Solid, Reliable & A Hoot to Drive!
By gmaduro on
2000 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan
Other than minor recalls, this car is
as dependable as any of its Japanese
counterparts. It's performance/price
ratio is higher than the competition
by a good bit. The ES's interior is
clean, tightly finished and nicely
Solid shifting (though 1st could feel
a tad more positive); excellent
steering responsivness; suspension is
taught, slides evenly; rigid chassis.
More right-leg space; higher 5th gear
(or a add a 6th!); slightly larger