Mazda2 Road Test (2003)

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Mazda Mazda2 Review

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The overall feel of the Mazda2 was reassuring and the build quality was in keeping with the rest of the Mazda family.

What We'd Like To See
  • A light in the Glove box
  • Illuminated electric window switchgear
Build Quality

Mazda have created a supermini with the build quality of a much larger car. The materials used are very good and combined with Mazda's reliability and 3-year warranty the Mazda2 should wear well.

Value For Money

The Mazda2 1.6 Sport has excellent levels of standard safety equipment. ABS is standard on all but the entry-level 'S' model and we feel that it should be standard throughout the range. Having said that the Mazda2 is well equipped and with prices ranging from £8,765 for the entry-level 1.25 S to £12,000 for the 1.6 Sport it is also competitively priced.

Conclusion

The supermini market is extremely competitive and the Mazda2 stands out from the crowd with its dynamic looks, spacious practical interior and high standard specification. It was certainly a fun car to drive with excellent driving dynamics and superb road holding ability. The overall feel of the Mazda2 was reassuring and the build quality was in keeping with the rest of the Mazda family. It would be high on my shopping list.

21 November 2003 Melanie Carter
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Mazda Mazda2 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMazda Mazda Mazda2 1.6 Sport
  
Body Type5-door hatchback
ColourBlack Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11.4 seconds
Top Speed 112 mph
  
TransmissionManual
  
Fuel TypePetrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban29.4 mpg
Extra Urban48.7 mpg
Combined39.8 mpg
  
Insurance Group6
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty from date of registration, with unlimited mileage in the first year
6-year anti-perforation warranty
3-year unlimited mileage, paint and surface corrosion warranty
The Mazda 3-Year manufacturers warranty includes Mazda European Assistance
Price (when tested on the 21/11/03)£ 12,000

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