Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Li'l blue Mazda 2


I am not a car person, but this little blue Mazda 2 has made me happy. Like a little boy. We named it Zoom-zoom, as in Mazda's marketing campaign, but we like to think we're referring to the Disney movie Bolt. Zoom-zoom is just an awesome name for a car, and it somehow fits. Speaking of little boys and kiddie movies, the reason we bought the car is for our own little boy, who is on the way. If it were up to me, I'd have much rather bought an Italian leather sofa, but the peace of mind brought about by having a car to drive the wife and baby around in case of milk runs or trips to the hospital is priceless. So why the Mazda 2?


1. It's cheap. We wanted a compact car that was stylish and we couldn't afford a BMW Mini. I think the blue color sold this one. Really.

2. It's not so bad for the environment. Let's face it: all cars are bad for the environment. This one, with its small 1.5L engine is not so bad. I've been proud of my low carbon footprint brought about by taking public transportation everywhere, but I can live with this.

3. It's got zoom. A lot of compact cars have a lawnmower for an engine. This one's got some kick. The Mazda 2 doesn't have a big engine -- not by any measure -- but it's engineered to be super light so paired with the engine it has, performance isn't too shabby.

At the end of the day, this is a fun car. It makes you smile when you look at it, and it's fun to drive. And now I'm off to go for a drive...

9 comments:

Lynn said...

Congratulations on the baby boy and the new car... glad you're blogging now too.

tinedangganda said...

wow congratulations you have a boy and will have another Baby Boy soon... :)

your blog is so much fun to read...

Jennie said...

Woot! Nice ride! :) Jeff and I saw its green version 2 weeks ago, I think, at Bonifacio Highstreet. We actually stopped to ask for its specs.

I have a question though, would you know if this is Euro-4 compliant? The sales agent said it was. :)

The Third World Nerd said...

Thanks tinedangganda! Hey, waitasec...

Jennie, yup, I read it's Euro-4 compliant.

We wanted the green one too! But it's only available for the automatic 5-door hatchback. (We got a manual transmission 4-door sedan.)

Ria Hazel said...

Congrats to you and Ms. Frances for the bouncing baby boy.. and the new car! :)

Ria Hazel said...

Congrats to you and Ms. Frances for the bouncing baby boy.. and the new car! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Daddy Vinz! I miss you both. Take care.

The Third World Nerd said...

Hello Anonymous! We'd miss you too except you didn't leave your name!

Frances said...

THANKS!!!

I think Anonymous is Matel. The spelling gave her away.