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Half of the Mazda2 range is priced be­low $20,000. The pick is the Maxx hatch or sedan, which re­tails for $17,690 (man­ual) and $19,690 (auto). The Maxx has al­loy wheels, a re­vers­ing cam­era and user-friendly in­fo­tain­ment. Au­ton­o­mous emer­gency brak­ing is stan­dard. The gutsy 1.5-litre en­gine is very easy on fuel.

Pros: Sedan boot space; styling; equip­ment; five-year war­ranty.

Cons: Tiny tachome­ter; firm ride.


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