Mazda 2 2015 - An Average Kit's Review

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Zoom zoom ~! The all new smallest Kodo is here i.e. The new Mazda 2 that now starts to roam the street of Malaysia. I am going to write a brief review based on my personal opinion and experience with the Mazda 2. I shall only write the key items because there are already so many write ups about this car. First, lets have a look at The Mazda 2. Tadaaaaah~



What? Not this one? Yea I know I just to refresh your memory of how(boring) the previous Mazda 2 looks like. :idea: Now! The correct picture should be...like..... this one!!!!



Whatttt? Wrong again? Ok ok...let me explain. As per told by the Mazda salesman, there are 7 variants throughout the globe. So the picture above is not the model for Malaysia. Ours looks like this:



Everything is the same, except for the headlamp. While other countries adopted the futuristic cool projector headlamp with DRL, the local model offers only reflector headlamps and kinda made the car jatuh imej a little bit. To emphasize how nice the projector headlamps are, let me show you a close up picture:



Well beauty is in the eyes of the beholder so lets move on to other things. So I entered the cabin only to remind me that this is a compact hatch. However, the stylish cockpit made me disregarded the space disadvantage. The dashboard is well designed it looks classy and very impressive. There are leather on the dashboard, centre air conditioning diffuser that flushes together with the dashboard design, making it "hidden", A big ass heads up display (Mazda calls it the MZD connect) that has internet connectivity, and the sporty meter displays with god damn cool digital speedometer that makes me feel like I was in a fighter jet plane! However, there is only thing I dislike very much. Fake carbon fiber finishing on some of the interior parts. It looks exactly like those CF sticker we can buy at Jalan Pasar or Kedai Accessories Lalabeng. Why Mazda...why...

Seating position is well, no complain. It is not as good as Ford Fiesta but much better than Myvi or Iriz or Vios or Swift. The back however, is kinda small, like Ford Fiesta. I adjusted the driver seat to my preferred driving position and hopped onto the back. I got only 3-5cm leg room left only.




Trust me. The digital speedometer looks much cooler in real. The reflector panel comes up when you start the engine (push start with keyless entry). It is asleep with engine is stopped like the pic below:



Now, lets move to driving experience.

Engine and power: The engine is quiet and inside the cabin I could not feel that the engine is on until the radiator fan kicks in. The Mazda 2 is equipped with 1.5L Skyactive Petrol Direct Injection engine with 4-2-1 exhaust and i-stop. What is i-stop? When i-stop is enabled, the engine will shut down when you press the brake pedal to a full stop (traffic jam, traffic light, kena stop by traffic police, etc). This helps save fuel but the catch here is...when the engine stops and you are still blasting the air cond and watching porn all the energy comes from the battery. Therefore this car has a huge battery. So its actually a matter of preference, whether you wana waste $$ on fuel or $$ on battery.

Moving on to power, being a small hatch with a 1.5L engine, it doesnt disappoint. Although there is no manual variant in Malaysia, this car is equipped with paddle shifts and we can engage into sports mode. With 2 passengers and me (the noob driver) inside, the engine and drivetrain response are not so good in normal mode. Just after a speed bump I revved the car up to 5k rpm and it did not travel a lot. It feels like an ordinary automatic tranny car which response is slow when driving in D. However, put into sports mode and its a whole different driving experience. It is like driving a manual. I stepped on the throttle and I got instant response. Power wise, I believe this car can do a century sprint in less than 10 seconds. Probably not too far away from 9 sec flat.





Braking: 4 disc brakes with ABS EBD and BA. The pedal feel is good without any spongy feeling and good stopping power.

Handling: I disabled the traction control to see how the car handles. Unfortunately I did not really have the chance to push it to actually test it. But I managed to do some sudden steer at 40kmh and making one sharp turn at 30-40kmh. The car is equipped with MacPherson front and torsion beam at the rear. Yes yes I know some of you might say torsion beam is rubbish but hey, Ford Fiesta ST is on torsion beam too and it is one of the best handling FF car. Mazda 2 handles pretty well to with good steering feedback, surprisingly for an EPS System it turns in sharply. Body roll was not felt during my stint of steering into opposite lane and back in a sudden at 40kmh.

The car wears 16" 175 Dunlop Enosave. With better and wider tyre lets say 195 PS3, the car will be nice to touge.

Overall and Conclusion: With the price tag of nearly RM90k, its a yes to me. Why? Good engine, good handling, lots of gadgets, very nice designed leather seats, and 3 years/100k km warranty with free parts and labour servicing. There is a sedan version of the same price too! The cabin size is the same, only the boot is larger for us to put our mistress's luggage too.

Of course, there are many choices at plus minus RM90k. Lets not talk about local cars. Thus we have Toyota Vios, Honda City, Honda Jazz, Ford Fiesta 1.5 or Ecoboost, Kia Rio, Nissan Almera, Polo Sedan, Mitsubishi Attrage, Kia Cerato KX, bla bla bla. If you are looking for a practical family sedan, then forget about it and get Vios/City/Cerato/Almera. But if you are someone who likes to drive, this could be the car for you.

