As much as l like my supercar Matchboxes, or the rare concept cars sometimes modeled by Johnny Lightning's, what I really enjoy the most in tiny cars are the absolutely bone-stock regular ol' production cars like this Mazda2. There is just something about having a little car that it exactly like what you could buy at the local dealership that I find really enticing. I was like this as a child as well, where I coveted my little Fords and Pontiacs, and my little Fiats and Volkswagens.
The Mazda2 anchors the bottom of Mazda's American lineup and is a brother under-the-skin to Ford's Fiesta. It's a bit lighter, a bit more basic, and perhaps a bit sportier, thought the Fiesta is every bit its equal on the road or track. Let's just say the Mazda2 has a bit more Zoom, Zoom! Photographed with a brand new 2011 Mazda catalog, freshly off the floor of the Detroit Auto show courtesy of a good friend, this bright red Matchbox takes my much-lauded $1.19 Car of the Week award this week, lol.