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The daggy aesthetic keeps prices low
This is one of the better small cars out there.
-Roomy, practical interior
-Powerful engine for a small car. 110 hp.
-Moderate fuel use - 6.9-7.9L/100km depending on aircon use. Takes 91 RON fuel.
-Very good build quality
Cons:...-Too much plastic in the engine bay makes some service items a pain -Base model (neo) lacks ABS and side airbags. Get a genki instead. -Factory stereo head unit is built into the dash, better hope you like CDs The best feature of this car is the cabin. Even though this car has a smaller footprint than most cars on the road, it genuinely fits 4x 6 foot adults comfortably. The rear seats recline, fold, and tumble, and the front seats fold flat to form a bed. The boxy rear end means the load space is really useful and there's a low loading lip. You can even fit an XL bicycle in the back. The driving dynamics are good, better than most small cars. Although the suspension is soft, it's well damped, and there's good feedback through the steering wheel. The engine is smooth, quiet, and powerful if you rev it out, although I find it a little bit peaky for this type of car. The manual gear shifter feels like it's been totally rubber isolated from the engine, which although great for NVH, gives it a squidgy/plasticky feel in the hand. My particular example has been very reliable, and all the trim items or hidden engine bay components have been of high quality, durable construction. The engine computer is moulded together with some airflow sensors into a huge plastic nightmare on top of the engine, which needs to be removed to access basic items like spark plugs. Aside from that, most other service items should be easy for the home mechanic to replace. I think most people would be very happy with this very daggy, very reliable and practical car.
Purchased in February 2022 for $4,400.
Will not buy a Mazda again
I bought my Mazda 2 Automatic Hatch Genki, at that time the highest Mazda 2 model, in Dec 2017 brand new. It is a very comfortable car, easy to drive, has good fuel economy, however with just 3.5 years and under 40,000 I started having problems with 3 indicator lights coming on at the same time: TCS/DSC indicator light, Smart Brake Support/Smart City Brakes Support indicator light, and the Check Engine light. They come on randomly and the car starts to break, I am not able to accelerate and the car feels bumpy, like when a manual car is on the ...wrong gear. Once it happened while driving up a hilly road at night and it was very scary! This issue has reoccured more than a dozen times over the last 7 months. I have taken my car to the 2 nearest Mazda Service Centres, one in Lismore and one in Tweed Heads, both were not able to detect the problem as they say the 'codes' get erased from history. Lismore Mazda kept my car for a few days to be driven by the technician while connected to live data recording, but the problem didn't occur as it comes on very randomly. It is frustrating as I am concerned about my safety but Mazda says it can't do anything to fix it. As far they are concerned, this problem does not exist as there's no record! (even though I have many photos to prove it) I will definitely not buy Mazda next time.
Purchased at Mazda Dealers.
Overall Great Car
Purchased new May 2021
Jump of quality from my old Mazda 2 Neo 1998 ( only accessories, steering wheel and pedals )
The tech on the new Mazda is terrific ,the addition of blind spot and rear cross traffic is a blessing
The cabin feels stylish and luxurious ,seats are comfortable and great addition of apple car play
Fuel consumption is fantastic ,maybe a bigger fuel tank
Overall happy with my purchase on my new mazda 2
Annoying Convex side mirrors This is the ONLY feature Mazda should of scrapped from ALL models
Cross wind noise comi...
Purchased in May 2021 at Mazda Dealers for $25.45.
Perfect little car
I’ve always had larger commodores so making the switch to a little hatch was a big change but I haven’t regretted it one bit.
I brought a used ‘07 DE series 1 Genki early 2019 for 4200 with 130k on the clock.
For a 14 year old car she still goes great! The fuel consumptions amazing, nippy and easy to park, good acceleration, nice smooth gear changes.
The suspension is a little stiff and there’s a bit of road noise which you can definitely hear even more when the back seats are folded down but other then that, I honestly can’t point out any other flaws.
A great safe little car :)
Purchased in January 2019.
Should have stuck with Toyota
Car purchased brand new from a dealer in 2015. Has driven beautifully, quite spacious, roomy enough for the family. Good fuel economy. Great car until last week when out of nowhere, the Variable Valve Timer Actuator died. No power to drive above 60km/hr and definitely undriveable. Car has always been serviced by Mazda and just recently serviced a month ago. Mazda will not rectify this new problem, even though the component should last the life of the car. This appears to be a common problem with Mazdas and with Mazda refusing to fix the issue - look on the AAC website. So $3500 out of pocket even though it's only just under 6 years old. I should have bought another Toyota. No problems with that one in 22 years.
Purchased in December 2014 for $23,000.
- DJ GT Automatic (2014-2022)
Super practical hatch!
This is the second Mazda 2 hatch we have owned, and our fourth Mazda.
Decided on the GT after experiencing the benefits of the Vision package in our Mazda 3.
Car is a delight to drive and park.
Surprising amount of storage with the second row folded down. I regularly fit a lawn mower and gardening gear when I have to tend my parents' home. Load area is short though - our line trimmer handle sticks out over the centre console.
