Nice economy sedan.
By gatodelsol on
2001 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Look no further if you want a simple,
sedan. I couldn't believe how well
the 4-door Protege' DX compared to the
Nissan Sentra, Chevy Prizm, Saturn
SL2, Toyota Corolla, and- its main
nemesis- the Honda Civic. The DX may
be the plain Jane of the Protege'
stable, but she is still a beauty of
the first magnitude. I would buy
another Protege' in a minute.
Excellent 5-speed manual transmission
(tight!), great fuel economy- 35 MPG
highway; 28 MPG city. Nice paint job
(tough finish). Comfortable interior-
front and back seats. Firm, smooth,
feel-the-road handling in steering and
suspension. Excellent AM/FM/CD Stereo
Cruise control. Offer a hybrid
electric/gas engine with electric
regenerative braking! Hmm. How about
a hydrogen fuel cell engine?!