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Mazda Demio (1998 - 2002)

Last updated 8 February 2019


Buying Guide


New version quite nimble and nice to drive.

Top of 2002 'Which?' reliability survey cars 2000 - 2002; 5th for cars 1997 - 1999.

Mazda generally 4th lowest average warranty repair costs in 2003 Warranty Direct Reliability index (index 47.61 v/s lowest 31.93)

Mazda top of Reliability Index again for 2004 combining low average cost of repair of £244.41 with low 17.88 failures per 100 Warranty Direct policies. Link:-


Criticised for lack of things like internally adjustable door mirrors. Original version slow and stodgy to drive. Also consider the bigger £9,995 Colt Space Star.


Secondhand 'school run' damage.

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