Mazda 2 sedan
I purchased the sedan as I wanted boot space and ease of accessing the boot that did not involve having to reach my arms far, as required with a hatch. The car size is good. We purchased rear sensors, as did not come with any! This car is easy to drive, including having a small turning circle. The car does not have automatic lights or wiper settings. The head space in the back is an issue for 5' 9" son. Petrol consumption is good. Take off from standing is slow, breaks are reliable / satisfactory.
Decent little city car
It's not going to see the world on fire in terms of driving experience but it's pretty good compared to Toyota Yaris and slightly older Toyota Echo I drove extensively in my uni days. Good interior and reliability but service costs were slightly higher than I was imagining after previous Toyota I had.
Mazda 2 is a great car but Skyactive automatic transmission shifts into higher gears to early.
Have done 7000ks. Generally a very good car but auto transmission shifts into 5th & 6th too early (5th at about 50km/h and 6th at just over 60km/h) resulting in the little engine lugging at only 1,100rpm, at these speeds. It will shift down (a bit reluctantly) if you put your foot down but performance feels apathetic when cruising around with a light foot. Sports mode is too much the other way and is too aggressive for normal driving. Can appreciate car is designed this way for economy but if it shifted into 5th and 6th at slightly higher speeds or had a setting between "normal" and "sports", it would feel peppier and much nicer to drive.
Runs quite well
Auto in cruise doesn't know when to change gears
Interior nice but doors mark badly just with finger marks
I've had a tingy (sounds like someone is on an old type writer)
In seat belt pillars both sides
Very annoying seems to happen when it's hot and first start the car
Had it back 7 times since brought
First time they heard noise foam packed it
Went away for a little while but it's back and have had it back 6 more times with no luck Mazda saying they can't hear it ...
Everything about the car is top quality, aside from the bad upholstery in particular the front door trim. They mark continually and look very shabby, and I have been unable to restore the fabric to original condition, that's pretty rough for a one year old car ... Also 5 times when I have turned off the engine the car keeps running - weird! Has anyone had similar issues? Funnily enough I would still buy Mazda
Average. Some Issues.
We bought the mazda 2 after comparing quite a few different vehicles and ended up choosing the 2015 Mazda 2 Maxx in Manual. I wrote a review in the first week where i was quite happy with the car. Its a week later and some initial nit picks are becoming real annoyances. The good first. The steering wheel and the gear stick are really nice. The seats are very very comfortable, fully adjustable and the blue trimming of the doors and seats goes very well with the exterior colour. The head lights are quite good as well. The dash lighting is very ni...ce and unobtrusive. The engine is ok, its relatively smooth and quiet, but it definitely doesn't have much get up and go about it. Mind you that is pretty standard for this class of vehicle. The clutch takes a bit of getting used to, however its manageable after some practice. Having said that, i won't be buying a manual mazda ever again. Now the bad. The brake and the accelerator aren't even with each other, so it requires a full leg movement, bending at the knee to go from one to the other, rather than a pivot at the ankle joint. This is very very inconvenient when driving and means that there is no rapid transitioning between the pedals if need be. This might be a personal thing too, but the accelerator is very up right and after half hour or driving around town, the muscle that runs up the front of my right shin was very fatigued and my hip joint from going from the brake to the accelerator was getting sore and tired. There isn't 1 thread of sound deadening material in the whole car. Driving at 60kmph or above sounds like you are sitting in a boeing as its taking off. The sound travels so well through the thin walls and floor of the 2 that you can even hear the fuel sloshing around in the fuel tank and after half hour on the road at 80kms i got out with a bit of a ringing in my ears!! NOW the dash!!! where do you start. Its so needlessly cramped, stupidly spaced and just plain doesn't make sense. The design of it is terrible for no reason. The aesthetics gained by the slim line through the center are broken by the single slot style air vent. There's only one of them, its out of place, looks silly and takes up room that would have been better served by oh.... the head unit instead of tacking it to the dash!? The multi-media unit is the worst ive ever seen. The Bluetooth was hard to set up, inconsistent and gets confused when there are 2 phones in the car. The iStop feature is useless unless you are in peak hour traffic maybe? But even then it seems not worth the hassle. Its also very hard to know when you have it on, when its working, and how it works and the manual doesnt clear up much at all (when the iStop light is on.... that means iStop is off....?). The entire center piece around the handbrake and the gear stick wiggles a concerning amount. According to mazda this is a standard affair but it screams cheap and nasty. Everything stains easily and all surfaces are magnets for finger prints. The fuel consumption of 6.6 around town is very wishful thinking. Its 15kms to work, all 60km zones, with 4 roundabouts. We are currently getting 8l/100km. Not impressed at all. Hopefully its better on the highway but from the few runs at 100kms we've had the variable fuel usage (which adjusts every 3 seconds instead of every 1 like other vehicles) rarely dips below 5.5l/100Kms. Thus far we are pretty disappointed with this vehicle. For the almost $20K price tag once you include all the optional extras like.... oh.... the center console (FFS!?) you'd expect a lot more for your money. If it were in the $15k price range with other small cars i'd say go with it, but if we had our chance again, we'd definitely be driving something else.
