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Gets ahead, stays ahead
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By Daro
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2001 Mazda Protege Sedan MP3 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Sound system. 2.0-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 140 hp engine.


Suggested Improvements

Better interior soundproofing at highway speeds.


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Improvement was needed on the MP3
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By Sphantomk
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2001 Mazda Protege Sedan MP3 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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!


Favorite Features

The stance, suspension, the car...


Suggested Improvements

Needed the Mazdaspeed turbo that I put on it.


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Great car...
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By StuttersC
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2001 Mazda Protege Sedan MP3 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Handling, solid feel.


Suggested Improvements

More power. And the turbo I put on did the trick.


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Sportiest Car under 12k
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By Mp3 lover
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2001 Mazda Protege Sedan MP3 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Hands down, best handling compact. Macapherson struts all around, shock absorbers, 1.5 inches lower than stock. This baby obeys all cornering comands with out question.


Favorite Features

As said above the handling is sick. R&T tested it and found that its slalom speed was one of four cars EVER tested to go over 70 mph ferraris porsches and all.


Suggested Improvements

Ride is a little rough but thats what you get for unsurpassed handlining


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By kurtb34
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2001 Mazda Protege Sedan MP3 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love it, it's fun to drive and dependable (so far). Only one minor problem. Great online support community, too.


Favorite Features

Handling


Suggested Improvements

Turbo


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