What's the used Mazda 2 hatchback like?
The Mazda 2's predecessor, the Demio, was a decent car in all but its drive. Not only was it no fun, but the ride was uncomfortable and unrefined. When Mazda replaced the Demio with the 2, though, the creases had been ironed out.
The 2 uses the same platform as the Ford Fiesta and it shows. The handling is impressively sharp and the steering is accurate, while the suspension provides good body control, albeit at the expense of a firm low-speed ride. Refinement is better than the Fiesta's.