It is a total steal.
The current new hatchback market is littered with vehicles with base spec models that start at $16,000. Looking at the used market, a three-year-old Mazda 2 is still under $10,000. More importantly, depreciation of a vehicle slows down with age.
The latest Mazda 2 underpinnings can only be found in the Scion iA, which is priced at $15,700. Scion doesn’t exist anymore, and will likely be rebadged under the Toyota label. The 2012 Mazda 2 has a cleaner look without a demonstrative front end.
It’s lightweight and fuel efficient. It can come with a manual transmission. It can be made SCCA legal for B-Spec racing. It is affordable. It is an outright steal.
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