Mazda Premacy Review from Netherlands

2000 Mazda Premacy LX DTI 2

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission DTI 2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance149000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626


Not complete enough for that money


No problems with the car, start always.

General Comments:

They sold the Car to me telling me it was build on the 626 Base. After a couple of month I discovered that this was not true!! It is based on th 323.

It's to noisy, and not complete enough for the money that it cost.

Missing Variable interval on wipers back and front.

Missing control light for window washer level.

Missing temprature indicator on the dashbord (frost detection).

Missing Sun-roof is not available on this model when you want a TDI engine.

It's a fine car, but when you drive more than some kilometers per day, it is not good enough. Will I buy an other Mazda YES!! a Premacy? Never again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th March, 2003

17th Oct 2009, 21:23

According to the Dog and Lemon Guide, which I have in New Zealand, the car is based off of a 626.

18th Oct 2009, 01:43

Not the 626, the 323 is the base. The guide is mistaken.

I had a Premacy and it was a great cheap secondhand alternative to the unreliable Zafira - cheaper and better!

13th Jan 2011, 14:27

Some elements are from the 626, but most of them based on the 323.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review