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  • Handling
    4.8 (4)
  • Braking
    4.5 (4)
  • Suspension
    4.3 (4)
  • Gear Shifting
    3.5 (4)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.5 (4)
  • Interior Design
    4.3 (4)
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    3.8 (4)
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    4.0 (3)
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    4.0 (4)
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    4.7 (3)
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  • Noise Level
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Great little car

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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.

Purchased in November 2020 at Mazda Dealers.

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Davbarg

DavbargPeel, WA

  • 4 reviews

Has proved to be a great buy

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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.

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jane

janeSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 10 reviews

Automatic transmission fail.

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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.

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AJB

AJBIllawarra, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Mazda 2 Neo - I love my new Zoom Zoom!

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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.

Purchased in March 2020 at Mazda Dealers for $15,888.00.

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Snooky

Snooky

  • 2 reviews

MAZDA 2 RULES!

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Purchased in September 2015.


Bec

BecGold coast

  • 2 reviews

Great little car!

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2014

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Cat

CatAdelaide

  • 20 reviews
  • 2 likes

Attractive little car that does a good job

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BodyHatch
BadgeGenki
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSep 2017
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Matt

MattWoolloomooloo Sydney

  • 2 reviews

Great little car

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeGenki
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2018
Taylor

TaylorSydney

  • 20 reviews
  • 7 likes

Love love love my car

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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!

BodyHatch
BadgeGenki
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedFeb 2014
Lee

LeePALMERSTON

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Mazda 2

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeGenki
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2018

C.B

C.B

  • 2 reviews
  • 6 likes

Problematic but still reliable

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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

BodyHatch
BadgeMaxx
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2015

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displaynamehereAU

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

If you are looking for a well built car.. don't buy a Mazda 2

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BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2015

Niles

NilesSydney

  • 9 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great car

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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.

BodySedan
BadgeMaxx
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2017

J.k

J.kSydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great car

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeMaxx
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedDec 2016
kgee

kgee

  • 4 reviews

zippy and fun to drive

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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!

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJan 2015
Richy

RichySydney

  • 4 reviews

Great Little Car

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2016

Chris P

Chris PMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 18 reviews
  • 9 likes

Superb Value

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BodySedan
BadgeNeo
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2017

Thanhthanh

ThanhthanhMelb

  • 7 reviews

Perfect little car

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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!

BodyHatch
BadgeGenki
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMay 2016

shanewm257

shanewm257Redcliffe, Queensland

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

A good car!

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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.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedApr 2016

Martyn

MartynSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews
  • 2 likes

Fantastic little run around

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BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2015

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Questions & Answers

Stevo

Stevoasked

2015 Mazda 2. Should the front left wheel be 10mm further back than the front right. Is this normal?

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Chris G.

Chris G.asked

Why can't I convert the Mazda Touch screen to Apple Carplay?

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GloriaK

GloriaKasked

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.

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James C.
James C.

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.

GloriaK
GloriaK

Thanks james for advice

GloriaK
GloriaK

Ps could not find anything om youtube could you send the link.


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