2003 Mazda Premacy GSi 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


At 5 years old the dealer repair estimate was more than the trade in value


Rust blisters on rear wheel arches / quarter panels. Manufacturing fault on this age Premacy. Mazda offered to repair, but dealer wanted more than the offer.

Traded it in without repair after months of fruitless negotiation.

Rear brakes replaced at 40000 miles.

General Comments:

Disappointed when rust appeared, otherwise a reliable practical workhorse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th January, 2009

2000 Mazda Premacy 1.8 gxi 1.8 from UK and Ireland


It's good for the money, but it's not great


Nothing other than a bit of an annoying rattle from the dashboard.

General Comments:

This is the 'family car', and it does what is says on the tin. Its got loads of space with five proper seats and a boot big enough to fit a travel system plus shopping. However, if you're after an inspiring drive, stick to your hatchback. Motorway cruising is a pleasure, but pottering around the town is a different story. High and narrow bite point on the clutch along with splodgey steering and suspension mean that it's less than desirable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2005

21st Jul 2006, 19:16

I completely disagree. After owning my Premacy for a year, I find it an absolute joy to drive, and never again would I consider owning an estate, because let's face it, they're just an hatchback with a box bolted on the back!

2001 Mazda Premacy 1.8 petrol from Singapore


Good MPV for the money


Engine rather noisy when driving at 120kph and over as noise protrude into cabin. Wind noise also higher.

General Comments:

Very torquey ride considering an MPV of 7 seater. Road holding good like saloons. Fuel consumption reasonable as compare to other MPV's in the market. Getting average of 11km/litre of fuel. Roomy for 5 seats. If fully use up on 7 seats, some legroom compensation needed with juggling between middle row seat. High seating position without the need to climb in. Thsi is just what I need. Meaning the floor board is same as saloon cars. Only the seats heights are higher. With the ceiling also higher. Stable at high speeds around 160kph. 3rd row seat should have split fold rather than complete fold with removal option.

Never regret buying the Mazda Premacy 1.8A. Surprisingly powerful engine match in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2005

18th Mar 2005, 13:43


In Europe, Mazda Premacy only has 5 seats! Different version, is this what we call the MPV?

22nd Mar 2005, 06:14

Premacy's are consider MPV since the seats are able to shift or move around creating space when in need. As far as I knew, 5 seat version have individual seats by itself. Whereas those 7 seater version have bench seats for middle and last row. Although it can be slide, release and fold to create space when needed. Enigne matching normally depends on the countries dealer or distributors what is suitable and easy for them to market considering the needs in each country.

2003 Mazda Premacy 2.0G 2.0 from Malaysia


Four wheels disc-brakes


The air-con compressor noisy when running under hot sun, and I had a replace for the compressor under warranty in just a few week, after the new car delivered.

And the front disc-brakes are noisy too, when I braking. I had the front brake-pads replaced also, but it's happening also after my car have 20,000km ran.

General Comments:

The car's handling is good, although in huge body compare with sedan car. And the 0-100km acceleration is quit fast also. But it's hard to over cross a vehicle when in the running position.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th August, 2004

2003 Mazda Premacy 2000 G-Sports 2.0 from Singapore


A good and versatile mini MPV


Some noise during braking.

Yet to send to agent for full diagnosis.

Speaker not so great, lack bass and sharpness.

Storage space limited with 3rd row seat fitted.

General Comments:

This car is value for money.

Mine comes with Sunroof, Leather seats (3 rows), Fog light, Sun Film, 16" Sport Rims on 205/55R16 Yokohama tires, Full year of road tax and insurance.

The family loves it, everybody has his/her own seat.

Blaupunkt Stereo set with 5 pieces front loading changer.

The family loves the sunroof, makes the car feels more spacious.

The 3rd row seat can be removed easily.

I have installed light performance tuning kit (Iridium plugs, voltage stabiliser and grounding cables, performance filter, air charger and fuel charger. The kit has boosted the performance of the car by a notch (about 8-10%). You can feel extra pulling power from the engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2004