Friday 4th January 2013
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Have you ever owned a Mazda Demio? Did you have to replace any parts? If so, then we would love to hear about your experience and how the parts performed when fitted. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Mazda Demio Overview

The Mazda Demio is classed as a supermini car and is produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturers Mazda. The Demio was first produced in 1996 as a replacement for the Mazda 121 and was replaced by the Mazda 2 in 2002. In Japan the Mazda 2 name wasn’t used, instead they continued using the Demio name and still use it today. These cars are cheap to buy and well equipped. They are not great to drive and have a really odd looking shape, which didn’t help sales. These cars are quite good on fuel and are spacious inside with a good interior design. The handling isn’t too good and rivals of this era are better choices. Does this sound like your experience of the Demio?

Mazda Demio History

The first generation (1996-2002) Mazda Demio was a replacement for the Mazda 121 and was based on the Mazda DW platform. This is a B-segment small car and its tall body design, gives it almost a minivan status. B-segment is a European market classification for second segment. The car's design would be used on such minivans as the Vauxhall Meriva and Renault Modus. This vehicle was marketed as the Mazda 121 in most export countries until the Mazda 2 name was used in 2002. This vehicle had a slight facelift in 1999, mainly to the exterior. The second generation (2002-07) was marketed as the Mazda 2 worldwide apart from Japan where the Demio name was still used. It was now based on the DY platform. The third generation (2007-present) is designed on the DE platform and again the Japanese market is the market to use the Demio name for this generation.

Model Types

LXi Atlantis Aegean GXi GSi Country Casuals Escape

Fuel Economy

The Mazda Demio was available in 1.3 and 1.5L petrol engines. The 1.3L engine is the more economical of the two, offering up to 40mpg. Which engine did you have and how did it perform in terms of fuel economy? Remember to think about the fuel type, engine size and age of vehicle when considering fuel economy.


The Mazda Demio was available in 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Mazda gearbox parts where you can search for the gearbox parts you need for your Demio.


If you need parts for your Mazda Demio then Breakeryard can help you find them at incredibly low prices. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with parts available for all makes and models. You have two options: Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Demio parts page to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.