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
Awesome little car, zippy and economical
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
Old Technology and Expensive Running Costs
Had the Mazda 2 for 3 years but disappointed with new top model compared to Ford Fiesta ZETEC.Bad points for MAZDA 2 were :
1. 6 Months servicing (warned by Dealer that warranty may be voided if not services every 6 months - Fiesta 12 months)
2. No fixed price servicing
3. Clunky 4 speed auto (Fiesta smooth 6 speed dual clutch)
4. No additional sound deadening for top model
5. Dealer not prepared to negotiate his change over price
6. Fuel economy worse that 6 speed Fiesta
Unfortunately MAZDA appeared to have the view you would pay what t...
Mazda car Mazda 2 Neo (about the fuel waist and not very economic car)
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
A very easy drive
My first car that I own since my P's and it's a very easy ride with easy turning compared to other cars such as the Yaris. I have averaged 6.8L/100km with conservative driving (the fuel gauge likes to freak you out by saying you have almost no petrol but once it loses the last bar and is flashing, you actually have about 6-8L of petrol left). It's not noisy either and a conversation can be achieved comfortably whilst on a freeway. There's also ample space for passengers, possibly because the centre bit between the drivers and passenger seat is ...small which is quite handy and the visibility is very nice. No problems so far after 15,000km driven over 7 months. Punchy acceleration from standstill, very easy to drive, Fuel economy still could be better compared to rivals, annoying sound beeping pops up quite soon when seatbelt isn't on especially when it's just my bag on the passenger seat.
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
Wish we had never bought it....
My partner bought a brand new 2012 model. It's power seems quite good for the size car, but I noticed immediately that it wasn't even close to the expected fuel economy. I mentioned it at the first 1000k service and the folks from Mazda suggested that the motor was still tight. Then I mentioned it again at 6 months and they suggested that we use premium fuel -made no difference. Then at 12 month service they asked us to take a log. Then finally at 18 month service they decided to test it. Our log showed that we are getting between 10 & 11...litres per 100km. Mazda came back and said that their test came in at 6.5 litres for 100km. I find it hard to believe, because the best we have ever done is around 9.5 litres, because this drive was around half highway. I don't know where to go from here because Mazda are denying any problem (while it's still under warranty). It looks quite good and has reasonable power for one so small. Rediculously poor fuel consumption - worse than my wagon with roof racks!
good litte runaround
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.
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
I bought my late 2010 model Mazda 2 Hatch early 2011 brand new from the dealer. This was my first new car so I wanted to make sure it was a good buy which it was! Since then we have started a family and the Mazda 3 is perfect for the three of us. Small enough for my partner to feel confident driving and parking around the city and big enough for us to drive up to Queensland three times in the last year. The cruise control is a great option for long road trips and is a plus having it standard in the manual range which I prefer and havent seen be...fore in other manual drive cars. It has great pick up and just wants to go on the highways in sixth gear. The digital dash is clean and sexy with all the optional controls also located on the drivers wheel. Large boot space big enough for the pram and luggage if needed and a slick clean body which puts german design to shame. All in all a great car for the price and Pleasure to Drive!!! Colour Wheels
Great car for small family or second vehicle
I love my 2, I've had it since new at 2010 and to be honest is a great car, little over priced and wouldn't be willing to upgrade beyond the new considering what it costs, servicing price is okay, room in the back is decent, can fit 3 adults in the back comfortably however power is obviously slower, air con drops down significantly as we'll. acceleration is pretty quick and have in times beat a Mazda 3 ( not that I condone racing.) Overall a great first car, second car or run about car
Quick acceleration, nice design, decent servicing cost, pre...
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
Good for city
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
Great Little Car
Love our little car, it does exactly what we want, we bought specifically a small car and have no complaints about its size. Its easy to park, comfy to drive and surprisingly has ample interior and boot room, its our go to car for around town. Now i don't want to turn people off the Mazda 2 because its a great car, but ours in particular is quite horrible on fuel, getting around 350 to 360 to a tank using premium, which is roughly 8.7 l/p 100k, which i think is disgusting for something so small and light, considering our Mazda 6 diesel gets 6.2...around town. Time for a trip to Mazda. Besides this we love it. Small and Zippy, comfy, price, looks flash with a sexc set of rims on it Fuel consumption, noise intrusion at high speeds, needs a 6th gear for high speeds
Excellent car to drive with!
Having drivenn this car for almost 2 years.. 2010 model, NEO.... I won't go for higher option, coz not willing to pay 4000-5000 more for juz a rear spoiler / fog light / body kit / alloy wheel. I hv chaged new tyres to bridgestone RE002, got a better performance on fwy, hv also changed air filter to K&N with higher horsepower, with the original good handling and economy of fuel consumtion, I'm very happy with the mazda 2 I got, hvn't got any problems within these 2 yrs (touchwood*)
Have also tested drive the honda jazz vibe b4 I got mazda...2, the view is too so friendly to drive with, looks like a van, so I chose mazda 2 eventually. Good car. The best handling, economy fuel consumtion, plenty of space for storage or passengers Pretty oldie style of the interior
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
My lil buzz mobile - I love it!
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.
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
Excellent First or entry level new car!
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)
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.
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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