The only disappointment is that actual fuel consumption has not matched the claimed figure. We are hoping this will improve as the engine loosens up with more kilometers.
Five year warranty and five year roadside assist make Mazda a safe purchase.
Purchased in December 2020.
I love my Mazda. She is zippy, low maintenance and economical. I have had her nearly four years, get her serviced yearly and never any issues. Fantastic purchase, I will get another. Highly recommended.
Purchased in February 2017.
- DJ Neo Automatic (2014-2022)
Mazda 2 Automatic 2019
This vehicle is used mainly to travel to the University on daily basis and for local run arounds. This vehicle is very light on fuel and is only 6 months old and the interior still smells like a new vechile. It is good value for money and has 5 star ANCAP safety rating.
Purchased in November 2019 at Mazda Dealers for $19,000.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
The perfect small car
You can feel and see the materials quality, the standard features for the price are more than what I expected. Very cheap in petrol, definitely I would recommend this car.
Purchased in August 2019.
good but side mirrors have terrible BLIND SPOT
terrible blindspot on both side mirrors. maybe im just use to my ford fiesta, but with this car, i have to do a full head to body check. also had an odour coming from airconditioning. mazda applied some lemonade freshner during service, but odour came back.
otherwise, gps dashboard is good, controls good. steering wheel is very light. doors shut quietly.
more fuel efficient than my ford fiesta, brakes a bit more sensitive though.
Purchased in June 2016.
Gem of a car
Daily driver clocking approximately 1000kms ( yes one thousand!!!) 200kms every day 5 days every week for the past two years. Driven at speeds of 120-140kmph on the motorway (yes slightly above the speed limit of 100kmph :) ). Superb handling even in the corners as the strut-brace gives very good stability. The Mazda2 (Demio) comes with a strut brace standard from the factory (most cars do not have this). Good leg room in the rear seats ( I'm 5 feet 9"). Large boot space compared to the small car that it is. Way above the boot space what a Su...zuki Swift has on offer. Always serviced at the 10,000km interval using fully synthetic engine oil. When I bought it from the dealer, it had done 39000kms. Now sitting at 185,000kms. Still runs like the day I got it. No oil top ups required between services. Runs on Yokohama Blue Earth AE01 filled with nitrogen. Only one visit to the dealer to get the rear wheel racer changed at 155,000kms.
Purchased in October 2013 for $9,000.
Have purchased a Mazda 2 only one year old. I have broken down 3 times in 3 weeks. Have taken it to Stanmore dealership and it broke down a week later. Took it to Artarmon dealership had it serviced and asked for them to fix the problem and it broke down 2 days later. I am currently on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. This is beyond a joke.
Artarmon refused any assistance. Said it was my responsibility to get the car to them. I asked if they would provide me with a car and they refused. Asked if they would provide Towing no was the answer. It’s an automatic start. With sky active technology. I am 67 years old and purchased this car believing it was reliable. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED.
Purchased in January 2019 at Mazda Artarmon .
Great little car
Bought new ex-demo. Commute to work great on fuel although a little noisy and the speedo is over on the actual speed compared to the cruise control. Love the reverse sensors they’re a life saver! Comfy and zippy to drive and looks good. I have the dynamic blue colour and always getting compliments. Bluetooth is annoyingly slow and sometimes crap. Sometimes ding sounds from the passenger floor but apparently nothing wrong with it. Overall no major issues but only had it 2 months so far.
Purchased in November 2019 at Mazda Dealers.
240,000 km and never had a spanner put on the engine.
Bought this car new in 2005 and everything still works perfectly. Original brakes, exhaust, radiator. It has heaps of room and headspace, and is a great highway car. It's spent most of its life in regional areas where I've lived and done many trips such as Brisbane to Cairns, Dubbo, Sydney about 20 times.
On to its fourth set of tyres and third battery but apart from that everything works as new. Serviced religiously every 10k .
An impressive feature is the seating layout. Just by folding seats you can turn it into a little cargo van or by fo...
Purchased in November 2005 at Grand Prix Mazda for $17,999.
Has proved to be a great buy
Had the car for 2 years now and could not be happier. Great mileage 6.1 k's per 100 k's average over the 2 years. Comfortable, nippy, great electronics voice activation for phone, navigation, music etc. Cannot say enough about this little beast it is trult phenomenal. Could not be happier.
Purchased in September 2017 at Mandurah Mazda.
Questions & Answers
why my dashboard light colour at night is red,is that normal with mazda 2 neo sport
there seems to be a vibration noise when pressing the gas peddle some times ,sounds like it could be coming from the exaust pipe or the muffler ?any one else had or have this problem thanks.
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|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||16" Alloy||16" Alloy||16" Alloy||16" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.2 L/100km||4.9 L/100km||4.9 L/100km||5.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||44 L||44 L||44 L||44 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||81kW @ 6000rpm||81kW @ 6000rpm||81kW @ 6000rpm||81kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||141Nm @ 4000rpm||141Nm @ 4000rpm||141Nm @ 4000rpm||141Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014|
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