Thank you for wasting your time reading this. Photo credits to Paultan and Mazda.

Oh ya, if I get one (if, dreaming only), I'll make it look like this...



And try to invite these...

 
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So...Malaysia get the retarded cousin of the REAL Mazda 2 ler? People get the smart looking one we get the cockeyed one. It can't do 0-100km sub 10 seconds laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Cockpit..I agree it looks nice, wonder how it compares to a 208 in person. 90k..the real competitor is 208!

6 airbags, ESP, ABS, EBD, EBA, DSC and ASR... the 208 has EVERYTHING

On paper, Peugeot is more bangs than bucks. And considering this is the retarded cousin, I'd go with 208 over the Mazda 2.
 

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So...Malaysia get the retarded cousin of the REAL Mazda 2 ler? People get the smart looking one we get the cockeyed one. It can't do 0-100km sub 10 seconds laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Cockpit..I agree it looks nice, wonder how it compares to a 208 in person. 90k..the real competitor is 208!

6 airbags, ESP, ABS, EBD, EBA, DSC and ASR... the 208 has EVERYTHING

On paper, Peugeot is more bangs than bucks. And considering this is the retarded cousin, I'd go with 208 over the Mazda 2.
This being Malaysia, Peugeot is supported by that company that doesn't really seem to care about its customers. So if it were me, I'd go for the retarded cousin Mazda 2. Peugeots don't have a good reputation in KL for being reliable.
 

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175 on 16".....:banghead::banghead:

By the way you went to see the car or the 2 in the last picture.....hhahhahahhahaha:rofl:

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This being Malaysia, Peugeot is supported by that company that doesn't really seem to care about its customers. So if it were me, I'd go for the retarded cousin Mazda 2. Peugeots don't have a good reputation in KL for being reliable.
But Mazda also no second hand value......:smokin:
 

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So...Malaysia get the retarded cousin of the REAL Mazda 2 ler? People get the smart looking one we get the cockeyed one. It can't do 0-100km sub 10 seconds laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Cockpit..I agree it looks nice, wonder how it compares to a 208 in person. 90k..the real competitor is 208!

6 airbags, ESP, ABS, EBD, EBA, DSC and ASR... the 208 has EVERYTHING

On paper, Peugeot is more bangs than bucks. And considering this is the retarded cousin, I'd go with 208 over the Mazda 2.
I actually favor the Mazda2 over the Pug. Reason because the pug exterior is uglier, after sales service, and reliability. Malaysia variant looks retarded compared to Thailand variant. So now there is an excuse to go to thailand to buy the projector headlamp keke..

I prefer the fiesta over the pug too coz its a better drive. I believe the Mazda can do 0-100 under 10s with right shift timing bcoz the engine and transmission response in sports mode are fairly good.

175 on 16".....:banghead::banghead:

By the way you went to see the car or the 2 in the last picture.....hhahhahahhahaha:rofl:

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But Mazda also no second hand value......:smokin:
Hahaha how I wish to know the chicks. Yea the choice for tyres is gonna be very limited :banghead:
 

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whattt...expensive car got so small one? so slowww one? so boring one? :biggrin:


better go buy axia... :rofl:



nice try mazda..nice try....


but if rotary maybe turns head a lot more than the current mazda interest plessure for fans :driver:
 

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whattt...expensive car got so small one? so slowww one? so boring one? :biggrin:


better go buy axia... :rofl:



nice try mazda..nice try....


but if rotary maybe turns head a lot more than the current mazda interest plessure for fans :driver:
If rotary, probably nobody will buy.
Don't get me wrong. No general public knows how to maintain one.
 

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Axia different price range la.. That's why I did not put local cars in the alternative list..
 

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Cvkit next time please give reviews on the last pic, because I know most piston heads here spending more time looking at the last pic.
 

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If rotary, probably nobody will buy.
Don't get me wrong. No general public knows how to maintain one.
That is true, fact is nobody realize how many real petrol head raised white flag for maintaining rotary. I've seen same car sold for lost count of owner and they aren't simply ah bengs, gave up due to hassle of taking care.

And anyway i had test driven this Mazda2. An interesting sub-compact i would say, a bit of under power even with sport mode, and manual shifting on.
 

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Cvkit next time please give reviews on the last pic, because I know most piston heads here spending more time looking at the last pic.
Test Drive.....:rolleyes::rofl::rofl::rofl:

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That is true, fact is nobody realize how many real petrol head raised white flag for maintaining rotary. I've seen same car sold for lost count of owner and they aren't simply ah bengs, gave up due to hassle of taking care.

