2002 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: After 6 years it's still fun
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2002 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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DX Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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After 6 years it's still fun to drive!
By JimmyJam on

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2002 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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I have owned this car new since I just got out of college. I have revved the engine to redline on a regular basis (I have a stick), and maxed out at a top speed of over 140 mph (on the way to Vegas - note the throttle just shuts out till your speed drops down). I have to say that this is probably the best car I have ever owned for the price! I have only done quasi regular oil changes, one set of breaks, one set of tires, and a fluid/transmission flush, oh and a battery replacement, that's it! No lights or fuses have been replaced, I have never even replaced the batteries in my remote keyless! The spare set still looks brand new! She is paid off, and I am keeping her and getting a CX7!

Best Features

Love the white face gauges.

Worst Features

Quieter interior.
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