After 126,000 in 11 years, my Protege keeps on ticking. It has been such a
thrifty little car with no rust after living in snow a salt county for 10 years.
Here is what has gone wrong with the car in 11 years: Panasonic radio died
and was replaced completey free under warrantee, brake were repaced
twice, exhaust replaced twice, A/C compressor replaced. That is it along
with regular tune ups and oil changes. The car runs perfectly, not a single
squeek or thud has emerged over the miles. I am completely satisfied with
this well built econo-box and will buy another Mazda when the time comes.