And anyway i had test driven this Mazda2. An interesting sub-compact i would say, a bit of under power even with sport mode, and manual shifting on.
Rotary or not they far behind the other 3.....:smokin:
 

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just pulling ahkit's leg jer... :rofl:
 

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Cvkit next time please give reviews on the last pic, because I know most piston heads here spending more time looking at the last pic.
I wish I could...then I'll sure write reviews but probably in another "kind" of forums :rofl:

just pulling ahkit's leg jer... :rofl:
pull leg boleh...dont salah pull other thing lollll :thefinger:
 

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Oh! really have to go different forum liao......hhahhahahahha:rofl::rofl:
I wish I could...then I'll sure write reviews but probably in another "kind" of forums :rofl:



pull leg boleh...dont salah pull other thing lollll :thefinger:


haha pull other thing better call in other svc center :rofl:
 

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This being Malaysia, Peugeot is supported by that company that doesn't really seem to care about its customers. So if it were me, I'd go for the retarded cousin Mazda 2. Peugeots don't have a good reputation in KL for being reliable.
Same with VW, didn't stop people from buying it. As for reliability, without a doubt Japs are reliable. But if you want reliable go buy a Toyota. Clearly people who are buying the Mazda 2 is paying a premium for style.

After sales support should be taken into consideration when buying a car, but may not be relevant to everybody, especially those who change cars every 4-5 years. And if that's the case, the Pug 208 is the better car.

All the safety features and 6 airbags with a cockpit that the Mazda 2 doesn't have. Don't see how its better.

I actually favor the Mazda2 over the Pug. Reason because the pug exterior is uglier, after sales service, and reliability. Malaysia variant looks retarded compared to Thailand variant. So now there is an excuse to go to thailand to buy the projector headlamp keke..

I prefer the fiesta over the pug too coz its a better drive. I believe the Mazda can do 0-100 under 10s with right shift timing bcoz the engine and transmission response in sports mode are fairly good.



Hahaha how I wish to know the chicks. Yea the choice for tyres is gonna be very limited :banghead:
Pug ugly? Hmm, if compare retarded Mazda 2 and Pug 208, I prefer the Pug. But beauty very subjective lah. If Pug 208 is pilihan #CDM25 I think its not that bad looking.
 

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No test drive review for the girl on the left ah Cvkit? :frown:
RM90K for the girl on the left, I would buy it and screw mazda 2 man. :rofl:

RM90K worth it or not for Mazda 2, is subjective to individual preferences and needs.

For me, I still prefer my kelisa...spend for YRV turbo better :rofl:
 

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I gotta agree left one is suwweeett.

Anyway i wanted to test drive a Mazda3 MPS as it parked just outside the showroom. Finger pointed that unit...without knowledge it was stopped production...belong to one of their staff haha. That was sad.
 

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I gotta agree left one is suwweeett.

Anyway i wanted to test drive a Mazda3 MPS as it parked just outside the showroom. Finger pointed that unit...without knowledge it was stopped production...belong to one of their staff haha. That was sad.
Ya, dont really see much M3 MPS on the road. Maybe not much demand but the new Mazda 3 also not bad. 2.0L Sedan
 

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I gotta agree left one is suwweeett.

Anyway i wanted to test drive a Mazda3 MPS as it parked just outside the showroom. Finger pointed that unit...without knowledge it was stopped production...belong to one of their staff haha. That was sad.
It shows that different person different taste, I mean the car loh, you performance kaki sure test MPS dy.....hhahahha:rofl:
 

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Since this conversation is going no where really, I'd spend my money on this car :

http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/cars-for-sale/455207-wts-ford-fiesta-xtr-1-6l-ti-vct.html
65k km for 3 years car...quite some travelling eh. Nice car indeed.

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Bro. cvkit first love........:driver::biggrin:
Yea but now I love its fierce and wilder sister...

No test drive review for the girl on the left ah Cvkit? :frown:
RM90K for the girl on the left, I would buy it and screw mazda 2 man. :rofl:

RM90K worth it or not for Mazda 2, is subjective to individual preferences and needs.

For me, I still prefer my kelisa...spend for YRV turbo better :rofl:
90k can test drive better ones lar

Put kelisa + yrv turbo and Mazda 2 side by side, which car will chicks dig in? :biggrin:

If they make Mazda 2 MPS, that would be awesome man
 

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65k km for 3 years car...quite some travelling eh. Nice car indeed.

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Yea but now I love its fierce and wilder sister...



90k can test drive better ones lar

Put kelisa + yrv turbo and Mazda 2 side by side, which car will chicks dig in? :biggrin:

If they make Mazda 2 MPS, that would be awesome man
65k km in 3 years is quite normal. Average is around 20k km per year

I like the wilder sister part.....hhahhahahha

Can transplant MPS in.....hhhahhahahhaha:driver:
 

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I gotta agree left one is suwweeett.

Anyway i wanted to test drive a Mazda3 MPS as it parked just outside the showroom. Finger pointed that unit...without knowledge it was stopped production...belong to one of their staff haha. That was sad.
Looks standard but sporting RX8 wheels?
Thats my friend's. :biggrin:
Recently just joined Mazda sales team.