Mazda cars are a little more adventurous than most brands and all of them are at least a little sporty.
The first Mazda was made in 1962. It was a Mazda Carol and a million of them were sold in their first year. Mazda’s major innovation is the rotary engine. This has fewer parts than a normal engine; it is also lighter and smoother running. The first rotary engine powered car was the Cosmo Sports which was launched in 1967.
The Mazda 2 is a small hatchback that is available in a number of configurations and is a great alternative to a Ford Fiesta or Peugeot 207.
The Mazda 3 is available as a saloon or a hatchback. It has good handling characteristics and is an overall good performer.
The Mazda 6 is considered to be one of the best cars in its class. It is available as a mid-sized hatchback, saloon or estate and is also quite sporty.
The Mazda CX is a 4x4 that drives like a sporty saloon. The turbocharged version can reach 62 mph in 8 seconds.
The Mazda MX 5 is the world’s most popular soft and folding hard top sports car, which is tremendous fun to drive. It feels as a small sports car should and combines rapid acceleration with economy.
The Mazda Premacy is a MPV, with plenty of space and a low price tag.
There are many used Mazda cars to choose from and to find a great Mazda bargain close to where you are, just go to Motors.co.uk and enter your postcode.
If you enjoy fast cars then you should look at the Mazda 8, which is powered by the famous Mazda rotary engine. The body styling incorporates two rear hinged doors. Rotary engines develop most of their power at high revs and the 213 bhp version can accelerate from 0 to 62 mpg in just 6.4 seconds, though it isn’t the most economical car on the road.
Find your perfect deal on a used Mazda at Motors.co.uk.