Mazda 2 (2003 – 2007) Review

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Mazda 2 (2003 – 2007) At A Glance

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Sportier, livelier and more fun to drive than the Fiesta on which it is based. Easy access to the boot. Keen value.

Some rivals offer more cabin space.

Is it a Fiesta? Is it a Fusion? Confusion, it's a Mazda 2.

Instead of offering two variations of the new Valencia Ford Fiesta, Ford offers three and calls one of them a Mazda. But unlike the old Mazda 121, which was no more than a badge-engineered Dagenham Fiesta, the Mazda 2 has been completely re-engineereed.

And that's the point of it. At the back you get the lowest loading sill in the new Fiesta range. (Nearly as low as a Yaris Verso.) You get a fairly flat floor when you fold the seats, because Mazda sorted out the seat squab mechanism. You get a brighter, funkier interior. And you get a shopping car that's a lot more fun to drive than any Fiesta or Fusion.

You also gain an element of exclusivity because Mazda doesn't expect to sell many, concentrating its efforts instead on bigger, more profitable machines like the forthcoming Mazda 3 and the excellent Mazda 6.

Mazda 2 2003 Road Test

 

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Real MPG average for a Mazda 2 (2003 – 2007)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

95%

Real MPG

31–64 mpg

MPGs submitted

48

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What have we been asked about the Mazda 2 (2003 – 2007)?

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Mazda 2 EAC warning - what does it mean?

My 1.4 diesel Mazda 2 (2006 model) lost power yesterday and displayed an EAC warning on the dashboard. I could only drive it home in first gear. What could the problem be?
Common problem on the 1.4HDI/TDCI. Likely to be failed injectors. If you are lucky, the problem may only be failed injector seals.However, EAC is 'Electronic Accelerator Control', so get that checked first.
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What does a Mazda 2 (2003 – 2007) cost?

Buy new from £14,210 (list price from £15,820)
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