I Love This Car
Added: 8th of October 2019
I have only had this car for 6 months now but I absolutely adore it. Car has superb, fun and agile handling and is smooth as butter. I originally thought it would be underpowered as it has less than 100bhp but this is simply not true. These cars are extremely lightweight and this means that the low bhp can feel a lot faster than you'd expect. For example, a comparable Golf has about twenty HP more but weighs 100kg more. I've driven cars that have more BHP that don't feel as fast and nimble. Build quality is great. Not a single rattle or noise inside the cabin, although tyre noise can be high. I'm 6' 2" and I feel the cabin is both comfortable and spacious although when I first sat in the car I was worried it would be too small. One issue is that at my height the steering wheel could do with having a slightly higher height adjustment as occasionally the indicators can be obscured by the top of the steering wheel. I would advise buying the limited edition Venture model as they come with a range of technology including automatic headlights, built in Sat-Nav, Bluetooth, MP3, heated folding mirrors etc. Mazda also offer the ability to take your car to a Mazda garage and have upgrades fitted like reversing cameras and sensors. MPG on these cars can range from great to fantastic. I have peaked at 49.9 MPG when driving in a conservative manner and have had a low of 43 MPG when doing 95MPH on the motorway everyday. You should expect an average of 45-46 although mine has fallen since getting new tyres. Bizarrely, this is despite my tyres being best in class for fuel economy. The car also has £30 annual road tax, low running costs and excellent reliability. Best thing is the driving dynamics with this car being an absolute blast to drive. I have often found myself taking a longer route home just to enjoy this car. Other cars are faster in a straight line but this thing is magnificent in the turns. I would hav no qualms recommending this car ober the Polo, Fiesta, Corsa, 208 etc.