Not in the quality expected
Got one with just over 100k on the clock but having difficulties with power steering and seatbelt pre tention sensor. These kind of issues are not expected with a reputable japanese manufacturer and repair cost would be more than 2000$ atleast. Never buy Mazda again :( Going back for Toyota.
Purchased in August 2020 for $5,000.00.
Love my baby Mazda 2
Bought this baby brand new in 2010 at Mazda Dealer Edwardstown and I still love it. It's an economical little hatch that takes me to A to Z everyday, and has plenty of room to store groceries. I can fold down the chairs to give it more room when needed. Needless to say it's been reliable I haven't had any issues with it breaking down on the road.
Purchased in June 2010.
Good economical small car
We drive our little Mazda 2 everyday and have found it to be very easy to drive and fuel efficient.We have only owned this car for 4 months but it has been very reliable and fun to drive.It also has no problem carrying 4-5 people
I love my Mazda 2!
I have had my Mazda 2 for 5 years and I love it.
I bought it brand new and have never had any issues with it.
It is the right size and would definitely recommend it to anyone, as it is reliable and has enough space.
I also find that the dealerships around Adelaide are good to deal with.
Perfect zippy little car.
This is my first car (bought second hand) and I absolutely love it. It can store a surprising amount of things, and has a large boot space for a small hatchback. I have never had any issues with this vehicle, it is very reliable and has been on a number of large road trips. It costs about $50 to fill up and goes a long way with it. Despite being two doors, there is still ample leg space for backseat passengers.
- 2 DE (2007-2014)
- Verified purchase
Nice little niffy car
Got this as a second car for my wife to learn driving. The drive and handling is pretty good, and the car corners well. Easy to park in city and tight spaces and is pretty niffy car overall. However, petrol consumption is rather high at around 9 - 10L /100km, perhaps due to age coming to 10 years old.
- 2 DE (2007-2014)
- Verified purchase
Needs constant repairs.
We own a 2013 model in Blue with 83,000km's travelled so far.
The car has needed the following repairs/replacements so far;
- Tail light holders. Tail lights where intermittent.
- Body Control module. This controls the interior accessories such as radio, interior light, accessories socket etc.
- EGR valve & ECM sensor. Caused shuddering at idle. Took the dealer some time to repair as the two items faults combined to make diagnosis difficult.
- Fuel pump. Should produce 65psi pressure, ours was 30psi.
- Right hand engine mount.
- Front disc rotors need replacing after 83,000km's
- 2 DE (2007-2014)
- Verified purchase
love this car
This is a great little car. It drives really well. It is a manual and the gear change is great and smooth. The small issue is only from 1st to 2nd gear where it is a bit tougher. It is small so it is easy to park. The fuel consumption is good as we can fill a tank on $40.00 (dependant on fuel price on the day) I would recommend this car. It is the second mazda we have bought. (Bought a mazda 3 also). It is safe and reliable.
The perfect first car or city living car!
This was my first ever car and it was honestly a dream - its so easy to drive and I always feel safe and secure. It’s smooth and incredibly cheap on fuel which is wonderful for a uni student! The interior is beautiful and super easy to keep tidy! I would definitely recommend.
Great first car.
Great fuel efficient car. Makes a great first car but doesn't have a lot of safety features maybe due to the range I got. Its compact so it makes it easy to park and get through narrow spaces. We took this car around New Zealand and it saved us to much money on petrol. Leg room is a bit right at the back but what can you expect from a hatch back right? Running cost is quite reasonable, average service cost at Mazda ranges from 200-500 dollars every 6 months/10,000 km
Manual Mazda 2010 4 door sedan
Incredibly cheap to run, I go through about a tank a month (although I don't drive much). This particular model has a 5 star safety rating, which is great. It is zippy and runs so well and smoothly, a pleasure to drive. No cruise control which might be a bummer on longer drives, but I don't mind. I live in the city and it's easy to park and get around.
Seriously, if you don't need a bigger car or 4wd (and you really don't...), I recommend the Mazda 2. Bit of a squish with 5 people in the car though.
The boot is phenomenally large, it's li...ke those magical cars from Harry Potter where it's bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. Only has 70k on the clock so far, but no issue at all so far (I got it 2ndhand.) Love this car - especially the sedan model over the hatchback, very pleasing on the eye.
Great first car
Bought this car a little over 6 months ago and it has been great ever since I purchased it. Have never ahd a problem with it, it is extremely economical on fuel. It is a smaller car so you would not want to have a whole family in it. But it is a great little run about town car,
Fantastic city runaround, affordable motoring
I bought the Mazda2 Neo as an economical runaround to replace a 2008 Mazda6, to save on maintenance and fuel costs whilst and ease the stress of parking in tight inner city streets. I owned a brand new 2 Maxx in 2007, so i had fond memories of an easy ownership.
The driving experience is great. With light controls, well weighted steering and a slick 5 speed manual gearbox, the DE Mazda2 is a great city companion. It's a breeze to park, albeit the D pillars and high window line can hinder visibility slightly.
