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.
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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.
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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...
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.
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..
Great little car
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.
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.
Zippy little car!
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!
Comfortable and zippy little car
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.
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.
Love my new small car!
We have a ute, and I needed a car to do daycare drop off and drive to work. I really wanted a small, cheap car. I was originally going to just buy el cheapo Kia picanto but hubby did the 'spreadsheet' and it worked out better valve to down just a little extra for the Mazda. I freaking love my new car. It looks really good and drives beautifully. I can park it in tiny spaces - bonus after driving the ute! The interior is not fancy, but it's pretty nice and has all the fancy things that I was after - I use the USB plug for listening to pod casts on the way to work and Bluetooth the phone for calls. I am definitely a Mazda convert! The mother in law even went out two weeks later and got the same model!
My wonderful little car
My little grey Mazda 2 is a delight to drive...it manoeuvres so well in traffic and and is so easy to park. It is so cheap to run.... 85 litres of petrol got me 2000 kms of driving. That is over 20kms to the litre. Amazingly economical.
Comfort is great. It looks smart, rides well and is very quiet....love my car
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