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  • Acceleration / Power
    4.0 (2)
  • Handling
    4.5 (2)
  • Braking
    4.0 (2)
  • Suspension
    3.5 (2)
  • Gear Shifting
    2.0 (2)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.0 (2)
  • Interior Design
    3.5 (2)
  • Boot Size
    3.0 (2)
  • Features
    3.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    3.5 (2)
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
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  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)


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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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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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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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

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

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
Robert5757

Robert5757Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 8 reviews
  • 2 likes

The Best of the Best SERVICE

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BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedNov 2017

Silent Enigma

Silent EnigmaBris

  • 9 reviews

Great little car

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Small enough to make parking easy. Fuel efficient, I get 500ks around town per 40 liter tank, quiet smooth ride. I have owned three Mazda 2's and they have never let me down. The only gripe I have is that the fuel gauge isn't very accurate once it passes 50% empty. I recommend these cars to anyone who wants a small fuel efficient reliable car.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2014

Chelsea B

Chelsea BMelbourne

Latency in response

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Very comfortable on the inside and looks good. Low fuel consumption. Very good for learners and slow drivers. But I definitely would not recommend this car for those to rely on quick response of the car in various circumstances. It has a huge latency and may put lives in danger. I had to change my driving style after purchasing it. It is completely opposite to my previous car - Mazda 2 (!) fabricated in 2008.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJul 2016

Kylie

KylieCentral Queensland, QLD

  • 5 reviews

Amazing fuel usage, great handling

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Efficient on fuel is an understatement, we used to fill up once per fortnight now we fill up once in 2 and a half months, it's amazing.

As a second car its perfect for running about and picking up kids. The driving is zippy and smooth and has good pickup.

The interior is tidy and of good quality, the backseat is of reasonable size for a small car and the boot is pretty spacious. The mod cons aren't all there for the standard car but its okay

Overall the Mazda 2 is an awesome second car for a family or first car for a new driver.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJun 2017

Marlene Dawson

Marlene DawsonWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

  • 3 reviews

Safety factor

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Security, excellent road holding even in wet conditions, quiet running, large boot size, excellent petrol consumption approx 6OO kms to full tank, body alignment type seats, added hands free phone, usb port instead of cd player, automatic stop sensor on windscreen the neo comes with a pearl finish, no extra cost.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2017
C.K.

C.K.

  • 7 reviews

Zippy little car!

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I love driving this car. We had a Mazda 323 protege before and after going back to Mazda after a spate of other cars, we were not disappointed! The interior is minimalistic, but functional and the running costs are great. I drive about 500 km per week to work and back. A 32L tank is about $40 a week running cost depending on the petrol price, and I drive every day including weekdays to take my daughter to swimming and random parties etc and it goes for about 7-10 days between fills. I have the hatchback which is little, and I have had trouble fitting things in there even with the seats folded but that's expected because its a small car!

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo Sport
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSep 2017
Maddie

Maddie

  • 9 reviews
  • 8 likes

Comfortable and zippy little car

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The smoothest car I've ever driven. Hardly chews the fuel (I only have to fuel up every 3-4 weeks) but has a lot of power when you put your foot down. It may look like a small car from the exterior but it has more space inside than you'd expect. And, i didn't expect this from a brand like Mazda but replacement parts are cheaper than expected.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo Sport
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSep 2017

Dee

DeeBendigo

  • 7 reviews
  • 9 likes

Zoom Zoom

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My Mazda 2 is the best car I have ever owned. It was my first 'Brand New' Car and it didn't let me down. So compact and easy to park. Sound system is fantastic. The standard tyres are remarkable and lasted so long. Comfortable for long trips. plenty of legroom in the back. Easy press button hatch opening. Great first car for young one or little zippy runaround for busy nana!

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedDec 2014

Vic

VicMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 32 reviews
  • 1 like

Awesome little car

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We replaced our Mazda 323 in 20014, and it was absolutely a surprise to find a small hatch with plenty of leg room, good sized boot, and all the nifty features I never had in my previous Mazda.The fuel economy is great, even with Adelaide's high fuel costs.I love the fact that it zips into small spaces in the shopping centre, sometimes I don't realise its still running if I have the radio on and waiting at the lights, "so quiet " I would recommend this fantastic little car to anyone especially older persons looking for an affordable little car.

BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
Engine Size1.5
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedApr 2014

Smh

SmhMelbourne

  • 2 reviews

Zoom Zoom

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great to drive, economical, very reliable, not enough compartments & their not roomy enough for proper storage.Leg room good, have accidentally gone into nuetral & sports just by a knock of bag etc . Looks sleek.Great sound system .ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM .Drivers seat a little low for shorter people like myself, i use a cushion.

BodySedan
BadgeNeo
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedNov 2016

Greggles

GregglesSunshine coast

Check engine light issues!!

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BodyHatch
BadgeNeo
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedApr 2015

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