I would get one, presented the right deal. They've had time to iron out the launch car reliability issues and for the aftermarket to build up a backlog.

I'd run it as-is for about a year, to get used to how the chassis handles the limits. Then I'd do the following upgrades, in this order:

-Brake upgrade » 9/01/14 2:51pm Today 2:51pm

You pull back to shift up and forward to shift down because that's how it is in race-prepped sequential gearboxes and rally dogboxes. The reasoning behind it is sound, as well. When accelerating, and hence needing to upshift, you are being subjected to g-forces that push you backward. Pulling back to upshift during… » 8/30/14 8:49pm Saturday 8:49pm

Possibly a flat-bottom? I have the same problem as you, to the point that I've just taken the 1-st gen Miata off my To Buy list and replaced it with the AW11 MR2, which I DO fit into with respectable amounts of room between the wheel bottom and my legs. » 8/30/14 8:23pm Saturday 8:23pm

Any car can turn bad in a couple of years if neglected.

Of course, if you've owned your Mazda 2 for a couple years and haven't at least explored your options in the performance aftermarket, maybe you should've bought a different car, mystery person trying to race Nissan Cubes... » 8/30/14 8:07pm Saturday 8:07pm

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