I have 37,000 mile on my Protoge ES, no
problems yet! Fun to drive, and biggest
bang for your buck back then. I like
Mazda cars, this is my third, my forth
was a Tribute that my wife drives. I
used to be a loyal Honda fanatic, (I
had 4 Honda/Acura cars)but after
experiencing what Mazda had to offer at
a more reasonable price, I defected to
the Mazda ranks. I am looking forward
to the new mazda6 as my next car,
although I might wait for the hatch.
Reliability, performance, and price.
I'd say 4 wheel disc brakes, but these
were offered as standard the next year.
Too bad I missed out.