If you're looking for a small car with sporty driving dynamics, simple packaging and a budget-friendly sticker price, the Mazda2 is worthy of consideration.
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In a class where options like Bluetooth connectivity and navigation are important to potential buyers, the Mazda2 fails to offer either, which makes rivals like the Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta more appealing.
Honestly overall I am pretty pleased with my Mazda2. I bought it used at a small family run dealership in new jersey and while it is not the fanciest or most expensive car, I have found it very reliable. It is not perfect. For instance, the car does not have cruise control. This is by no means the end of the world, nor was it a deal breaker, but that is definitely a feature I would prefer to have in my car. It is a small vehicle, which is great for me since I am very slight in stature. It is fantastic for getting into tight spaces, there is almost nowhere that a Mazda2 cannot park. Additionally I have discovered the car to be very hardy. I had an accident on a highway last year. I hydroplaned and the car spun out, the front of it hitting the cement median of the highway. We pulled the car over once we had stopped and found that while the front of the car was scraped up, it was largely unharmed. Not even a headlight was cracked and myself and my passenger were not at all harmed. There was no internal damage to the car either. I was really impressed with how such a small car handled a bad accident like that. On the other hand, the backseat headrests sit at a strange angle, sort of leaning forward. The hatchback design is nice. I haven't yet checked to see if I can put my seats down for more loading space. Overall, I am very pleased with my car.
Great commuter car with lots of zip!
The main reason I purchased the Mazda 2 was for gas mileage. It has performed well in that area especially since I was commuting 150 miles a day. Handles well and speakers are nice.
The gas tank is only about 8 gallons so I have to fill up a lot. And the speakers will stop working on occasion until I bang on the dashboard. A reliable car if you need it for just getting around. Not a lot of room otherwise and no arm rest.
The seats are very comfortable for long drives. If you have to be in the car for eight hours like I do sometimes, it is pretty comfortable the whole time.
It's a nice small car, which is nice for parking and backing out of difficult places but it's also kind of small and the gas tank is tiny. It's annoying how often I have to fill it up because of how small the gas tank is. The seats are comfy and you can fit a decent amount of stuff in the car though.
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SeatsJan 16, 2019
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Jan 16, 2019
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2011 Mazda2 and 2010-2011 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position.
If the driver cannot maintain an appropriate driving position, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat lifter links and install a reinforcement bracket to the lifter links, or replace the entire seat adjuster unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0917B.
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