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.
Used city cars review: 2005-2011
IT wasn't too long ago that the cheapest class of new car was something of a driveaway then chuckaway choice.Hyundai's Excel was a game-changing device that appealed not so much for its compact, ...Read More
Used Mazda 2 review: 2002-2011
It's hard to believe given its strong recent performance that Mazda was struggling to survive in the Australian market just a few years ago. That was before a remarkable rebirth following the launch ...Read More
Mazda 2 transmission fluid
Carmakers assess local conditions when setting service routines, and Mazda has decided not to recommend an interval for changing the fluid in their cars sold here. Auto transmission specialists generally recommend changing oil every 50,000 km and having a full service done every 100,000 km or so. I would have the fluid changed in your car.
Used Mazda 2 review: 2007-2009
Mazda was once one of the innovators in the car industry, but somewhere in the '90s it became a follower. In short it lost its way. Fast-forward to the noughties and it had rediscovered its mojo with ...Read More
Trusty Mazda 2
It's impossible to say you won't strike trouble, but it would seem unlikely given your experience with the car. Servicing is the key to long life with a car and if you have done that consistently over the life of the car to date you can have confidence it will continue to give you good service.
Used first cars review: 2006
On a tight budget, you had four options: unsafe cars, unreliable cars, really boring cars or cars that combined all three characteristics. In the past decade, though, it's become easier to find a ...Read More
Ask Smithy Xtra Mazda 2 expensive service
It’s quite normal to have a major service at around 40,000 km, so I wouldn’t be complaining about that. Servicing costs are worth checking and comparing when you’re buying a new car, as they can vary widely between makes and models, and they’re costs you will have to wear for the life of the vehicle. You could, of course, have it serviced by a Mazda specialist if you want to save some money. The dealer’s advice on tyres is not correct, 175/65/14 is a common size and there is quite a wide choice of brands and various prices. Our tyre experts recommend the Michelin or Dunlop brands.
Stylish, practical cars
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Toyota Corolla: Is it a good used car?
BUY a small car with a four-cylinder engine, and if you stick to the well-respected brands, such as Toyota Corolla or Echo, Nissan Pulsar, Mazda2 or 3, Hyundai Getz, or Honda Civic he should be a winner. Buy the car with the lowest odometer reading and in the best condition that fits his budget.
Knocked Back On Repair
START by getting a second opinion. If that is that the noise is not acceptable then approach your dealer to have something done about it. Hopefully you reported it to the dealer while your warranty was running, that way you will have more clout when it comes to a claim against Mazda. If your dealer is unhelpful then go straight to Mazda.