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The new 2011 Mazda2. Don't worry, my flame suit is definitely on, lol. I know I'm probably crazy for thinking of "trading down" per say but the new MZ2 is pretty sweet. Ideas?...
 

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Ford Fiesta > Mazda2.

personally, if staying in the compact/subcompact segment and looking fo something new, I'd wait for the new Focus to drop. it looks like a pretty sweet ride.
 

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hell ya fiesta>mazda 2

im sure theres gonna be a bit more available performance wise too for the fiesta thanks to rallly and peoples like ken block.





not to mention of the start it makes a tadd more power then the mazda 2(ford fiesta makes 120 horsepower, 112 pound-feet of torque, and the mazda 2 100 horsepower, 98 pound-feet of torque) which im sure feels more peppy considering there 2300-2500 lb cars
 

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[quote author=Birdfeather link=topic=177562.msg3753887#msg3753887 date=1281087649]

not to mention of the start it makes a tadd more power then the mazda 2(ford fiesta makes 120 horsepower, 112 pound-feet of torque, and the mazda 2 100 horsepower, 98 pound-feet of torque) which im sure feels more peppy considering there 2300-2500 lb cars
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The Mazda2 also weighs nearly 300 lbs. less than the Fiesta which should even the playing field performance-wise between the two cars.

Here's a good source for info on the 2:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/25/2011-mazda2-first-drive/
 

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Ford Fiesta > Mazda2.

personally, if staying in the compact/subcompact segment and looking fo something new, I'd wait for the new Focus to drop. it looks like a pretty sweet ride.
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This.
 

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I'm thinking about making a trade for a Fiesta. I like the interior a little better the fuel economy is better then the Mz2 as well. As for the Focus, 140bhp would drive me nuts in a car of it's type. Something about knowing I'm getting nearly 40mpg highway would lessen the blow of knowing how much hp it lacks.
 

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[quote author=dugger_8 link=topic=177562.msg3753957#msg3753957 date=1281099411]
I thought the Fiesta and the 2 were the same thing? I haven't looked into them yet, but I too have thought about picking one up in a couple years as a third car.
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Only in the same kind of way that the 3 and Focus are the same thing.
 

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[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=177562.msg3753967#msg3753967 date=1281099866]
[quote author=dugger_8 link=topic=177562.msg3753957#msg3753957 date=1281099411]
I thought the Fiesta and the 2 were the same thing? I haven't looked into them yet, but I too have thought about picking one up in a couple years as a third car.
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Only in the same kind of way that the 3 and Focus are the same thing.
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That's how I was thinking, same platform.
 

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[quote author=dugger_8 link=topic=177562.msg3754080#msg3754080 date=1281106161]
[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=177562.msg3753967#msg3753967 date=1281099866]
[quote author=dugger_8 link=topic=177562.msg3753957#msg3753957 date=1281099411]
I thought the Fiesta and the 2 were the same thing? I haven't looked into them yet, but I too have thought about picking one up in a couple years as a third car.
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Only in the same kind of way that the 3 and Focus are the same thing.
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That's how I was thinking, same platform.
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Ja.
 

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So...you guys think I should get the Fiesta right? (sarcasm) lol. I don't know, I still want to test drive a 5 speed touring edition of the MZ2 to see what I think of it but I'll give the Fiesta a whirl too too see what it has to offer over the 2.

As for modding...I think this picture serves pretty well for the possibilities of modding a 2 :)

http://media.nextautos.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/ms_demio-0.jpg
 

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Getting rid of a 5 year old economy car for a new economy car isn't really "trading down".

I'd vote for the Fiesta, too, but I like the MZ2 as well.
 

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Well, I just called all 3 Mazda dealerships here and they all said that between the 30-40 MZ2's they received...none of them have ANY touring editions. I find that a bit odd but I guess Mazda wants to get the base models on the front line because they're the easiest to make and the pricepoint most sub compact folks are looking for. Meh, I'm in no hurry at all.
 

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[quote author=Axela05 link=topic=177562.msg3754632#msg3754632 date=1281131379]
Well, I just called all 3 Mazda dealerships here and they all said that between the 30-40 MZ2's they received...none of them have ANY touring editions. I find that a bit odd but I guess Mazda wants to get the base models on the front line because they're the easiest to make and the pricepoint most sub compact folks are looking for. Meh, I'm in no hurry at all.
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Really? I just checked my dealer's site and they have 25 in. half of which are touring.
 

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[quote author=Axela05 link=topic=177562.msg3754632#msg date=1281131379]
Well, I just called all 3 Mazda dealerships here and they all said that between the 30-40 MZ2's they received...none of them have ANY touring editions. I find that a bit odd but I guess Mazda wants to get the base models on the front line because they're the easiest to make and the pricepoint most sub compact folks are looking for. Meh, I'm in no hurry at all.
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Really? I just checked my dealer's site and they have 25 in. half of which are touring.
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That's it, I call shenanigans, lol. Will someone in FL lemme know if any of the dealerships around you have any touring 5 speed MZ2's? It would be much appreciated :)
 
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