Mazda Familia Review

2000 Mazda Familia SP20 2.0 4WD petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 4WD petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres
Previous carMazda Familia GTX turbo


This is a sexy, reliable, great performer, and hasn't cost much to keep it running


Wheel bearing needed fixed at 76,000 kms.

Radiator thermostat broke at 100,000 kms.

Front shocks needed replacing at 105,000 kms.

Front light covers need replacing (clouded over - uncleanable) at 112,000 kms.

Wheel bearing needs fixing again - same wheel - 112,000 kms.

General Comments:

I love this car - great looks, great performance - zippy around town, and a great open road traveller also.

Frugal on gas, and has some grunt.

Lots of extras... as factory standard.

Doesn't fit rear facing child car seats in the back seat well at all - my reason for selling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2011

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review