I like small cars. I drive one and intend to drive another when I move on from my Golf. They’re easy to park, light, tossable, get good gas mileage, and generally good in cities, particularly when you have to parallel park. Here’s a comparison of dimensions of my car versus one very specific small car I’m eyeing. Figures are from wikipedia and google, if wikipedia doesn’t have a figure.

1996 VW Golf No Lowballers I Know What I’ve Got, versus 2013 Mazda2:

Wheelbase: 97.4" vs. 98"

Length: 160.4" vs. 156"

Width: 66.7" vs. 66.7"

Height: 56.2" vs. 58.1"

Cargo volume with rear seats down: 52.7 cf vs. 27.8 cf... That can’t be right, can it?

Curb weight: 2600ish lbs stock? Who really knows? vs. 2288.4 lbs per wikipedia. Light!

Horsepower: 115 crank (probably like 80 WHP) vs. 100 crank HP (probably 90 ish whp, forums have dyno sheets saying 97 WHP bone stock)

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Guess what I’ll be test driving next week? Anybody have questions or things I should look at?