My particularly model is qui...te basic, with AUX input, power windows/mirrors, remote keyless entry and ABS / electronic stability control being the standout features, however there is little to go wrong and nothing in the way of a simple driving experience. I would recommend purchasing a 2012 onwards model, as you'll get cruise control and steering wheel buttons, as well as 6 airbags in all trims. Also note, 2007 - 2009 models are built in Japan. 2010 is Thailand (mine) and 2011+ is back to Japan. I'd recommend the later Japanese years. Service costs generally hover at the $180-220 mark every 6 months, with regular replacements such as tyres, battery, drive belt, etc. Throughout 2 years and 38,000kms, it's averaged 7.14L/100km (generally 500kms to a tank). The best i've seen is 6.12L/100km, worst 8.35L/100km with heavy city driving and constant A/C. Issues experienced: - Paint quality (typical Mazda) - Bonnet paint has started to peel in small spots, worsening slowly over time.
Mazda from now on!
Love my mazda 2, handles beautifully,looks good,very quiet,very economical to run.
Plenty of legroom,front and rear. Split rear seats so very versatile,huge boot area. plenty of stirage spaces,and unlike most new cars has a cigarette lighter..even non smokers need to plug some things in,has fascility to charge smart phone/computer. Love the steering wheel,where you can control radio,cruise control etc.
i am now a Mazda convert.
I LOVE this car cannot fault
I am really happy with this car. It was the best decision i ever made it is so cheap to run and i have never had a problem with it. It just zips around the place so easily and parts are easily accessible. The inside interior is so comfortable and pretty spacious in the back but boot size could be bigger but i am happy with it as its all i needed.
I have had my Mazda 2 Neo for 5 and a half years. It has been nothing but good to me, never had an issue. It is so easy to drive, park, reverse etc. there's nothing I dislike about the interior, everything is easy to clean. I fill up my tank every fortnight for around $35-$42. My upgrade will definitely be another Mazda but for now this little bubble is running just fine!
Great small car! Petrol consumption is awful!
Love the feel of the Mazda 2, great handling and braking and a perfect small car! However the petrol consumption is that of a 30 year old V8 engine and seems to be a very common problem with the model. Within 2 years the car had to be rewired and the brakes failed due to bad fluid put in from new purchase! Wouldn't recommend the Mazda 2!
Love this car so much!
This car is amazing. I have found it to be very reliable and economic. Having the sedan definitely provides a lot more boot space, and a small amount of room in the back seats. It has a nice interior. I have found the driving experience to be of high standard, however you still have a bit of noise that you would expect from a medium priced car.
Overall, I have found this car to be my perfect first car, and have loved driving it.
The Mazda 2 is a great small car and the perfect first car. The front passenger seat has a lot more legroom than you would expect, as to the back seats. It is quite fuel efficient and is very reliable. Is also extremely quiet making the driving experience great. Love it.
One of the most affordable cars I have driven
I got this car 5 years ago and still feels like a new car when I drive. great fuel consumption and the interior is way better than some small cars in the market. this car has a generous boot space too. i drove this to Melbourne and didn't even feel like i drove 800kms.
Questions & Answers
What year did Mazda 2 start using soy based coating on wires?
This was an interesting question as I was not aware of it. I have tried to contact the dealer who sold me the car who had no idea about it, and asked me to contact Mazda directly. I have sent Mazda an email on 1st Jan 2020, and is still waiting to hear back from them. I will update this once I get a reply.
Thank you! I also emailed Mazda and the reply was a "best guess" as the person did not work in the actual parts department, but to his knowledge Mazda uses only plastic not soy coatings on wires. I did ask a follow up to let me know if he got more accurate information. Funny thing was that person at Mazda had purchased a Honda that had soy and it cost him $2200 bucks in repairs from rodent damage. My mom's Honda..over $1200. To me this soy issue is as big as the takata airbag issue and it is industry wide. So far, the auto manufacturers have avoided taking responsibility inspite of numerous class action suits.
Mazda 2 neo sport, my car has developed a shudder or wobble while waiting at stop lights. Any ideas?
I also own a Mazda 2 2007. MAXX nothing but troubles, rattles rough idle at lights too.
Paid for 3 bloody engine mounts, sensor, air filter, had to dealer so sick of it now. Seems to be on a real low ratio when starting up to 40 after that it's ok in higher gears. Auto. Had engine cleans, starting to think it is a lemon.
Very disappointed.......any suggestions?
For those who are having fuel economy issues, im from NZ so we only have years no maxx sport or genki variants. So is there a certain year that has issues..1.5 or 1.3 cvt or auto?
After a wee car like this but it will do a 200km round trip to our closest city 1 x a week, then of course small trips around our small town.
Fuel prices are going up..want economy without having to go to a hybrid. Looking at 2nd hand mazda 2 or demio 2009-2011
So any recommendation/advise would be appreciated
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