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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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Candice_Milne

Candice_MilneAU

  • 3 reviews

Mazda2 Genki issue

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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.

Engine Size1.5L
TransmissionManual
BodyHatch
BadgeGenki
2 comments
Chris9165
Chris9165

How old is your car?

Candice_Milne
Candice_Milne

It's a 2011 model, running very well now. Seems to have been a one off issue.

romeoinlove

romeoinloveAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Fantastic! Its just amazing!

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It's fantastic, i couldn't ask for anything better. I just bought another for my misses and she loves it.

I use to have Toyota aurion and traded it in for this one.
Its great!
Its reliable, inexpensive and worth the amount paid. Great value!

BodySedan

Excellent

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The car feels solid and well made. As a not very tall person I found the seat adjustment on the driver's seat excellent and can see out very well. Three adults can fit in the back with plenty of headroom for 6 foot plus guys. The petrol tank is listed as fitting 45 litres, but I have never put in more than 35 litres when flashing empty and this has lasted me about 500 Km. Great power going up hills for a small car!
Very economical and zippy to drive. Lots of room inside and driver's seat adjusts for height.
Clutch can be a bit touchy if you are not used to it.

BodyHatch
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Phelrach

Phelrach

  • 2 reviews

Excellent

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I love my little car. I know a few people who own one and they are all very happy with their purchase too. I would certainly recommend this car for someone who doesn't need or want a large family sedan.
Just about everything, especially the price! It's bigger than it looks. At first I thought it was a bit small, but then I sat in it and found it quite roomy. Then I drove one and I was sold. I like that it's quite high - certainly improves visibility when driving. I actually like driving this car. It's great for driving around town but there are no problems with 110 km on the highway either.
I don't like the red back light at night - I find it difficult to adjust to. Yellow or blue would be a lot clearer at night.

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tastaster

tastaster

  • 38 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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I bought my Mazda2 just over two years ago. I am still really happy with the car. It is great on fuel. I have had it serviced at my Mazda dealer every 6 months so far. The cost has ranged between $150 - $190. They have been really helpful and checked out any little problems I may have been experiencing. I needed to get a new electronic window switch and they replaced it absolutely free of charge as it was under warranty. They always wash my car too when I take it in.
Stylish, well built, great post-purchase customer service

BodyHatch
1 comment
ash7503
ash7503

At which Mazda dealership are you servicing your car?

pacinofan

pacinofan

  • 10 reviews
  • 5 likes

Good

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1 comment
chris
chris

I think the skinny magazine rack which is in front of the glove box is a great idea but the mazda2 neo and is from what I can see not economical.

Janzy

JanzyAU

  • 2 reviews

Love it .. great little car

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The Genki is my second Mazda, previous was a 323 .. both are fantastic little cars ... my Genki is yellow, which I wanted .... seat is extremely comfortable, love everything about it, economical, easy to park, etc etc
great to drive, easy to park, economical, looks good, love the yellow .. everyone can see it!

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BadgeGenki

Heavy on the gas

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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.

Engine Size4cyl
BodyHatch
1 comment
chris
chris

Havn't got up to 100kms as yet. Interesting. I do feel that its very heavy on petrol though and not impressed with that at all.

haye0087

haye0087

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Excellent

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I love love love my Mazda. It has required very little maintenance and performs well under all circumstances. Even though the inside is quite small, it doesn't feel that way. It feels roomy inside even in the back.
I love everything about my Mazda 2. It is stylish, pretty, and wonderful to drive. It is excellent on fuel, has enough grunt to get up hills with ease and corners really well. It over achieved if anything.
I really don't dislike anything about my Mazda 2. There has not been a situation that I've found that the Mazda could not handle itself.

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jinpatt

jinpattQLD, 4214

  • 88 reviews
  • 17 likes

Good

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I have never really been a big fan of the Mazda until recently. Since 2004, Mazda has changed and improved to a new level of competitions. The main reason I believe is its new elegant design and powerful engine at such a great price. I had a Mazda 3 hatchback. It wasn't the best car but it was definitely a great car to drive. The Mazda 2 sedan is similar but more affordable and easy to get around. Excellent city car.
Beautiful and stylish design. Good on fuel. Nice and fun to drive. Easy to park.
Can be a little bit noisy at times.

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andyla

andylaAU

  • 3 reviews

Excellent

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By far the best I've owned, great features. Was comparing to the Honda City decided to go with due to the better features i.e ESP, alloy wheels, 6 CDs stacks and most importantly price! Cannot the Madza 2 sedan you will not be disappointed.
Fuel efficient, massive boot room, safety, excellent drive. Great value for money.
High rear definitely need the rear parking sensors. Only get one remote key.

BodySedan

Excellent

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1 comment
chris
chris

The orange display is grose! I would much prefer a green display which is easier on the eyes.

tituslucius

tituslucius

  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good

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firemage

firemageAdelaide

  • 24 reviews

Good

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Love the 2

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BadgeGenki
2 comments
niko87
niko87
chris
chris

I had to trade in 1998 hyundai excel - 165000 kms and slowly dying. Bought a mazda2 which I need to take to servicing as not happy with kms I'm getting.

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euromix

euromix

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Good

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Dementapus

DementapusQld, 4118

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Good

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ajenkins89

ajenkins89

  • 34 reviews
  • 5 likes

Bad

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This is a great car to zip around town in. With a good turning circle overall design it is easy to get in and out of spaces. Comes in a variety of stunning colours. My biggest issue with this vehicle however is the high price paid for a base model and very little interior features. The car is very basic inside and does not really offer any more than the previous model. It is only suited to a smaller driver as there is not much leg room. The seats are also not the most comfortable. A nice car externaly but disapointing inside
A flash little design with good fuel economy
Quite a high price for very little features

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beck99
beck99

agreed! i was told by dealer could fit a pram in back, no way at all! and very difficult to see in blind spots too in it

youngkid
youngkid

yeh hopes they can improve the interior

harmonysweetpea

harmonysweetpea

  • 33 reviews
  • 11 likes

Excellent

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The new mazda 2 has come a long way from the previous models and I could not be happier with my car. It its spacious, looks great and travels smoothly. It has a lot of power for a little car and I have had no dramas with it at all. The green is what attracted me to it from the start and I haven't stopped loving it.
Mazda 2 comes in a huge variety of different colours, including the lovely metallic green. They are fuel efficient and come with loads of great features, such as 6 stacker cd player, roomy and power windows. The Maxx and Genki come with mags and nicer seat coverings also.
The fuel tank is small so while it is extremely efficient, I only get around 550 out of a tank before filling up.

BodyHatch

Excellent

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Questions & Answers

RBM

RBMasked

2 DE (2007-2014)

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

3 answers
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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