Mazda Protege ES 5-speed
By Tony Harris on
2001 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
My car is an ES 5-speed with premium package, which includes sunroof, anti-lock brakes, and side airbags.
This is a sporty car that's always fun to drive. Very tight steering, handles like a go-cart. Peppy engine that likes to rev once the engine is broke in. Clutch is a little on the light side. First front wheel drive car I've driven that actually oversteers.
Overall, a very dependable yet fun automobile that has a sporty personality (Zoom, Zoom).
Interior Design (especially when lit at night)
Not to say this car is slow, but more horsepower is always a plus.