Great little car
Bought new ex-demo. Commute to work great on fuel although a little noisy and the speedo is over on the actual speed compared to the cruise control. Love the reverse sensors they’re a life saver! Comfy and zippy to drive and looks good. I have the dynamic blue colour and always getting compliments. Bluetooth is annoyingly slow and sometimes crap. Sometimes ding sounds from the passenger floor but apparently nothing wrong with it. Overall no major issues but only had it 2 months so far.
Has proved to be a great buy
Had the car for 2 years now and could not be happier. Great mileage 6.1 k's per 100 k's average over the 2 years. Comfortable, nippy, great electronics voice activation for phone, navigation, music etc. Cannot say enough about this little beast it is trult phenomenal. Could not be happier.
Purchased in September 2017 at Mandurah Mazda.
Automatic transmission fail.
I Bought Mazda 2 neo 2016 in April 2017 as demo car. The car done only 18000 Km and have major problem with transmission.3 weeks ago when I was reversing there was big noice under car. Took car straight to Mazda, was told transmission slipping. They reprogram on the computer transmission. After 2 weeks the same problem. now car can't be drive.Propably they must replace whole gearbox.Manufactures faulty gearbox. I lost trust in Mazda. I don't know if some Mazda 2 owners have similar problem ?
Purchased in April 2017.
Mazda 2 Neo - I love my new Zoom Zoom!
After 6 months of using public transport my Husband finally bought me a car. Having owned a Mazda 2 previously I was keen to purchase another and was not disappointed. With added extra's now on the basic Neo model (rear parking sensors, wing mirror retract button and bluetooth) I was very impressed. Also managed to get floor mats thrown in at no extra cost. I bought the manual as it was cheaper.
I use daily for a 20 minute drive to/from work and running errands at weekends. No issues so far, I am very happy with my new car.
MAZDA 2 RULES!
This Mazda 2 was bought by us from Private Fleet Chatswood in September 2015. It has been a wonderful car and I'm always scooting here and there in it every week!
A lot of people have asked about the colour - 'Smokey Rose Mika' - and they always admire it. It is now my favourite colour - don't ever discontinue it!
I would buy the same colour all over again!
It has been sound and runs well and smoothly. It is nice to have such a reliable car, when it is used so much!
We are very happy with our Mazda 2 and rave about it when anyone as...
Purchased in September 2015.
- DJ Neo Automatic
- Verified purchase
Great little car!
Buying this car was definitely a great decision. I bought it brand new and have not had a single problem with it for 4 years now.
Great fuel economy. Surprisingly spacious in the back seats. Huge amount of space when you put the back seats down too! I’ve managed to squeeze surfboards, golf clubs and bags in there no problem. A handy little car for all occasions.
Review collected in partnership with Mazda
Attractive little car that does a good job
I have had this car for over a year now. It is a nice little car that is very fuel efficient, attractive sporty design, and I love the Navigation system which is clear, and the speed odometer is on the dash, which helps you to keep your eyes on the road while driving. It did took me a while to get use to not looking down the odometer to check my speed in the beginning. A lot of little details that is very thoughtful. Love the blind spot warning on your side mirror.
The reason why I didn't give a 5 star score, is because I used to have a Hon...da Jazz which has a very functional seats that you can make it completely flat and lifting up one seat completely to modify the space according to your need, which Mazda 2 does not have. The other thing is the boot space is quite small compare to the other small car I had (Honda Jazz). Otherwise would have been perfect.
- DJ Genki Automatic
- Verified purchase
Great little car
Great little car that I have found to be without fault in the 5 months I’ve had it. It is very economical and has all the power you need for a city car. Very easy car to handle with all the driver assistance. Love the Sat Nav which has saved me on numerous occasions.
Love love love my car
I use my car to commute to work in sydney. Bought the higher model new so the interior is lovely. Very easy to drive and just a wonderful car. Adding front sensors was really handy. Manual model (my preference) very easy to change gears and great for city driving. Overall very happy with Mazda. Odd issue with the NAV that seems to go funny close to service time!
I just received my Mazda 2 Genki Auto on Friday. I love the dashboard and the safety features. The interior looks and feel posh. It also has the visor. My kids love the gadgets. The safety features are fantastic for the price. The fuel consumption is great and the car drives like a dream. Feels very comfortable and handles well. Great value.
Problematic but still reliable
Cheap to run
Bought brand new from mazda dealer
Was absolutely ripped off in terms of price
Fuel gage constantly taking incorrect readings
Bluetooth system is a piece of rubbish... potential to cause an accident more than using the device itself
Seat belt needed to be replaced as it wouldn’t retract
If you are looking for a well built car.. don't buy a Mazda 2
I bought a Mazda 2 Neo early 2015. Ever since the purchase date I have had numerous issues with interior rattles. It is evident that the move to production in Thailand has led to a poorer build quality. The interior is made of all hard plastics. Here are the issues I have had/still have:
- Rattling glove box (fixed by tightening)
- Rattling in the seat belt columns, particularly when the car has been left outside (never been fixed despite 7 visits to mazda)
- Rattling dashboard due to the gap between the dash and glass (improved by an unatt...
