LA Auto Show: Mazda2

Alex L. Dykes
by Alex L. Dykes

Want a slightly different flavor of Fiesta? The Mazda2 should fit the bill.

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  • JeremyR JeremyR on Dec 03, 2009

    Somehow I like the Fiesta's proportions and styling a little better. But maybe they're the same. I don't know. The look of Mazda's new smiling grille has not grown on me yet, but it's starting to annoy me less, so there's a chance that it could. Anyway, my aging `87 Accord may need a replacement in a couple of years, and I'll probably be looking at both these models when it does...

  • Demetri Demetri on Dec 03, 2009

    They raised the price of the 3 for the latest generation, so there should be plenty of room for this. The fuel economy should be pretty swell, also. I'm just sad that they haven't announced any plans to bring the 2-door here. The US release is coinciding with a global refresh of the 2, which is why it now has the new corporate grille. It looked better without it. This is also why there aren't any pictures of the interior for the US version. It's being re-done for the global refresh and it isn't finished yet.

    • DweezilSFV DweezilSFV on Dec 04, 2009

      OMG: much better. That's a damn shame. But even the refresh looks like an international design award winner compared to that Joker faced 3. And it doesn't look long enough to have allowed the stylists to pollute the design with those silly pregnant fender lines over the front wheel wells like on the 3, the 6 and the RX8. This is very nice.

  • Chiefmonkey Bet on it getting 5-10 MPG less than the advertised rating.
  • FreedMike Maybe they will be the Alpine distributors.
  • TheEndlessEnigma The Mitsubishi hate and snark in many of these comments is expected. I really do need to challenge anyone here who bristles at the mention of Mitsu and immediately begins a Tourette's inspired flow of vitriol. Before you rant on about how bad Mitsu's are, get into one and drive it. Surprise surprise, they are good vehicles, it's just kewl and hip to be a lemming and blindly follow the "Mitsubishi Sucks Because Doug DeMuro Told Me So" crowd.
  • EBFlex Remember when they introduced legislation to take natural gas stoves away? Now they want to charge electric trucks with it? If liberals didn’t have double standards they wouldn’t have any at all.
  • Glennbk First, Cadillac no longer has brand cache. And as such, the prices need to drop. Second, reliability. Cadillac doesn't have that either. Dedicate GM funds to re-design the High Value Engines. Third, interiors are too gimmicky. Take a step back and bring back more buttons and less black plasti-chrome. Forth, noise isolation. These are supposed to be luxury cars, but sound like a Malibu inside.