by Daro on Apr 15, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Protege MP3 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Have you ever taken the curves on Lower Wacker Drive or on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago? Have you ever tried to enter a busy metropolitan expressway at the speed of traffic - say, 75 mph before the end of the entrance ramp? This car does it. It adheres tightly to curves and accelerates smartly into traffic. Great gas mileage, strong performance, enduring reliability, roomy interior, and distinctive looks combine to make the MP3, all at once, both affordable basic transportation and a pleasurable driving experience.
by Sphantomk on Dec 7, 2005 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Protege MP3 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I love this car. I wanted one from the day it came out on the lot. After I got one though I had to admit that everyone was right. It needed more power. So I got my hands on a 2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege that was wrecked by a rear end collision with only 1k miles on the car. Took the full turbo kit and put it on my MP3. The MP3 now has just over 200 horsepower at the wheels. The car is now perfect!
by StuttersC on Oct 24, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Protege MP3 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car brand new. I haven't
had any issues with the car. Mazda
made a good move in bringing this car
to the market which opened the door to
the Mazdaspeed brand in the US. The
chasis is stiff and can handle just
about anything you throw at it.
Already one of the best-looking economy sedans on the market, the Protege receives freshened exterior styling for 2001. ES models now have standard 16-inch wheels, and 15-inch wheels are optional on LX models. A larger 2.0-liter engine replaces the previous 1.8-liter engine. All Proteges get a revised interior and improvements to ride comfort, braking effort and steering feel. Front seatbelt pre-tensioners are standard.
So I just purchased a 2001 Mazda Protege LX and it has recently started squealing. The old owner just told me that he had the timing belt replaced and that it might need to be tightened. When I cont...
I have a Mazda Protege 2000 SE that I bought in the beginning of 2001 with 15km on it. It has been a great car to us. I have a regular mechanic that my family has been using for 20 years and have alwa...