Very happy with this car, got a sedan maxx and for that price it has a lot of amazing features making Sydney driving a lot easier. It handles really well and is strong to accelerate. The only issue I have is my brakes have worn really fast and squeak. Even though I drive a lot I don't find it acceptable.
Great car, so easy to park and doesnt feel cheap to drive in.
Very spacious inside, i was about to move alot of items while moving houses by putting the back sit down.
Around $50 for a fuel tank
Not a fan of the gps due to the images of the map.
zippy and fun to drive
great little car
I have the manual version and this car is zippy. reliable and fun to drive
economical with petrol.
love the cruise control feature.
was worried about spare tyre being 'short term use only', fortunately have not had tyre trouble so this has not been a problem.
would recommend and buy again!
Great Little Car
Got one of these Mazda 2s for a fantastic price. In this price range there certainly isn't much competition. It is easy to drive. With the rear view camera it is also easy to park. Fuel consumption is great. My weekly fill ups have been reduced by more than $30 for the same number of kilometres traveled.
Front view looks male and beefy. Side looks curvy, aerodynamic and feminine. Rear is let down by the lighting. Rear should have been more similar to the front. A high boot lid gives it a large capacity for a car this size.
Interior is okay for an M Line or base model. Rear will fit 2 people comfortably spaced. Three of smaller stature. Anyone 6 foot or more can sit in the front. Seats are average. cockpit is reasonable. Drink holders should be further up. Ignition button should be under the indicators, not behind the wipers.
But all thi...s is menial when you drive this car. I didn't research this vehicle so my opinions are't gospel. I just made a decision test driving several makes and purchased the car for my mother. I worked in the car industry and know low fruit when I see it. This car isn't. . It's as quiet as a Jag. There's very little windscreen noise, even at high speeds. But this comes at a price. The windows will 'drone' when they're down more than half way and - it will bother your ears. Not so bad when seated in the rear. . Rear end seems light and under suspended, but it's quite the opposite. Don't know what they've done to the front end but it points as well as, if not better, than a Honda. Cornering is too easy.
Perfect little car
I got the mazda 2 genki version 2 years ago in dark grey. The physical appearance of this generation is what sold me when compared to the last generation. Interior is very sleek and modern, low fuel consumption and surprisingly big enough to fit a small family. The push to start button and bluetooth are a must!
A good car!
I’ve owned my Mazda 2 Neo for nearly 2 years now. It’s a good to drive car with enough power and good economy. Handles really well too which makes it a fun car to drive.
Few quality issues fixed under warranty such as a faulty BCM, rear suspension and rear seatbelts.
If you regularly stream music from your phone I’d recommend getting one with MZD screen as the Neo’s basic radio isn’t much use. Works fine but just cant select music or podcasts via the radio. Although that’s something I should have checked before buying it.
All in all a good car and one worth looking at.
Fantastic little run around
We've had our Mazda 2 for almost 3 years now and it has been a fantastic ownership experience. It's a fun car to drive and extremely fuel efficient. We've only had one fault when the rear shocks died in the first year and Mazda replaced them at no cost no questions asked.
When we bought it we looked at the Mazda and the Honda Jazz and although the Jazz had a much bigger feeling interior the Mazda was much more fun to drive. Only downsides I can think of are that the entertainment unit in the Neo is pretty basic and it can hesitate a little ...to pull away from a standing start. Servicing has been amazing - feels like I have walked into a luxury dealer with a really slick check in experience and free coffee and snacks while waiting for the courtesy bus..
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Questions & Answers
2015 Mazda 2. Should the front left wheel be 10mm further back than the front right. Is this normal?
I have a 2015 genki dj series with 75000 klms on it. With regards to the fuel filter do these ever have to be replaced. Where is it, How often should it be replaced and can a home mechanic do it.
I am no mechanic so I did a google search. It tells you that it needs to be changed every 30000 klm, so if your car is suffering from symptoms of a bad filter such as it smells, lack of power and engine stall, then I suppose you need to change it.
Everything is on youtube, if that is something you want to do. Just do a search. I personally would not waste my time. You probably saving $100 (or $200 at the most). Just call up your local mechanic for a quote if you need to change it.
Sounds like you do everything yourself (such as change oil & service) which is great but I always go back to my dealer to service my car as I need it to be in a very good condition as I use my car everyday. Remember to change your drive belt (about 90klm) and your battery (probably end of the year) if you have not done so. I hope this helps.
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