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    Registered Member DrWebster's Avatar

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    We traded in our 2011 Aquatic Blue 2 Touring today for a 2017 Subaru Forester XT. Was certainly sad to see Aoi go, and the decision was made more out of a need for something a bit bigger. We test drove a CX-3 and it certainly felt like it kept some of the 2's lineage, but the Forester was simply more comfortable, offered better visibility, and is *way* faster.

    I'm not going anywhere though, and I'm still part of the Mazda family...we're keeping Shiroi, our 2013 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWebster View Post
    We traded in our 2011 Aquatic Blue 2 Touring today for a 2017 Subaru Forester XT. Was certainly sad to see Aoi go, and the decision was made more out of a need for something a bit bigger. We test drove a CX-3 and it certainly felt like it kept some of the 2's lineage, but the Forester was simply more comfortable, offered better visibility, and is *way* faster.

    I'm not going anywhere though, and I'm still part of the Mazda family...we're keeping Shiroi, our 2013 2.
    I'm still here, but more of a browser than a contributor. There's a huge crossover in the Subaru/Mazda owner's groups. It surprises me that the two companies haven't hooked up yet for a joint-developed project.

    I was looking at a 90, 91, and 94 Miata this week, but decided to throw the money at the 2 instead. All year, I work full time and coach a sport that has a fair amount of equipment for me to lug around...Can't do that in a Miata. A little dress up, Intake stuff, some ECU work are definitely in store for my future.

    It does bum me out that a lot of forum traffic here and elsewhere has migrated to FB. I'm sure it helps law enforcement immensely, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadlydave View Post
    I'm still here, but more of a browser than a contributor. There's a huge crossover in the Subaru/Mazda owner's groups. It surprises me that the two companies haven't hooked up yet for a joint-developed project.
    Oddly, I have a Mazda/Subaru connection, myself. The folks at Subaru were leaning on me hard to go with a WRX, but I went Mazda6 GT. 'cause Canada still gets it with a manual. Comfort over performance, I suppose.

    Still have my 5 speed Mazda2 GS. Will be interesting to see what the demand is for the top trim with manual when I sell it. But yes, I was saddened with how little love the 2 has received in North America. It really was/is a fun little car to toss around.

    DrWebster: That XT shouldn't steer you wrong. We really like the motor in that model. The visibility, comfort and sure-footedness of the Forester are big plusses. A friend has a mid-trim '15 Forester and he still loves his car. He's not a "car guy" so the straightforwardness of the middle trim is all he wanted, and it works for him.

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    I'm back after a few years away from the forum. I've been through a Fiesta ST and an MX-5 Club, but I just bought another 2011 5 speed Touring 2 and I'm loving it.

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    I'm still here watching the activity die down. I just hit 30k and changed the oil. She's still basically new! Except for all the parking lot door dings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranex View Post
    Oddly, I have a Mazda/Subaru connection, myself. The folks at Subaru were leaning on me hard to go with a WRX, but I went Mazda6 GT. 'cause Canada still gets it with a manual. Comfort over performance, I suppose.

    Still have my 5 speed Mazda2 GS. Will be interesting to see what the demand is for the top trim with manual when I sell it. But yes, I was saddened with how little love the 2 has received in North America. It really was/is a fun little car to toss around.

    DrWebster: That XT shouldn't steer you wrong. We really like the motor in that model. The visibility, comfort and sure-footedness of the Forester are big plusses. A friend has a mid-trim '15 Forester and he still loves his car. He's not a "car guy" so the straightforwardness of the middle trim is all he wanted, and it works for him.
    I love my "WRX"(a swapped Impreza L wagon), since the USA never got the 1st gen, it's a really unique car. But the 2 is fun in a whole different way. It feels like a reliable, FWD version of my old E30 318is. The itch is strong to 'upgrade' to a faster car, but My Poverty-Spec 2 is dead reliable, simple, and has dirt cheap consumables. And when I pop the hood, I see an engine and identifiable parts, not a supercomputer. I've always had a soft spot for "unloved" cars...since it's discontinuation, I love my Mz2 even more. A few years ago, I drove, autocrossed, and modded a Subaru Baja Turbo, one of the "ugliest cars of all time".

    How's everyone's paint holding up? 3 upstate NY winters have left my paint pretty nuked.
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    I still love mine, but other than wanting the new conti extremes on it...I haven't needed to tinker with it. I've been trying to talk my wife into doing the scca targa event with me in it, but for some reason she hates it and wants to take our track focused miata instead. Mine has recently been leading a somewhat easier life since I picked up a beater outback for trips into the mountains for kayaking, family trips, etc.
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    I've had mine all of 2 weeks and I've already put 15x8 6ULs, H&R springs, Dunlop Star Specs, DIY motor mount, fancy lugnuts, and a bunch of sticker and plastidip...haha



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    I'm lurking around. From a company standpoint we are not making anything new but I have been working with some of the B-Spec guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngd298 View Post
    i've had mine all of 2 weeks and i've already put 15x8 6uls, h&r springs, dunlop star specs, diy motor mount, fancy lugnuts, and a bunch of sticker and plastidip...haha
    nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorkSport View Post
    I'm lurking around. From a company standpoint we are not making anything new but I have been working with some of the B-Spec guys.

    -Derrick
    Yea it sucks that the 2 got nerfed by Mazda, kinda figured the aftermarket scene would die off
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatlander937 View Post
    Sadly, since finding that, I haven't been here much. Especially since it got so dead here...

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