A Nice Take on Basic - 2011 Mazda 2 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mazda Mazda2 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mazda 2: A Nice Take on Basic

January 07, 2011

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The more time I spend in the 2, the more it grows on me. It's just so tossable - I like the fact that it's got enough fun in its gun to slip a sly thrill or two into my daily commute. I like the thoughtful, attractive layout of its controls. And I respect the fact that it offers impressive fuel economy - last month, it was the second most fuel-efficient car in our fleet.

The car's horsepower shortcomings aren't an issue with the manual transmission, but of course, most buyers will go for the automatic. I'd love to spend some time in the automatic to see if it's as sluggish as I imagine.

Anyone out there driven a 2 with the automatic transmission?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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