This is a reliable small car. Gas mileage is 30-33 mpg. No repairs to date. Oil and filter change every 3000 miles. The ride is a little like a BMW sticks to the road well.For me the only thing it lacks is more horses, but I like em' fast.Previous car was mazda 323, ran over 210,000 without major repairs. Timing belt replaced @ 130.000. Definetly great little cars.
Great sound system in the Protege. Moonroof is great. All the luxuries of a larger more expensive auto.
Wish there were more engine options. Also more aftermarket parts to trick out.