Thanks TheBuck56!After test driving them both back-to-back, I'd strongly recommend the iA over the iM. I had the opportunity to drive them on a track, and the iM handled noticeably worse compared to the iA. I mainly attribute its lightness to this. Also, I remember the clutch being much more tricky and less linear on the iM. Lastly, the visibility was a lot worse. Considering all these factors and the iA being almost $3k cheaper, I went with the iA. It's so much fun to drive, especially with the manual transmission, and this is coming from a BMW 335i owner.
Yeah, I like how compact the car is compared to the iM.I'd pick the iA over the iM but haven't driven either of them. It's mostly the fact that the iA is a smaller rig, less expensive and I've been told it's fun to drive. That's enough right there to pick it over the iM. The look of the iM should appeal to those who might want a "Corolla wagon", though.
loliA, that's why i'm on this forum after all Lol.
owning an iM would be cool but I don't need the space and since the iA exceeds my needs slightly, on the plus side I will benefit from a more nimble vehicle and one that's probably is more fun to drive around. It was built by Mazda after all.
Yeah I'm just deciding between the two, I'm leaning towards the iA. Is it really like the Mazda 2? like specs wise?Are you deciding between one or the other? It's really up to what you're looking for a in a vehicle. The iA won for me since it's pretty much a Mazda 2 and the iM was just ugly and I don't really need the extra trunk space anyways.
You're right!Frankly, it's the best bang-for-the buck "cheap" car you can get right, especially if you want fuel efficiency without feeling like you're driving a mo-ped.