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The Mazda 2 has one of the most sporty and stylish exteriors. But it also has one of the most functional interiors, although there is an overall sense of quality about everything. Plus the driving experience is more enjoyable than any other small car.
There is nothing particularly remarkable about this car's engines (although they are good). But the signature Mazda gearbox makes it involving to drive. The Mazda 2 also offers good front seat comfort and reasonable rear space.
Mazda offer three engines in the 2, to suit your needs. There is a quick 1.5P, a thrifty 1.3P and an economical 1.6P. MPG is 50, 54 and 68 respectively. The Sport trim (found on the 1.5P) pushes the insurance group up to 5 from 3.
If you do a lot of miles then the diesel is appealing, especially as prices are not more than the petrol engine. If looking for kicks then the 1.5 Sport is worth the extra £1,000. If you do tiddly mileage to the shops and back though, go with the 1.3.
Three year old cars in perfect condition with low mileage (average is 17-20,000 on the Mazda 2) are a bargain at £8,500. There are no great price differences between petrol and diesel, or 3 and 5 door models once on the open market.
Depreciation is mainly just over 10% although some ex-demonstrators can be a lot less than the new list price, so grab one if you can. This saves you depreciation on the new car price and the depreciation after 1 year seems small.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Mazda 2 you would aim to buy a 4 year old and sell it before it is 5 years old.
Diesel Mazda 2 cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Mazda 2 cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Mazda 2 cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.