2003 Mazda Demio Review

2003 Mazda Demio GSi 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta


Solid reliability from Mazda as you would expect!


Nothing has gone wrong in over 21,000 miles of motoring.

General Comments:

This was purchased as a second vehicle mainly to be used by my wife. We wanted a car that was going to be reliable, practical and economical. I think we got all of these from the Demio.

Reliability is superb. Not one thing wrong in the 3+ years we've had it. Always starts fine and runs fine.

OK, so it looks a bit odd and is not the fastest thing around, but as it's mainly used for short runs (less than 15 miles) like shopping trips, going to and from work etc., it's fine.

My only criticisms are that it can be a bit uncomfortable on longer journeys and fuel economy is not brilliant (around 35MPG).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2006

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review