Which used Mazda Premacy estate should I buy?
The Premacy originally came with 99- and 113bhp 1.8-litre petrol engines. A 99bhp 2.0-litre diesel quickly followed and the more powerful 1.8 petrol was replaced with a 129bhp 2.0-litre unit in November 2001.
Even the 1.8s are reasonably flexible, but if you regularly travel with five on board, it's worth spending a bit more and getting the 2.0-litre petrol. As for the diesel, it offers plenty of low-end shove, but can get breathless at higher speeds. It's also noisy all the time, whereas the petrols are refined.
All models are fitted with six airbags and three-point seatbelts for everyone, but diesel cars miss out on the traction control system fitted to petrols.
Other standard equipment includes all-round electric windows, an alarm and remote central locking, but GSi, GSE and Sport trims have climate control instead of the basic air-conditioning fitted to other models. GXE and GSE-trimmed versions have seven seats, while the rest have five.