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  • Value for Money
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  • Cleaning & Maintenance
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  • 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)
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Best car

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Best car, very fuel efficient I don't understand why people are complaining I use air con on every trip have a 2008 manual and I get between 480-500 per tank! The interior is neat and seating is very comfy, very impressed :) have had no problems with it yet (65000km and been serviced all on time) perfect first car or a town run around car.
Fuel efficient, small and easy to park
Drum brakes on the rear but surprisingly the car still as ABS

Engine Size1.5L
BadgeGenki
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Steve

Steve

  • 17 reviews
  • 8 likes

Awesome little car, zippy and economical

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Unlike many of the people complaining about poor mileage, I regularly get 7 litres / 100km with the AC on.

Sure it's got a small boot, but it's a small car - I'm not sure what else people are expecting. You can always get a Mazda3 or Mazda6 if you want something bigger.
zippy, economical, easy to park

Engine Size1.6
TransmissionManual
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Grant

GrantMelbourne

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Old Technology and Expensive Running Costs

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Engine Size1500 cc
BadgeNeo
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5 comments
Steve
Steve

FWIW, you don't need to get your car serviced at Mazda to keep the warranty, as long as the garage is authorised

Grant
Grant
Steve
Steve

You're probably right - I've never actually tried to make a warranty claim

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Frank

FrankCity

  • 2 reviews

Mazda car Mazda 2 Neo (about the fuel waist and not very economic car)

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I just bought my Mazda car, I think this car are small car and use too much petrol...
I use 95, before I use E10 which is even worse.
My engine are very loud when I try to drive bit faster on the highway.
Most of time I use my car in the city, shopping, not far driving, but full tank of fuel 100km or something finish... unbelievable car.

Driving this car like drive a tank, small car but wast patrol.
When I had my Service last time, I asked her why this new car use all this petrol? She told me, well if you drive in the city you use more... I don't know... I have no ideas.
Oh yes by the way my car is automatic.
Mazda 2 car waist petrol
Use too much petrol

Engine SizeNo idea
BadgeNeo
BodyHatch
5 comments
Grant
Grant
Coco
Coco

Where did you "bring" it from Frank?

Frank
Frank
Pandy

PandyMelbourne

A very easy drive

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1 comment
Pandy
Pandy
Joe

JoeAct

  • 7 reviews
  • 12 likes

Nice car

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Can't agree with the comments on fuel my 2 always gets 450 per tank very comfy for a small car good engine quality is good all round for $17000 great value my wife loves it easy to park looks great is a much better buy than the toyota yaris and Nissan micra joe

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kim.bridge
kim.bridge

have been looking for new car for 2 weeks love mazda but like ford a little too and heard the fiesta is good but seem to get mixed reviews on all cars so confusing

Jeff

JeffSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 4 reviews

Wish we had never bought it....

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Engine Size1.5l
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6 comments
Frank
Frank

Ye mate, I just brought a Mazda 2 2013,, my car I drives only 200kms, and my tank show almost empty ..... Dame ....,it ...

chris
chris
chris
chris

I've been thinking of trading mine in at the next lot of sales. I think its appalling fuel consumption. I'm not at all happy either. If I had known this, I wouldn't have purchased.

James Robertson

James RobertsonSouth Australia, Australia

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

good litte runaround

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my partner downsized to a brand new Mazda2 from a ba falcon, we have had no issues with room with it, we fit 4 adults in it easily after adjusting the front seats, its good on fuel costs $48 to fill and gets around 500kms,the fuel gauge is very inaccurate but we just use the odometer to get an idea of how much fuel is left. it is used in the country mainly and we have no issues with the road handling and performance. the cabin is well equipped for a small car and is comfy. but the plastics are a bit on the cheap side and the drivers seat has started to squeek. but is a great car for the price i would recommend a Mazda 2 to anyone
great handling, cheap on petrol, nice looking
tiny wheels on base model, interior is cheap.

BadgeNeo
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2 comments
chris
chris

lucky you, I only get around 400kms if I'm lucky.

