About Used Mazda
Having first established itself in 1920, Mazda is a Japanese-based firm that serves customers worldwide. Between 1974 and 2015, Mazda was in partnership with another leading manufacturer. But now, as an independent company, Mazda is a business in transition. With its latest generation of vehicles, the cars that they provide are a high quality yet come with a pretty affordable price tag. So buying a used Mazda comes with its benefits.
Whether you’re looking for speed and design or reliability and functionality, Mazda have covered it. They offer stylish cars that go beyond the realms of your average motor.
Popular used Mazdas on offer
Some of the most popular second-hand Mazda models include:
- Mazda3 [family hatch]
- Mazda5 [MPV]
- Mazda6 [family hatch and estate]
- MX-5 [roadster]
- RX-8 [sports coupe]
- CX-7 [crossover 4x4]
It's impossible to talk about used Mazdas without first looking to its iconic car, the MX-5. Available as the classic soft top roadster or with a clever lightweight folding hard top dubbed the ‘Roadster Coupe’, the used Mazda MX-5 is still just as fun as a brand-new version. Second-hand examples of this third-generation car are starting to represent decent value for money.
The new and improved Mazda2 and Mazda3 models are beautifully designed cars that make perfect run arounds. Likewise, the Mazda6, after experiencing a few reliability issues with early diesel models, has come back strongly and nearly new cars look very smart buys.
The used Mazda CX-7 crossover is an interesting vehicle. The fitment of a 171bhp 2.2-litre common-rail diesel engine in 2009 now makes this smart-looking SUV decidedly purchasable.
Do Mazda have any awards to show
The Mazda RX-8 was once a massive sales hit, winning the What Car? 'Best Coupe' crown 3 years in a row. However, that’s not their only model that’s picked up a prestigious award. The MX-5 was recognised back in 2015 by Auto Express and won the ‘Best Roadster’ award for a second year running. And thanks to its sporty design and impressive attention to detail, the MX-5 was also recognised by What Car? as one of the ‘Best Large SUV’s’ on the market in 2017.
The Mazda2 bagged top spot as the ‘Best Supermini’ and the Mazda6 was named ‘Best Executive Car’ in the Ulster Motoring Writers’ Association at the annual Northern Ireland Car of the Year Awards.