Thats a tough choice, I think I like the Mazda I like the sideskirts and spoiler. I like the Mazda headlights and the Fiesta front bumper, I also prefer the fiesta foglights. I like the placement of the mirrors on the Mazda instead of the little glass on the fiesta, and I like the rear of the Mazda better also.
If only I could just piece the parts I like on one of them. LOL
Well seeing both cars everyday here on the streets, the Fiesta blows a rather low rent looking Mazda2 away. Inside and out the Fiesta looks like a much more premium type car.
The photo used in the 1st post is the Tamaru Special Editon which looks very nice in pictures, but in the flesh the Mazda2 just doesn't have that highend look the Fiesta has.
Even moreso once you move inside these 2 cars, the Fiesta is miles ahead in the refinement department and IMO design.
Mazda2 IMO gives a very cheap low rent impression in the flesh.
I'm probably one of the few people here that prefers the 5-door Fiesta to the 3-door, but the way the Fiesta's headlight is shaped really sets the front of the car off. Plus, the Mazda has what is becoming an unfortunate Japanese car design motif--the pig nose bulge containing the brand logo in the grille. That and the lack of coherent, flowing lines on the Mazda makes me all the happier the Fiesta is coming to the US. It just works so well together at every angle.
The only gripe I have against the Fiesta is it's side mirror placement. They look out of place where they are mounted. Should be higher where that small window is. It would just flow so much better with the beltline of the car