Reliable And Fun To Drive
Originally purchased 12 years ago to replace a Honda Civic as a sales vehicle, this car has proven to be the most reliable vehicle I've ever driven with the least amount of maintenance issues. It's also been a lot of fun to drive. The 5 speed manual transmission has provided excellent gas mileage and minimal brake wear. The only real issue I had was with the original radio/CD player not functioning in very cold weather. That I replaced with another model. Having owned this car for 12 years, it runs as well as when it was new.
285,530...can you ask for more.
She was a trooper! bought her in June 2011, brand new Red Hatch with 41 test miles. 285,530 miles later...12.5 years + 6 with no car note, 'Lucille' ...(as in Ball...Redhead) drove the highways and byways of NOVA/DMV area for 7 years with only a fuel pump replacement...got complicated, not her fault. Relocated to Charlotte...4 good years, and a 5th year of some not the worst A/C issues. Eventually 9/2013, solenoid trans issues, and other numerous codes and failures going out. She was awesome! WISHED FOR 300,000 I can't speak for any other owner, but this car was such a great car regardless of any few issues. The only disparage I can offer about this great car is finding local parts via ADV or AZ, you have to do online. The average life is about 180-200 K, so she was a champ!
Powerful little car
I had a 2011 Mazda 2 and it was my first car. I owned it for nearly 12 years, put over 100,000 miles on it. I learned how to drive in this car and it never let me down. I love everything about it from the look, the way it drives, space/room (it's roomier inside than you'd think; you can pack a lot of stuff in it), and reliability was outstanding. The only issues I ever had were either battery-related due to user error (don't leave the headlights after you get out the car), and a check engine light that came on once when the car was 8 years old and had around 70,000 miles on it. It was an easy fix that cost less than $500 to repair, including the labor. The only drawback is that they don't come with all the fancy electronics (no backup camera, basic infotainment, no bluetooth, etc.), but it's a brilliant little car regardless. Even though I bought a newer Mazda, I held on to my Mazda 2 for two extra years just because I loved it so much. I would 100% recommend this car to anyone.
This car was smaller-looking than I expected but roomy inside. Very comfortable and drives great. Easy for city street parking and Mazdas have always been reliable in my experience- clutches last so long!
Loves the hills and curves
I bought this car with 7 miles on her. She was my daily drive for almost 9 years. For the money, GREAT car, handles fabulous, LOVES curves and hills. Sporty with spunk!!!!! Best bang for my buck ever! Sass and inexpensive. I LOVED this car. Having said that, there isn’t any leg room in the back of this vehicle.
Poor suspension front and rear replaced everthing
The car has many suspension problems front struts rear shocks stable links rear shocks.control arms ect. Best to stay clear from this car Mazda 3 is the car to buy.I regret buying this car all types of problems stay clear away.Also interior noise from plastic dash.Poor gas miles and small gas tank.NO comfort on long trips sore back.
Much better than previous cars
It has lots of handy features and it handles the roads/turns quite well. It handles the rougher spots and windy days well. It is efficient inside the car.
Mazda 2 is a peppy practical little car.
The Mazda 2 is a fun, low-cost and practical little car. It zips around town with ease. Go-cart handling, yet smooth a quiet enough at high speeds on the highway. Get the manual transmission! On the downside, the stereo is not very good, so I replaced the speakers and front on my car, which also gave it Bluetooth. While the back seats are fine for kids, they are too small for adults on long trips.
Didn't think I'd ever get another 4 cylinder, but
I have been driving a 6 cylinder car for the past 15 years and drove 4 cylinders prior. They didn't have much power and very noises. When I first saw the Mazda 2 bright green color, I didn't like it, but now I love it, and I was shocked how great it drove and the power it had. I love my Mazda 2
Cheap, Fun, Reliable
Great car, fun to drive, cheap and reliable, and gets great fuel economy. Fantastic car in nearly every way.