Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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23 reader reviews for Mazda 2 Hatchback.
  • 1.4 Capella 5dr

    nigel webb , southgloucestershire . Date: 03/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had a Mazda 2 capella since February 2005 and there are a things I don't like.

    In the 10 months that I have had it, the oil level has gone down to half way once before it was serviced and after it was serviced in november 2005. I also have to take it to Mazda because the lock on the back seat has broken.

    The suspension is too firm and lastly I don't like the fact that it has a Ford Fiesta engine in it with ford stamped all over it. I thought I was buying Mazda not part Ford.

    I like the car how it drives and it holds the road well. The engine I have got is a 1.4 16v.

  • 1.4 D TS2 5dr

    Russell Toal , Lancashire . Date: 21/12/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a well put-together car, if a little basic and plain looking. I have owned the car for two years with 100% reliability.

    The ride is a little harsh and the seats are not that comfortable, although the high driving position is good and offers great visibility. The boot space was what sold the car - it's great for unusual loads.

    At first glance, the cabin looks good, although the glove compartment door gives the feeling of low quality.

    All in all the Mazda 2 has been a great car. Would I buy another? The answer to that would have to be no, as the car is a little boring. I'm off to buy a Golf.

  • 1.4 Antares 5dr

    WC Fletcher Date: 19/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Drive by wire accelerator is unpredictable when setting off - needs plenty of revs - OK if you're used a petrol car but coming from a diesel it's a different story.

    1.4 Pulls well if revved.

  • 1.4 S Auto 5dr

    bob bunce , hants . Date: 17/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The faults have included a flat battery on the first day with the car. The central lock did not work, the handbrake needed adjusting, there was a rattle in the bodywork, and the door was out of alignment. It needed module replacement. It would not pull away correctly.

    I have constantly visited the garage and asked to part ex as I lost confidence in the car. They would oblige only at a low trade-in price. I have now written to the dealer principal to try for a better result.

    I still would buy another though.

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