Mazda 2 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda 2 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

What $20,000 car should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Apr 2018

Unfortunately you’ve kept the Corolla too long, and have had to spend money to keep it going. Keep that in mind for the next one you buy.

You’re constrained by your $20,000 budget, but I would suggest you look at a Kia Rio, Mazda2, Mitsubishi Lancer, or Suzuki Swift. All should fall within your budget and all will give you a good run. If you were prepared to buy a used car that is one or two years old, you could consider a Toyota Corolla, or a Mazda3.

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What could be causing my '04 Mazda 2 to stall?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2018

The warning light is telling you there is a problem and that you should have a diagnostic check done on it. The idle speed is probably too low to sustain reliable running. It’s possibly a faulty sensor sending a false message to the computer.

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Can I skip my car's servicing?

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Feb 2018

Skipping oil changes is the worst possible thing to do, the oil will get thick and sludgy and the risk is that it will block the galleries in the engine, and in the worst case it could cause the engine to fail.

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How much is a new brake master cylinder and shock absorber for a 2010 Mazda 2?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Nov 2017

A new master cylinder would cost around $100, a shock absorber about the same.

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Is the Mazda 2 GT sedan a suitable car for someone in their 30s?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Nov 2017

That’s a sexist question that I’m not prepared to answer in the form you’ve asked it. The GT tag is thrown around today by marketing wiz kids with no knowledge of its history, the result is that cars get badged with GT stickers that really aren’t true GTs. The Mazda2 GT is a Mazda2 with a few extra goodies, but sadly no extra grunt or suspension tweaks. If you want to look cool it might appeal, but if you want a real performance-oriented small car try the VW Polo GTi or its bigger brother, the Golf GTi.

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What's a safe first car?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Aug 2017

I wouldn't recommend the Polo, it requires the more expensive Premium unleaded, it's got the dual-clutch auto, which can be troublesome, and it will be more expensive to service. The Mazda 2 or the Toyota Yaris are better choices.

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Mazda, Tesla, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Citroen models recalled

Mazda, Tesla, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Citroen models recalled

26 Jun 2017 · by Justin Hilliard

The Australasian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced another set of national safety recalls, with models from Mazda, Tesla, Mitsubishi, Peugeot and Citroen impacted.

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Safe hatchbacks for a learner driver?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jun 2017

If it were my daughter I would be looking for safety and reliability as top priorities in a first car. With your budget I would be looking at a 2013/14 Mazda2, a 2014/15 Kia Rio, and a 2014 Toyota Yaris.

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Claimed fuel consumption for 2010 Mazda2?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Jun 2017

The claimed average fuel consumption of a 2010 Mazda 2 is 6.8 L/100 km for combined city and country driving. Around town the average is 8.9 L/100 km.

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Mazda 2, 3 and 6 recalled over driver's seat defect

Mazda 2, 3 and 6 recalled over driver's seat defect

22 Feb 2017 · by Justin Hilliard

Mazda Australia has issued a national recall for 124,686 examples of its last-generation Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 models which were sold between September 2007 and March 2012.

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