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  • Build Quality
    4.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (2)
  • Acceleration / Power
    3.3 (3)
  • Handling
    4.0 (3)
  • Braking
    4.7 (3)
  • Suspension
    3.5 (2)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.0 (2)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.3 (3)
  • Interior Design
    3.5 (2)
  • Boot Size
    3.7 (3)
  • Features
    3.0 (2)
  • Comfort
    4.0 (3)
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Sam U.

Sam U.Perth, WA

  • 2 reviews

Not in the quality expected

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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.

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TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
BoughtUsed
Year2008
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Lyna

LynaMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 6 reviews

Love my baby Mazda 2

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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.

TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtNew
Year2010
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Jeffro

Jeffro

  • 2 reviews

Good economical small car

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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

Purchased in January 2020 at Melbourne's Cheapest Cars for $8.00.

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TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtUsed
Year2012
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Michelle

MichelleMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 4 reviews

I love my Mazda 2!

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2014
T T

T TMurrumbidgee Region, NSW

  • 6 reviews

Perfect zippy little car.

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeMaxx
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2015
Glenn

GlennVIC, 3072

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Nice little niffy car

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMay 2018
audible

audiblePerth, WA

  • 22 reviews

Needs constant repairs.

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BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2013
Jlang

JlangRockingham

  • 8 reviews
  • 1 like

love this car

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJan 2018
Jess B

Jess B

  • 5 reviews

The perfect first car or city living car!

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo Sport
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedOct 2016
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Melissa C

Melissa CQLD, 4110

  • 4 reviews

Great first car.

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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

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2013
J Daniels

J DanielsPerth

  • 4 reviews

Manual Mazda 2010 4 door sedan

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BodySedan
BadgeMaxx
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJan 2017
Luke

Luke

  • 8 reviews
  • 1 like

Great first car

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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,

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2017
maxwell.l

maxwell.lSydney

Fantastic city runaround, affordable motoring

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BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJan 2016
Engine Size1.5
Ena

Ena

  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

Mazda from now on!

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJul 2014
Taylah

TaylahSydney

  • 9 reviews
  • 1 like

I LOVE this car cannot fault

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2017
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Cassie

CassieAdelaide

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Great car.

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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!

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2012
Sam P

Sam PSydney

  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great small car! Petrol consumption is awful!

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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!

BodyHatch
BadgeMaxx Sport
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2014
Katie

KatieNunawading

  • 4 reviews

Love this car so much!

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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.

BodySedan
BadgeMaxx
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2015
Charli

CharliAdelaide

  • 5 reviews

Love it

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeGenki
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedSep 2016
Anna1981

Anna1981Sydney, NSW

  • 11 reviews
  • 1 like

One of the most affordable cars I have driven

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSep 2012
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Questions & Answers

RBM

RBMasked

2 DE (2007-2014)

What year did Mazda 2 start using soy based coating on wires?

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Cat
Cat

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.

RBM
RBM

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.

Cat
Cat

Yes, Agree. This could be the tip of the ice-berg.
In 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Toyota claiming the company should cover this type of damage after a customer was forced to pay around $1,500 to fix the chewed wiring under warranty.

ANNA

ANNAasked

2 DE (2007-2014)

Mazda 2 neo sport, my car has developed a shudder or wobble while waiting at stop lights. Any ideas?

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Georgee D
Georgee D

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?

ANNA
ANNA

it is dirty fuel injectors which can be cleaned

Jeremy W
Jeremy W

Spark plugs? Engine mount, are you RPM low? Drivebelt,DriveShalf,CV's

Ide might need adjusting

Jo

Joasked

2 DE (2007-2014)

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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Jeremy W
Jeremy W

1.5 L for NZ roads country roads at least

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