I have a 2007 model,which is good little but one day the airbag light came on and on aving it checked out I was informed that the passenger side airbag was faulty and a replacement would be about $950.00 which to is a hefty price to pay for an item which just becomes faulty even though it has never been used,has any other owners had this type of issue
Small easy to park
Not enough power boot very small
Mazda2 Hatch 2006
It's true what they say, these cars are sturdy, reliable and do the job. However, it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. As noted by many others, the clutch is twitchy, acceleration can be inconsistent, the engine is noisy, there is a lot of wind noise and on a windy day, you'd best hang on tight to the steering wheel - she sure gets blown around. All of this I knew when buying it but still went ahead because reliability is my priority and these cars sure are reliable. The biggest disappointment though is the paint. It is terrible. M...ine is a charcoal grey colour and the paint is not only thin but appears to be the consistency of nail polish, so it's chipping everywhere. Also, the undercoat is white so you can see every mark. Oh and hubcaps are apt to fall off at the slightest bump. Reliable, plenty of power for little car, sturdy, roomy inside, versatile with rear seats that fold flat Poor paint, twitchy clutch, blown around in the wind
Good not great
Reliable, quiet, very reasonable pricing, good rear seat. But very small boot, and it feels "narrow" and it feels - dare I say it - a little "tinny".
It has somewhat intrusive road "hum" and is not as refined as the Polo.
Nevertheless a reliable shopping trolley for around town. And VERY economical.
Reliable, no fuss driving
Slightly tinny feel because of tyre noise intrusion at freeway speed
Mazda2 Genki issue
Good little car, though I just took it to get a blue slip (roadworthy) and it failed! Due to a bad oil leak and a ticking noise which turned out to be electric sparks flying in the engine. It's in to get fixed with Mazda but they were unable to give me a replacement car which is really inconvenient considering I bought it brand new to avoid this sort of thing.
Easy to park, good on fuel.
Heavy on the gas
Great car bright green, but the high pitched noise when you get up to 100km,when you take your foot of the gas it stops then when you put your foot on the gas it starts up again. You get quite a headache by the time you drive for a bit. Anybody else have this trouble
Reliable, inexpensive, feels lovely to drive, high seats, easy to get out of and into.
High pitched noise. glove box it weird.
Questions & Answers
I have 2006 Mazda, have had it for years and been running smoothly but yesterday I felt like the car had a hiccup then the AT and engine lights on the dashboard came on. After a minute the AT light was gone but the engine light stayed the whole day. Can anyone please tell me what the issue is? Thank you.
I own a mazda2 (2005 genkii), a thoroughly enjoyable, reliable, feul efficient car, but.... had thecsame issue when i first bought it second hand 3 years ago. The engine checklight would turn on intermittently. My very very reliable mechanic (blunder road, durack, brisbane) lifted it up and gave it a thorough once over. He told me the problem wasn't in the engine at all but in the circuitory of the checklight itself. Once he replaced the said offending circuit.... Voila! No more problems. Cost me $270.
Has anyone else had problems with their Mazda2 Neo 2016 a/c as mine has stopped working they told me it was the a/c clutch and would cost $2,500 to fix it? Have had the car since new.
Hi I have a blown head gasket and have a mate fixing it for me but hes made the mistake of not marking where the timing chain needs to be and now hes upto putting it all back together but doesn't know where it needs to line up? Can anyone help plz ??
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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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