2008 Mazda MAZDA2 User Reviews

2008 Mazda MAZDA2 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"gear box" 2 reviews
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Vangie writes:
2008 Mazda MAZDA2 Review
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5

Pros

Low Low Fuel Consumption

Cons

Dies on teh steep inclines

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Great Car To Own When Im Low On Cash, Has The Comfort Of A Top Range Vehicle At A Lower Cost — Fantastic fuel consumption,Easy to drive, Great Ergonomics, hasnt neede any repairs for the past year!Very Fun to drive, except on an incline wiht the airconditioning on. Love that evrythign in wihtin reach, there isnt a need to take my eyes off the rad at all during driving!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Han writes:
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5

Pros

steering, handling, economy

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ur friends sometimes make fun of u cuz ur driving a supermini

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Maz2 — -electric steering one of the best i've come across; nice weighting, surprisingly lots of feedback. I think Mazda has cracked the electric steering racks, as their RX-8 and Mazda 3,6 has one of the best steering systems already. -Automatic gearbox is good, but I wish it had a taller top gear or even a 5th, cuz on the motorway its doing 3000rpm at 100km/h, and the economy does suffer. -Launch is good, and there's no slip whatsoever. You get instant acceleration when u press the accelerator. -suspension could do better with a bit more compliance. Its firm, but has a very 'rubbery' feeling -interior space is excellent, and build quality is good, but the plastics is a bit crude. But hey, its a NZD24000 car :)

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James writes:
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Handling, fun factor, economy, cool appearance.

Cons

emmm... boq!! lol...

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Mazda 2.... Should Be Named, Mazda Dno.1 — Performance: acceleration is great for a 1.3 litre, the car having great power to weight ratio. top speed is sufficient for some great fun (180km/h)... Braking is expceptional... but the best thing about it is it's HANDLING. Oversteer is a doodle to control and adds a large smile on your face :)))) Build quality = 95% Nothing went wrong after 9000km in just 6 months. Appearance: Exterior is superb (100%)... Interior.. could be a bit more funky, but overall it's a 95% Cost of Ownership: Excellent, really good bang for your buck.... Don't push it too much though.. FUN FACTOR???? 100% fun!!! IT IS BRILLIANT!! enough said.

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Ciarán writes:
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for city driving: zippy and agile, yet settles down for the long haul on the freeway.

Cons

avoid this car if you regularly travel with lots of kids or lots of luggage.  it's only a small car, after all.

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Fantastic Car For City Singles Or Couples, Even A Very Young Family. Great, Affordable Commuter. — Appearance: It's a car built to target Asian girls, and the styling reflects that. It's curvy, yet still has a few sharp angles. Looking forward to the update due in Australia in May. Build Quality: It's a Mazda... what more do I need to say? No squeaks or rattles from the bodywork (only from my CD cases in the door pockets...) Improvements I would like to see: more progressive clutch uptake (currently very abrupt), and a more progressive handbrake (doesn't hold at all unless fully on). Performance: I haven't yet had the opportunity to get it out onto a track, but occasionally on a dry, sunny day, I'll have a bit of fun. It takes a fair bit of abuse to prompt any interference from the stability or traction control. It accelerates beautifully for a 1.5L, due to having such a light chassis and body. It brakes pretty well, too, considering how light it is. Anti-lock brakes with emergency Brake Assist and Brake-Force Distribution help to pull it up quickly. Remember, though, this is a city car, not a sports car, and as such the suspension is set up for comfort. Chuck it into a corner, and there's a fair bit of body roll, but despite this, will stay on- course. Out on the freeway, however, it will cruise comfortably all day long, which was why I chose the Mazda2 over the VW Polo or Hyundai Getz. Torque-steer can be a issue if hooning away from the lights, but generally can be held pretty well. Power-to-weight ratio works in its favour in traffic, as it's easy to dart between lanes, and get up to speed. Cost of ownership (AUS $): Maintenance costs are a little higher than older cars, which is only because it has to be serviced by a Mazda service centre in order to get the computer software updates. I generally have mine serviced out of the city, where my parents live, and the service prices are significantly lower (up to 30% lower). On the fuel side of things, my calculations show an average of 6.4L/100km (sorry, don't know the conversion to MPG) Fun Factor: Love it. I live in the city, which is exactly the place it's designed for. I also spend a lot of time travelling long-distance on motorways, and I couldn't ask for a more comfortable car in the compact class. It's got plenty of sprightliness, which is great for having a giggle outside of peak traffic. Love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gülperi writes:
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style, color and cost of buying

Cons

milage ind city, read comments

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Lovly Lillte Car — I just love the look, it beatifull in allmost evry color and a lot of space. I have the 5-d model and it's perfect for my. I'm not saying buy the car, but at lest try it once. You gonnna love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andres writes:
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5

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how it runs

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nothing

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These Car Is Nice — these car is asmall car is cheap and it runs awesome. its fully loaded good performance cheap with gasyou could say that for the price you are paying you are taking a good as car home i recommend this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AI writes:
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5

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price, look and handling

Cons

if you have 6 kids then....

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Nice Buy — Hey its a small car but Mazda 2 rocks in a tiny city like Taipei~~ Cheaper than a Mini but lots fun to drive it!! It is still parking down stair in a dark garage cause I don't commute any more. sign..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jo writes:
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4

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small

Cons

low bhp

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Not Fast Enough — no needed repairing ... goot appearance . cost of ownership is cheap . performance is low bhp :/ not fast enough . silent engine. very good brakes. good handling fun to drive . very good car recommended and very good gear box for the people who are trying to learn to change quick the gears

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Karl writes:
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5

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Big roomy, good solid car and looks the part

Cons

Dont normally like Japanese cars lol

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Beast Of A Car — Fantastic car has everything you need, electric windows, pump seat, lights come on when keys are taken out, great second car for me, big car inside gorgeous looking mines in white, amazing to drive quite nippy 1.3 16V, does 400 to a tank approx. overall a great car which i'll be keeping for 3 years unless i win the lottery.

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Jason writes:
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4

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economical

Cons

cannot fit in more than 4

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Nice — great car!! go fast in corners economical....great hatchback. great fun, a 3drs hatchback with 105bhps. disadvantage is da car is a little bit tiny for sum ppl took arud 15750 AUSD is a great fun car!! great handling and good at running! look reli nice n beautiful in and outside!

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