What used Mazda Premacy estate will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Mazda Premacy estate?
The Premacy was a slow seller as a new, but this limited demand is good news for second-hand buyers because it means prices are low.
Running costs should be reasonable, too. Our favourite engine, the 2.0-litre petrol, is the least fuel-efficient option - along with the 113bhp 1.8 it replaced - yet it still averages 33.6mpg. The 99bhp 1.8 is hardly any better at 34.0mpg on the combined cycle, but the diesel is far and away the most economical, at 49.6mpg.
The 1.8s and 2.0-litre diesel also attract a modest group 6 insurance rating, while most 2.0-litre petrol models sits in group 7. The one exception is the group 8-rated Sport trim.
Finally, Mazda dealers have some of the quickest repair times out there and their hourly rates generally undercut those of rival manufacturers. It's worth shopping around to make sure you get the best deal come servicing time, although you're unlikely to save more than a few quid by going to an independent Mazda specialist rather than a franchised dealer.