Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In the driveway: 2011 Mazda2 Touring

2011 Mazda2 Touring - Subcompact Culture
So what's in the driveway this week? It's back to a bona-fide subcompact: The 2011 Mazda 2 Touring. In its unmistakable "Spirited Green Metallic" finish, the Mazda 2 is smaller than I thought it was the first time I saw it an the Portland Autoshow. The 2 has a lot of fender gap and is would definitely be a good candidate for lowering springs.

Initial impressions are that it's a miniature driver's car. The five-speed manual shifts very smoothly, and the car is very easy to drive. The steering wheel feels great, and the driving position is that of "yes, let's drive!" It isn't a rocketship with only 100 hp, but in my short jaunts today, it did fine. More later!

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