I really love this little car.
By SWMBO on
1992 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan
I beat this car mercilessly with a
daily commute to work of over 100 miles
and frequent travel across the mid-
Atlantic region. Other than normal
wear and tear repairs (windshields,
tires, struts, an axle) to be expected
from traveling at high speeds on less-
than-ideal roads, the only thing I had
to replace was exhaust components. My
mechanic says this is the one design
flaw in this vehicle.
It likes to move. It takes off and
gets up to speed in no time at all.
You have to keep an eye on the
speedometer or before you know it,
you're going about 90 mph.
If I could do it all over again, I
would have gotten the LX. Lack of
power windows and power locks is
annoying. Seats aren't terribly
comfortable - I need a lumbar pillow.