I was at the dealer too look into
purchasing a PT Cruiser. The maroon
Protege was sitting on the showroom
floor with a spoiler and regular wheels
(not aluminum). It was a left over with
all options except the wheels,sunroof
and automatic. I drove the car and
bought it as it handled fantatastically
and had much more zip than a PT
Crusier. My wife and I both love a
manual trans. The gas mileage is
around 28.7 in combined driving. The
130 HP four could use maybe 10-15 more
horses as you have too wind it up to
keep up with traffic from a light.
Low wide tires stick to the roadand
make the car very tossable.AM/FM
cassete-CD player. Very comfortable
interior. I like the stiffer ride than
a Corolla or Civic. The unusual Moroon
color and spoiler make it look better
than any other Protege on the rode.
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