With a spec sheet straight out of 1988, this 100 horsepower, 2200 pound hatchback is a great reminder of how much fun driving a slow car fast can be, so why not take it out to an autocross or HPDE event? We think this plucky little econobox has the potential to surprise. It's also a great commuter and family runabout, delivering over 30 mpg from every tank of gas so far.
The only question is which class of SCCA Autocross should we play the underdog in? H Stock is an option, but we're also interested in seeing gains from your standard Street Touring modifications-an intake here, cat back exhaust there, add shocks and a few weight saving modifications and who knows what can happen? The Mazda2 (also known as the Mazda Demio in some markets.) has a surprising motorsport pedigree, capturing victories in Gymkhana and Rally competition in Japan and Australia.
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