Used Mazda Demio Hatchback 1998 - 2001 review

Category: Small car

Section: What is it like?

Used Mazda Demio Hatchback 1998 - 2001
  • Used Mazda Demio Hatchback 1998 - 2001
  • Used Mazda Demio Hatchback 1998 - 2001

What's the used Mazda Demio estate like?

Lots of superminis built from the late-90s ownwards, even those with a tall, MPV-like design like the Demio's, were good fun to drive. This model, however, falls woefully short of the standards set by some of its rivals.

The handling is poor because the body leans too much in corners, the steering is stodgy, and the ride is just as bad. Bumps of all sizes jolt into the cabin and the lumpy motorway ride is accompanied by excessive amounts of noise.