2006 Mazda 2 Maxx 1.5 litre petrol
Practical and economical Zoom-Zoom in a compact size
My Mazda 2 has been totally faultless in the 5 months that I've had it.
My Mazda 2 has shown itself as a comfortable, capable and economical form of transport whilst commuting to and from work as well as over long interstate drives covering hundreds of kilometres.
From a fuel economy standpoint I use around 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres whilst travelling between home and work. At highway speeds I typically use around 5.4 litres per 100 kilometres.
In-gear acceleration from low engine speeds seems barely adequate. Some more low-end torque would be very welcome.
Travelling along at highway speeds there is a fair bit of tyre noise. Overall the noise level is good and comfortably shames the Corolla I previously had.
Parking is a breeze with the nicely-weighted steering, the light, progressive clutch and the rear pillars that give a very accurate indication of where the rear of the car ends.
There is plenty of room in the hatch and the rear seats fold forward to create even more if needed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2007