Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mazda 2 hatchback?
Take a look at our regular reliability surveys and you'll see that Mazda is almost impossible to beat when it comes to mechanical dependability. The big Japanese firms always lead the way on this score and Mazda is one of the most consistent performers.
It's even better news for 2 owners, because the supermini is one of Mazda's most reliable models of recent years. With Mazda's excellent reputation, you can be sure that this, one of the company's toughest cars, will prove to be utterly dependable. Most owners have reported doing more than 30,000 miles without any signs of a problem, and that's extremely impressive, even for a Mazda.
If you're buying a diesel, though, keep an eye on the fuel pipes. Some owners have had these replaced under warranty.