Review of used Mazda 2
After a solid time of construction, but less than thrilling models, Mazda has undergone a change in the last decade and now produces cars like the Mazda 2 that are more pizzazz.
Mazda always produces beautiful cars, but often without much interest. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the MX5 and RX7 to make you think there might be an interesting car coming out, but for most of them they are placed between road machines that are simple. is not making the juice come out.
It all ended with Mazda 6 and Mazda 3, and the release of the small Mazda 2 in 2002 completed the conversion of the range from ho-hum to hallelujah.
There’s a lot of car history ahead of the front wheels, the Mazda 2’s 5-door hatch, and a lot of it has to live. The 121-bubble bubble car is an adventurous design with a cute design that stands out in the rather bland car crowd and becomes a favorite with some parts of the market. Next up is the metro 121 smart, going in the opposite direction in terms of style, and extremely bland.
The job of Mazda 2, was to reset Mazda’s credentials in the small car sector after the disappointing 121 Metro, and it did very well. In fact, it was hailed as the best small car at the time by many motorbike recorders. It’s perfectly vertical the way Metro 121 does, but none of the 121 boxes. It has a style very similar to 121 ‘bubble without being too adventurous.
Its lines are very clear and precise, giving it a sporty appearance, which is the opposite of the ’round bubble car and the box-shaped Metro. 2 is a car with clean shape and intentional flow. It looked good, and still remains.
Inside it is a small car masterpiece, the dashboard rated as the best in a car south of $ 50,000. That’s some compliments and it has been proven that attractive and realistic styled dashes are in place. Like 121 Metro, the interior of the 2 is spacious and flexible. The seats are comfortable and supportive; 60/40 foldable rear seats can slide back and forth to make more room. Similarly, spacious boot with low floor for good storage capacity.
Abundant power comes from a double-cylinder four-cylinder engine on the 1.5-liter that produces 82 horsepower at 6000 revs and 141 Nm at 4000 revs to give the small Mazda a huge zip on the road.
While it has variable valve timing, it needs to be adjusted to about 3500 revs to make the most of it. Accordingly it feels like it lacks torque. However, if asked, it will respond by sprinting to 100 km / h in less than 13 seconds and occupying a distance of 400 meters standing in a reasonable 19 seconds.
Buyers can choose between a 5-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed automatic, the latter is soggy to use and not as smooth and flexible as some other small cars.
There’s nothing cliché about the road performance of the Mazda 2; However, it is very balanced, agile and responsive. A few small cars are thrown on the road, they are mostly conservatively driven around town by people who aren’t interested in handling, but it would be fun to have a small Mazda if you care, or dare Discover its limits. The trip is also very commendable. Well controlled, it is supple and very comfortable.
All round, the Mazda 2 approached, and sometimes, exceeded European cars of similar size because of subtlety on the road. That’s something that few Japanese cars can ask for. Three models were released at the launch of Mazda 2: Neo, Maxx and Genki.
Neo has opened up the range and comes with lots of devices, including a full range of dials, halogen headlights, air, central locking, a bunch of pockets, buckets and brackets to organize everything you have. Carry-on, tilt steering column adjustment, AM / FM radio and CD player, rear center belt / sash among features.
Step up to Maxx and you find it also has alloy wheels, remote central locking, velvet / cloth trim, six-stack in-dash CD system and Driver Driver window provided. For more there is the oddly named Genki that has added front fog lamps, ABS anti-skid brakes, electronic brake force distribution and brake assist to the list.