's plenty of thigh and back support, and it feels like I'm being cocooned by cushy foam. It doesn't shift as slickly as a Miata with a slightly notchy and rubbery feel but it's enough to make mundane local trips interesting. Thanks to plenty of suspension travel the drive from Houston to San Antonio was quite smooth.


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Re: I bought a Mazda 2

Postby Jesda » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:09 pm

Before deciding on this I was looking at classic Saab 900s (79-94), FWD Cutlass Supremes, and a variety of 3800-powered Buicks.

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Re: I bought a Mazda 2

Postby AZhitman » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:29 pm

Mazda gets it right. The 3 and 6 are a LOT of car for the money (more so than the other Japanese competition), so I'd expect no less from the Mazda 2.

Hell, even their crossovers are the best bang for the buck. I really like their philosophy of "We don't need to be the biggest. We don't even need to be in the top 5. We just want to be your favorite."

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Re: I bought a Mazda 2

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:14 pm

I love how many different names this thing has worn in the US, thanks to Toyota. It's a Mazda 2. But it's a Scion iA. But it's a Toyota Yaris. But it's a Yaris iA. Ford-caliber branding excellence.

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Re: I bought a Mazda 2

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:30 pm

Ho damn, it doesn't even have cruise?!
Also, pretty amazing they put a big bow on it and cleaned it up for your at only 5 grand.
I've dropped 10x that and haven't gotten that treatment haha.

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Re: I bought a Mazda 2

Postby Bubba1 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:35 am

Nice "little deuce coupe". Stout little cars. Enjoy!

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Re: I bought a Mazda 2

Postby eds13 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:00 pm

You just need to get something to prop the accelerator pedal down. "cruise control" from stealerships is waayyy overrated, and overpriced!

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Re: I bought a Mazda 2

Postby Jesda » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:07 am

The first night with the car I was pulled over on I-10 for speeding. Cop said he clocked me at 28mph over the limit but generously reduced the ticket to 10 over. I suspect he didn't believe his radar. :biggrin: :chuckle:


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