Don
Don
Selwyncars

SelwyncarsDianella

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

FaultyAirbag

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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

BadgeGenki
Engine Size1500
TransmissionAutomatic
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DamienAdmin

DamienAdminSydney, NSW

  • 4 reviews
  • 6 likes

Great Car

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2 comments
GrumpyMum
GrumpyMum

Sorry I'm slightly confused - is your review about the Mazda 2 or Mazda 3? or both? Thanks

kim.bridge
kim.bridge

sounds like the 3 is better which I love but cant afford, thanks though

Sarah

Sarah

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great car for small family or second vehicle

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TransmissionAutomatic
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RSun

RSunVancouver, British Columbia

great car

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excellent car for the money. It has "adequate" acceleration, awesome handling and decent head and leg room. I can fit 4 people comfortably in this car. The reason why I bought this car was because I was sick of seeing the trend of cars getting bigger and having way too many useless features.
reliable, inexpensive, good handling, decent cargo/passenger room
some rattles in the dash, acceleration barely adequate

Engine Size1.5
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BlueSmirf

BlueSmirfAU

  • 6 reviews
  • 11 likes

Good for city

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I bought a Mazda 2 in 2010. It was a good car for the city because it's small and dinky. However, it's good for no more than two people because the space on the back seat is limited. Don'y buy manual transmission. Automatic transmission is not very responsive too, due to the weak engine. If you hit the car with 0.000001 km/h your bumper will be smashed and you will have to pay around $1500 to replace it. If you like travelling with your car do not go for a small car. My Mazda 2 was literally flying when I drove faster than 90km/h
Being Small and Dinky
not enough space, weak engine, not good for high speeds, ugly interior design

TransmissionManual
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6 comments
jassin
jassin
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RSun
RSun
jassin

jassinqld, 4300

  • 21 reviews

Great Little Car

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Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
BodyHatch
6 comments
rtts53
rtts53

Is this a manual or automatic transmission that is getting the poor fuel econ??

jassin
jassin

My 2 is a manual, but this is only in my case, others may not or do not have the same issue

jassin
jassin

Just a follow up to my Fuel problem, i have discovered that the fuel gauge is horribly inaccurate on my particular model, fuel consumption is fine

youngkid

youngkidmelbourne

  • 9 reviews
  • 8 likes

Excellent car to drive with!

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Engine Size1.5L
BodyHatch
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Jaja43

Jaja43Victoria, Australia

  • 2 reviews

Zoom

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For its price the Mazda 2 won't disappoint. Small enough to get into the tightest of spots but roomy on the inside. I moved house recently and found with the parcel shelf removed and backseats down I could fit almost anything in, including a chest of drawers. Very economical when it comes to fuel consumption.
Reliable, economical and a pleasure to drive.
Where the airbags have been positioned has led to blind spots but nothing an extra head check won't fix

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1 comment
chris
chris
shelley_no1

shelley_no1AU

  • 13 reviews

My lil buzz mobile - I love it!

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This car has been great. I even convinced a colleague to get one. My colleague got the auto but I got the manual. It is cheap to run and have had no issues with its performance. It is really roomy and comfortable and doesn't feel like a cheap import with tinny extras. It performs well with power when I need it, cruises long distances beautifully and is really compact for inner-city living.
It is small, powerful, fuel efficient and roomy. Such great quality from such a reliable car maker.
Nothing so far. Haven't had any problems with it. I even found a pram to fit into the back! Basically it suits all of my needs.

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chris
chris

you say its a cheap car to run - ok - what sort of mileage are you getting? I have a mazda2 neo and so far its not doing well as far as fuel efficiency at all.

thanks.

Karmaisking

KarmaiskingNSW, 2011

  • 21 reviews

Good not great

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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

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Chris9165
Chris9165

Are you getting a high pitched sound when you get up to 80+ and then take your foot off?

Karmaisking
Karmaisking

No

youngkid
youngkid

Car manufacturer always provided bad tyres on new car, so better get ur own great tyres for ur car to get a stable n quiet ride on fwy

Excellent First or entry level new car!

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I bought this car in 2010. I was comparing it to a Mazda 3 but I wanted something cheaper and easier for my current lifestyle. I find this car great to drive around the city and even acerage places. It looks stylish, it feels comfortable and you feel safe, secure and have a little "fun" as they say. Fuel is excellent about 7.2L/100km and service is reasonable. Space is excellent in boot and inside the car too! My only downside would be it is a little noisy, not a whole lot of oomph and it needs more luxury standards, But for a car priced at 20k as 1.5L. It is excellent and I would recommend it without reservation.
Realiable, inexpensive on fuel,
More standards would be nice, maybe making it a more future car (i.e ipod connectivity)

Engine Size1.5L
BodySedan
KTB

KTBAU

  • 2 reviews

Love it!

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Brought by my husband but I love it. Its easy to drive, cute looking, great steering, and surprisingly roomy (I can get too BIG dogs in the back seat, and fit all my shopping in the boot). My parents borrowed it and were impressed that it was easy to drive and fuel efficient.
Reliable, cheap to run, easy to drive, easy to park, great little car
Nothing, the petrol pump cover wouldn't open but mazda fixed it straight away and free of charge.

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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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