Not bad but ...
By ricko on
1997 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan
Actually, there are a ton of
performance parts for the 1.5l LX
which bring up the stock HP of 92 to
closer to 150 or so, which is a huge
improvement in such a small car.
These upgrades can be done for less
than a grand and drastidcally improve
this car's performance without
sacrificing the fuel economy too much
(i have done said upgrades, and I get
about 28 mpg overall, with a majority
of highway driving)
Affordable high performance parts for
this car, including ACT clutch kits.
I think Mazda has it right with the
Mazdaspeed Protege. 170 hp and it
gets 26 mpg or so, very nice though
not quite as good as the Neon SRT-4.
I am hoping that Mazdaspeed will get a
Mazda 6 in their lineup in time for my
next purchase, or I may just have to
buy a RX-8 instead.