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2011 Mazda 2 Touring: Liveliness

September 07, 2011

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Most people probably would describe the Mazda 2 as lively.

For me, it's simply springy, bouncing up and down on its suspension like some kind of spaniel straining at its leash. It's pretty much the opposite of the typical Kia, which usually has an overly damped suspension that packs down over a series of bumps.

One goes for liveliness, and the other goes for control. You pays your money and you takes your chances. Of course, the sweet spot is somewhere in the middle, and maybe that's why the Mazda 2 just leaves me shaken but not stirred.

Obedience training, that's what the Mazda 2 needs.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 13,385 miles

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