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Used Mazda Demio Hatchback 1998 - 2001 review

(1998 - 2001)
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What used Mazda Demio estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mazda Demio estate?

Considering how big the Demio was in comparison with other superminis, it was never a very expensive new car. And, now that you can take advantage of the distinctly unspectacular residual values, used prices are extremely keen, to say the least. We recommend the older versions that can be picked up for a fraction of what buyers of the new car would have paid.

Running costs aren't bad, but they're not quite as spectacularlylow. The 1.3 will return an average of 40.3mpg, but the 1.5 will manage only 38.7mpg. That's not great for the class.

Insurance costs fall into the same category. Buying the 1.3 will earn you a group 3 classification, while the 1.5 is in group 4. Again, this isn't outrageous, but considering the limited power of the two engines, it isn't terrific, either.

We don't expect owners to do particularly high mileages, so the service intervals of 9000 miles are reasonably palatable, and should help to keep maintenance costs down.