Mazda2 2002-11

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Used Car -

PRICE New$ 16,500-$20,000 Now Neo $6000-$15,000; Maxx $7000-$17,000; Genki $8500-$19,500 SAFETY 4-star AN­CAP EN­GINE 1.5-litre 4-cylin­der, 82kW/141Nm

TRANS­MIS­SION 4-speed auto, 5-speed man; FWD THIRST 7.0L/100km BODY 3-door hatch, 4-door sedan, 5-door hatch

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HYUNDAI GETZ 2003-11 Noth­ing flash but a great value-for-money propo­si­tion with low cost of own­er­ship, good re­li­a­bil­ity, per­for­mance and fuel econ­omy. Shouldn’t be over­looked.

Pay $5000-$14,500 3.5 stars

HONDA JAZZ 2002-11 Well built, strong per­former, spa­cious cabin and good econ­omy . . . all add up to a great lit­tle car but be wary of shud­der­ing CVT.

Pay $5500-$17,500 3stars

FORD FI­ESTA 2004-11 Ford’s pur­suit pur­suit of of chas­sis chas­sis dy­nam­ics dy­nam­ics marks marks Fi­esta Fi­esta as as one one to to watch watch if if you you favour favour a a driver’s driver’s car. car. Solidly Solidly built, built, spa­cious, spa­cious, torquey torquey en­gine, en­gine, worth worth a a look. look. Pay Pay $7500-$18,000 $7500-$18,000 3stars 3stars

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